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PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION {PMLCF}

Prince McMecha Life Care Foundation is a subsidiary of Great Achievers International Church Inc. And is a foundation solely committed to the caring of Life – human being. God has enabled us to define the specific area of needs amongst people both in rural and urban setting. We have prayerfully considered to serve mankind in such areas, and these are mentioned in our mission statement. 
The operation covers both Nigeria and All African Countries, thus the Headquarters is in Valencia-Spain. From here we reach out to Nigeria then to Philippines and India. Kenya, Liberia is an extension of our coverage. 

Chairman of PMLCF: Apostle Dr.Prince Nnams
Name:  Prince McMecha Life Care Foundation
Date Founded: August 2003
Incorporated:  

ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES

ARTICLE 1:    MISSION STATEMENT

We desire to pray and labour to build first among ourselves Homes with extensions to others, assisting needy, such as Orphans and the less privileges to live authentic educational background and good health in accord to God's teachings, concerning marriage and family life.

VISION Recognized by and working in harmony with Community, Local, State, Federal Government and other NGOs. 

SECTION 1 NAME 
The Name of the FOUNDATION shall be called PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION (hereinafter referred to as "FOUNDATION").

2. SUPREMACY 

This CONSTITUTION shall be the supreme authority guiding activities of all members and shall have a binding force on all members. 

ARTICLE 2: NATURE 

The PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION shall be a non-profit making FOUNDATION, non-religious and non - political, philanthropic oriented FOUNDATION. 

ARTICLE 3: HEADQUARTERS

The Registered Office and Headquarters of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION shall be situated at Valencia, Spain and branches all over the world. 

ARTICLE 4: AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 

1. To help destitute persons 
2. To help people that are poverty stricken to become independent. 
3. To assist other NGO's, Ministries of like mind and the government to combat child labour and human trafficking. 
4. To support and give legal aid to the less privilege.
5. To give medical, health education, support to the less privilege and relief assistance, vocational skill and rehabilitation of rural and urban destitute. 
6. To provide the means to effective poverty reduction and activation through positive impact on beneficiaries. 
7. To offer care and support to orphans and widows suffering from different conditions of ill health through community involvement and church assistance.
8. To engage in scholarship scheme for the less privileged orphans and the needy. 
9. To provide avenues to assist school drop-outs and other educational disadvantaged young persons to engage in meaningful education or career pursuit to orphans and widows. 
10. To promote healthy lives, quality education for children and protect children against abuse, exploitation and violence.
11. To promote women's human rights as well as the political social-economic empowerment of women. Improving women's working conditions to public education and awareness of new gender laws and peace. 

ARTICLE 5: SOURCE OF FUND/FINANCIAL PLANS 

For the purpose of raising and generating fund and other resources (in cash or in kind) for the realization of its Aims and Objectives, the FOUNDATION may: - 
1. Financial independent via utilization of poverty reduction projects. 
2. Financial dependent from NGOs sponsors, donors, philanthropies and local and international grants. 
3. Accept donations (whether cash and/or kind) from individuals, corporate bodies, Foundations and Organizations in Nigeria or elsewhere. 
4. Receive grants or assistance from individuals, Trusts, Foundation and other charitable or philanthropic Foundation in Nigeria or elsewhere. 
5. Generate funds by way of projects, rent, dividends and from investment(s) in shares, securities, charges, trading and property. 
6. Collect monies and financial assistance from or by any other lawful source or means.
7. Generate fund through micro finance projects and government assisted programmes. 

ARTICLE 6: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Governing Board)

1. The Trustee of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION for the purpose of the Companies and Allied Matters Act No. 1 of 1990, Part C, shall be appointed at a General Meeting.
2. Such Trustees (hereinafter referred) to as "THE TRUSTEES" shall not be less than Three (3) not more than Ten (10) in number and shall be known as the incorporated Trustees of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION. 
3. The Trustees shall hold office for life but a Trustees cease to hold office if he/she.
a. Resigns his office. 
b. Ceases to be a member of the incorporated trustees of the
Foundation.
c. Become insane. 
d. Is officially declared bankrupt. 
e. Is convicted of a criminal offence involving dishonesty by a
court of competent jurisdiction. 
f. Is recommended for removal from office by the Board of Governors' and Trustees' majority vote of members present at any General Meeting of the Foundation, 
g. Ceases to reside in Nigeria

4. Upon a vacancy occurring in the number of Trustees a General Meeting will be held to elect eligible member of the FOUNDATION. 

