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Spiritans in Nigeria Use Movie to Teach Values to Students at Workshop

CANAA || By Father Kuha Indyer, CSSp. || 21 June 2018

Spiritans in Integral Development Foundation, SIIDF, in collaboration with the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), organized a workshop on June 15, 2018 for students around Sankera on the title: Becoming a Better Me.

The workshop was based on a film titled ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ which tells the story of a black American girl who overcame many obstacles and won a national spelling bee.

The initiator of the workshop, Corper Sandra Nwaobasi, who is a youth corps member serving at Holy Ghost College, Sankera, gave the first presentation which was primarily the presentation of the film, followed by group discussions by the students and other participants.

After the group discussion, participants gathered in a plenary and shared lessons they had learnt from the movie, which included goal setting in one’s life, determination, love, gender equality, humility, mentorship and success, succeeding with others, overcoming obstacles in achieving one’s goals, the value of positive friendship, succeeding with others, the positive influence of forgiveness, and the power to succeeds in life lies in the individual concerned, among other lessons.

The second presenter was Corper Oladayo Davis, who made an exposé on the theme of the workshop: Becoming a Better Me.

One of the participants asked a thought-provoking question: How can those of us from sub-standard schools actualize our potentials educationally? Answers were provided with personal stories.

Four schools participated at the workshop which was held at Holy Ghost College, Sankera.

The participating schools included Holy Ghost College, Sankera, Spiritan Nursery and Primary School, Sankera, Igyuse International School, Tine-Nune, and Ngenev Community Secondary School, Sankera.

At the end of the workshop, the schools appreciated the initiatives taken by SIIDF and the Youth Corpers and appealed that such workshops should be held often to encourage them in their academic pursuit.

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