CSR-in-Action has successfully conducted the second stream in a series of training for Civil Society Organisations in partnership with Access Bank Plc. Participants confirmed that it was an insightful learning experience, as they leave with real enthusiasm over what was learnt, and deep appreciation for the opportunity to participate.
It would be recalled that CIA, through the College of Sustainable Citizenship, partnered with Access Bank to provide expert capacity building for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across Nigeria in a series of specialised trainings under the CSO Professionalism and Effectiveness Therapy (C-PET) Workshops. Following the success of the first edition in 2015, the second training held on June 9, focusing on Proposal, Report and Grant Writing, facilitated by Linda Berbatoum and Bekeme Masade, both of whom are veterans in the field.
This training was done in recognition of the key role that CSOs play in the society and the urgent need for them to be enabled and empowered to carry out their functions in a most efficient manner. More so, it was discovered that many of the CSOs lack the essential skills needed to make real progress, and also lack the resources to get the training they need.
A total of 54 participants attended the training, including repeat participants from the first class, and trainees from outside Lagos including Gombe, Zamfara and Abuja. All the participants were given a truly insightful learning experience with opportunities for interaction with the trainers and the host, Ms Bolanle Victor-Laniyan, Sustainability Manager, Access Bank Plc; group work and presentations; question and answer sessions; exposure to real case studies; and practical class exercises.
Other highlights of the day included the opportunity to interact closely with the facilitators of the day, prize giving sessions, and the award of certificates.