FUNCTIONS OF THE TRUSTEES 

5. The Trustees shall apply to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission for a Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. 
6. If such certificate is granted, the trustees shall have power to accept and hold in trust all land belonging to the Foundation. And to acquire Land on behalf of the Foundation subject to such condition as the Corporate Affairs Commission may impose. 

AUDITORS 
7. Shall be appointed by the Board of trustees at the General Meeting, to audit the accounts of the Foundation at least once in a year. The reports when due shall submitted to the President who shall communicate same to the General Meeting for an approval. 

ARTICLE 7: MEMBERSHIP/MANAGEMENT: SECTION 1: MEMBERSHIP 

a. Membership is open to every person who has aims and objectives of the Foundation at Heart. One becomes a member only after approval by the Governing Board. 

b. CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP 

i. He or she must obtain and complete Membership form. 
ii. He or she must return the complete membership form with the
payment of an amount as determined by the Foundation to the General Secretary of the Foundation. 
iii. He or she must pay the annual membership subscription as determined by the Foundation. 
c. There shall be no discrimination in assigning role to any members of Trustees or worker.

d. RELATIONSHIPS AMONG MEMBERS:

Members are brothers and sisters. Love and Affection must radiate between the rank and file. Invitations from members to ceremony such as naming, burial and other social functions shall criss-cross. 
e. Members shall assist in the general administrative work and perform all duties as assigned to them by the President of the Foundation.

SECTION 2: DISCIPLINE 

A discipline Committee Council shall be set up and be made of three members. They shall be responsible for the recommendation of disciplinary measures for approval. The Supreme Council/Board of Trustees may wish to alter or reject the recommendations of this Committee. In an event, where the Committee's recommendation(s) is/are rejected, the Supreme Council shall implement their own decision as upheld by the majority or entire member of the Supreme Council. 

2. The Supreme Council and the entire members of the Foundation may suspend any member of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION who commits an offence temporarily pending the final determination of the case. 

SECTION 3: MANAGEMENT 

1. The composition of the Board of Trustees 
2. The appointment and term of the Executive Director
3. The appointment of manager. 
4. Professional services (Auditors, Lawyers etc). 

For effective Management of the Foundation the following offices shall be created. 
1. The President - Board of Trustees
2. Vice President (Executive)
3. General Secretary 
4. Financial Secretary 
5. Treasurer 

The Executive council shall be made up of the Trustees and some other nominees al of whom shall receive the approval of the President.

SECTION 4: FUNCTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 
1. All regulations made by the council and ratified by the General Meeting shall be binding on every member of the Foundation unless and until they are amended or repealed by

a General Meeting of the Foundation.
2. The executive Council shall have power from time to time to make regulations not inconsistent with the Objectives of the Foundation regulations with these rules for the management of the affairs of the Foundation. 
3. All such regulations made by the executive council during its terms of offices shall be read out by the General Secretary at the next general Meeting when they may be confirmed or amended by the members present at the meeting. 

SECTION 4: DUTIES/FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE HOLDERS
1. Governing Board:
a. PRESIDENT 

i. Shall preside at all Executive and General Meeting of the Foundation. 
ii. Shall sign the minutes of all Executive and General Meeting. 
iii. Shall represent the Foundation in conjunction with other
Executive officers in all meeting involving external bodies. 
iv. Shall be an active member and has the casting vote in a case of tie at meeting. 
v. Shall discharge other duties reasonably incidental to his office.
vi. Shall present annual reports of the Foundation activities along with Accounts to member. 

