This week, I want to share with you something special and different. The week’s blog is special and different because it is dedicated to the Kumasi SELL Team.
So I start by sending our heartfelt appreciation to the Sharing Education and Learning for Life (SELL) trainees in Kumasi, Ghana. I would have loved to list your names here, you know yourselves, and to you we are grateful.
While you were taking the SELL facilitators training programme for your personal development and to share it with other young adults in Kumasi, you were not only participating in the Programme and training, you were also affecting our lives.
We grew in friendship with you, and as we are not Ghanaians, you shared some interesting part of your culture with us. You taught us how to eat your local dishes. The Fufu, Kanke and Banku we really we enjoyed. One thing I will not forget to mention are your jokes, they made us laugh and feel at ease with you. Our office here in Nigeria and of course our homes are decorated with the Variety of arts and crafts you gave us as gifts.
And now, you put on a frame your beautiful photo and a citation for us. We cannot keep your kind words in the citation at our office for ourselves alone. So I am sharing it here with readers of our blog.
Citation by the SELL Team in Kumasi Ghana;
CITATION OF APPRECIATION
This citation is presented as a token of appreciation from a grateful SELL team of Facilitators from Kumasi, for your continuing efforts in developing life building Skills in the young adults.
As we show our appreciation today, we do so knowing that an example of true character and virtue has been shown us to follow; a seed which have to be nurtured to its fruition.
Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for maturity and room for making mistakes along the way.
You are not only our trainers; you are our friends, our mentors and our guardians.
We will always be grateful to your support and kindness; our success in the journey of life and as bearers of the SELL Programme in Kumasi will be your blessing.
You have and will continue to be a great influence on us.
Thank you for the great work you do and the huge impact you make in young people’s lives.
YE DA MO ASE
Good isn’t it? To your citation our Ghanaian friends, we are thrilled and we say ‘AKWABA’ (you are welcome) at least we learned a few comments too from Twi - the spoken dialect in Ashanti region of Ghana.
We are amazed at the energy that members of the SELL Team in Jos have. Last week, the 23rd and 24th August 2012, they held a SELL Programme in Jos. The programme was at the Abattoir area of Jos and the unit they shared with the young adults that attended was the Wisdom of Traditions’ unit. They gave this report of the programme;
We the Jos SELL Team had a Programme of SELL in Jos and recorded 52 participants. The unit we explored was the Wisdom of Traditions’ unit, which has the following aims:
- To explore what is sacred in our world, our lives and our culture.
- To recognise how this sacred influence is expressed in spiritual and religious ritual and practice
- To identify the spirituality we are living out of and to reflect on it together.
- To have different prayer experiences during the workshop
We also shared with the Participants on the need to have a balanced spiritual live, to achieve this, we need to; ACT JUSTLY; LOVE TENDERLY; and to WALK HUMBLY With the creator
The participants were very delighted that they took part in the SELL programme; some of them said the SELL programme will help in shaping them to become effective members of the community.
We like to say a big well done to the Jos team and every blessing in the programme they are delivering at Kabwir this week.
Join us again next week on this blog for more update from us and the SELL Programme. Hope you enjoy the colourful photos.
Communication Desk, SELL