Ensuring Youth Grassroots Leadership has the Capacity to Champion Change!
“We have a responsibility to our program recipients; they’ve had so many challenges in addressing the needs of young people and for us to come in for a year or two and give them hope, only to have the program go away, just causes another challenge and a further loss of hope in their initiatives.” notes Humphrey Nabimanya, Founder and Team leader Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU). That’s why the RAHU team, with support from our partners Double Loop are working tirelessly to strengthen Community Based Organizations’ structures and capability to respond to emerging SRHR issue, championing a network of grassroots contribution and innovation movements.
After the gruelling but exciting organizational assessment visits, the RAHU SRHR Youth Fund team embarked on another journey with the CBOS, organisational development training which has also been guided by our implementing partners Double Loop. The three day training covered areas of proposal development, project development as well as the implementation and documentation of the project.
The objective of the training was that the 4 grantees:
-Have awareness about different elements of capacity and can relate this to their own
-Have interpreted the results of the organizational assessment, and related the findings to their organizational development process
-Drafted a proposal to use the grant, with attention to the different steps in proposal
Knowledge on basic filing and accounting practices
The knowledge packed sessions were hosted in Kampala the capital of Uganda and it was the first time the four grantees met and interacted. This was also an opportunity for them to share best practices as growing organisations. It was also a chance for them to meet the Reach A Hand, Uganda team. We link up again with the CBOs at the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning training.