In the course of our discussion with the residents in Miya, some of them pointed out how difficult it has been for them to survive, especially in the wake of calls by heads of government, International organisations and other regional organisations to be environmentally friendly; that they too feel pity for the Earth, but do not have alternatives as their only source of energy is woods which are majorly sourced from fallen trees, cutting down of matured trees and sometimes, young trees that even provide them shades; or kerosene which is usually scarce and expensive.
Miss Nancy Bitrus also emphasized that most of the trees serve as medicinal; Nancy who is battling with diabetes reiterated how mango tree has helped to remedy her ailment. She encouraged the people at the event to embrace tree planting not just as a result of climate challenge but also as medicine to some diseases.
The campaign /tree planting brought together some selected households, Civil Society Organization and SELL Volunteers in Bauchi and Miya Local Government.
RAPHAEL OKUSAGA ON OVERSIGHT/MONITORING VISIT TO SELL FOUNDATION, NIGERIA
Mr. Raphael Okusaga, the Child Safeguarding officer of St Patrick’s Missionary Society was at the SELL office for an oversight/monitoring visit on Child Safeguarding and Protection from the 20th to 21st September, 2021.
In the course of the discussions, Mr. Raphael asked the team to share their experiences around child/vulnerable adult safeguarding as well as state areas in which SELL can incorporate in the next phase of the project.