Wage-an-Hour for Children-in-Need (WaHCiN)
The first of our programs brought over from Innovation Lab to Impact Lab is ‘Wage-an-Hour for Children-in-Need (WaHCiN)’ program. This program was designed with dual purposes: to support the families with most vulnerable children with their financial needs and to provide opportunities for international volunteers to be able to volunteer abroad staying at home. This program also intends to take advantage of vast wage gap between developed and developing countries.
Our research shows that on average one-hour earnings by an individual working at minimum wage in top 20 high-wage countries is equivalent to an average earnings of 23 hours of their counterparts in bottom 20 low-wage countries. Taking consideration of this fact, this unique international volunteering model targets people in high-wage countries according to which you don’t need to travel abroad to volunteer but instead you would work at home at any job you like, donate a part of your earnings through this program, and you pick an individual to work on behalf you in a development project in the least developed country of your choice. The individual will work for you for many-fold hours than yours at home due to a vast wage differential between your country and the country of your choice to volunteer. We will provide you the full report of the job done by the employee assigned by you.
Most importantly, the individual you choose to work on behalf you will be from one of the most deprived families in so-called least developed countries. We have developed a rigorous approach to calculate the Children’s Vulnerability Index (CVI) for each family which shows the family’s urgency to have a regular source of income to support their children’s smooth growth ahead. Your contribution will create a sense of economic security in that family so they would pay full attention for the growth of their children and at the same time the individual will work to leave a positive impact in the society as well.
Unlike traditional charitable models in which the donation recipient spends the money only for the purpose it is received for, our model instead mandates the recipient family to work for a social cause as well at the same time along with the money to be used for intended purpose. This way our model creates three positive effects both at home and abroad: first, you contribute to the production of goods or services in your own home country from your current job; second, the money will also contribute to the production of even larger amount of goods or services through many-fold hours of work in the underdeveloped part of the world; and the third, you contribute for the uninterrupted growth of the children in most deprived families. Besides, you save your travel time and cost and also help participating NGOs to increase their capacity for their operation with more workers available to them.
Besides the exploitation of wage differential between the developed and developing countries, we also facilitate these families with job-related services to increase their employability in job markets. We request for donor support to offer trainings to them and also negotiate jobs for them with philanthropic businesses.
The offer of job under this program are conditional job offer according to which the family must guarantee the smooth growth of children and they are required to send reports from school and doctor’s clinics to us in a regular basis.
We list only qualified donees along with the families with high CVIs so we guarantee that your contribution will be justifiably utilized.