The training in 2010 was done in August and two out of the six units of the Programme were the focus of the training. The two units were; Personal Growth (Self Awareness) and Leadership.
The second training happened in December 2011 and the trainees received training in yet another two units of the programme which were Spirituality (Wisdom of traditions) and Peace Building.
Recently, the Justice and Community Building units of the programme were explored with the trainees. Jonathan a member of the SELL resource team who is one of the facilitators at the training gave this report on the training;
“The third training of SELL facilitators in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana ended on Thursday the 9th of August, 2012.
18 young people took part in the training, which was the third in the series. The training was facilitated by Mary and I.
The Two units covered in the training among other processes were the Community Building and the Justice Unit of the SELL programme.
The venue was the Seminary College of the Missionaries of Africa at Ejisu in Kumasi.
We like to say a sincere thank you to Rev. Fr. Emmanuel the Director and to all staff of the college for their hospitality.
The SELL team is also very grateful to Fr. Augustine Ndah of the SMA for his support to the Young People who took part in the training.
At the end of the training, the young people committed to sharing the SELL programme with other youths in Kumasi. To this effect they put together a strategic plan of how they are going to do this and share roles and responsibilities among themselves to see to the implementation of the plans that they have made.
We are very impressed with the improvements and the work that they have done over the years. We thank all those who have supported the SELL programme to make this happen.
On Tuesday the 14th of August, we had a team building workshop with the staff of the Daughters of Charity, street children project in Kumasi”.
I would like to appreciate all those that have supported the Facilitators and Participants (Trainees) and everyone that has done something, little or mighty to make the SELL Ghana Project successful. God bless you all!
On the 10th -11th August 2012, Hilary and I went to Fadaman Mada area of Bauchi town, and led an interactive forum of the SELL Programme with a focus on the Wisdom of Traditions’ unit.
The programme recorded about 10 Participants. The turn-out was low and the organisers apologised that they tried their best in the publicizing about the programme but some of those that were expected to attend couldn’t come because most of them were attending to their commercial businesses and others travelled out of town. Well on our part the facilitators, we were not discouraged because we know that sometimes things like this could happen.
Despite the challenge, we still ran through the sessions with the group and I tell you it was not a time wasted because the Participants were very engaging and felt happy that we came.
A member of the SELL Resource Team Moses who went for short term training on International Civilian Peace building Training (IPT) is back. Moses took part in the Core course and the specialization course on Conflict Transformation. The venue of the training was the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), StradSchailining, Austria. We all joyfully welcome him back.
We are also expecting Mary and Jonathan in this coming week from Ghana. We wish them safe journey back and when they come we shall share with you some of the photographs from the training and give you a report of the team building workshop with the staff of the Daughters of Charity, Street children project in Kumasi, Ghana.
This weekend, 17th -18th August 2012, Moses and I are working with young adults in the central area of Bauchi town, Bauchi state, Nigeria. The unit of the programme we will be sharing with these Young Adults is the Community Building unit of SELL.
Lastly, on the 19th and 20th is the Eid il Fitr (Sallah) celebration by our Muslim brothers and sisters the world over. We wish all of them a Peaceful festival.
See you again next week with more updates of our programme. Have a wonderful weekend.
Communication Desk, SELL.