Last week I informed you that the Bauchi SELL Team of trained facilitators have a SELL workshop to deliver at Yelwa Community in Bauchi metropolis and that Jonathan and I will accompany them.
The facilitators, Mary James, Pius Paul and Jacob Paulus delivered a workshop on the Community Building Unit of the SELL programme and met about 18 Young adults who said their major challenge in this unit of the programme was on Gender issues, the role of women in the society, most of them realized that women carry a burden of triple work than men do and they left the venue challenged to share responsibilities in their homes with their sisters, mothers and wives when they get married.
The symbol of the Community Building Unit is the Rainbow which signifies different people with diverse cultures and beliefs living together in the same community respecting each other and their beliefs.
During the just concluded facilitators training that took place in Jos, the Abuja Team comprising of Lucy Gbendeh and John Maria Baba wrote a poem in their mid-workshop evaluation and here is the beautiful poem titled O SELL
The journey to SELL was conceived like a pregnant woman.
The groom from Abuja came across this beautiful bride
Then they fell in love,
She came to us calling with her melodious voice,
We answered in the month of May,
And it came to lime light.
In her warm embrace
We were welcomed by her into her bosom At the Centre for Renewal.
Her serene environment so charming,
Her home chill though,
We stayed and enjoyed her romance.
Her menu was packed full with a lot of choice meal,
So we ate.
She was not only kind to Abuja but to all that harkened to her calling, we met faces like Jos, Kabba, Minna, Shendam, Jalingo, Yola, and Maiduguri.
The place we met her was triangular (room, refectory and classroom)
Her steward not bad and willing to improve.
You are a darling
We will never forget you even in our dream
My beloved sell.
Hope you enjoyed that.
• This weekend 16th and 17th July, 2010 Jonathan, Pius Paul a Bauchi team facilitator in training and I will be at Fadama Mada Community in Bauchi to still deliver a workshop on Community Building unit of the SELL Programme
• Moses will be attending training in Jos at the Pastoral Centre titled
Alternative to Violence. Organized by Damietta Peace Initiative.
Stay with us on this blog and enjoy more of these in the coming week.
For the SELL Team