The President of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement(JPRM), Rev. Dr Hon. Habila M. Istifanus has described the 2021 “Refreshers course for the Executive Members and Staff of the organization as a Learning opportunity where participants will experience a lot.
Rev Habila, encouraged participants to remove all sentiments and be willing to learn and participate as much as possible so as to be able to gain the much-needed experience. He noted that as members of the Organization, it was of utmost importance to develop a receptive mind that accommodates and tolerates others thereby making people happy.
The President also expressed delight that the refreshers course was being held at the magnificent facility of the Peace Orientation Centre owned by the Justice Peace and Reconciliation Movement as such encouraged a proper use of the facility.
The Chairman of the Board, Mr. Benjamin Gangkero, while also delivering his welcome address, noted that essential and regular training was the bedrock of many successful organizations, as such JPRM has over the years consistently organized refresher courses as well as orientation for her staff which was highly commendable.
He said the 2021 training should be taken seriously and seen as an opportunity to reflect on past experiences/courses and a mind opener from the resource personnel which will include some staff and executive council members.
Mr. Gangkero further called on the management to ensure that issues raised at workshops and courses are seen to a logical conclusion thereby executing programs and ideas which will go a long way in moving the organization forward.
Also speaking, the Executive Director of JPRM, Elder Amb. Justina Ngwobia said participants were carefully selected as representatives from well over 30 communities at the refreshers training, gathered from 4 different states in Nigeria.
Elder Justina said the 2021 refreshers course for the executive members and staff provides an opportunity for learning with the expectation that participants will be able to go back to their various communities and step down whatever they have learnt.
“The participation of the Community Development Officers (CDOs) who were trained sometime last year was key as they will also be sharing achievements from their various communities which recounts as a period for stocktaking.” She said
She commended the relentless efforts of the President of the organization which has propelled the visitation of some other organizations for partnership. She noted that the training will involve some community exchange visits and sights seeing.
The 2021 refreshers course for the executive members and staff Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement (JPRM) started on Monday 6th December to Saturday 11th December 2021 at the Peace Orientation and conference centre (POCC) Gwash Lamingo.
Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement (JPRM) is a Non- Governmental Organization that is geared towards sustainable positive social change. The Movement has over the years consolidated its activities; harnessing experiences gathered to become a specialized Movement that provides short trainings in Peace and Conflict Resolution, Human rights, Gender/Women Empowerment and Ecumenical Education.