The SELL programme has six units, during the first and second training; the Participants received training on four units: Personal Growth, Leadership, Spirituality and Peace Building. This time around, we hope to train participants on the Community Building and Social Justice Units of the SELL Programme. Update on this training shall be brought to you in our subsequent edition of the blog.
You will recall that I informed you our there reader, that these workshops are some of our upcoming events. Am glad to inform you that the Workshops didn’t just commence on the said dates but was indeed wonderful. One of the Workshops was organised and hosted by the Students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (A.T.B.U) Bauchi State, Nigeria. The workshop was on the Five core keys of Effective Leadership (Leadership unit of the SELL Programme). It stared at 4pm on Friday, 2nd September and close at 6pm. The Workshop continued on Saturday 8:00am and lasted till 3pm. The learnings gathered by the students from the evaluation of the workshops were: leadership is more of one’s disposition rather than occupying a position; leadership requires patience and hard work and lastly to adopt the Communal Method of Leadership was a challenge. 27 Participants were in attendance; 6 were Female while 21 of them were male. Moses of the SELL Resource Team and I facilitated the workshop. It was a great weekend with the University Students; our efforts were highly appreciated with the students left earning for more workshops.
On that same weekend, workshop was organised and hosted at the Centre for Youth Development at Kabba, Kogi state, North Central, Nigeria (where the SELL Resource Team started the Programme).The workshop was held for the young adults from selected clubs and associations in Kabba. Given that they were leaders of their various groups, the five core keys for effective leadership was also delivered to them. They were 8 ladies and 15 male, total 23.
This week, precisely on 7th September, 2011, the meeting of the Bauchi youth chaplains and stakeholders took place at the Youth Formation Centre, Bauchi. Present at the meeting were the Diocesan Youth chaplain and President, Chaplain for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bauchi and his Gombe state counterpart. Also, in attendance were Leo, Jonathan and Moses of the SELL team. The meeting reviewed the activities of the SELL team from January to August, 2011. It also looked into the future of the SELL programme and the Youth Formation Centre. Leo is to see the Bishop of Bauchi soonest and brief him of the outcome of the meeting. I hope he will stop here.
UPCOMING EVENTS Meeting with the Nigerian Leadership of CAFOD on 19th September, 2011.
MARY JAMES: FOR THE SELL TEAM