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HAUSA COMPONENT OF THE SELL PROGRAMME: SELL CONDUCTS HAUSA TRAINING ON COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

The Sharing Education and Learning for Life (SELL) Foundation has again trained some selected young people on Countering violent extremism.

The training which was conducted in the Hausa language aimed at empowering the young people with the necessary skills and strategies to prevent and counter-violence in their respective communities and also enable them reach out to Hausa native speakers in their communities.

Group picture after the Hausa training in Jos

The training brought together young people across the Seven States of the North East and Plateau, Nigeria.

Took place at Country Home Hotel, Jos from the 9th -12th February 2022.

SELL PAYS ADVOCACY VISITS TO STAKEHOLDERS IN SHENDAM, PLATEAU STATE

Tuesday 8th February, 2022 SELL team paid an Advocacy visit to strategic stakeholders in Shendam of Plateau State.

The visit was in preparation for the multi-sectoral stakeholder’s engagements on SELL activities in Shendam and the implementation of the Child Rights Law and Violence against Person’s Prohibition Law and other laws that protect the basic rights of people.

Stakeholders visited include the Local Government chairman represented by his Deputy, Hon. William Titlong, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) CSP Danladi Ringjwal and the Social Welfare Department among others.

SELL APPLAUDS THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IN SHENDAM

The Sharing Education and Learning for Life Foundation applauded the Social Welfare Department Shendam Branch for their resilience and efforts in ensuring the rights of children and vulnerable in the community are been protected.

The commendation was made during the stakeholder’s engagement in Shendam Local Government where issues around child protection and violence against person prohibition policies and other relevant policies were discussed.

Speaking during the event Mr. John Ramdur Social Welfare Officer stated that after the skills acquired from SELL training on Child Safeguarding and protection, Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Countering Violent Extremism they have discovered that drug abuse is one of the things that foil violence in the society. To avert that, the Social Welfare Department through the support of the Local Government Chairman Mr. Miskoom Alexander Naantuam formulated a policy on drug abuse that will serve as a law for the entire Shendam community.

Mr. Gerard Longlat representative of the Chairman Hon. Miskoom Alexander Naantuam said he was amazed when reports were given for the progress made by the Social Welfare Department. He added that it is important to always recognise and encourage such commitment to show others to incorporate social good in their mission.

CSP Danladi Ringjwal the Divisional Superintendent officer also appreciated both the Social Welfare Department and SELL Foundation for a job well done especially on peace-building. He added that peace-building is a collective effort of individuals in the society, for a community to progress people must come together to fight against all kinds of heinous crimes against humanity. He called on delegates at the engagement to report any suspected crime to the nearby station and not to take laws into their own hands.

SELL PAYS ADVOCACY VISITS TO FIDA, PPPN, COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

22nd February, 2022 SELL Resource team alongside SELL community volunteers in Jos paid advocacy visits to the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Plateau Peace Practioner Network (PPPN) and Coalition of Civil Society Organisation in their respective offices in Jos, Plateau State.

SELL team with FIDA during the advocacy in Jos

The purpose is to seek possible areas of collaboration and to also intimate them on the upcoming stakeholder’s engagement where issues around Child Protection and Violence against Persons Prohibition policies will be discussed and possibly seek the way forward.

Barrister Obioma Ngozi Achilefu, chairperson of the International Federation of Women Lawyers applauded SELL Foundation for its efforts in ensuring the rights of children and vulnerable in the society are being protected.

She added that the menace around child protection and gender-based violence is not one that a single organisation can tackle, but all hands must come on deck to ensure the safety of children and their education in society.

Mr. Pwakim Jacob, Chairman Plateau Peace Practioner Network in his remarks, appreciated the SELL team for the visit and the efforts towards peace-building. He added that PPPN has also done so much in the areas of peace and building the capacity of the young people in Jos. He affirmed that peace-building is a process that may take a short or longer period. However, he assured the team of its willingness to partner in achieving the goal.

Mr. Kingsley Obida representative of the Chairman Coalition of Civil Society Organisation also added that the coalition is made up of different sectors and specializes in different thematic areas. He highlighted that the issues raised by the SELL team are challenges steering us in the face which needs individuals, groups and government agencies to come together in fighting against such challenges faced in the communities. Mr. Obida who played a host on behalf of the chairman at Centre for the Advocacy of Justice and Rights (CAJR) also assured the team of its willingness to partner through advocacy and awareness in building a peaceful community.

SELL HAD A THREE DAYS TRAINING REVIEW, STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

The Sharing Education and Learning for Life Foundation had a three days training review of SELL interventions and its sustainability in the areas of Child protection, Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Peace Building in Jos, Plateau State.

 The review which lasted for the period of three days brought participants from different youth groups, Government agencies and SELL volunteers who have undergone training on the above thematic area.

The highlight of the programme was the stakeholders’ engagement where issues around surrounding child protection and Violence against person’s prohibition policies were discussed and strategizes for the way forward.

The engagement had in attendance stakeholders from International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Nigeria Association of Women Lawyers (NAWOJ), Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Plateau Peace Practioner Network (PPPN), Media Team Network initiative (MTNI), Coalition of Civil Society Organization among others.

The training review/engagement took place at Green Valley Suites Jos, Plateau State

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