Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Leadership programme for young women in the kellys home

Leadership for young women in the Resource Center, Kellys

 Group Strength                         :            21

 Name of the Trainer            :            Ms. Sivakami

 Age of the Trainees             :            14-18 years           

 Venue              :            Government Observation Home

for Girls - 153, Purasawalkam 

High Road, Chennai 10

 Day 1-   Monday, 18th May 2009

Topic Introduction       -            Rapport Building

Objective                        -            To observe and build rapport with the team

 Rapport building is the single most important aspect of our communication. In fact, all communication efforts can get futile if we do not have a rapport with our team members.

·     To understand -

·      The places and people we spend time with

·      The way each one look, sound, and behave

·      The skills they  have learned  so far

·      Their  purpose in life

Activity -

(i) Pass around a bag of candy. Tell the participants to take as many as they want. Once all the participants have candy, tell them that for each candy they took they have to say one thing about themselves. For instance, if a participant took 10 candies, they would have to say 10 things about themselves.

(ii) After introducing themselves they have to call out the name of a person whom they like ‘the best ‘in the group and say why they like them.

PS: They have to avoid repeating the names of members who have already introduced.

Day 2 Tuesday, 19th May 2009

Topic Introduction - Ethics and Moral Values

Objective - Philosophical approaches to ethical choice and reflection…

To understand-


·      The values that they live by

·      Their beliefs about ethics and moral values

“The problems of philosophy involve questions in which we are all (or should all be) deeply interested at the most basic level. They are important to us as we make decisions about what to believe, and how to be critical of our own naively held beliefs. Philosophical investigation may help us to determine what kinds of choices we should make, and what kind of person to be.

 It may help us to form a rational life plan, and to better understand our own motives and fears.

Identifying Ethics: Principles of ethics should provide us guidance as we make choices in a complicated world. Ideally, an account of ethics should help us to identify moral principles and morally relevant features of the choices we face

Ethics : Ethical codes of conduct instruct us on what we ought or ought not to do.

Values : Values underlie ethical codes. For any ethical code, we can evaluate it by considering the values that support it.

Subjective :
“Different people just have different values, and there is no way to argue or reason about the evaluative assumptions that lie behind different ethical judgments or choices.

Activity : 

The group was divided into two; Group A had to come up  with various stages of Man and the ethics and values he have to practice at each stage of life and Group B had to do various stages of life of a woman –the values she had to practice and preach to her children.

Both the team had to enact what they should do and what they should not do at each stage.

Reward: Two best participants were identified and rewarded.


Day 3- Wednesday, 20th  2009

Topic         - Higher Education


Objective - To decide the future and set the standard of living one need to be aware of various courses/careers available.

To understand -

·      Groups available in XI

·      Courses available in science and Arts Colleges

·      Differences between Skilled and unskilled labors

·      Brief about

Professional Degrees -Engineering/medicine/Law


Master Degrees/Doctorate degrees

·      What is Standard of Living

·      Job Market

·      Practicality/difficulty in choosing


The group was asked to sit in a circle one member of the group had to run with a parcel round the circle and drop it where ever she wanted to; that person had to come inside the circle and do whatever punishment the group ask her to do.

e.g. to dance/sing etc., and then should express what they wanted to become in future and why. Then the trainer would explain about the course the advantage /the drawbacks of the course/how much they can earn   in future etc.,

 Day 4- Thursday, 21st  2009

Topic - Marriage & Relationship

Objective - A Healthy Relationship  - Teenage Abusive Relationships - Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse 

To understand-

A Healthy Relationship Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship—one that is based on mutual honesty, trust, respect and open communication, a relationship consists of two people; both should always feel like an equal in the relationship and feel free to speak their mind.

What is considered abuse? : Abuse can be verbal, physical, or sexual when concerning an intimate relationship. Verbal Abuse: Name calling, put-downs, insults, blaming, criticizing, accusing, hurtful jokes, controlling, remarks about appearance Physical Abuse: Pinching, punching, biting, throwing objects, spitting, pulling hair, preventing from eating or sleeping, driving fast to intimidate you Sexual: Unwanted touching, withholding sex, forcing sex, sexual name calling, refusing to practice safe sex .

To Understand -

·      The right age to get married

·      Psychological factors

·      Types of Relationships –Homosexuals/heterosexuals/Bisexual

·      One to one  & Many to one  Relationship

·      Pros and Cons of every relationship

·      Sustainability  - Love or  Arrange Marriage

·      Difference between Love & Lust


The group was divided into 4 member team – Quiz was conducted among them. Where the team had to answer the trainer’s query, if they don’t know the answer the question will be passed on to the next team. At the end of each question  the team gets a chance to understand the Myths& Facts.

Day 5 - Friday 22nd 2009

Topic         - Sex Education

Objective - To create consciousness about what is sex;

To realize teenage is not the right age for having sex, how to protect themselves from being abused 

To understand-


·      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

·      AIDS /STD/HIV- How virus spread

·      Abortion –  Various ways of abortion

·      Common Problems faced by Adolescent s

·      Difference between friendship and love and sex- between same gender and opposite gender

·      Fertility - Age


The group members were asked to sit in a circle and one member was asked to sit in the center and clap; two objects one in green colour and another in red colour were asked to pass on around the circle.   Each time the clapping was stopped, the person having red colour would ask question and the person in green would answer for it.  For each question the trainer would oversee and explain the facts.