The outreach event was the second of the series of 6 this year. This event focused on girls only and aimed to discuss issues pertinent to girl’s mental health in relation to all aspects of their lives. This outreach incorporated use of IEC (Information, Education and Communication) material for further personal study.
The discussion began with an introduction of all 12 participants, who all were between the ages of 13-15 years old. The venue of the outreach was Baharini primary school. The session was full of laughter, giggles and jokes- making for good facilitation.
Topics covered included:
SELF AWARENESS: Self-awareness is the ability to monitor your own emotions and reactions. It allows you to know your strengths, weaknesses, triggers, motivators and other characteristics. Being self-aware means that you take a deeper look at your emotions, why you feel a certain way, and how your sentiments could turn into reactions.
SELF CONCEPT: Your perception of you….thoughts. Our thoughts are tied to our emotions. We must first understand our thoughts and thought processes, feelings and body.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: It consists of activities and goals contributed to personal development.
SOCIAL AWARENESS: The ability to understand the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.