Owerri, January 3-4, 2019:
Yearly, CSAAE equips her staff, for the year’s functions through training. The 2019 edition was on Project and Project Cycle Management. It was facilitated by Mr. Chukwuemeka Onyebuchi, Lead Consultant and Founder, Angley Ventures and Projects
The training commenced with an opening remark by the Founder and President of CSAAE, Rev. Fr. Dr. Godswill U. Agbagwa. He welcomed everyone and enjoined all present to actively participate so as to learn more innovative ways to move the organization forward.
Mr. Onyebuchi explained the components of the topic and how to execute a successful project. He insisted that a project must be SMART- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. “A plan which is not time-bound is not achievable”, he said. “To evaluate a project”, he continued, the Logical Framework (log frame) should be employed”.
There was a practical session on the use of the logical framework. Participants were divided into groups and made to work on various components of the framework.
It was a good beginning for an organization focused on fast-tracking development. Trainees went home with important lessons. For the project manager, Tochi: “A dream doesn’t have to be a giant dream for it to be a good dream” while for the Administator, Onyekachi, : “If a plan is not documented, it is not a plan”.
The facilitator, Mr. Onyebuchi reminded all present that “Social development is not just about providing help to individuals. It is rather about working with the individuals involved to provide the help they need.”
The staff training ended in high spirits. Staff members were charged with a determination to make the most out of the new CSAAE year. The training came to an end with the celebration of the birth anniversary of Ekwonu Francisca Chinelo. Participants wished her well and prayed for God’s blessings upon her life.
EKWONU FRANCISCA CHINELO