Decisions in Paradise Paper, Part I
The south pacific island of Kava has the potential to be a true paradise.
recent span of natural disasters has left the island stripped of the pride and resilience it
The population is comprised of a majority of youth; nearly 50% of the people in
Kava are under 15 years old.
These young people need a refuge from the hardships of the
island and a place that could enhance learning and community building opportunities.
new center for children would be ideal for the children and families of Kava alike.
and Youth Facilities for a Better Community (CYFBC) offers a unique setting for young
It will provide child care, tutors, a fitness facility, gymnasium, recreational
activities and programs, and a communication lab.
Next I will discuss the organizational
and environmental obstacles, organizational processes, human resources decisions, and
ethical commitment of CYFBC.
Organizational and Environmental Obstacles
The Kava community thrives on recourses such as petroleum, coffee, cocoa, spices,
bananas, sugar, tourism, fishing, and natural gas, as well as inexpensive, quality labor.
such, the new facility could be constructed using a combination of local workers and skilled
technicians, a beneficial boost for the economy of Kava as well as an inexpensive alternative
to outsourcing labor.
Construction needs for this project will last duration of approximately
three to eight months.
Advertising and Competition
Currently, no business in Kava exist that can offer all the services of CYFBC.
cost of advertising is very affordable because Kava is fairly new to the concept of
The options available are radio and newspaper advertisements,
commercials, flyers, brochures, and special promotions.
Each option is viable for the local
community; however, the best results would be obtained if during the initial stages of
construction the commercials and flyers were circulated.
This would be efficient because
the demographics of Kava are primarily young people, and the majority of them could be
impacted if a commercial was aired or a flyer was distributed.
After the construction is complete, the CYFBC could open to offer free services for
the first full two weeks of operation.
This generosity would appeal to the community,