The SELL Foundation organized another phase of training for her new selected mentors. There was a first set of trained mentors of SELL, this first set has completed their training and are now working effectively, supporting trainee facilitators as they deliver the SELL Programme in their various communities. We thank God that SELL is growing and more mentors are needed, because of this need, the Foundation started a second phase of training, the two set of mentors are to work together to achieve the aim. This training took place on the 16 – 19th October, 2014 at the Youth Formation Centre, Bauchi, Nigeria, with 15 participants.
Tuesday, 21st October 2014, will forever be a memorable day to the SELL Resource Team. Memorable because the Resource Team played host to the Central Leader of the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (SPMS); Fr Victor Dunne. What I mean by Central Leader is, the worldwide Leader of SPMS. Though SPMS do not work in hierarchy but in teams, it is appropriate to say that he is a member of the Central Leadership Team. Fr. Victor was elected into office with other team members in June 2014.
He came to Nigeria to visit the SPMS mission areas and of course SELL is a strong ally/partner of SPMS, therefore, he used the opportunity to visit SELL Foundation. It will be good to share with you too our reader that the authors of the SELL programme Frs. Leo Traynor, Noel McGeeney and Tommy Hayden are members of SPMS. During Fr. Victor’s visit, he met with the SELL Resource Team which they shared with him the overview of SELL, time line as from 2007-date. Of course SELL’s vision into the future, hopes and challenges were also shared with him. He responded on the affirmative that SELL will always have the support of the SPMS during their time of leadership.
Two SELL Community Teams; Maiduguri and Jos will take the SELL facilitators training in Bauchi on 21st – 27th, October 2014. You shall be updated when it happens.
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Communication Desk, SELL