My time volunteering
In the Gambia I had a placement with a local NGO called MMAP in Brikama. This NGO focused on community agriculture projects but wasn’t a very viable organisation and due to high staff turnover I couldn’t achieve my placement objectives. After 6 months I joined a local Education CSO called EFANET who I have supported through capacity development of their staff on various topics such as fundraising and proposal development and I have facilitated a change process in their governance structure.
The impact of my placement
I think some direct colleagues have gained new skills after working with me which they hopefully now apply in their own careers. This could for instance be them being more successful in fundraising for their organisations because they are better equipped to draft funding proposals.