The whole training programme will last for two years and it has been divided into two stages.
Once a Telescope (trainee) goes through the two years successfully, then (s)he shall receive our certificates, based on the number of programmes (s)he registered for.
Stage 1: Training, Mentorship & Coaching
Stage 2: Working Experience & Skills Dev't.
6 Portfolios: 3 Networking + 3 Career
Certificates Upon Graduation
One begins the 1st Stage of the training programme through The Telescope TMA. Here, it’s all about training, research and skills acquisition. Whilst at it, the Telescope (trainee) receives mentoring and coaching.
The 2nd Stage of the training programme is about practical projects, portfolio building and the gaining of real working experience. Once again, Telescopes (trainees) receive further mentoring and coaching.
Each Telescope specializes in specific areas and builds 3 Career Portfolios. Additionally, (s)he will build 3 Networking Portfolios.
Upon going through the two years of training successfully, one gets to receive 1, 2, 3 or 4 international certificates as per the person’s registration.
This training module has been designed specifically for Telescopes (trainees) who are interested in NGO work. That is to say, either the person wants to start his/her own NGO or currently has an NGO that (s)he wants to know how to manage better. It is also for people who want to work in NGOs.
If you have a desire to help people and make social impact through your works, then you should consider setting up an NGO. Usually, if you want to start an NGO, two major headaches that will crop up are fundraising and structural design.
This training module will takes Telescopes (trainees) through the basics of all that they need to know in order to start, run, manage and grow a successful NGO. It also lets them know whether what they are trying to build should be an NGO or a social Enterprise. If a Telescope starts his/her NGO and it is good, we can even help him/her with some projects.
On the other hand, if the Telescope doesn’t want to start his/her own NGO but rather wants to work in an existing one, this NGO Work training programme is going to equip him/her with some skills and experience that will make it possible for you to be employed in some of the existing NGOs.
The NGO Work programme, is practical and experience-oriented from day one because, it is intended to help trainees to build real NGOs by the time they are done with the programme. That is to say, each trainee builds a real NGO that will eventually get registered at the Registrar General’s Department by the time the person is done with the training.
An NGO is similar to a company. But the difference is that, whilst a company’s main focus is to make money, an NGO’s objective is to make an impact in society.
In that regard:
Money is good, but life is not always about money. Sometimes, doing some good to help the less fortunate in society or taking action to deal with a particular social issue that is affecting a lot of people, can really make a lot of impact in the lives of those people. Such actions can come with great rewards, which may not necessarily be monetary, but can be more valuable than money itself. Telescopes get to understand this concept very well.
Again, Telescopes get to understand the various revenue generating mechanisms that they can adopt to finance their operations. NGO work is about social impact and helping the vulnerable in society, not so much about profit or money making. That notwithstanding, when one sets up an NGO, it doesn’t mean that the organization can’t make money to support their activities. NGO’s are non-profit, but it doesn’t mean that those who work in them don’t get paid.
Additionally, Telescopes will get to know how they can use the knowledge and skills they will acquire to help other NGOs to thrive or perform better. Most NGOs are not well structured and also one major problem is fundraising. Once a trainee understands how to really structure his/her own NGO and also understands the concept of fundraising, (s)he can consult for other NGOs or even organize training seminars to help upcoming NGOs.
In short, this NGO Work Training Module helps trainees to better understand what NGOs are and how to structure them and raise funds to support projects.
The training lasts for two years. Hence, certification is done after the two-year training period has ended – not before or during the training period. But if it so happens that a Telescope’s duration in TTCJN is less than two years (due to the fact that (s)he is graduating from school), then (s)he shall be certified when (s)he is graduating from school so that (s)he can add the TTCJN certificate(s) to the academic certificate that (s)he will be getting from his/her institution.
We have three different types of certificates in TTCJN:
Training And Working Experience Certificate:
We have four training programmes that one can register for. After signing up, one will have to register for the one(s) that (s)he is interested in and after going through the training successfully, (s)he will receive a certificate based on the number of programmes (s)he registered for. So a Telescope can get 1, 2, 3 or all 4 certificates at the end of his/her training.
NGO Work Training And Working Experience Certificate:
If one registers for the NGO Work Training programme, then (s)he is going to receive a NGO Work Training Certificate at the end of the two-year training period.
See the other certificates that a Telescope can get.
As has already been said, each of our training programmes is a two-year programme and runs synchronously with the other training programmes. The training is in two stages.
With respect to the NGO Work Training, this is how the training will go for the two phases of the training.
This training module boosts the knowledge and confidence level of the trainees and by the end of the training period, they would have founded their own NGOs.
We have a specially designed training curriculum for the NGO Work Training Module and some very knowledgeable facilitators take trainees through it. The curriculum cuts out some of the plenty things that usually the classroom training tries to make students learn. Here, we focus on some of the key areas of NGO Work that one will need to know so that after the training, (s)he will be able to fully start, run, manage and grow a company successfully. The full details of the training schedule is given out during the orientation session after new trainees sign up.
A portfolio is like a CV or resume for a specific aspect of one’s life. It adds value to a person and enhances the certificates and CV of the person. So in TTCJN, our training programmes have all been designed such that, as the student is being trained, (s)he also builds three different portfolios for himself or herself. The three different portfolios we help trainees of the Journalism Training Module to build are: