In the 21st century, the importance of taking care of one’s mental health is getting more and more recognised, with the value of soft skills put in the forefront of employer’s minds as they hire people who are both physically and emotionally competent for the job. Developing a healthy emotional quotient, or EQ, is vital these days, and yet many of us see it as secondary.
For her charitable event, our Didik-Kasih EduCare Program recipient Nuralia decided to teach children basic, but vital soft skills that would help them be smarter, kinder people for the rest of their lives. 52 kids from Anak Kasih Harmony participated in the event and learnt different skills through fun team games.
After some morning stretches and ice breaking activities, the children were split into group and played five separate station games, all of which were not only fun, but taught the kids different lessons in a practical way.
Children learnt important values like teamwork, effective communication, taking responsibility for one’s actions, problem-solving skills and listening to instructions well. To further teach the children these skills, a gotong royong session was held after the station games, where volunteers and children cleaned the home together.
To reward their efforts, prizes were presented to each child at the end of the day, along with a few donations in kind made to Anak Kasih Harmony home as well. Over lunch, the joy was evident on all the children’s faces, some of which commented that they were happy to participate in the games and had a lot of fun.
The volunteers were also glad to help out, with some even hoping for a follow-up event so that they could continue serving children in any way possible. Nuralia herself agreed with this, and was very glad that the event was smooth sailing.
Nuralia, who was given financial aid for her tertiary studies under Great Vision’s Didik-Kasih EduCare Program, ran this event under the supervision of her mentors who were very proud of her for her charitable acts.
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