Omanis receive volunteer licence from Taawon

Energy Monday 02/October/2017 21:20 PM
By: Times News Service
Omanis receive volunteer licence from Taawon

Muscat: Hundreds of Omanis have earned a volunteering licence from the Oman Network of Volunteers called Taawon.
The volunteering licence is an international programme that trains individuals in the field of volunteering to be more efficient and be able to perform better in the field of volunteer work.
“We started this programme back in 2015 for the first time and since then we’ve issued 350 volunteering licences,” said an official in Taawon. He said the programme includes three interactive training parts and a test at the end.
Participants during workshops learn the basics of volunteer work and the types of injuries and methods of treatment, such as first aid, as a volunteer may be injured or have accidents while performing their volunteer work.
Human resources
The final stage of the programme trains the participants on how to manage volunteering projects in a systematic and effective manner through the characterisation of the project, and management of financial and human resources and other.
Taawon was established in 2010, and since then it has trained more than 11,000 volunteers and conducted more than 130 projects in a total of 120,000 hours.
“We have already trained more than 7,000 people, both citizens and expats in Oman, in volunteering. These are the people who love this country and want to do something for it. Many of the trained volunteers are now part of different NGOs and associations; some have even created their own teams where they can do voluntary services,” said Khamis Said Al Alawi, advisor at Taawon.
Al Alawi added that Taawon is happy to train anyone who wants to volunteer.
Interested parties only need to register their names with the organisation and they will get a call once a course is on.
“We train people from all volunteering teams in Muscat and outside, and also give them guidance in how to perform their tasks efficiently so that their approach is more consistent.”