The British Council delivered a Training of Trainer (ToT) for 16 project staff from the implementing partner organisations of PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) project. The participants took part in ToT sessions will be the master trainers while cascading the training to young people in local communities. The community training will focus on: leadership, transparency and accountability, inclusivity and citizenship and will also provide mentoring support to the young people. Multiple interactive training methodologies including question-answer, peer sharing, open discussion, role play, brain-storming had been used to ensure effective participation of the participants in the training.

‘Through this training, I have developed knowledge about the contents and skills to facilitate the community training successfully’, said Goutam Biswas; one of the participants.

The participants provided positive feedback that they developed their knowledge of the training content as well as their skill of facilitation. After the training participants felt more motivated and confident to cascade the learning in community-level training. The ultimate beneficiaries of this training will be 360 young people from the local community who will be trained through 20 trainings by these 16 master trainers in ten respective project locations in two modules. They will act as agents to bring change in their communities. 360 young people will initiate 40 Social Action Projects that promote outreach to local communities, social cohesion and engagement with local government authorities.