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Emily and John from SELL Foundation Nigeria were in Ibadan where they conducted workshop for Religious Novices and postulants from fourteen (14th) different congregations. The workshop took place over the period of five days from 4th to 8th October, 2021 at Society of Missionaries of Africa (SMA) Ibadan.   

Cross section of some Novice during the workshop

The workshop aimed at providing participants with the ability to gain better understanding of self, identify issues they are facing in their journey in the religious life and how best they can tackle as leaders.  Sessions explored during the workshops were Self awareness, Leadership, Community development and conflict management.

Some participants during group exercise

During the workshop, participants came to understand that knowing oneself is the most difficult task human faces in life and is a foundation to developing emotional intelligence.

Participants came to a resolution that as a leader and in order to build a healthy community, one is expected to understand his or her strengths and weaknesses as well recognize the characteristics of other personality both in the religious life and the outside world. 

Participants in a group exercise

 At the end of the workshop facilitators encouraged the aspirant to align their personal goal with the congregational goal for a balance life.

The workshop had eighty six (86) participants in attendance.

Written by Miss Emily Ranna Yinala

SELL Communications officer.


SELL programme is an Initiative of St. Patrick Missionary Society in West Africa district providing formative and transformative programme for young people and vulnerable groups to become agents of change in the Society.


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