Within the framework of MSIF’s work with MS organisations in the Arab region, a two-day training event took place from 8-9 March in Dubai, UAE.
Eighteen participants attended the training representing MS organisations in Palestine, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, UAE and Bahrain. The training focused on building essential skills in volunteer recruitment and grant proposal writing.
The MS organisations involved contributed to the training event organisation and planning including topic selection and the final content via a webinar and regular phone calls. The UAE MS Support Group provided logistical support in identifying and liaising with the venue and other suppliers in Dubai.
Training opportunities such as these are essential in equipping the organisations with the necessary skills to be able to better support people affected by MS. Furthermore, it provides the organisations with the opportunity to share information and experiences with each other, opening the channel for future regional cooperation.
At the end of the training each organisation set future goals reflecting what they had learned from the training. It is hoped that the delegates will not only apply the newly acquired skills but will share them with other colleagues in their respective organisations.
"Without MSIF support, we, MS organisations in the Arab region, would not be able to meet"
Rachida Tenouri, Moroccan MS Association
"I [appreciate] what [MSIF] are doing. It will help us to serve our beneficiaries more efficiently"
Belal Salama, Friends of MS Patients, Palestine