In the last edition of this blog, Moses informed you that Azare youths have participated in five units of the Sharing Education and Learning for Life SELL Programme. Am here to keep you posted with the updates.
On the 26th -27th August, 2011. Pius and I delivered the outstanding last unit of the six units of SELL Programme with Azare’s youth, along side Moses of the SELL Resource Team who supported us to facilitate the Workshop. The distance between Azare and Bauchi where the SELL Team runs the Programme from is about 610 miles.
The Workshop started on Friday evening and continues from Saturday morning till 4pm. it was on the Spirituality unit of the SELL Programme. 32 Participants were in attendance. 18 were female while 14 of them were male. These comprised of mostly newcomers, who were participating for the first time in the SELL programme. From the evaluation of the unit, participants admitted that; Participatory method is better than the Teacher-students method of teaching as it enables all to air out their views and be listened to. They expressed the need to make critical thinking/analyses before making conclusions especially on a religion different from theirs. For them, the Spirituality unit of SELL was a great learning and the call to love and respect other creatures and Religion is a challenge.
Azare youths are the first group of Young Adults that have taken all the six units of the SELL Programme in Northern Nigeria. Having participated in the six units, they requested that one of them be trained as a facilitator of the SELL Programme. We on the SELL Resource Team Congratulate them. May the richness and inspiration of the programme manifest in their lives.
Jonathan and Leo have completed work with the young adults of Ghana. We wish them journey mercies as the duo will all be in Nigeria by this weekend.
Workshop with students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi holds on September, 2nd – 3rd 2011.
Meeting with Bauchi Diocesan chaplain and youth stakeholders shall hold on September 7th 2011.
Meeting with the Nigerian Leadership of CAFOD on 19th September, 2011.
3rd Training of SELL Facilitators 9th – 18th September 2011.
THANK YOU ALL!
MARY JAMES: FOR THE SELL RESOURCE TEAM