On 10th October 2018, Ummeed has conducted a Life Skill Session for holistic and age appropriate social and emotional development with 800 students of class VI, VII, VIII and IX of Don Bosco, Liluah.
Class 6 students - session on identifying distractions, enhancing concentration and memory skills to develop SMART learning techniques.
Class 7 - Students sensitized on creating school as a no bully zone, strategies to prevent cyber bullying
Class 8 - Accepting differences, Embracing diversity in interpersonal relationships for better peer adjustment.
Class 9 - Strategies for prevention of internet and gadget addiction, with special focus on measures to be undertaken to ensure cyber safety.
Reflection of the students :-
"I have learnt that concentration is important, something about the importance of study about the distraction that we often meet while studying and also that visualizing practically makes us easy to learn. It also gave me the idea of how to improve our study." - Raghav Dohia - Class 6D
"As this time i have got 87.38%, so I want to get above 94%, so after learning from this counseling session I have learned that next time I would concentrate and study and while study I would not be distracted by anyone as it is the annual term coming and it only comes once in a blue moon, so I promise you all that I would do the above things." - Harshit Modi - Class 6D
“I, thanking you for helping me in this situation, feel deeply sad, because I myself had once become a victim of bullies. I do not usually say bad words and never give abusive words, taking this advantage, many students always call me in abusive words. I even complaint to the teachers whenever possible. However, on a concluding note this session has become very useful for me and I will thank teachers for helping me in this situation.” - Sayandeep Paul, Class 7C
“I liked today’s class very much. I got to learn more about bullying, how to prevent it. The videos were very informative and I liked the way this session was conducted. I learned that bullying can be dangerous and can make a person sick mentally.” - Arjya Ghosh, Class 7D
“I will surely not bully someone after this session. And if I am bullied I will make sure I form strategies and community to fight against it.” – Himanshu Poddar - Class 8B
“I learnt a lot from the animation u showed and I promise to not bully anyone and be friendly with everyone. Thank you for helping us realise the good and the bad.” – Partha Bihani - Class 8D
“From today’s session, conducted by the team of Ummeed, I have learnt many things about how to deal with this tech savvy world. Teenagers or adolescents are more prone to sexual pleasures and matters like masturbation and such things cause anxiety in every teenage boy. But, Salony ma’am, made us understand the truth. Thank You, ma’am.” - Agnik Dastidar - Class 9A
“Nothing to ‘feedback’. I am fully ‘fed’!! It was really a helpful session. Not only it helped to understand our life and things around us. But it also helped me to know who I am. And thank you for the chocolate.!” – Arjeya Bhattacharya, Class 9D