It is much of a pleasure to share with you the training and workshops that were conducted in the month of March, 2019. We trust you are all doing well in your various fields of endeavours.
The second session of the 5th round of trainings of the Volunteer Facilitators took place from the 28th of February to the 3rd of March, 2019 at the Farmer Training Centre in the Navrongo-Bolgatanga zone in the Upper East Region of Ghana. As mentioned in our previous updates, (please insert link to February Updates), the young adult trainee facilitators were taken through all the four sessions of the Wisdom of Traditions Unit and other capacity building materials. After going through all that was in stock for them, the facilitators were enthusiastic as always to go into the field to share their experiences with their peers.
Resource Team members, Hagar and Leo travelled to Nandom and Piina communities respectively in the Upper West region of Ghana from the 8th to the 10th of March for mentoring workshops. The teams of facilitators were facilitating their first ever workshops since their training in the Self-Awareness Unit in January. Both teams organised properly and had the right age group attending the workshops. A combined total of 62 participants were reached that weekend. The community youth leaders in both places collaborated very well with the facilitating teams thereby making everything successful.
On the 13th of March the Team had a facilitation workshop with the management staff of Immaculate Conception Clinic at the Presentation Brothers Outreach Centre – the same building in which the SELL Resource Room is located. The manager of the aforementioned clinic, Sr. Bernadette approached the Team earlier in January requesting the possibility of having a workshop for her management team. The focus was a team building in which members will renew their commitments to the vision and mission statements of the health centre. The team designed the process and ran the workshop with them. It was a privilege worth honouring to support the clinic which is located in Kongo community, a community which shares boundaries with Logre where the Resource Room is located. The team provided the service for free. The manager and her staff were all pleased with the work by the team and were grateful to the benefactors of the programme and the team for their immeasurable contribution made toward the well-being of the clinic and to a greater extend the well-being of the people whom the clinic provides with health care.
The Resource Team is very much grateful to the benefactors of the programme for their continuous benevolence. Many thanks to the Presentation Brothers for the ownership and nurturance of this educative and transformational programme which is helping young adults to take responsibilities for their lives and the lives of the communities. The team is bereft of words to express their gratitude to the volunteer facilitators who continuously sacrifice their time, energy and other resources to ensure that their fellow young adults benefit from the programme. In the words of Oscar Romero, “No statement can express all there is to be said”, we say thank you, but they know and we know the feeling is deeper than the words.
By: Joshua Anambe
For SELL Resource Team.