Uwezo Regional Office
14th August 2014
Senior volunteers have over the years proved to be invaluable in the various processes and in cognizance of this; they will take up on new, greater responsibilities as Village Coordinators (VCs). They will now officially be expected to take part in the pre-assessment activities that include household listing and volunteer selection in addition to assisting volunteers during the assessment processes. To equip them, the District coordinators (DCs) and Assistant District Coordinators (ADCs) with the requisite skills, regional trainings will be held in each of the countries. In attendance will also be the Regional Coordinators (RCs).
Uwezo Uganda and Kenya held their regional trainings between 14th and 21st August 2014. Uganda had four regions/clusters where 131 participants (28 DCs, 84 VCs, 8 RCs and 11 trainers) converged in four regional centers in Kampala, Gulu, Soroti and Arua . In Kenya, 715 participants (167 DCs & ADCs, 471 VCs, 20 RCs and 57 trainers) converged in 20 regions namely Bogoria, Chania, Eastern, Elgon, EwasoNyiro, Kakamega, Konza, Marathon, Marsabit, Mau, Metropolitan, Mt Kenya North and South, North East, North Lake, Pwani North and South, South Lake, South Nyanza and Turkana.
Uwezo Tanzania will hold its’ regional trainings in 5 centres spread across the country, namely Mbeya, Moshi, Kibaha, Kahama and Mwanza between 20th and 24th September, 2014. These centers represent its 5 zones; Southern highland, Northern, East and South, West southern and Lake zones respectively. A total of 280 participants (50 DCs and 50 ADCs, 150 VCs, 12 RCs and 18 trainers) are expected to converge for the training.
To aid the regional trainings, a brand new Village Coordinator Workbook has been developed alongside trainers Manual A. Volunteer training is usually guided by the Volunteer Workbook and Trainers manual B. Training manuals and workbooks are available here.