2. Management 
b. VICE PRESIDENT (EXECUTIVE)
i. Shall function as the chief operating officer with responsibilities to the daily management of the Foundation. 
ii. He shall assist the President in the discharge of the duties of the President and shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President. 
iii. All other functions that may be assigned or delegated to him either by the President or the General Meeting. 
iv. Shall prepare budgets and reports for President's approval and presentation to the Executive Council and General Meeting.

c. GENERAL SECRETARY 

i. He shall perform all secretariat and administrative duties of the Foundation. 
ii. He shall take minutes and keep records of the proceeding at meeting.
iii. He shall be responsible for issuing notices and correspondence on behalf of the Foundation. 
iv. He shall in consultation with the President, summon all meeting of the Foundation. 
v. Shall assist the Vice President in all matters relating to the daily management operations of the Foundation.

d. TREASURER

i. The Treasurer shall take custody of and receive all money including cheques and bill that belong to the central purse and bills that belong to the Foundation. He shall keep an accurate record of all the financial income of the Foundation. He shall deposit the money of the Foundation to the bank Account of the Foundation within forty eight hours after collection. 

ii. He shall hold an impress of five thousand naira and also keep all the financial record of the Foundation in a safe place as may be decided by the Board of Trustees. In addition he/she shall render a Statement fit by the Board of Trustees. He shall also be one of the signatories to the Foundation Account. 

iii. All Cheques and Voucher must be signed by any two of the President, Secretary and Treasurer of which the President will be Principal signatory. 

e. FINANCIAL SECRETARY 
The Financial Secretary shall keep all financial transactions of the Foundation well recorded. He/she record and keep all financial books of the Foundation excluding that of the Treasurer. He/she shall keep source of income, expenditure and also describe the receipts, vouchers of expenditures and describe the items on which such amount was expended. He/she shall help in counting every collection to enable him enter adequately the amount into the records books. He/she shall produce all the Financial Account Books of the Foundation which are under his/her possession on demand by the President or by the Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE 8: DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES 

a. They shall ensure the corporate moral integrity of the Foundation. 
b. They shall elect members of the Governing Board subject to the approval of the General Meeting. 

ARTICLE 9: DUTIES OF THE GOVERNING BOARD 

a. They shall formulate policy for the Foundation. 
b. They shall direct the opening of the Foundation bank account and to appoint its three (3) signatories. Any two (2) signatories shall be valid for any withdrawal. One of such signatories shall be the President.
c. To receive and consider feed-back on the utilization of grants, scholarship etc, advance by the Foundation. 
d. To examine the merit and merits of application for grants, and to take appropriate on the applications. 

SECTION 1: CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Election at General Meeting of the Foundation shall be conducted as follows:
i. Voting shall be secret ballot after a quorum head been formed and the General Meeting declared open. 
ii. Each candidate for election must be nominated by a member of the Foundation. 

SECTION 2: BYE-ELECTION 
The President /General Meeting shall have power to organize a bye-election to fill any vacancy in the executive Council within 4 weeks if such vacancy exists. 

SECTION 3: ADMINISTRATION

1. Personnel/Staff needed, 
2. Job description (job titles), 
3. Duties, responsibilities, qualifications etc
4. Required skills and abilities, 
5. Working conditions, 
6. Employment criteria/procedure, 
7. Employment agreement form, general provisions, 
8. Organizational structure, 
9. Logistics - Office accommodation, furnishing etc, 
10. Skill/Service requirements - business & public management, project management, social research. 


SECTION 4: PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES

To address operational focus and direction: 
a. Selected projects, 
b. Methodology of implementation, 
c. Criteria for beneficiary selection, 
d. Process of implementation, 
e. Process of Monitoring and evaluation, 
f. Assess the social and economic impact. 

SECTION 5: VACATION OF OFFICE 

Vacation of office may arise in event of any of the following; 
i. Cessation from membership of the Foundation, 
ii. Removal on ground of misconduct, 
iii. Inability to perform due to ill health. 

ARTICLE 10: MEETING 

For effective administration of the Foundation there shall be the following meeting. 
a. An Annual General Meeting of the Foundation during the month agreed by Governing Board every year. 
b. Monthly General Meeting, 
c. Meeting of the Executive Council, 
d. Special General Meeting.

