2024 Session 16 Report: Facing Your Challenges

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 16 Report
  • Topic: Facing Your Challenges
  • Date: 4th of May 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 4
  • Total Number of Attendees: 70
  • Timings: 09:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Facing Your Challenges
  • Resource Person: Uwala Tedeye


The session aimed to empower participants in confronting their challenges rather than succumbing to fear.

Session Delivery:

As the session commenced, an opening prayer and the Itsekiri anthem set the tone.

The coordinator, Uwala Tedeye, expressed appreciation for the consistent attendance of the participants and celebrated those who reviewed books at the previous session.

She introduced the topic “Facing Your Challenges” and clarified its meaning. Some participants initially confused challenges with competition, but it was explained that challenges are obstacles that seem insurmountable.

A discussion on whether challenges and fear are the same ensued. While opinions varied, it was explained that challenges often evoke fear but are distinct from it.

The coordinator shared personal stories of overcoming challenges, emphasizing the importance of remaining positive, building self-confidence, seeking help, and persevering.

Photo illustrations and video clips illustrated strategies for overcoming challenges and achieving goals despite obstacles.

Participants were encouraged to share their challenges. Many cited difficulties in certain subjects and public speaking. Strategies were offered, including developing interest in subjects, seeking assistance, and practicing.

One participant shared how involvement in book reviews helped her overcome a reading challenge, while another discussed overcoming fear of speaking in public.

The session concluded with the understanding that challenges are not unbeatable and can be overcome with determination.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ani Toju

Other key activities during the session:

Video display on facing your challenges.

What went wrong:

Nothing went wrong.

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