BREADS, the Development Office of the Salesian Province of Bangalore, organized a two-day training programme on Project Cycle Management and LFA (Logical Framework Approach) in Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore. The workshop was facilitated by Fr. Arul Maran sdb from Don Bosco Trichy, a renowned trainer in PCM and Community Development.

Fr. Joseph Elavanal sdb, the Executive Director of BREADS, warmly welcomed the resource person and the participants. During his inaugural address, Fr George Mathew sdb, the Economer of Bangalore Province, expressed his great joy in hosting the workshop and emphasized the need for training in project cycle management for the benefit of the organization and its progress.

The aim of the workshop was to equip the participants with the necessary ideas and tools to effectively manage the different cycles of a development project. On the first day, the workshop focused on the concepts of Project Cycle Management, stakeholder analysis and problem analysis. The sessions involved exchange of ideas through group discussions, debates and presentations. The second day sessions were on the importance of objective analysis and preparation of logical framework, development of good indicators and monitoring and evaluation. One of the important outcomes was that, the participants were encouraged to design a logical frame through group work. The feedback at the end of the workshop was very positive. The participants felt that they had learnt something new and relevant, and that they would be able to use the same in their work. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Fr. Saji sdb from Deodugra.
Justin George