The training of Peer Educators has commenced by ACD since on the 5th of February. Peer Educators were trained on their Roles and Qualities they must posses and the challenges they might encounter. They were told one their roles is to mobilize the peers for session. They should facilitate the selection of the venue for the meetings and conduct the session in such a way that will bring positive change in the behavior of the people. They should be available and be committed and must be trusted by their peers. They were also trained on the challenges which includes Time, language and transfer from their present location.The training took place at three locations in the community on the 7th ,12th and 13th respectively. The Peer Educators gave their word of ensuring they carry out their duties diligently.
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Action For Community Development as since September last year began the ICOSSAP (IMPROVED COMMUNITY SAFE SEX AND PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD) Project. It is the Second phase of the Project COWSSAP. ACD staffs payed a visit to Okhukhugbo and Evbotubu Community on the 19th of January where the project is being carried out.
The aim of the visit was to hold a Monthly Community Mentor ship Meetings with the two Community and to inform them of the selection of Community Peers Educators that would be holding peer sessions in the community. They were also told that these selected peer Educators will be trained on their roles and responsibilities.
BACK TO SCHOOL
By Sam Ajufoh – Project leader
As schools open on January 7th in Edo state of Nigeria and with a lot of work still left to be done on this project. We went quickly back to the schools on 14th at 1pm to check what we could do for the children.when we went to give the school supply to the pupils the last time we discovered that many of the children still needed school sandals, so we took a clobber to the school to try and mend some of the sandal of these shoes prior to getting new ones for them as soon as funds are available. The children were very happy to see us.We were also able to give school bags to 7 pupils. The teachers in also on ground to call out the children to be receive support.Our medical team was also on ground to see children that needed medical attention. Action for Community Development say a big thank you to all donors who believe that these children need support and they continue to keep this children in school.
We humbly request that you partner with us in 2013 to provide educational Support for Women,Youths and Orphans with disabilities.
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ACD World AIDS Day Outreach video.
As part of our effort towards development of communities in Edo state, Action For Community Development has kick off event to empower people in Benin city in Edo State of Nigeria on the 1st of November 2012.These includes training of Men,Women and youth on uses of Computer.,acquisition of skills on Video Editing and production, Music and Movie Production,Fish Farming,Publishing and Magazine Production Electronic Embroidery ,Makeup Artistry and joint co-operative investment. This is aim at making the people to be self dependent and become employers of labor.
For us in Action for Community Development, community service is a calling and with this passion we do our work. On September 20, our staff was sent meet the teachers in Ugiagbe primary school to discuss with them ways of supporting the orphans. On 17th of October, we went back to Ugiagbe primary school to provide educational materials and psychosocial support for the orphans in the school.Our team got to the school at10.30.am. Just a few minutes to their break time. The children were overjoyed to see us again in their school.we were able to reach 110 pupils. since we have not raise enough money for the project yet, we felt it will be good to try and provide some basic support first, for the children since schools have resumed. 25 pupils were given 2 note books, 7 pupils got school bags and 10 pupils got a pair sandal each. All the 200 pupils got a pencil and ruler each. Those that needed school uniform since their uniforms were torn and tetarred, had their names written on a separate sheet. we were not able to provide these uniforms yet. we are yet to receive funding support we also have not reach out to those in secondary schools. we hope to do so soon. we sincerely hope we will able to reach out to these pupils and students once we receive support to do so. we still have a lot do and we are counting on our partners to help us to reach these children. we sincerely want to thank our partners who have given on-line and off – line to this project. please continue to support us. The ” thank you” from the pupils was RESOUNDING. Niye Amandasun said “I had no bag to use to bring my books to school. but this one you have given me is very good, i like it”. Again, another pupil Felix Efeloghor said ” It was my teacher’s Biro, i was using to write, thank you for given me mine” we also our medical personnel on ground to access the children medically .