The children and youth focused organization, Right to Play (RTP) is currently developing its strategic plan for 2007-2012. This was disclosed by the RTP Country Director Prince Cummings who said “This five year plan is to sustain RTP and move us further” He explained that they have already got a framework, and a short action plan, which has been tested and found to be working.
“It is on this framework that we are building our five year strategic plan,” the RTP Director stated.
The planning meeting, which started yesterday at the Porseh Hotel in Lumley, is expected to last for three days.
Mr. Cummings said that they have involved their strategic partners in this planning workshop so that they could also make calculated inputs to the five year plan while also help formulate a sustainable and more achievable plan.
He pointed out that they needed to see what the plans of their partners are and see how they (RTP) could synchronize.
The RTP Director pointed out that making a strategic plan will demonstrate that RTP has a direction, target and priorities and when they will bid for projects, donors will take the organization seriously.
Mr. John Lahai one of the expert consultants facilitating the workshop said that they will look at the situation analysis taking into consideration the vision, mission and values of RTP, look at the comparative advantages of the organization, the critical challenges and then develop the operational plan.
RTP is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone, which started work in 2003 as a community based organization with programs involving sport clubs in and around Freetown, Makeni and Kono.
Globally RTP is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization delivering sport and play programmes to children and youth living in situations of disadvantage.
Mr. Prince Cummings stated that the goal of RTP is to enhance child and community development through sport and play.