Tostan includes a training on Strengthening Democracy and Civic Engagement into its programme to train and reinforce the capacity of Community Management Committees (CMCs) in our partner villages.

Once it is implemented, it is expected to enhance a very cordial, responsive working relationship between the elected councilors and the people at the same time will encourage the establishment of Ward and Local Council Children Commission in order to create a conducive and child-friendly area council that will always integrate the needs and priorities of children into their development plans, and budgets.

The 8-days training was conducted by Mr. Baba Aw from Tostan International Office in Dakar. He started with two supervisors and then they supported him in the next 5 days. This was followed by trainings of 30 CMCs in the communities by the trained supervisors. Appreciated by many partners and authorities, this is the first of its kind for an NGO to have developed such a training to empower communities and partners on decentralization.