Speaking at the forum, Kebba K Barrow, the programme officer on Networking at TANGO underscored the importance of the forum saying that it was meant to avail stakeholders the opportunity to adopt the progress, of the charity as well as activity and financial reports.
Ebrima M Jallow, WYCE said the meeting was organised in accordance with Article 12.2 of the 2011 constitution of WYCE which highlights the commitment of the charity to accountability and transparency. “The meeting is also meant to seek stakeholders’ advice and support on the way forward as a service delivery organisation involved in the field of basic education, primary health care, child protection and livelihood support,” he added.
Presenting the 2014 activity report, WYCE country director Lamin Kijera said despite the fact that they had faced numerous challenges during the year under review, they were able to address some of the challenges. “At this juncture, I seize the opportunity to thank Muslim Aid for funding the 2013-2014 School Feeding Programme and a UK-based charity Re-Cycle and Czech Bikes for Gambian schools for supporting us with bicycles for students who trek over 5km to attend their lessons,” he said.
Gail Nwokeoma, WYCE bookkeeper said 2014 was a difficult year due to financial pressure that continued to be their major challenge in the implementation of their activities and programmes. He said the Ebola epidemic had resulted in serious challenges for the charity particularly in the recruitment of foreign volunteers from Europe.
According to her, the charity’s major achievement in 2014 was the partnership that was established with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education as well as the support rendered by UK Wonderland, Rotary Club Sweden among others.
“WYCE is working toward self-sustainability for the smooth running and implementation on the activities and programmes of the charity in order to promote the welfare of the people we are supporting in the various areas of our intervention,” she said.]]>