The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (TANGO) with support from ActionAid International The Gambia recently visited project sites in the North Bank Region and Lower River Region.
The tour took the team to Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC), Njawara Agricultural Training Centre, 4H The Gambia project sites in the North Bank Region and Freedom from Hunger Campaign (FFHC) in the Lower Region.
The initiative is meant to give TANGO officials the opportunity to understand the operational environment of member organisations, the successes as well as the challenges and constraints with the ultimate aim of informing TANGO Secretariat the realities on the ground.
Speaking at various sites, Kebba K Barrow TANGO Programme Officer for Networking said networking and information sharing among NGOs is crucial in the formulation of project proposals that would address the development needs.
Barrow lauded ActionAid International The Gambia for their continued support to TANGO in creating more public awareness on policy issues, social accountability and transparency.
He thanked members for their untiring efforts towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
Tabou Sarr, Programme Officer for Training thanked member NGOs for their commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.
She said the visit accorded them the opportunity to learn some of the best practices. The initiative she added aimed at complementing government’s development aspiration.
The Programme Officer commended the beneficiary communities for their relentless support to the NGO community in the country in their bid to eradicate poverty.
Karamo K Kinteh, ADWAC Project Officer thanked AAITG for attaching great importance to Early Childhood Development Education and women empowerment process.
The Gender Action Group he informed the gathering was set up at Kerr Demba Holleh to serve as peace builders and contribute to conflict solving.
Salieu Samba Advocacy Officer at Njawara Agricultural Trainign Centre (NATC), said the Agency is contributing to raising public awareness on the preservation of the forest cover. “NATC supports farmers to have climate resilient seeds to enhance food production.”
Dilating on skill acquisition, Samba indicated that the centre has established metal workshop to create opportunity for farmers so that they can have improved cooking stoves as ulternative means of protecting the environment from deforestation.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow
& Binta Jammeh