Shuaibu one of our Muslim facilitator in training, embarked on a voluntary journey from Jos North, to the Youth Formation Center Bauchi Nigeria, where the SELL Team work from. He visited us last week Friday and gave us support on Islamic input. We the Sharing Education and Learning for Life Team appreciate his kind gesture.
Jonathan and Tommy Hayden have started work on the 10th October with a Community of young adults at Ijebu- Mushin, Ogun State Nigeria. They are exploring issues around Leadership, Human Development and Spirituality. It’s a weeklong activities. We wish the duo a nice working time and journey mercies as they will return.
On the 11th 12th and 13th October 2011. Moses, Leo and I worked with 98 senior students on life choice and 16 prefects of Immaculate Conception Secondary School Bauchi on Foundation for Leadership. With the 98 students, we reflected on issues that are very important in making choices such as Self Awareness, choosing ones friends and Sex Education. While with the prefects we both took a cursory look at these stepping stones for effective Leadership tagged “The five C’s of Leadership: Communication, Clear understanding of one’s self, Cooperation, Courage and Control of Emotions.
From the evaluation, the students gathered that Leadership involves so many sacrifices, it involves consultation not imposing one’s decision, taking responsibility, we choose our friends not our friends choosing us. In conclusion Emmanuel one of the prefects said,“We are equipped for the future Challenges.” Nonye the Head Girl said, “I feel sad for people living with HIV and AIDS. Prevention is better than cure”
What am I forgetting? O yes, Moses our team member has named his son OFARA, meaning “God answers prayer” . Indeed Moses and Ann’s prayer were answered by the gift of Ofara. May he grow to be a blessing to the society.
14th-15th October, 2011. Johnmaria and Lucy will be working with the young Adults of Lugbe Community in Abuja FCT, on Community Building Unit of the SELL Programme.
21 - 23 October, 2011. Jos Area Team shall work with the Young Adult of KURU Community in Plateau State, Nigeria.
28th – 30th October, 2011. Yola Area Team will be working with youth on Community building at thePastoral Centre, Yola.