On a Saturday in this month, a Christmas Bazaar was organized at British International School Vietnam, District 2 and Sozo was a part of this. We were surrounded not only by the color, the crowd, professional organization, but also by the main activities taken place at the green, spacious and airy campus. Students and parents had a chance to join different activities around the campus.
One of the most popular corners in the large campus is Sozo’s corner. Sozo had a corner to sell cakes, cookies, souvenirs in there. We attracted people by many kinds of delicious cakes, cute cookies and nice souvenirs.
Although we were tired after the Bazaar, we had great time working hard and had experiences together.
At the end of November, we had another “Character First” workshop at Sozo. This month, we learned about “Resourcefulness” which means “Make WISE USE of the true VALUE of ALL RESOURCES”
With creative ideas, careful preparation, a team had been trained by professional trainers to work hard and prepare for this workshop, we had a great time to play and learn together.
We organized like a newspaper office. We had journalists, interviewer and audiences. The team shared practical way what a resourceful person needs to do. We need to “see value in everything”, “make wise use with things around us” and “make wise use of our time, talents, energy and money”. Especially, almost people were impressed by the slogan “ACHIEVE MORE WITH LESS”.
And we really loved the advertising times when the team showed us practical examples how to make wise use of simple things around us. Ex: from a simple can, a team member can make a beautiful product with below usage as last pictures attached
That was such a helpful workshop for all of you. Not only all participants, the team also experienced their own lessons.
We surely hope to see you the next time!
22nd of November was the time again for our monthly activity Street Love.
Everybody split into small groups of four people with two motorbikes and big bags filled with food and fruits.
We had assigned areas around the city to hand out the meals to poor people.
This time we had some members of a Canadian team join us.
Even though we had to stop and hide from the rain, it was an amazing time. It is always great to see the smiles on people's faces when we give them our little gift.
We may not be able to change the world, but we decided to do what we can do.
On a sunny day of 16th November, we held a Day-out for our volunteers and Canadian team. We all had so much fun and of course, sweated a lot with the exciting games from preparation team. Moreover, we had spent more time with the Canadian team, practiced English and enjoyed the day.
Hope we would have another sweating time like this soon!
You're angry, disappointed, speechless or annoyed by someone. I know you had these feelings before – everybody has. That's why it's important to talk about it.
A conflict can be something very negative, but on the 15th of November we learned how we could minimize the negative affect and try to resolve it. We also found out what our typical conflict reaction is – mine is competing, while others are compromising, avoiding, accommodating and collaborating. Knowing our style will help us to make better decisions in our next conflict.
We also learned five easy steps and especially an I-message that can be used as tools not only in conflicts with our friends and family, but also in difficult situations at university or at work.
Thank you Christine for sharing about the conflict resolution skill!