Elke and Michel visited MADAM for an evaluation.
Mohamed S. Conteh the Director of MADAM Sierra Leone departed Sierra Leone on the 09.08.12 for further studies in Rurh University Bockhum, Germany. He might as well participate in other events oprganized by the donors EED and BFW. The two donors have marged.
03.08.12 and 04.08.12
Siga a Non-Governmental Organization paid an exchange visit to MADAM Sierra Leone on the 03 and 04.08.12 with a four man delegation lead by the executive Director Mr. Vidal Robert. The said organization is funded by BFW. The operartional areas of MADAM visited in Makeni were the Youth Training Centre (Garage and Restaurant), and the guest house under construction. At Makali the Remidial Educational Centre was also visited.
After 3 years working with MADAM Elke and Michel Mazylis are phasing out of the organization. As skills training Advisor and Technical Advisor, they installed the "Youth Training and Service Center", which they currently overhand to their local counterparts.
A new pump for well has been intslled in Makali Remidial Education Center. It was relief for 90 student who are benifiting from this water source. It is donated by Mr. Gabriel Froinhofer through YOOW in Berlin.
3 new Field Agents have been employed for the Brace II project
Interview are ongoing for a "Head of Department" for the Youth Training and service center.
Donation of twenty "YOOW" sewing machines for the new Polio Center in Makeni. MADAM strives for a cooperationbetween their shop and the Tailoring workshop in the Polio center.
Container from YOOW in Berlin arrived with bicycle, sewing mavhines and medical equipment.
After two staff members in the restaurant component had left end of the year, a new restaurant supervisor is in charge. Her name is Tueslyn Caulker
Container from Gered Gereedshap has been equipped and is in function now as a metal workshop.
Container from Gered Gereedshap in the Netherlands arrived at MADAM in Makeni. It has been unloaded and items also distributed to other partner organizations.
Gered Gereedschap from the Netherland send a container with tools for MADAM and other partners. The container itself is fully equiped as a metal workshop and serve as a training facility in the garage component of the Youth Training and Service Centre
Workshop on operationalization
Participants: MADAM, MEWODA, KADDRO
Facilitator: Ken Kawa, EDRA Consult
01. and 02.11.11
Workshop on governance and ownership
Participants: Board members, Senior Management, Founder Members,
Facilitator: Klaas Atsma from the Netherlands
Dieter Pogorzaly from SES Senior Expert Service in Germany gives support for Administrative Management and reorganization
Visit of Clara Fernandez, Finance Officer from EED to give advice to MADAM finance Officer and other partners
Workshop in Bimingham, England. Topic: Strenghtening organizational policy and practice for work in conflict affected areas
Donation from YOOW, water pump for Gbonkolenken
Graduation for Trainees in the Youth Training and Service Center in Makambo/Makeni
Visit of Katerina Demel and Ulrike Binder from BFTW on food security issues
Alieu B. Sesay has been employed as a computer administrator and storekeeper for the garage.
Regional workshop on linkages between Nutrition and food security
Donors: REACH, FAO and ACF
The food security and Agriculture Organization of the United National (FAO) estimates that globally 925 million people are undernourished in 2010 worldwide. Most of the world's hungry lives in developing countries, where they account for 16 percent of the population. The proportion of undernourished people remains highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 30 percent in 2010.
Goal of the regional workshop
To build the competence of individual responsible for nutrition and food security programming so that more programs in the region including integrated approaches to food security, nutrition and livelihood, and that the impact on nutrition of these projects is increased, and well monitored and documented.
Graduation of Tailoring Trainees in Makali Remedial Education Center
Director Mohamed S. Conteh participated in the following workshops:
Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Training course on Introduction to conflict transformation at the Mindanao Peace Building Institute, Davao, Phillipines
Training course on Conflict Resolution Skills: Mediation, Negotiation and Dialogue
NPSE Exams for Students in the Remidial Education Centre in Makali
Workshop for Quickbook and ongoing inplementation
Participants: Abu Bakarr Kamara, Finance Officer and Kadiatu Kamara, Assistant
Spectacular sports event in Makombeh School organized by teacher Hassan Sesay
Elke and Michel Mazylis are on workshops in Germany and intensify contacts to donors.
YOOW in Berlin has sponsored a pump for a waterwell in Makombeh School
According to the constituton, MADAM board gave notice to all seniormanagement members. After four years all of them have to reapply for their position
Gered Gereedshap, an organisation from the Netherlands which donats tools, plans to send a complete metal workshop in a container in June. This unforseen gift is very much appriciated and extremely necessary for the metal work training.
Midterm evaluation for the BLACE project by an independent consultant
Daniel Engunga facilitated a two days Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for some of MADAM's projects as well as the headoffice.