2024 Session 3 Report: Understanding Useful Relationships and Building High-Profile Networks

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 3 Report
  • Topic: Understanding Useful Relationships and Building High-Profile Networks
  • Date: 3rd of February 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 4
  • Total Number of Attendees: 46
  • Timings: 09:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Understanding Useful Relationships and Building High-Profile Networks
  • Resource Person: Roseline Bemigho Ugbeye


Session 3 served as a poignant reminder for participants to cherish and cultivate meaningful friendships, recognizing the invaluable role they play in personal and professional growth. Through engaging activities and insightful discussions, attendees gleaned insights into the importance of fostering strong, mutually beneficial connections.

Session Delivery:

Amidst the chilly embrace of a harmattan morning, participants eagerly convened for Session 3. The session commenced with a reverent opening prayer and the stirring rendition of the Itsekiri anthem, setting a solemn tone for the day’s proceedings.

Drawing inspiration from the book “The Smiley Shark,” the coordinator artfully intertwined storytelling with the session’s theme. The tale of the misunderstood shark underscored the significance of looking beyond surface perceptions and nurturing friendships based on trust and understanding.

Roseline Bemigho Ugbeye assumed the role of facilitator, guiding participants through an exploration of the principles underpinning meaningful relationships. Emphasizing trust, respect, and cooperation as foundational elements, she elucidated how genuine connections can serve as catalysts for personal and collective success.

An interactive activity challenged participants to demonstrate their knowledge of their peers by recalling their full names, likes, and dislikes. This exercise illuminated the depth of understanding and camaraderie within the group, reinforcing the importance of attentive and empathetic listening in cultivating meaningful relationships.

In her closing remarks, the coordinator underscored the enduring value of surrounding oneself with supportive and trustworthy individuals. Encouraging participants to remain open to new connections and opportunities, she urged them to extend kindness and support to others, fostering a culture of reciprocity and mutual empowerment.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ani Toju
  • Roseline Bemigho Ugbeye

Other key activities during the session:

Participants shared insights into their friendships within the Itsekiri NextGen community.

What went wrong:

Technical issues with the generator and projector hindered the seamless delivery of the session, highlighting the importance of contingency planning and adaptability in managing unforeseen challenges.

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