The Student Arise Against Conflict(S.A.A.C) project held its capacity building workshop on the 23rd of July 2009 at the Conference hall of the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN). The Workshop which had in attendance 34 participants from 6 schools featured training sessions on Peace Building, Conflict Management, Communication and Human Relationship Skills as well as Decision making skills which was facilitated by Esther Eshiet of the FD project as well as an interactive Session on Debate as Tool for conflict resolution and management by Franklin Ubi.
The workshop also featured the presentation of prizes to the winners of the S.A.A.C Essay competition in secondary Schools with the topic” How conflict affects our lives”.
The winners of the competition are Joseph Albert Effiong –Government Technical College, Mayne Avenue (1st Prize), Esther Acheri Ogbaji- West African people’s Institute ( 2nd Prize) and Achong Emmanuel Abuo- Army Day Secondary School, Ikot Ansa( 3rd Prize).
Participants were also treated to a film show on the movie “Bringing Down the Dictator” a documentary series on OTPOR-the student Resistance movement in Serbia, whose non-violent actions brought down the government of Slobadan Milosevic.