RESH Trains 130 Volunteers in Ebola Psychosocial Counseling

first_imgA local non-governmental organization, Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH), has concluded a 3-day workshop aimed at training volunteers, who will be involved with counseling Ebola survivors, relatives and community members.At the close of the training, which was held at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) High School on Camp Johnson Road in Monrovia, Ernest Garnark Smith, Jr., RESH coordinator told the volunteers that with their hearts of volunteerism and patriotism, they should diligently give back to humanity.He charged them that if they do not do that they would be on the wrong side of history by having acquired a skill to help and did nothing to help.He assured them that more refreshers trainings will be provided by both RESH and her partners in order to keep them abreast.Smith told the Daily Observer that RESH had embarked on the training in order to send her equipped and passionate volunteers, who he said are “emotionally and technically balanced,” for the counseling. He disclosed that the psychosocial aspect of the war against the deadly Ebola virus, was either non-existence or in the background with no attention from the stakeholders.Topics that the volunteers were tutored in included Community Sensitization and Significance in Psychosocial Supports, Trauma Counseling, Grief Counseling and Introduction to Temperament Analysis: An Effective Tools in the Help ProfessionRESH invited professional and renowned facilitators like the Rev. Olayee Collins, who is a clergyman, social worker and therapist; Rev. William P. Kilby, I, an educator, administrator, clergyman and counselor; Mrs. Varnetta Johnson-Freeman, a trainer, journalist, and an advocate of gender equity and good governance.RESH’s Coordinator himself a psychosocial counselor, social worker and freelance psychosocial author and poet also facilitated the workshop.RESH is a Liberian NGO, which provides psychosocial support to help combat Ebola, including counseling for patients and clinical staff. It aims to provide vital psychosocial supports for victims of natural disasters and traumatic events like the Ebola epidemic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tusker, Bandari highlight FKF Shield round two

first_imgTusker who have had a rough patch in the Kenyan Premier League with three losses on the trot made a resounding statement of winning their fourth domestic cup title with a 7-0 thrashing of Taita Taveta All Stars.Bandari were on a trip to North Eastern Kenya where they made a statement of intent as well beating local side Berlin FC 3-1.Defending champions AFC Leopards who were made to work before beating Shabana FC 2-1 in Kisumu will take on Rainforest in the second round, the Naivasha based club having been handed a walk over after Kenyan Premier League side Sony Sugar pulled out in the 11th hour.Record champions Gor Mahia who started off with a 5-0 thrashing of SS Assad in Mombasa will take on Kenpoly in their round of 32 clash, the side having beaten Savannah Cement 3-0 to progress.FKF Shield round of 32 fixtures:Mwatate United v Ushuru, Bandari FC v Tusker FC, Leysa v KCB, Sofapaka v Baba Dogo United, Friendzone v Zetech University, Gor Mahia v Kenpoly, Kariobangi Sharks v Wazito FC, Ligi Ndogo v Balaji, Rainforest v AFC Leopards, Vegpro v Vihiga United, Kisumu All Stars v Riverplate, Police FC v Nzoia Sugar, Ulinzi Stars v Kakamega Homeboyz, Western Stima v Bidco, Posta Rangers v Kisumu Hot Stars, Bungoma SuperStars v Transfoc.FKF Shield round of 64 results:SS Assad 0 – 5 Gor Mahia (Mbaraki Complex, Msa), Friend Zone 1(3) – 1 (1) Naivas (Camp Toyoyo), Nanyuki Youth 0-6 Kariobangi Sharks (Nanyuki Stadium), Nakuru West Combined 1-2 Kenya Police (ASK Show Grounds), M.K.U Nakuru 0-4 Kisumu All Stars (ASK Show Grounds), Transmara Sugar 0-2 Posta Rangers (Enoosaen Grounds), Kisumu Hot Stars 2-1 Raiply (Moi Stadium Kisumu), Dero 0-7 Nzoia Sugar (Moi Stadium Kisumu), Riverplate 1-0 Nakuru All-Stars (Bukhungu Stadium), Kabras United 0-4 Bidco United (Bukhungu Stadium), Fortune Sacco 0-1 Mwatate United (Mikinduri Grounds), Ligi Ndogo 1(4)-1(3) Talanta (Hope Center), Balaji 2-1 Modern Coast Rangers (Camp Toyoyo), Reunion 0-2 Sofapaka (Camp Toyoyo), Nyamira All-Stars 0-5 Vihiga United (Moi Stadium, Kisumu) Egerton University 0-2 Western Stima (Egerton Uni. Grounds), Nanyuki Allstars 0-2 KCB (Nanyuki Stadium), Nunguni Yulu 1-3 Ushuru (UNOA Sports Ground), Berlin 1-3 Bandari (Garissa TTC Grounds), Emmausians 0-5 Leysa (Mbaraki Sports Club), Taita Taveta All-Stars 0-7 Tusker (Taita Taveta University), Shabana 1-2 AFC Leopards (Moi Stadium), Baba Dogo United 2-1 Equity Bank (Baba Dogo Grounds), Kenpoly 3-0 Savannah Cement (Camp Toyoyo), Nairobi Water 0-3 Wazito (Camp Toyoyo), Vegpro 4-0 K.S.G (Karuturi Grounds), Rainforest 2-0 Sony Sugar (Karuturi Grounds), Bungoma Super Stars 3-1 ASEC (Sudi Stadium), Tandaza 0-1 Zetech University (Kabete Campus), Transfoc 2-1 Eldoret Youth (Kenyatta Stadium, Kitale), Transmillan 0-3 Ulinzi Stars (Kenyatta Stadium, Kitale).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC players celebrate one of their four goals against AFC Leopards during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kericho Stadium on April 2, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4- Two former champions, Tusker FC and Bandari will clash in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield second round slated for 23rd and 24th of June after the completion of the first round this weekend with most of the big guns progressing.The clash between 2016 champions Tusker and their 2015 predecessors Bandari will be one of three other all-Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match ups with 2016 losing finalists Ulinzi Stars scheduled to take on Kakamega Homeboyz while last year’s losing finalists Kariobangi Sharks play Wazito.last_img read more