The second phase of the training began With Baba Clement Mallam Zamani in Mind. Baba is one of the brains behind Hausa Version of SELL; He and Fr. Tommy Hayden, SPS (one of the authors of SELL). The duo translated the English Manual of SELL into Hausa Language and since then, Baba has been involved in training of Hausa Facilitators and running various workshops as well as primary Evangelization since in the 80s until the time of his death.
Thursday 28th of July will forever be remembered as the day the SELL Foundation’s light dimmed in Kontogora, Niger State, where Baba met his sudden death in a car accident. The foundation had contacted Baba as we fondly called him, reminding him of the second phase of Hausa Training slated for 9th- 14th August, 2016. He usually co. Facilitate with John Jidere (SELL Hausa Coordinator) whom he had mentored. He assured us of his coming but unfortunately, his presence could only be felt through his spirit. Though his departure is painful and saddening, we are consoled by the seed he planted in many people and we believe that it will continue to germinate and yield many more fruits until we meet to part no more. The first session started with a short memorial Service in honour of Late Baba by 20 young people from the North- Eastern Part of Nigeria and all the Members of SELL Resource Team at the Youth Formation Centre, Bauchi. This included the lighting of Candles and prayers which reminded us of the light that Baba was to the entire SELL Family. May his Soul rest in Peace!
After the memorial service, the training commenced with Units of Self-Awareness and Justice as the main area of focus of the training. The sessions explored: JOHARIS Window, Know Yourself, Sexuality, and Newspaper Analysis as well as Entrepreneurial input by Industrial Training Fund (ITF). The trainees were quite happy with the exposure and life changing opportunity given to them. They found it very enriching and insightful as they got the chance to reflect on societal issues. They were also challenged to think critically and thus lead to social change. At the end of the training, the trainees committed themselves to an action Plan and strategy of impacting their various Communities with the skills and knowledge they acquired. We wish them all the best with the implementation of their action Plan.
On the other hand, you will recall that from the beginning of this year, SELL in collaboration with Industrial Training Fund (ITF) incorporated Entrepreneurial skills for sustainable means of livelihood as part of the training. It is expected that they in turn will be involved in step down training in their respective Communities. Friday 12th August was the day with ITF. This time ITF team gave more inputs on how to improve the quality of their products as well as ways of consolidating and managing of their businesses. The focus this time was on Resources Mobilization: Human Resource, Material Resources, Financial Resources and the internet and e- business.
An important point to highlight is that the trainees this time showed practical skills of the training they received by bringing some samples of the Products they produced such as pop corn, Beads and detergents. SELL congratulates them for making good use of the skills received.
We thank the Bauchi branch office of Industrial Training Fund for their support and we look forward to future collaboration. Special thanks also go to all our Benefactors / Benefactresses and all those who played a role to the success of the training. God bless you All.
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By Mary James,
Admin Officer for SELL Team.
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