Over the past two days the whole staff team at Trax has come together for our quarterly meeting. Some of the staff were meeting our new recruit, Thomas, for the first time, while it has also been the first opportunity that intern Dorien and researcher Rachael have been able to attend a Trax quarterly meeting.
Achievements of Farmers and Students
Yesterday we heard reports from the field officers regarding the progress on project activities. We heard about the facilitation of farmers as they formed new groups and demonstration of some of the climate-smart agricultural methods which Trax are supporting farmers with. We were informed of the construction of a new well, completed in June with the support of Self Help Africa. We heard of the scholarships awarded to students at schools where Trax are working with the support of Best of Both. There are so many ongoing activities with farmers and students that the field officers ran out of time to list them all!
Planning our Communication and Communicating our Plans
We have had a lot of laughter – a blind drawing and communication exercise facilitated by Dorien produced some interesting results!
Yesterday saw lively discussion and innovative ideas. Today we have seen the transformation of Trax’s online media and the plans for the re-launch of our website. We are discussing our revised procedure for monitoring and evaluation, and defining our new communication strategy.
The quarterly meeting has proven to be an opportunity to reflect on the many achievements and successes Trax have made, the expertise of the staff, and to develop plans to overcome some of the challenges that our activities have been facing. It has been an engaging, insightful and productive meeting with a lot of energy. There are a lot of exciting plans coming together for the coming months, including arrangements for our 25th birthday celebrations!
As we move forward we will be developing the ideas we have discussed over the past two days in consultation with our beneficiaries. We would also like to hear any comments or suggestions you may have regarding Trax’s programs, public engagement, and future. If you would like to share your thoughts with us, please contact us by leaving a comment below, via Twitter @Trax_Ghana, via Facebook @facebook.com/traxghana, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
If you would like more details about Trax’s programs, our pans for future projects, or our new monitoring and evaluation or communications strategy please also contact us via one of the above media. Alternatively, if you want to be kept informed about plans for Trax’s 25th birthday party, please let us know or look out for announcements on here, Twitter, or Facebook.
The future for Trax is looking exciting and we look forward to continuing our engagement with rural communities in the coming months and years.