VCI Team Uganda paid an advocacy visit to the leaders of Butaleja District of Busolwe village.
The essence of the meeting was to introduce Viable Community Initiatives as well as OPOS (outcomes for life, Basic home practices and Open Space) with a view to train their community members on how to emacipate themselves from the economic and social challenges confronting them by using their indigenous resources as well as how to raise healthy families and children using OPOS methodology. vcinitiatives.org ... See MoreSee Less
Viable community initiative Nigeria was at Marere Community in Tudun wada L G. A. Of Kano State for OPOS sensitization.
The community members were trained on how to keep their environment clean with respect to sanitation. They were also taught about how to improve their economic fortunes via small and medium businesses that will not require large sums of capital.
Also, education which is key wasn't left behind as they were charged to ensure they have their children enrolled in school and also encouraged them to acquire vocational skills so as to have comparative advantage which will help them earn a living for themselves and families.
Worthy of mention is the fact that, they were all encouraged to help the vulnerable widows and orphans within their community using the available resources at their disposal for a better living.
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Today VCI Nigeria team stormed Dogo Nahauwa community, a very low income community located South of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria to facilitate OPOS training.
This training today became necessary and profound due to the massive massacre of hundreds of women, children and men that took place in 2010 that left the community ravaged and in ruined for loss of both human and material resources of unimaginable proportions. Widows and orphaned children were left stranded as how to carter for themselves.
Several years later, the community is yet to recover fully and find life very tough.
We were glad when an invitation was extended to us to share OPOS to the community by an EMS missionary who benefited immensely from the the OPOS training recently.
There unwavering determination to pick up life and resuscitate the available resources within their reach and make life worthwhile again after today's session left us speechless.
Below is the testimony from one of the organizers to us;
"Our profound gratitude to all VCI Nigeria and EMS Head office for your visit to Dyemburuk (Dogo Nahauwa). Indeed, your presence and presentation is the talk of the day in the community. It's very difficult for most people in the community to avail such kind of call. The host Rev. Jugu was just wondering how the people responded. To God be the glory!"
Such a testimony is heartwarming and emboldens us to do more even in the face of daunting challenges.
God will not do for us what man could and should do for himself. This is the hallmark of our motivation and passion to ensure that no community is left behind.
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