Capacity Building and Partnership Development
ACOT fully comprehends the fact that capacity building and partnerships creation are a continuous process, accordingly ACOT permanently attends training and workshops as well as networking with potential partners. The greatest impact can only be achieved through team-work and cooperation. Current partners include AVSI, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Omoana, Save the Children amongst others.
ACOT also works with existing Government Policy Programmes. This includes the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) and conforms to all state recommendations in areas of health and youth development. ACOT using its ever growing knowledge of local community dynamics and will always seek to link these communities to programmes that will benefit them.
ACOT firmly believes that in order to reintegrate the members of the communities who have been traumatized by two decades of insurgency in the region, it is imperative that psycho-social support be offered through promoting screening, guidance, counseling and support. ACOT has teamed up with VIVO (German NGO specializing in psycho-social support) in order to successfully address this problem.
Designing and supporting income generating activities for the disadvantaged segments of the community
From each batch of students, the top performers are kept and given a training of trainers course (TOT) in order for them to return to their communities and share the knowledge and abilities they have learned. Through the use of community gardens and demonstration gardens at ACOT farm, the trainers disseminate agricultural skills to the community.
Furthermore some group members benefit from a micro-finance loan handed to them by ACOT in order to support their micro-entrepreneurship. Community members also benefit from the piggery, poultry and beekeeping activities at ACOT as they can from learn their skills from the infrastucture available at the center.