Greetings to you our esteem reader, it feels great to be with you again this week with so many stories to share from SELL, I am going to take each story at a time. So for this blog, you will be reading the story from Kabba.
Yes I remember so well that in my last blog, I reported that a SELL training took place in Kabba, Kogi State, Nigeria. Kabba has a wonderful history with SELL, the long and short of this history is that the well Known SELL programme started in Kabba with Frs. Leo Traynor and Noel McGeeney authoring and piloting it and shortly after joined by Jonathan Ekhartor and Moses Alokpa. It will amaze you to know that it was two of the pioneers of the programme Moses and Jonathan who went back to Kabba to deliver the training even though Jonathan works with a different organization now.
Moses, a member of the SELL Resource Team and one of the facilitators said the training was worthwhile and the young people who were 18 in number were very intelligent and they made the process very engaging. The challenging part of the training were the issues that came up during the sexual health session; these include the trend of Incest in Nigeria, Homosexuality, pornography, lack of proper education around sexuality etc. The participants shared their dismay on how their society is nonchalant about such vital topics. Action plans were drawn on steps to take that may curtail such ignorance and create awareness on the importance to talk about the human sexuality at all strata of the society.