NGO governance training ends in LRR
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A four-day capacity building training on governance, organised by The Association of Non Governmental Organisations (TANGO), recently wrapped-up in Pakalinding in the Lower River Region .
The training, funded by the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, attracted over 30 people, including board members and directors of six NGOs operating in the North Bank Region, Lower, Central and Upper River Regions respectively.
In his address to the participants, TANGO’s programme
officer for networking, Kebba K. Barrow, explained that the training on NGO
governance was meant to build the capacity of the participants.
The initiative, he further explained, is part of series of undertakings by his organisation to support and strengthen their partner NGOs in the country. “All these are geared towards enhancing their partner NGOs to efficiently and effectively contribute towards their own development and the country at large,” he further stated.
Expressing similar sentiments, TANGO’s programme officer for training, Tabu Sarr emphasised that the training is important in the sense that it would help their partners to develop themselves and contribute towards the socio-economic development of The Gambia. He thanked the participants for honouring their invitation, while calling on them to put into practice what they have acquired from the training.
The director of Agency for Village Support (AVISU), Lamin Sam Jaiteh, who participated in the training, described the initiative as important, and thanked TANGO for organising the brain enriching programme.
Also commending the Africa Capacity Building Foundation for funding the training, Jaiteh seized the opportunity to enjoin TANGO to organise such trainings for their partner NGOs regularly. He then assured that the skills and the knowledge learned from the training will be put into good use.
Author: Salifu M Touray in LRR