The URBAN REFUGEES team and leaders of the Afghan Community Center (ACC) recently completed the first phase of the pilot program in Kuala Lumpur. This initial phase —« needs analysis »— allowed us all to determine the most pressing needs of the Afghan refugee community, and the most effective ways to support the ACC. The URBAN REFUGEES team also created a training schedule for our collaboration.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the trainings selected by the leaders : communication, management of partnerships, financial management and accounting, project management, and website creation, among others.
Since the completion of this initial phase, workshops have begun and have been progressing smoothly for a few weeks now. The ACC’s leaders are very involved and engaged. The training participation rate is extremely high and concrete results are already emerging : for example, the ACC is now equipped with accounting procedures, a new strategic partnership has been created with a local NGO, and two proposals to UNHCR for new activities have been drafted.
The URBAN REFUGEES team is pleased to have partnered with the ACC for its first pilot project, and is proud to see promising results already.
More progress is still to come!