Some examples of projects:

Medical projects
ProjectCare has conducted numerous medical and public-health projects. Examples include:
· Following a period of detailed field research, a proposal was formulated for the development of a poli clinic, a term which describes an intermediate level medical facility staffed with specialists and equipment for the diagnosis of various medical conditions. Subsequent to  presentation to a major donor, the project was not only accepted but was funded at a level exceeding the proposed amount. The proposal has now become a reality, with ProjectCare involvement at each step of its development. Among other aspects of our assistance was the training of the clinic’s management staff, the development of a simple computerized patient registration system, and training of clinic personnel in its use.
· The rates of maternal deaths and infant mortality during delivery is abnormally high in many Middle Eastern countries. One method for combating both aspects of this problem involves the institution of regular medical consultation and care throughout pregnancy and the first five years of the child’s life. One ProjectCare effort was the adaptation and translation into Arabic of registration and medical history forms used in The Netherlands for purposes of monitoring the progress of mother and child. In this way, potential problems can be detected and dealt with through timely medical examination, treatment, advice, vaccination and other appropriate medication.
· Recognition of health trends within populations of certain youth groups can lead to the development of effective prevention and treatment protocols. ProjectCare personnel have been instrumental in the implementation of various projects in which the use of the Internet was central to the monitoring program.

 

Literature
ProjectCare personnel have extensive experience in the development of conventional literature distribution networks, specifically including those within restricted or tightly closed environments that require specialized logistical methodologies.

 

Internet based projects
As illustrated above, the use of the Internet can be a powerful and effective tool in reaching targeted people groups, especially within highly restricted or closed countries. The demographics of many such countries are marked by abnormally low average population ages, and it is this younger generation which is fascinated by and enthused with the use of the Internet in many areas of their daily lives. ProjectCare has been active in developing various secure mission-related applications of the Internet suitable for these situations. Among them are:
Evangelization. Development of a suite of attractive web sites, with supporting research to identify governmental filtering trigger keywords and phrases to be avoided. The use of multiple sites has also been employed to complicate the difficulty of detection and filtering by governmental agencies.
Training. Christian churches and individuals within restricted countries can receive effective training, support, and instructional materials via the Internet in secure formats that may otherwise be completely unavailable or dangerous for them to access.  Thus resources for discipleship, pastoral and youth-worker training, or virtually any other important area of need can be provided, often in an interactive, e-learning format  Possibilities are limited only by need and imagination.

 

Application of the internet for Evangelistic purposes in a closed country
In this project, ProjectCare prepared a detailed proposal for a mission organization for using an Internet site in evangelizing those living in a highly restricted country. The proposal has resulted in a new strategic view within that organization for the particular country of interest, and the proposal has now been submitted for funding within the next year mission budget. As part of the effort, detailed research was conducted to identify the nature and parameters of governmental filtering in the particular country of interest. Illustrative of the type of information that was assembled are the following:
· Use of the Internet by individuals in that country grew from approximately 1.5 million in 2003 to nearly 5 million by the end of 2006.
· Some 34% of these are Wifi users.
· More than 46% have Internet access at work
· Over 30% use Internet cafes, where personal information about the user is retained and by law is made available to state security agencies for up to 6 months.
· About 24% have Internet access at home.
The use by governmental security agencies of filtering of the Internet (by site type or keywords and phrases) is characterized by the following:
· Pornography: 98%
· Drug-related: 86%
· Gambling: 93%
· Religious conversion: unknown
· Surprisingly, there appears to be very little filtering in place in connection with homosexuality or anything connected with the state of Israel.
· None of the 5264 sites tested were blocked by the keyword “Christianity,” although it is reported that at least 67 Christian sites are filtered.
· Some evidence of the use of proxy servers for purposes of evading filtering attempts was reported.
 
Radio and High Technology
Even highly economically deprived and politically restricted populations (for example, former Afghanistan) have long been open to the use of broadcast radio in mission outreach. With the evolution of technology, however, have come additional intriguing possibilities, such as the Internet and satellite radio and TV. As illustrated above, ProjectCare personnel have first-hand experience with such projects which can be readily adapted and applied to virtually any specific goal.

Mission-Mindedness Survey
ProjectCare is supporting a Dutch theological school project to gage the level of mission-mindedness  among the evangelical church community within The Netherlands. The school personnel have designed the survey, worked out the logistics for how it will be conducted among the 80 selected churches, and has conducted the training of the students who will be conducting the interviews. As the results are obtained, Project Care personnel will provide guidance and assistance in the collation and analysis of the results.