You are welcome to this week’s update on our blog. Last week we reported that Jonathan, a pioneer Team Leader of the Resource Team and now a Resource member will be taking his beloved, Cynthia to the church for a Christian wedding. Am glad to report to you that the event took place on 5th September, 2015, where the duo pledged their love and fidelity to each other, till death do them part. It was such a lively occasion, in the sunny town of Makurdi, North Central, Nigeria as both families rejoiced and celebrated with their children. Many priests, friends and well wishers of Jonathan and Cynthia from Bauchi, Lagos and other parts of Nigeria, including the Resource team represented by Moses F. Alokpa, Mary James and John Jiddere graced the occasion. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ekhator the best of family life.
Also last week, the third and final mentoring training for SELL mentors took place in Jos, North central, Nigeria. A total of 14 mentees attended the training, which was facilitated by Fr. Emmanuel Edet, a priest of St. Patrick’s society and Sr. Magret, a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus. Given that it was the last training for them as Mentors, it took a retreat format where they evaluated the journey so far, the successes and challenges and of course how they will overcome such challenges in future. All the issues raised were brought to God in prayers and the training closed with the commissioning of the mentees to go into the field and mentor their peers who are facilitating the SELL programme.
This week, the final training for Shendam community trainees will take place. Also, this week, the 2nd training for Hausa language facilitators of the SELL programme will take place at the Youth Formation Centre in Bauchi. As at the time of this report, both trainings have actually started. We shall bring you the details next week. Other activities scheduled for this week end include, Self Awareness Workshop with the youths of Miya community in Bauchi and Leadership workshop for Teachers of St. Paul’s School Guru, also in Bauchi.
September, 15th - 20th SELL Training for Jos Community Trainees.
September, 18th – 25th Workshop for youths of Kirikiri and Amukoko Communities in Lagos, South west, Nigeria. Join us on this page next week as we give you more updates on activities of the SELL Foundation.