|Martin, SeauSo, Tamara|
|Me and Beau|
The conference itself was held at a large Catholic church complex on the outskirts of Sokede. We had one large conference room and a projector to show our powerpoints. When you think of a conference complex, of course you will think of a nice American conference Room with comfortable chairs and amenities. This was a slab of grey cement with wooden tables and chairs. No amenities.
We slept in dorm like rooms with bunk beds, three to four people
Tamara and Martin were great coordinators. Not only were they well prepared and organized, they also provided amusing entertainment; skits, dancing, telling jokes in the evenings so that the presenters and participants could get to know each other.
Though this was a lot of hard work, I enjoyed it, and I certainly enjoyed the outcome. The Togolese NGO participants were alert and eager to learn. They were also very pleasant, friendly and fun to be around. It was a lot of information and fairly complex content for them to take in, but they hung in there.
These NGO’s provide Togolese with much needed assistance in health, education, advocacy, development and so much more. I’m quite sure that each person who attended this conference left with information and tools which will make themselves and their NGO’s more professional and more effective. I was really happy to be a part of it.
|The Complex Grounds, right outside our dorm and |
the conference room
We did it Beau!! Du Courage!!!