With heartfelt gratitude as we bring you this updates, we wish you a happy and grace-filled Easter celebration.
Continuing with the mission to restore, promote and build peace in ourselves, our communities, our relationships and with mother earth, we began the month with the second phase of our training on the Peace Building Unit of our programme, this time around, for our Volunteer Facilitators in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga zone at Farmer Training Centre – Pusunamongo, in the Upper East Region. A total of 40 young adults were trained - 14 female and 26 male.
Just as we shared in our last updates, trainees were taken through all the sessions of the Peace Building Unit with additional capacity building materials to widen their horizon and to boost their confidence as they go into the field to deliver. The Volunteers were very passionate to learn about peace building and therefore showed a lot of commitment during the training. They pledged with determination and enthusiasm to really be agents of change and peace in their communities and in every sphere of their lives.
The Resource Team were pleased with the participation, interactions, and commitment of the Volunteer Facilitators. We were the more satisfied with the feedback they gave as regards the unit, facilitation and the relationship we had with them. We are confident and hopeful that they will be ‘light and salt’ to their communities, restoring, promoting and building peace.
Following the training, from the 9th to the 11th of the month the team had workshops in two communities. We were at Lamashegu in Tamale for a workshop on the Peace Building Unit. The other community we went to is Kpassa in the Jasikan Diocese in the Volta Region. We were there on an outreach mission and had a workshop on the Self-Awareness Unit. In that workshop we encountered 39 participants which was a good number to start with.
As a team that is always on the road there is the need to find time to reflect and to prepare for the tasks ahead. Hence, the Resource Team had a team building exercise on the 15th of the month.
We were back to Tamale from the 16th to the 18th of the month for workshops still on the Peace Building Unit at OLA Parish and Holy Cross Parish communities.
On March 21, the team after sitting for our usual Tuesday Team Meeting were privileged to have the Diocesan Youth Chaplain by name Fr. Clement Ajongba paying us a visit. He registered his appreciation to the team for helping in diverse ways in his youth ministry. The team in turn thanked him for his support in helping us get to the communities and also for encouraging and supporting our Volunteer Facilitators.
On the final weekend in the field before the Easter break we were at Wiaga, Fumbisi and Tongo communities, all in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga zone.
All thanks and praise be to all;
All who support that which is noble and trustworthy
All who contribute towards restoring, promoting and building peace
All who support young people to be agents of change and peace
All who seek to awaken our awareness and responsibility towards mother earth
And all who support SELL in all ways.
Until we come your way again, we pray God’s peace upon you.
SELL RESOURCE TEAM, GHANA