Lionheart Ability Leaders International Foundation (LALIF), a disability-focused non-governmental organization advocating for the rights of Persons with Deaf-Blindness, has organised a two-day capacity building for its team members to equip them with the requisite knowledge to enable them to advocate for disability inclusion in key sectors of the society.
The two-day training which was organized with funding support from the Disability Rights Fund focused on core areas that can help to advance the growth of the organization and also promote disability inclusion.
While delivering his address at the opening session of the training, Mr. Solomon Okelola, the Executive Director LALIF explained that the training was organized to help the organization to establish its reputation as a dependable organisation ready to serve society, especially members of the disability community.
While appreciating the trainers and DRF for the support to organize the training, Okelola appealed to team members to make vital use of the potential and opportunities that the training provided for them.
During his presentation, the Facilitator at the training and Director of ACEE Professional service, Mr. Mathew Philip explained that every team member needs to contribute their quota to the growth of the organization.
Philip said, “Growth doesn’t come overnight, every member of the team must be willing to get to the top for LALIF to earn a name in the global space.”
He urged LALIF to “implement the lessons learnt from the capacity building programme by keeping up-to-date financial records, applying for funding facilities, developing and implementing projects that will up-skill its members.”
On his part, Mr. Christopher Omosivwe, Principal Partner, Acee Professional Services advised LALIF and its team members to be committed to advocating for the plights of persons with deaf-blindness, which is a component within the disability community that has received little or no attention so far.
The two-day impactful training funded by DRF featured different training sessions on Resource Mobilisation; Financial Management, Recording and Reporting, which was facilitated by Mr. Mathew Philip; Mental health and wellbeing; Human resources/Project management; Governance and Strategic planning; Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures. Facilitated by Mr. Christopher Omosivwe and Mr. Rotimi Aroge.
Participants present at the OPD strengthen workshop are MD Global foremost impressions Ltd Mr. Rotimi Aroge, LALIF staff, and volunteers.