I will like to welcome you to the month of December and also wish you a very merry Christmas.
God has indeed been faithful and we give Him thanks. As part of activities to mark the end of year
we are partnering with the Future Movement to take deliberate steps in creating a brighter future
for us all.
We are making an urgent yet necessary call to National Development. A call to redefine the pattern and begin the construction of our future now.
The Project - AREA MAKEOVER PROJECT
The Area Makeover is a 1-DAY community development face-lift program which will bring about the physical beautification of selected areas of cities by the efforts of up to 5,000 volunteers from within and outside the community. This specifically involves painting of buildings and roadside curbs along the most noticeable and eye-catching parts of the selected streets in an area over a duration of 8 hours NON-STOP. Mushin has been selected to kick off this program.
With the Mushin Makeover project, our mission is to mobilize the donation of painting materials and buckets of paint (in many beautiful colors) as well as raise 5,000 volunteers across Lagos state, all over Nigeria and even beyond, who will dedicate their time and energy towards the goal of beautifying as many streets as possible in the Mushin local government area IN JUST 1-DAY.
The driving objective of this project is to get people to believe that they can make a positive change to their environment,
UPDATES AND PROJECT INFORMATION FOR YOUR ATTENTION
About 7-major streets have been identified within Mushin, where this painting beautification project will be carried out. These places were selected based on their visibility to both people living in Mushin and especially people passing through Mushin town. They include:
1. AGEGE MOTOR ROAD (From Cappa to Mosalasi)
2. OLATEJU ROAD (From Vono to Ogunmokun Rd)
3. OLANIBI/OJEKUNLE (From Daliko Market to Ladipo Junction)
4. LADIPO (Agege Motor Rd to Oshodi Apapa Expressway bridge)
5. ISOLO ROAD (From Agege Motor Rd to Daliko Market)
6. PALM AVENUE/FAFOLU (From Isolo Rd to Agege Motor Road Junction)
7. OGUNMOKUN ROAD (From Ojunrin to Agege Motor Road)
SCOPE OF PAINTING AND SHORTLISTED COLORS:
The painting will cover the following areas per selected building/ area:
(1). Front (2) Sides of the house (3) Fences (4) Gates (5) Road side curbs on Agege Motor Road.
•Based on the most prominent colors observed during the field assessment carried out last week, the following colors are being considered:
o Fusche Pink
o Royal Purple
o Dazzling Yellow
o Brilliant Red
o Turquoise Blue
3. Light Blue
4. Dove Grey
5. Rich Brown
6. Leaf Green.
It is agreed that the landlord will have a choice of what colors they prefer for their houses to be selected from these six (to be reduced to five)
The ratio of Professional painters to Apprentice to Helpers needed to do 10 houses per street is calculated at 1:2:5 (i.e. for every 100 professionals, we would need 200 apprentice and 500 volunteers); this calls for more professional painters as volunteers as well.
PAINT ITEMS REQUIRED:
• 1,400 scrappers
• 1,400 rollers
• 1,400 brushes
• 1,400 masking tapes
• 140 ladders (2 steps & 3 steps)
• 50 gallons of turpentine
• 100 yards of sandpaper
• 70 drums for water storage on streets to be used for cleaning and washing-up
OTHER RESOURCES NEEDED:
• 5,000 branded face caps
• 1,000 aprons/ overall for those involved in direct painting
• 1,000 gloves for those involved in direct painting
• 5,000 branded T-Shirts
• 5,000 nose masks – 5 for each of those painting
• One long water tanker
• 70 paint curve hangers
• 2 DJs to play music round Mushin as work progresses inside a music truck
• 2 music trucks
• 2 generators (1 per DJ)
• 7 trucks for paints movement to different squads on D-day
• 70 water drums (10 per street)
• 3,600 drums of 20-liter Standard EMULSION paints at an estimated market price of N6,560 each
• 1,500 gallons of 4-liter GLOSS paints at an estimated market price of N3,045 each. These estimates are from DNMeyer paints (currently, our standing Technical partners on this project)
The strength of this project leans heavily on the critical mass of people available to volunteer and a formidable Logistic plan. To this effect, we have set-up the following implementation teams.
I. CORE PLANNING AND MONITORING
II. LOGISTICS, COORDINATION, SECURITY AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
III. MOBILIZATION, REGISTRATION OF VOLUNTEERS AND PROTOCOL
IV. STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION, COLLECTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
V. PARTNERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP DRIVE
VI. MEDIA COMMUNICATION AND PUBLICITY
VII. DESIGNS AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT
VIII. TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ADVISORY
IX. HEALTH AND SAFETY
For the success of the teams, there is need for the following:
o Order & Organization
o Clarity despite ‘the appearance’ of confusion.
o Team spirit
o Putting community development objective goals before our personal ambitions
Nigerian's from all works of life are already registering as volunteers and donors to this historic project.
To be a part of this project in any capacity, please send a mail with your name, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register your friends individually or in groups by supplying their names, phone numbers and emails.
Please forward this letter and email to as many people as you can afford to on your mailing list. Talk about it on as many blogs and online groups as you can. Change has come to stay.
This is an opportunity for you to be a part of change, to act when others complain and to stop pointing fingers and put our hands to work as we together bring change to our great Nation.
For further enquiries, please contact Emore on: 08085849546