SECTION 1: DUTIES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

i. The Business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to receive the President's report on the activities of the Foundation, its financial position, to remove and elect the Auditors and for fix the dues and other payment, if any, for the following years. 
ii. The Trustee shall hold meeting at least once in every calendar year and such other times and in such places as they shall from time to decide. 

SECTION 2: SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 

i. The Executive Council shall at any time whenever requested in writing by at least (2/3) members call a Special General Meeting. 
ii. Upon such a request for a Special General Meeting having been duly received by the Council it shall within 21 days of the receipt convene a Special General Meeting. 
iii. Notice of the Special General Meeting with a statement of its object shall be posted to members at least seven days before the date of the meeting. 

ARTICLE 11: PROCEEDING AT MEETING

a. Notice of meeting shall be given to the members by the secretary either in person or in writing. 
b. In the case of an Annual General Meeting a notice of 21 days shall be given. In case of an Extra Ordinary General Meeting a notice of 14 days shall be given. 
c. In the case of a special business, the general nature of that business shall be made known. 
d. A meeting of the Foundation not withstanding the fact that it is called by shorter notice than that specified in this regulation shall be deemed to have been duly called if it is so agreed. 
e. Resolutions at Annual General Meeting shall be passed by 2/3 majority of the votes entitle to be cast by those present at the meeting. 
f. No business shall be transacted at any Annual General Meeting unless a quorum of members is present at the time the meeting proceeds, one - third of the members entitled to attend a meeting shall constitute a quorum. 
g. Each member shall have one vote on every resolution.
h. The President of the Governing Board shall preside as a President at every General Meeting of the Foundation where there is no such President, or if he is not resent with in thirty minutes after the time appointed for the holding of the meeting or he is unwilling to so act, Vice President or in his absence any other office holder shall preside. 

ARTICLE 12: COMMITTEES 

a. There may be set up by the Foundation committees in respect of such matters as discipline, fund raising, building and or such other matters as the Foundation by a simple majority of its members at a property convened General Meeting deem necessary so to do. 
b. membership of such committee shall stand dissolved on the completion of its assignment. 
c. Decision of a committee shall be by a 2/3 majority, with the President of the committee as appointed having a casting vote. 
d. Decision of such committee shall be subject to General Meeting approval. 

ARTICLE 13: FINANCE

The Foundation shall operate bank accounts in its name. the signatories to the account shall be the President, the Financial Secretary and the Treasurer. All monies must be paid into the account immediately upon receipt and on no account shall the treasures keep a cash of more than N10,000.00 with him/her at any point in time. 

Finance year of the Foundation shall be from 1st January to 31st December, of every year. 
i. All expenditure (Current Capital or otherwise) of the Foundation must be duly countersigned by Treasurer of the Foundation. 
ii. There shall be one account i.e. one operating account (current for the Foundation and excess fund shall be invested in viable project with the approval of the General Meeting.

SECTION 2: RECEIPTS 

All fees subscriptions and money due to the Foundation shall be payable to the Treasurer and the Foundation receipt shall be the only sufficient discharge. 

ARTICLE 14: THE COMMON SEAL 

a. The Trustees shall have a Common Seal.
b. Such common seal shall be kept in the custody of the President who shall produce it when required for use by the Trustees.
c. All documents to be executed by the trustees shall be signed by the General Secretary and Presidents and sealed with the Common Seal. 

ARTICLE 15: ANNIVERSARY 

Anniversary to mark the establishment of the Foundation shall be held annually and referred to as the "PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION DAY". 

ARTICLE 16: AMENDMENTS

The constitution may be amend, altered or replaced in whole or part by any person(s) deciding to make such Amendment, which shall take place at the General Meeting, and with a motion of two-third of the votes entitled to be cast by the member present at a General Meeting called for that purpose and approval by the Registrar - General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja. 

ARTICLE 17: SPECIAL CLAUSE 

THE INCOME AND PROPERTY OF PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION whosoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the Foundation as set forth in this Rules and Regulations / Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus, or otherwise however by way of profit, to the members of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION. 

