Joppa leaders trained on leadership skills

Women and men during a Community Initiative for Sustainable Peace Organization

workshop trained leaders on leadership skills (Photo: Wek Atak)

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Joppa community leaders have been trained on leadership skills by local organization known as Community Initiative for Sustainable Peace Organization (CISPO).

Speaking during the workshop on Saturday, Mr. Francis Wajo Wani Chairperson of CISPO said their priority was to educate and train people on how to solve local conflicts to benefit the whole community.

“Within these ten years I spent, our organization did three important achievements. We trained communities about concept of conflict, capacity building, and we trained women to against poverty. The organization is working hard to aware people about leadership management and things that can bring problem to communities and things that can bring solution to communities,” he said.

He appreciated the participants for turning out in large numbers. In the first training, only about 30 people participated but the number increased to over 100.

Audelio Obur who facilitated the leadership training said leadership is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of an organization.

He added that to be an effective leader, resources have to be well managed.

Jenty Wilson a member of Organization of Women against Poverty said she was very happy to participate in the workshop “because from the beginning she did not know how to write but now she can write.

She thanked leaders of the organization for their work to the community.

Grace Ladu, Chairlady for Women Building Trust Organization and Peace (WBTOP) said they started to train women how to solve problems in families and how to create relationships in their families.

Ms. Ladu encouraged women to enroll in adult education school to achieve their dreams.

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