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28.04.2014 Social News

Lets double efforts at improving lives CCFC

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Mrs Baka made the appeal at the weekend at Damongo during a staffretreat meant to fraternisze, take stock of achievements and to see areas theyfell short to see how best they could improve upon their activities.

She said there had been innovation in programmes, with the introductionof the Voluntary Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) at the pilot stage, whichwould be scaled up this year to improve the lives of many people, especiallywomen.

Mrs Baka commended the media and itspartners for the various roles played, which enabled CCFC to succeed in theimplementation of its programmes, saying, I praise the media as well as ourinternational partners like ChildFund Korea for the enormous support over theyears.

She, however, noted that there were various areas that neededimprovement, and urged the staff to intensify efforts to help improve the livesof children in rural communities.

Mrs Baka mentioned some of the challenges as high staff turn-over insome of the partner organizations, the need to diversify sources of funding, toensure sustainability in communities.

Mrs Baka said, It is important for community members to translate thevarious interventions and lessons learnt into action, to be self-reliant and toimprove their own communities, especially when we withdraw our support.

She advised community members to take their destinies into their ownhands, by taking steps to drive their development agenda forward, which wouldjustify the programmes CCFC had undertaken over the last 17 years in theircommunities.

The annual retreat provided opportunity for the various staff members tointeract and engage in some fun games, which comprised soccer, ludo, 'oware,'and volleyball.

The combined team of AGREDS, Markaz Al Bishara and Baptist Conventiondefeated the combined team of CCFC, Presby and Tuma Kavi, by four goals to two.


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