Liberia Scouts Association Leadership Undergoes Capacity Strengthening
It was a buzz of activities at the Monrovia Vocational Training Centre (MVTC) from 28th March to 4th April 2019 with a series of activities targeting different Scout Leaders from Liberia Scouts Association within the framework of capacity strengthening.
The first training was Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) refresher training for members of the board, regional commissioners, district commissioners and other selected leaders. This was meant to create further awareness on the standard and take stock of progress made in addressing areas of weaknesses identified during the GSAT assessment. It also served as an induction session for the leadership. This was also combined with strategic planning session where the participants were equipped with skills and competencies to embark on strategic plan development for the NSO. A draft strategic plan 2019-2022 was developed. Over 40 participants attended this training.
The second phase was the Youth Programme Development workshop also conducted at the same venue. The participants were trained on the different steps in the Youth Programme design and the Better World Framework. They were also introduced to Sustainable Development Goals through the Scouts for SDGs initiative. They participated in the identification of the needs of young people in Liberia and setting educational objectives. At the end of the training, a small team was set up to spearhead the Youth Programme Development Process. Once completed, it would be pretested in all the regions in Liberia before finalization and roll-out. This training was attended by at least 25 Youth Programme Commissioners drawn from the provinces and the districts.
The two trainings were supported by Jonathan Omondi and Mostaff Matesanwa from the Africa Support Centre. The trainings were made possible through funding from MOP.
It is expected that addressing of the areas of weaknesses identified in the GSAT assessment, operating within a strategic plan and implementing a vibrant and relevant Youth Programme would propel Liberia Scouts Association towards sustainable growth and development.