Pictured above: To commemorate the community’s program graduation from CREATE! training activities, CREATE! Board member Dr. Susan Briggs presents a diploma and a gift of vegetable seeds to Fass Kane cooperative president Biti Mboup.
Congratulations to CREATE! cooperative members in Diender, Fass Kane, and Fass Koffe!
In March, the communities of Diender, Fass Kane, and Fass Koffe officially “graduated” from CREATE!’s program of community self-development and social mobilization. Cooperative group members and community leaders gathered at the Fass Koffe garden site to celebrate this remarkable achievement! The celebration included speeches from CREATE! field technicians and cooperative leaders.
CREATE!’s primary goal in all of our partner communities is to build the capacity of residents and help them gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient. After five years of extensive training in Diender, Fass Kane, and Fass Koffe, these villages no longer need ongoing financial and technical support from CREATE! field technicians. Cooperative members in these communities are now able to self-manage their cooperative gardens and income-generating activities. In the coming years, with additional training and support from CREATE!, our other partner communities will also be able to graduate to self-sufficiency.