2024 Session 7 Report: Healthy Habits and Personal Hygiene

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 7 Report
  • Topic: Healthy Habits/Personal Hygiene
  • Date: 2nd of March 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 6
  • Total Number of Attendees: 53
  • Timings: 09:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Healthy Habits/Personal Hygiene
  • Resource Person: Ani Toritseju Ogharandukun

Summary:

Session 7 served as a pivotal reminder to the NextGen cohort about the importance of cultivating healthy habits and maintaining personal hygiene. Participants were enlightened on fundamental practices essential for their overall well-being.

Session Delivery:

The session commenced with a solemn prayer led by Roselyn Bemigho Ugbeye, followed by a spirited rendition of the Itsekiri anthem, fostering a sense of unity and purpose among the attendees.

Ani Toritseju Ogharandukun took the helm, guiding the participants through a comprehensive exploration of healthy habits and personal hygiene. Emphasizing the adage “health is wealth,” he underscored the significance of integrating these practices into their daily routines.

Participants were encouraged to prioritize basic hygiene practices such as bathing twice daily, brushing teeth at least twice a day, and maintaining cleanliness of their hair and nails. These habits, they were reminded, are fundamental to their overall health and well-being.

As aspirational leaders, it was impressed upon them that good health forms the bedrock of effective leadership, enabling them to fulfill their potential without the hindrance of illness or discomfort.

Inquisitive minds sparked engaging discussions, with participants seeking clarification on various health-related topics. A particularly spirited debate ensued regarding the merits of drinking cold water. Some argued for the refreshing nature of cold water, especially after a long journey, while others expressed concerns about potential health risks such as rheumatism and cough.

To further explore this topic, the session evolved into a lively debate, allowing participants to articulate their viewpoints and engage in constructive dialogue.

Volunteers:

  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Ani Toju
  • Roselyn Bemigho Ugbeye
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Eworitsemogha Wyse

Other key activities during the session:

Debate on the benefits of drinking cold water, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills among participants.

What went wrong:

The session proceeded smoothly without encountering any significant issues, ensuring a productive and enlightening experience for all attendees.

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