THE VISION OF DONGE MEMBERSHIP :
Our mission statement is “Rebuilding Mombasa through unity and sacrifice”. We envision doing this by expanding the existing network of like-minded individuals who believe that a better future for Mombasa lies in constructive dialogue and sustainable grassroots community development initiatives.
THE ABOUTS AND BENEFITS OF DONGE MEMBERS ONLY:
Since the inception of Mombasa-Toa Donge Lako (the Facebook group) in November 2012, members have expressed a strong desire to have a membership-only group whose sole purpose is charity work and community service. As board members, the words that we consistently heard were 'positive' and 'constructive'. These two themes have a strong correlation with strong communities and are often associated with leaders: people who believe in being catalysts for social progress and community development. After much consideration and productive consultations with group members, we have heeded your call.
We are happy to announce that starting December 2014, we will be starting a membership drive to form a brand new Donge La Mombasa Membership Group. Donge Members Only
For those who are not yet familiar with the structure of the group, Donge La Mombasa Membership Group will be open to registered members only. If you are serious about improving the welfare of the people of Mombasa and would want to participate in local volunteer projects, then this is the group for you.
We believe that positive engagement. A word, an action, an intention is like a pebble thrown on a pond and each positive action produces a ripple effect that goes on to create the Greater Good.
The objectives of this new group are:
1. Promote community development through volunteerism:
Recent studies reveal that the more connected and engaged we are with others, the longer and happier our lives are. Volunteers are at the heart of Donge’s work. They play essential roles in different administration and implementation levels in our organisation. Examples of past volunteer opportunities include visiting the critically ill, visiting orphanages, organising food donation drives, building houses for the homeless, building boreholes and building a community library.
2. Create a vibrant social media platform for like-minded people:
As a member of the members-only group, you will be part of a dynamic group of people whose life purpose is to be the good that they wish to see in the world. In this group you will:
· Learn something positive
· Do something positive
· Contribute something positive
· Support something positive
While posting on this group is highly encouraged, posts will be administered strictly to ensure an atmosphere of mutual respect and friendliness. Rudeness, name calling, intolerance for diversity will not be tolerated.
3. Create a lasting legacy of community ownership to the future generation.
As a registered Donge member, you are in a unique position to help children to love and take care of their local communities. When children see adults around them engaging in community development activities and helping the less fortunate, they will emulate those behaviours. The behaviours that they pick up will form habits and eventually form individual characteristics; that’s why it is important that children see us doing good and hear us speaking about progress and development. Our children are our future leaders and they will help determine the social and political and environmental climate in our cities, towns and villages. It’s up to us to act on what seed to plant in their hearts.
· Your membership card will eventually become a discount card for various local services. We are working on developing partnerships with various businesses across Mombasa such as transporters, restaurants, gyms, etc.
· You will be a part of communal membership driven food bank. This means that food will not only go to those who are obviously destitute, it will also go to you in your time of need.
· You will be able to vote on Donge events and projects. Your membership will ensure that you will also be on the priority list of future Donge outreach and volunteer announcements.
DLMWG Membership terms and conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND KEEP THEM FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
1.1. Donge La Mombasa Welfare Group (DLMWG) whose office is at Donge House, Donge Office, Near Masjid Ali, Kereketa Mombasa Kenya (registration no: DGSD/MSA/CBO/2013/073) operates the new Donge facebook group DONGE MEMBERS ONLY - A POSITIVE PLATFORM FOR DONGE LA MOMBASA WELFARE GROUP and Donge official website by providing community networking service and other related systems and services as are outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The DLMWG Services include the collection, and processing of membership fees, donations, rebuilding the comunity events and, where applicable, Gift Aid.
2. Membership of DLMWG
2.1. A non-refundable monthly membership fee of 300/- shillings applies to each application for membership registration. This is payable by mpesa, cash or via online agents such as worldremit using credit or debit card. Your registration to the DLMWG Services will not (amongst other things) be complete until payment of this amount has cleared.
2.2. Once you have successfully completed registration with DLMWG and your application is approved, you will receive a registration number via email and your laminated membership card will be available for collection at the Donge Office. You will then be deemed to be a 'Member', and your membership shall continue for an indefinite period, subject to monthly payment that must be paid no later than 15th of every month. The card is issued by and remains the property of DLMWG . Your card is evidence of your membership and you may be required to produce this in certain circumstances. In the event of termination of your membership, you will be required to return back the membership card.
2.3. By becoming a Member, you appoint DLMWG as your welfare group for the purpose of collecting donations, event fees and Gift Aid, and you authorise them to allocate the funds to projects that are approved by the DLMWG Executive Board.
2.5. All registered members will be added into the Official DLMWG facebook group. DONGE MEMBERS ONLY - A PLATFORM FOR DLMWG
2.6. DLMWG reserves the right to decline any registration without further explanation. DLMWG will undertake such checks as are necessary to verify the identity of the members and its trustees, as appropriate. In certain circumstances additional verification may be required.
2.6. Your membership details will be used solely for the purposes of your membership and all details you provide will solely for the purspose of registration and will not be shared to anyone else. Any identification documents will not be stored in our database and will be deleted as soon as the verification has take place.
3.1. Any member that wish to terminate his or her membership can do so at any time by giving a written notice to email@example.com. and returning the membership card back to Donge officials.
DLMWG reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and any changes will be notified to you through the official DLMWG facebook group and website.
Discussion Etiquette and General Forum Rules
We want together to transform a group that would be a positive asset for the community. Seeking ways and avenues to make a difference for the people of Mombasa want to be proud of it again. Dedicating ourselves to promoting positive things about Mombasa and Donge and working toward bringing our community and city back to life through positive approach.
Be Nice and Polite
Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in.
Think Before Posting
Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what is being explained.
Be absolutely courteous to all members and Administrators
Use Profanity or Post Inappropriate Content
As a family friendly forum we require that all content posted on the forum is suitable for people of all ages, this includes words, videos and pictures. Any posts containing inappropriate content or profanity (including self censored, automatically censored, acronyms and slang) will be removed from the forum.
Flame or Provoke
Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.
Behave in a Malicious Manner
Do not behave in a manner that can cause distress, harm or inconvenience to other members. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, bullying, offensive material, breaching others privacy and accessing others accounts without permission. Accounts will be terminated in cases of malicious behaviour.
Discussions of politics is strictly not allowed.
Discussion of religious topics is strictly not allowed.