|The Support Association has long wanted to help SMS in Bangladesh to lift the skills, both at the teachers and at the management, ie. local school inspectors and project director Nogen Bormon and his small administration. For this we will seek a larger sum of money from the Danish development program (DANIDA) for a development of the organization in Bangladesh. In order to apply for money from the pool, we must show that our cooperation is solid, so the first step is that the partners hold a local conference in which they agree on a development plan and on the goals of the cooperation.Such a partnership conference we held in March 2015 in Birganj.
The partnership was extended to include the organization that sends volunteers to us, VIVA-Denmark. VIVA sends volunteers to volunteer work, but they work mostly in Central America, so by attending our conference, VIVA employees could both see the local conditions they send young people and they could help draw a plan for future development.
The Danish participants in the Partnership Conference were therefore two representatives of the Support Association (Christian Alnor and Filip Engsig-Karup), the two most recent volunteers (Anne Cathrine Lykkegaard Pedersen and Gitte Hjul Andersen) and 2 representatives from VIVA (Arne Kristensen and Sara Fischer-Nielsen)