Below is a report we received from the SELL team in Kumasi that organised and delivered the SELL programme at the SMA Senior High School, Adukurom.
A REPORT OF THE SELL PROGRAMME THAT HELD AT SMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (FROM 3RD TO 4TH FEBRUARY, 2012)
For us, it was an opportunity to organise and run a SELL Programme at SMA school, especially that we were going to share our experiences with the students who were mostly in their teen age.
The organization of the workshop was well done by Vincent, Leticia and Raymond. The trio dedicated their time and made sure that the workshop was successful. By acknowledging their efforts we say A BIG THANKS to them!
Four person from the SELL team in Adukurom facilitated the workshop and they are; Leticia, Evans, Bernice and Augustine.
24 students comprising of 10 ladies and 14 young men participated at the workshop. They were prefects (outgoing and some of the incoming) of the school.
UNIT OF THE SELL PROGRAMME THAT WAS DELIVERED
The Peace Building unit was explored with the students.
Because it was an interactive forum that invited participants to think critically and choose, most of them found it so challenging to be makers of peace in all of life’s situation.
It was not easy all through, but we were able to bring the workshop to a successful closure.
Report was written by Augustine on behalf of the SELL Team in Adukurom, Kumasi, Ghana.
From the SELL Resource Team in Nigeria, we congratulate the SELL Team in Adukurom, Kumasi, Ghana for organising and facilitating the Peace Building unit of the Programme.
Another report of an event of SELL is that Moses a SELL Resource Team member attended a Trauma Healing workshop in Jos on 9th and 10th March 2012. The workshop was organised by the Damietta Peace Initiative group in Nigeria. According to Moses, the workshop took the Alternative to Violence Programme model. The objectives of the Trauma healing workshop was to help people to recognise and understand their Trauma, learn to deal with the Trauma, learn the processes of healing Trauma and to understand that life continues after a traumatic event. The workshop took place at the Pastoral Centre in Jos. It was a mixed group of Christians and Muslims drawn from all works of life. Moses said it was a wonderful experience.
Also, during the week, a new person was appointed to the Youth Formation Centre (YFC), He is Rev. Fr. Hilary Longs. Mary who works as a SELL Resource team member has a role of coordinator of YFC, she and Hilary will be working together for the growth of the young Adults of Bauchi. Before Hilary’s appointment to YFC, he held a position at the Catholic Diocese of Bauchi as the Director of the Pontifical Missionary Society (PMS). He will still continue with this assignment. A component of Hilary’s work with the PMS concerns children from ages 3 to 14 and after that age, they will be mature to start receiving the SELL programme, this will mean that Hilary will be involved with young persons at a tender age, until they are ready for marriage.
Two SELL programmes will be taking place this weekend 16th and 17th March 2012 at two different places, one is at Boi Community. Mary a member of the YFC team and Matthew of the Bauchi SELL Team, will be giving the Community Building workshop of SELL at Boi, while Jonathan a member of the SELL Resource Team will mentor the facilitators. Some young adults from neighbouring villages and towns are also going to take part at the SELL Programme. Boi and her neighbouring communities, especially Tafawa Balewa town, are yearning for a programme like SELL to help them explore the current challenges they face as a result of ethno religious crises. Since the past two years they have being experiencing frequent violence and attacks leaving a lot of destructions to lives and property.
The Second SELL programme will be for a group of young adults at the Revived Church of Christ in Wuntin Dada Area in Bauchi town. The unit of the SELL Programme that will be explored with them is the Personal Growth unit. Moses and I will be there to lead this interactive forum.
Next week, we shall bring to you details of these Programmes and other events of SELL, for now, it’s bye-bye.