Life Skills Lesson on “How to be a good friend” @ Remand Home

Activity Report

Location: Remand Home
Activity Date: 03.04.2024
Start Time: 10:00 AM   End Time: 11:30 AM

Facilitators: Siri Lindblad, Ruth Obilo, Dianah Rose
Number of Participants: 35
Male: 27   Female: 8

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
Today, the life skills lesson focused on “how to be a good friend.” The lesson began by reviewing what was covered last week, as last week’s activities laid the groundwork for today’s class. A discussion was held about how having good qualities in a friendship creates a strong foundation for the relationship. Next, a mind map was drawn on the board, and all the children contributed their own ideas about good qualities in a friendship. To wrap up, each child received paper and pencils to express what a good friendship means to them. The results were compiled on a poster that now hangs in the classroom as a reminder of how we can all be good friends.

Personnel Input:
Siri Lindblad planned the lesson and then led it together with Ruth Obilo. Both Diannah Rose and Ruth Obilo helped with translation from English to Kiswahili when needed to make the lesson run more smoothly. Lastly, all personnel roamed around the classroom, helping the children who had questions or wanted a discussion to gain a deeper understanding of the topic, as well as expressing their emotions towards the topic.

They were introduced to, or reminded of, qualities to seek or foster in a strong friendship. The children grasped the concept and can now apply this life skill in their daily lives, as friends play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Unanticipated Achievements:
The children seemed to enjoy the activity, as they had many suggestions for the mind map and created some artistic pieces for the poster. If the children enjoyed it, they likely learned more, and given their numerous suggestions, I believe there’s a higher chance they will apply what they learned today in their own lives.

Supporting Partners:

April 3, 2024

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