Kaira Suu Federation, an affiliate to ChildFund The Gambia, last Thursday trained its board members on their roles and responsibilities.
Held at the Federation’s office in Jambanjelly, the participants were trained on community work and ChildFund’s operation standards.
Nfamara Darboe, ChildFund The Gambia Sponsor Relations OffIcer, who doubles as acting National Director, said the training will enable the board members to effectively carry out their functions and as well as improve the Federation’s activities.
He informed that ChildFund The Gambia has just completed one of its global strategies, which according to him, mainly focused on the rights and welfare of children.
He informed the gathering about the importance his office attached to the work of the board, saying they are the authority that directly deals with the national office.
“ChildFund has set core global values which targets to help the deprived and vulnerable children to have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities,” he said. The Fund he added promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.
Lamin Ceesay, the Federation’s Programme Officer said capacitating the Federation board members is one of their strong concerns, noting that the move will help them to effectively carry out their functions.
Kebba FM Nyangado, Programme Development Officer of the Federation expressed optimism that the training would improve the relationship between the Federation’s management and the board in decision-making based on common understanding.
“It will help the board members to understand ChildFund’s shift in strategy,” he said.
According to him, one of the roles of the Federation is to identify the poor and needy children and their families and where they cannot reach, the board would come in to help.
by Aji Fatou Lemon