We were really pleased to receive a report from Omar Abdullay, Community Managed Microfinance & Financial Literacy Specialist based in Arua who lead the training with his team.
The report was very in-depth, looking not only at what the CBFs (Community Based Facilitators) learnt, but also how to go forward to keep improving their work with the savings groups. Briefly…
Highlight from the report
During this training, ten Community Based Facilitators, who are funded by CRESS, were equipped with practical knowledge and skills to effectively train and mentor communities on the Christian Community Based Microfinance (CCBMF) Methodology.
The overall objective of the training was to equip the Community Based Facilitators with training organization, delivery and facilitation skills as well as mentoring, digital data collection and discipleship skills.
- Introduced the Community Based Facilitators to the core principles of adult learning, ways of making the CCBMF training effective, general objectives, principles & implementation phases of the CCBMF methodology.
- Oriented the Community Based Facilitators on the core roles, the key competencies they must possess and participatory training methods they must use when training on the CCBMF Methodology.
- Exposed the Community Based Facilitators to the CCBMF Training Manual and delivery approach.
- Provided the Community Based Facilitators with the opportunity to simulate during the CCBMF training sessions to sharpen their training organization, delivery and facilitation skills.
- Helped the Community Based Facilitators to raise their confidence level and capacity to handle adult learning and training and mentoring on the Christian Community Based Microfinance Methodology.
- Sharpened the digital data collection skills of the Community Based Facilitators.
- Equipped the Community Based Facilitators with knowledge on discipleship for easy integration into the CCBMF programme.
A number of positive lessons have been learnt to improve on the performance of the Community Based Facilitators and the Christian Community Based Microfinance. The discussions during the training generated a lot of enthusiasm in the Community Based Facilitators.
Given the level of commitment demonstrated by the CBFs during the training, it is anticipated that, they will effectively apply the new skills acquired to improve on the quality of their work, hence improving both the performance and quality of the CCBMFs.
Visit the Savings Group page on our website to find out more about the CBFs and their role.