March 25, 2015 By Victoria Saffa
ENCISS yesterday handed over used office equipment to five of their implementing partners (IPs).
The beneficiary organisations are Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteer, Girl Child Network, African Youth Circle, Peacelinks Organization, and the Waterloo Progressive Women Development.
According to ENCISS Head of Programmes, Chinsia Pasco-George, the gesture was necessitated by the conclusion of phase three of their project mandate, which was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union.
He explained that the project provided support to implementing partners to undertake different activities on governance, gender, youth development and donation of food items to quarantined homes, among others.
She said ENCISS had organised partners to push governance issues in the country, and adding that donors were impressed with the work they have been able to do in all three phases of the three-year project.
Receiving the items, Chairman of ENCISS Implementing Partners and Director of Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteer (SLSAV), Alfred Alex Jatta Dumbuya, expressed his appreciation for the equipment. “We have been working with ENCISS in faith and passion in promoting the rights of vulnerable people and also promoting accountability at community level,” he said.
He thanked ENCISS and Christian Aid for strengthening the capacity of organizations, adding: “We will continue to participate in governance issues like the upcoming census, NGO policy review as well as the constitutional debate. We are calling on DFID and EU to continue to strengthen CSOs in order for us to hold government accountable.”