U.S. Embassy Supports Work of Chadian NGOs Promoting a Democratic Society

A grantee speaking on behalf of recipients.
A grantee speaking on behalf of recipients.

American Ambassador James Knight and eight Chadian community leaders met at the U.S. Embassy on September 9 for a signing ceremony at which their non-government organizations and civic groups received financial grants totaling nearly 42,500,000 CFA ($85,000).  These awards were granted to the recipients to help them organize regional conferences, conduct public service campaigns, and purchase materials to better promote civic education, combat domestic violence and child marriage, empower citizens and advance good governance in Chad.

Ambassador and grantees
Ambassador and grantees

The Chadian grant recipients are: the Traditional Chiefs Association of Chad, the Volunteer Association for Women’s Training and Rights, the Mondo Association for Economic and Social Development, the Association of Young Chadians for Civic Society and National Peace, the Human Rights League of Kelo, the Disabled Women’s Confederation, the Djawouikete Women’s Group, and Youths for Development Initiatives.

Ambassador Knight expressed the American government’s great satisfaction in supporting the good work that the grantees’ associations do in promoting civil rights, national development, and a democratic society throughout Chad.