- The Resource Team conducted a first Zonal Meeting for commissioned volunteers of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Zone, July 9-11.
The purpose of the meeting which took place in Bolgatanga was to get the volunteers to reconnect and put together action plans for the zone as SELL volunteers.
Among other issues discussed, was for the cluster teams to visualize success stories they hope to achieve through sharing with other young adults what they have learned through the SELL programme.
The respective teams put together various activity plan they intend to undertake for the benefit of the wider community in the Upper East Region.
- Step-down workshops were conducted for four (4) communities in the Damongo Zone of the Savannah Region, July 16-18.
They focused on the Leadership unit of the SELL Programme.
In Lingbinsi, thirty-three (33) young adults participated, including six (6) Muslim brothers.
Twenty-seven (27) participated in Canteen community, twenty-two (22) in Tuna and sixteen (16) in Sawla.
In the Wa Zone, a workshop was held for the Jirapa community of the Upper West Region, July 23-24.
It took place at the McCoy College of Education and centered on the Community Building unit.
Participants used the opportunity to explore various ways of building and sustaining genuine community life.
Fifty-three (53) young adults, including students of the college participated.
- As part of activities being carried out under the Sahel Peace Initiative (SPI), a Rising from Resilient Roots (RRR) workshop was organized in Bunkpurugu under the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Zone, July 16-17.
It brought together young adults from Bawku, Zebilla, Binduri, Garu, Bunkpurugu and Nakpanduri communities.
Thirty-eight (38) participated.
In Sawla under the Damongo Zone, it took place July 23-24.
Fifty-three (53) young adults, including six (6) Muslim brothers and sisters participated.
The RRR workshop is part of the Sahel Peace Initiative (SPI) project of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with SELL Ghana as partners, and is being implemented in five (5) regions of Northern Ghana.
The purpose is to help participants find internal balance, strengthen their identity and learn new coping skills in order to increase hope and well-being in themselves and their communities geared towards peace building.
- A one-day Peace Forum took place in Sawla in the Savannah Region of Ghana, Friday July 23.
The purpose was to deliberate on various ways of curbing violence and sustaining peace.
In Lawra in the Upper West Region, the Peace Forum was held on Friday July 30.
The events brought together some chiefs, queen mothers, imams, priests, security agencies, assembly members, women groups, youth leaders and opinion leaders.
The forum is part of a series of activities under the Sahel Peace Initiative (SPI) of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
With the increasing rate of violent extremism in the troubled Sahel region, the SPI intervention in partnership with SELL Ghana and other key stakeholders seeks to champion the need to coexist in harmony with one another.