Kabba is a Local Government in Kogi State, Nigeria. When the vision of the SELL Programme was conceived, it was piloted in Kabba at the Human Development Centre. In 2007, the SELL Programme relocated from Kabba to Bauchi. The good news is that since the relocation, the SELL Facilitators there have continue to run the SELL Programme in Kabba and environs. Recently, two SELL Programmes were delivered in Kabba, Below is a breakdown of the workshops:
February 20th - 21st, Taiye Mofolorunsho, a SELL Facilitator from Kabba gave us a report of the workshop with the youths of Korede area of Kabba Town. The sessions of the workshop were drawn from the Self Awareness and Community Building units of SELL. 22 young people comprising of 10 female and 12 male were in attendance.
The Staff/Volunteers of the Human Development Centre in Kabba, were engaged in an interactive forum of SELL by Taiye a facilitator of SELL, Kabba, and Jonathan who is a Resource Person to SELL Foundation. This programme started on Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th March, 2015. The focus of the programme is to offer capacity building on how to work effectively in teams, other focus was on relational dynamics as well as the need to balance the task and relationship need of their team.
We like to appreciate Taiye, Fr. Ogunleye and Jonathan for the huge work they did by running the SELL Programme.
The Leaders of SELL in the North East of Nigeria and Plateau State all convened at the Youth Formation Centre where the SELL Programme works from. The reason for their coming together was for a meeting with the members of the SELL Resource team.
Some of the Agenda for the meeting were on; the forth coming Annual General Reflection (AGR); reports from the various community teams and outcome of SELL Resource team’s evaluation. Other issues that formed the Agenda are; the importance of Data collection after each workshop as well as stepping down workshops after each training. The issue of the current security challenges faced in the North east Nigeria and the tension of the forth coming national elections was not overlooked because the success of our work in the North east is partly dependent on a relatively calm and peaceful environment.
The following happened since after the last blog;
Bauchi/Gombe community team came to continue with the SELL Training which they have started in the previous years. This was the 4th and 5th training and 15 persons took part in it. The units for the training were the Peace Building and Justice units of SELL. These two units are closely knitted in the sense that we can only have a peaceful society if justice and fairness prevails. The Training was facilitated by Moses and Maria of the Resource Team.
We appreciate you all who have contributed in making our work in February 2015 a success; we look forward to greater time together in this month of March and beyond.
In our next blog, you shall be reading about the SELL programme that was delivered in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and other stories.
Let us live in peace and love with one another, see you again soon.
Your regular person,