IPPF Africa Region Member Associations (MAs) from 15 French-speaking countries recently participated in a three-day Volunteering and Governance workshop in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The meeting was held at the Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familial (AIBEF) offices in the capital city.
In his opening speech, Adv. Kweku Brenu, the IPPFAR President urged the MA and Youth Action Movement (YAM) representatives to intensify their commitment to the spirit of volunteerism to the Federation, in a bid to advance development gains for the continent. Also in attendance was Mr. Lucien Kouakou, the Regional Director, IPPFAR, who acknowledged the invaluable role that IPPFAR volunteers continue play towards the success of the organization.
Young people from the Youth Action Movement (YAM), led by the chair, Ms. Adama Dicko, also attended the meeting. The youth shared their experiences on their volunteer work; their successes, challenges and the benefits they have received as a result of their engagements.
Information source: Joel Eklou, Communication and Resource Mobilization Manager, The Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ATBEF)