The Future Search Project was successfully installed in May, 1993. Management Systems International transferred the capacity to conduct and sustain the programme over time through the selection, training and certification of trainers, the training of staff in participant recruitment and selection, as well as the management and administrative aspects of the programme.
The primary purpose of this programme, in addition to actually counseling and training its target population, was to transfer the capability to conduct and sustain the programme in Zambia. Thus, Future Search Project was designed and implemented not simply as a project, but rather with an eye to creating an on-going, independent and sustainable programme.
The Project Director directs the day-to-day administration and management of the operations of the Project. The Project has a manpower complement of eight (8) academic and five(5) administrative/support staff. External consultants and various financiers for small-scale entrepreneurs supplement this.
The Vision of the Project is to become a sustainable and formidable entity that will ensure a Zambian society with basic behavioral entrepreneurial competences that will enable the citizenry to be self-sustaining and face the future with confidence.
The Mission is to provide high quality social, business counseling and entrepreneurship training to Zambians to enhance production and productivity through self-employment and job creation thereby alleviating poverty.
Since Inception, the Project has serviced over 41,000 people.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
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THE ROLE OF THE FUTURE SEARCH PROJECT
The Future Search Project, on of Government's social safety nets, was 'born' as a tool to implement an appropriate out placement strategy to channel re-directed public service workers into a productive future. The main role of the Project, as one of the change and transformation agents, is to empower Zambians through social/business counselling, training in job search techniques and entrepreneurship/business development thereby encouraging resilience, forward looking, creativity and ability to cope with unexpected shocks related to loss of formal employment and other negative situations in life.
OUR SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
The Project's specific objectives are:
FUTURE SEARCH FULFILLS ITS MISSION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES: