By Charles Nwaoguji
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has organized an intensive
capacity development training for 46 Non-Governmental, Community Based
Organisations undergoing its mentoring programme across the country.
The 2-day training which was held in Benin City was facilitated by Prof.
Omokhoa Adeleye, a Management Consultant and Community Physician at the
University of Benin with Prof. Andrew Tafamel of the Department of
Business Administration, the University of Benin and Bolaji Otaniyen
Goodnews, a Senior Accountant at the University of Benin Teaching
Hospital as co-facilitators.
The operational and service delivery capacities of the young
organisations were built in the core areas of financial management,
accounts reconciliation and financial reporting, budgeting, networking
and partnership building through technology, especially in the era of
In his remarks, the Executive Director of LAPO, Dr Ayobami Honestus
Obadiora charged the participants to leverage on the knowledge and
lessons garnered from the training to develop their competencies and
grow stronger in their development work.
The LAPO Mentoring programme was instituted by the CEO, Dr Godwin
Ehigiamusoe in 2006 to support and build the capacities of young
Activities under the programme include capacity development workshops,
seminars, internship, equipment donation and networking.