Saturday, October 25, 2014

Life Skills workshops...

In October/November, Ljilja and Dragana are running a series of life skills workshops for the 11-15 year-old in our sponsorship project. The first 3 have been on Communication (including the dangers of Facebook and the internet), Puberty/adolescence and today was on Identity. Although the two of them have been doing the presentation, I have been helping a little with all the logistical side of things...
Between 10-12 kids have been each time, and we have had some fun activities, including making "facebook bracelets" out of loom bands... and a debate on the good and bad side of Facebook:
And fun games, like guess the song I am humming...
Above right you can also see Ljilja and Dragana putting their unique fingerprint on Psalm 139:13,14
For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
What a wonderful reminder to each of the kids of their unique identity... 

We will carry on for 3 more weeks, and hopefully the kids will continue to have fun while learning some really important things that will help them make sense of where they are at this stage in their lives, and help them to live life better!  

2 comments:

Victor said...

So cool. We need more digital citizenship and internet safety courses! We're trying to do this at work.

Belinda Chaplin said...

It was something that one of the parents brought up with us, as their child was making friends with random people on facebook... it was indeed very interesting to see who had done random friend adding - very scary... and how many of the girls had been approached by older guys to be their friends :( the internet is not a safe place

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