During their time with SELL, the trio worked tirelessly in contributing to the realization of the Vision of the organization. SELL celebrates them for this tremendous contribution! We thank them for the services rendered to SELL Foundation and we wish them all the best in other endeavors of life. It is often said that ‘Change is the only permanent thing’ just that with that comes challenge of letting go. Undoubtedly, we feel the vacuum left by them. It is quite challenging for us to come to terms with the reality of their absence here. It is not easy for the three of us remaining in the office. It is challenging to move on and embrace the extra responsibilities they left for us; this means more work on our desks. On the other hand, we are gladdened by the fact that their exit is not an end rather an entrance into new grounds and opportunities of life. As they seek new endeavors elsewhere, the SELL Foundation looks forward to reconnecting with our great ambassadors as they continue to live and support SELL’s vision outside the confines of our offices. The good news is that they’ll still be part and parcel of SELL Family and their input and wealth of experience will always be resourced by us left in the office. In a special way, we congratulate Mr. Moses Alokpa (former Director/Team Leader) who has graciously accepted to continue shaping the future of SELL as a full member of the Board of Trustees. We look forward to working with him and wish him all the best in this new endeavor.
In attendance at the Send-forth party was the Administrator of Catholic Diocese of Bauchi Very Rev. Fr. John Keane SMA and Rev. Fr. Andrew Batare, the Chancellor of Bauchi Diocese who graced the occasion with a delegation of Eight Diocesan priests plus the 4 priest of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society working in missions in Bauchi, and SELL Community Leaders from all the North-East and Plateau States (All of them drawn from the 7 Catholic Diocese of Jos Ecclesiastical Province). Features of the event were Keynotes addresses given by some of the dignitaries and the out-going director (Mr. Moses). Needless to mention but few, Mr. Moses Alokpa and Fr. Patrick Esekon, thanked all present for their commitments towards upholding the vision of SELL and encouraged them to support SELL Foundation to realize her vision and mission. On the same vein, Mr. Victor Kamai, representing the Board of Trustees joined in thanking the invited guests and the out-going resource team members. Other programmes of the events were cutting of Send-forth cake. In his closing remarks, Very. Rev Fr. John Keane expressed the commitment and support of the Diocese towards the activities of the SELL Foundation throughout the Diocese which covers in Bauchi and Gombe State. It was indeed a worthwhile event to mark the end of the year 2015 as well as acknowledging the invaluable contributions made by the out-going resource team members. We appreciate all that made it a success.
Lastly, we take this opportunity to register our sincere thanks to you all who contributed towards the success of the activities of SELL Foundation in 2015, you gave us a course to celebrate and we celebrate you all. We continue to count on your continual support as we begin the year 2016 with lots of plans to implement. With your cooperation SELL will consolidate her effort of offering on-going support to the formation of Young adults as agents of change in Nigeria and Ghana.
For SELL Team, Bauchi. Nigeria.