2. PROVIDED that nothing herein shall prevent the payment, in good faith, or reasonable and proper remuneration to an officer or servant of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION in return for any service actually rendered to the Foundation but so that no member of the Council of Management of Governing Body shall be appointed to any salaried office of the Foundation or any office of the FOUNDATION paid for by fees, and that no remuneration or other benefits in money or monies shall be given by the Foundation to any member of such Council or Governing Body except repayment of out-of-pocket expenses or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let to PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION provided that the provision last a foresaid shall not apply to any payment of any company to a member of the Foundation may be a company in which such member shall not hold more than one hundredth part of the capital and such member shall not be bound to account for any share of profits he may receive in respect of any such payment.

3. NO ADDITION, alteration or amendment shall be made to or in the RULES AND REGULATIONS / CONSTITUTION for the time being in force, unless the same have been previously submitted to and approved by the Registrar - General. 

4. IN event of a Winding up or Dissolution of the Foundation, there remains after the satisfaction of all the debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to and distributed among the members of the Foundation but shall be given or transferred to some other institution(s) having objects similar to that of PRINCE McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION and the body or bodies are prohibited from distributing its or their income and Property amongst it so their members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on PRINCEN McMECHA LIFE CARE FOUNDATION under or by virtue of the SPECIAL CLAUSE hereof, such institution(s) to be determined by the members of the Foundation at or before the time of Dissolution and if in so far effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provision, then to some charitable object.

OUR PROJECTS

 

This section of the report addresses issues of operational focus and direction. It will looks at:

 

i.       Selected projects and programmes which the PMLCF concentration

 

ii.      Methodology of implementation and the potency and rationale of programmes and projects.

 

iii.   Criteria for beneficiary selection;

 

iv.   Process of implementation;

 

v.    Process of monitoring and evaluation; and Access the social and economic impact.

 

The list of projects which are a great potency of reducing poverty is as follows:

 

i.                    Snail Farming

ii.                   Grass – cutter farming

iii.                  Poultry raising

iv.                  Soap production

v.                   Cosmetics production

vi.                  Garment production

vii.                 Recycling of paper and plastics

viii.                Food processing

 

These projects are considered only on commercial basis. Groups are organized into cooperatives and a limited liability basis to undertake the projects. John Boye Life Care Foundation brings together technical expertise in the following fields to provide start-up and management services to the local group.

 

1.      General Management

 

In principle, there are Managing Directors that are seeing to the proper management function of the projects.

 

2.      Accounting and Financial Management

 

PMLCF employed and provides the company with competent Accountants.        

3.      Quality Control

 

Quality Control Officer with expertise in the required area of project being undertaken are provided by PMLCF to help in ensuring strict quality of products and services.

 

For each project only a maximum of three external personnel forming the expert groups are supporting the projects. From the groups, a Board of Auditors are formed to keep track of the external expertise attached to the project to help the local people. PMLCF makes sure that the groups are prudent and does not get involved in the marketing of their outputs, but instead, rely on external Buying Houses which will buy the goods from them and re-sell at their own prices.  

 

 

PROCESS OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

 

i.          Criteria for beneficiary selection

 

          a.          Applicants for projects are also expected from groups. 

          b.          Evaluation of poverty level and need.

          c.          Business Plan

          d.          Evaluation of Social and Economic impact of project on

                    community. 

 

 

ii.          Process of implementation

 

a.                 Evaluate the Business Plan

b.                 Determine the project phases

c.                 Legalization of the group

d.                 Investment in Phase one

e.                 Evaluation of Phase one for further investment

 

 

iii.          Process of monitoring and evaluation

 

a.     Project Manager do collect regular feed back from the project and inform management promptly on any problems arising.

b.   The project management team and the Board of Auditors do independently submit monthly progress reports to PMLCF Management Board.

 

 

iv.          Assess the social and economic impact

 

a.    Research & Business development Manager of PMLCF independently examines the performance of the business, and develop a social and economic index based on the pre-project index. The index are based on the overall performance of the community.

Research & Business Development Manager assess the social and economic improvement status of members of the group, and determine how well the project is being performed.

 

 

 

NEED YOUR SUPPORT

 

Diplatated School building where pupils study.

Rural Community building, the people need care , food, education and health delivery.

 

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