Yola community: from the month of June to August the SELL volunteers have conducted two leadership workshops to Christian mothers group and the Catholic cadet. The workshop took place at St. Garvans Catholic Church and St Joseph Catholic Church Jada on the 9th July and 16 August 2022.
Maiduguri/Yobe community: SELL facilitators in Yobe and Maiduguri community conducted two workshops. The first workshop was on self awareness with the youths of St. Rita’s Catholic Church Bullumkutu, Maiduguri while the second workshop on Child Safeguarding and protection with the youths of St Mary’s Catholic Church Yobe State. The workshops took place on the 21st and 23rd June, 2022.
Bauchi Community: SELL volunteers in Bauchi conducted three different workshops. The first workshop was on Life choice programme to the students of the Immaculate Conception Secondary School and supported by the SELL resource persons. The second workshop was with the students of Bishop Moore Memorial School on Child protection, gender equity, self awareness and hands on skill where they were taught how to make pomade and liquid soap. The third workshop was on child safeguarding and protection for the Catholic Women Organization of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Jimpi. The women were also taught hands on skills like Liquid soap and Izal disinfectant.
TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION EMBRACES SELL APPROACH; PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO PEACE BUILDING
SELL TRAINEES PARTNERING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO ADDRESS CHILD ABUSES AND SEEK JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS
SIGNING OF CHILD SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT FORMS BY VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER BENEFICIARIES.
INTEGRATION INTO THE COMMITTEE ON DRUGS ABUSE OF PANKSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
APPOINTMENT INTO THE CHILD PROTECTION/VAPP LAW COMMITTEE OF YOBE, BORNO STATES
SELL RECORDS BREAKTHROUGH IN ADAMAWA STATE; GOT APPROVAL FOR IN-SCHOOL AWARENESS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Adamawa state Government and the State's education authority have granted approval for the SELL project to reach out to students and teachers in secondary schools in Adamawa State. This has opened up grounds for SELL community volunteers who have continued to reach out to schools in the state. This is no mean fit, because getting government approval, especially for NGOs to run school programmes is usually greeted with resistance and bureaucracy. SELL was able to achieve this fit through robust advocacy and community impact. So far, six (6) schools have so far been reached with awareness and a peace club has been established in one of the schools in collaboration with the Justice Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC) of the Catholic Diocese of Yola.