Founder of Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative, Dr Bolarinwa Omotosho has given insight into what voluntary youth organisations and non-government organisations should note before raising funds for their projects.
He gave the insight at a two-day capacity development workshop recently..
The event which held at the Ikeja Youth Centre was put together by the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development
Omotosho noted that “VYOs and, NGOs are making a vast positive difference in Lagos State.
He said they have always been a vehicle to create positive change in our society.”
He then said voluntary organisations must take note of three things before embarking on a funding drive.
Omotoso said they must first Identify their needs, Identify their budget and Identify their donors. The donors according to him could be individuals, organizations or grants.
He now took time to explain the funding initiatives that are available and how the organisations can tap into them.
According to him, “great programmes don’t produce great results but people in the programmes who take great steps to implement the great ideas”
Dr. Ayoola declared training open
The training was formally declared open by the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Dr Aina Olugbemiga Ayoola.
Ayoola informed the participants to key into the programme
“Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has the mandate to conduct this kind of training for capacity development. It is going to be a continuous exercise in Lagos State as envisioned by the administration of Mr Governor.” He said.
The Director of Youth Development of Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Mr Johnson Adetoye said that “the training was packaged to provide knowledge and skills to VYOs and NGOs .”
The Director of Administration and Human Resources at the Lagos State Radio Service Mr Kolawole Oreniyi advised participants to take full advantage of the resources available at their disposal.
Some of the beneficiaries of the workshop commended the initiatives describing the event as an eye-opener