The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) in execution of its mandate to create a common understanding and commitment in the protection of children among network members, Monday commenced a four-day training for 20 participants drawn from its member organizations.
The training, which was held at the National Nutrition Agency NaNA, was designed to give participants a broad view on how to write a successful proposal in order to raise funds for programmes or projects as members of non-profit organisation must have expertise in the field of proposal development.
In an interview with the Daily Observer, Kaddijatou Jallow, the Child Rights Government (CRG) programme officer at CPA, said that the training was meant to capacities CPA member organizations with skills on how to develop a proposal and how to raise funds especially in this era of fund shortage.
Jallow indicated that in this era donor fatigue it is important for them to acquire new skills on writing competitive proposals that will attract funds from donors.
“So we expect participants to learn new skills on proposal writing and fund raising to meet their organisation’s desired goals.”
She outlined that most of their member organizations solely depend on funding from donors, noting that in order to continue their activities fund needs to be available.
The CPA Programme officer said it is important and timely for CPA to come up with this training for its members.
CPA she went on, is of the view that at the end of the training, participants will be fully equipped with new skills on how to develop a good and competitive proposal.
by Fatou Sowe