JDPC ONITSHA ANNUAL SEMINAR HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 AT LEJUNE HALL, BASILICA OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, ONITSHA
Justice Development and peace commission Onitsha organized the annual November 1st seminar for parish Jdpc volunteers. The seminar was hinged on the following topics
- Understanding six JDPC functional units: This session extensively explained the six JDPC functional units. This explanation deepened the understanding of the participants on the main programmes of JDPC Onitsha other than most speculated Caritas/ almsgiving, Christmas and Easter for the poor.
- Environmental Justice: care for the environment, creatures and building our home
- Judicial and penal reform: prison apostolate, reformation, rehabilitation, reintegration and police engagement
- Economic and social justice: empowerment, poverty alleviation, strategic support, building cooperative and learning
- Peace building and conflict resolution: practicing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), training and retraining on preventive mechanisms, mediation, understanding basic principles and working with legal aid
- Democracy and good governance: Right Education, Advocacy, Monitoring & Evaluation and Networking
- Caritas: provision of practical needs, almsgiving, caring for the sick and the deprived and Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) Intervention
- Power mapping and analysis in a parish setting to boost JDPC work: This presentation on power mapping and analysis highlighted how the participants would utilize the knowledge gained to reach to their Parish Priest and other relevant Parish stakeholders that could enhance and support the programmes of Parish JDPC. The essence of the presentation was to enlighten the participants that each person has the ability to make a positive change at any point in time and to have the skills to be able to co-opt and leverage on the parishes’ programmes and stakeholders in order to get JDPC work going.
Participants @annual JDPC seminar November 1 2016
- Community mobilization and development of charter: This session showcased importance of community mobilization in the charter development processes, and stressed that PJDPC should look out for the needs of the individual organizations in the parish and assist in getting them addressed. Charter development as a document that contains community prioritized needs should involve all the representatives from various community groups during its development and that is what is called community mobilization for social action.
- Year of mercy and how it touches JDPC work: Udoye Shared what JDPC Onitsha has been doing to put smiles on the faces of the poor and the OVC. This is done by giving out food items, clothing, monetary gifts, provision of some house hold necessities like cups, slippers, buckets and clearing hospital bills, worked for the release of some prisoners.