TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS TO BUILD CAPACITY FOR LOCAL PARTNERS
Known as a community-based program, SPELL depends much on the performance and cooperation from local partners to achieve its goals and targets. Therefore, the idea of building and improving the management capacity for local partners at all levels is becoming an essential objective of the program. Over the past few years, the program has organized several training sessions and workshops to share experience, knowledge and skills with its partners.
In SPELL training and workshops, participants come from communes and district levels of SPA, Department of Education and all levels of schools ranging from primary to high school. These training sessions have become a good opportunity for program participants to share and exchange skills and experience. As stated by a representative of local Study Promotion Association (SPAs): “Participating in a SPELL program is a process of learning and sharing.” The contents, subject and methodology of the training vary each year to be remain up-to-date and relevant.
To date (2009), SPELL has already conducted training and workshops on: (1) Goals, objectives and the process of the program, (2) Project management skills such as planning, monitoring, reporting and information processing and (3) Finding solutions for key problems which influence targets and expected results for each year through discussion.
Local SPELL partners have been able to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the training and workshops into their daily work. The majority of local staff have put in place program activities in an effective and professional way and SPELL has now constructed a strong network of management staff in the localities who contribute to and determine the success of the program.