Young Organizations’ Future Looks Brighter, As CSACEFA Concludes Training In Abia
By Our Reporter
Hope for survival of Young Organizations in Abia State has been rekindled, as Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All, CSACEFA, concluded a promising 2-day training on Proposal/ Report writing for Civil Society Organizations, CSOs in Abia State.
Briefing our correspondent on the programme package, Mrs Eunice Egbuna, the state coordinator of Abia CSACEFA revealed that CSACEFA will be doing more trainings to further strengthen the capacities of CSOs on different thematic areas for sustainable development activities.
She said that the idea for the training was an outcome of a 3- day training for selected Networks in Abuja, titled Agents for Citizens Transformation, funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council which she attended as one of the representatives of CSACEFA.
According to her, the theme of that training was collective bargaining and the emphasis was on building synergy and assisting young organizations to stand.
Her words, ” Based on the motivation from the training, I reached out to some CSOs on the possibility of organizing self sponsored training and they immediately bought the idea.
“About 30 Civil Society Organizations which include – Non governmental Organisations, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, the Media among others voluntarily agreed to contribute and support the project”
The training which took place at the Conference Hall of Secondary Education Management Board, ( SEMB) Umuahia, was honoured by the presence of the Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Chris Osuagwu, ably represented by the Director of School Services, Elder E. Okoronkwo. Some other senior staff of the Board were also in attendance.
Our correspondent gathered that the training was coordinated by Mrs Eunice Egbuna, the state coordinator of Abia CSACEFA. Other key players who contributed to the success of the training included Mrs Gladys Ihediwanma, Mr. Godson Ibekwe – Umelo, the first coordinator of Abia CSACEFA, Mr Okezie Victor, Mr Okoye Chuka, Ms Onyinye Nwosu and Elder Mrs Dimgba.
Dr Paul Anorue and Mr Richard Okoro were among the knowledgeable facilitators.