Monday, September 15, 2008

Workshop in Akure






I was invited as a resource person at an Induction program for newly recruited volunteers at the Kids & Teens Resource Centre (www.kidsnteens.org). K&TRC is doing excellent work with children and youth on reproductive health & HIV/AIDS including sensitization, community mobilization, capacity building, HIV/AIDS counselling & testing. Its ED-Martin Mary is an energetic, agile, fun-to-be-with, committed change maker whose spirit is contagious! They have a well-stocked resource centre for young people and the posters and banners lining up their office walls speak up of the work they are doing. I took three sessions over the two days on the concepts, benefits and challenges of volunteering. It was an exciting experience to work with the The road to Akure is draped with trees and green hills on either side and is a refresher for the eyes after the hustle & bustle of Lagos. I had a comfortable stay with one of the volunteers whose mother prepared for me the specialty of Akure, "Pounded Yam"! Akure has lots of large billboards boasting of government's promises like the one in the photo!

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