HELLO from our Daraja Academy High School Global Concern group for 2018-2019!
Listen to the global value of working with Daraja Academy Global Concern group from Snigdha’s perspective:
Want to hear what it is like when you first arrive at Daraja? Read on for more details.
Nimisha’s Daraja reflection is Published here:
This week in Daraja we spent the session as a team getting to know each other a little better. We began by playing ‘Wah’ to build up some energy amongst the group and then tried the ‘Human Knot’ to strengthen our team work skills.
Jeethu led a thoughtful ‘Four Corners’ activity where we began to consider the range of questions that we have about some of the issues Daraja deals with. Finally, we said goodbye and thank you to Nethmi, a G12 student who has support the GC for 2 years. Thank you to you all for your contribution today!
This week, our Grade 11 students have their internal mock examinations, so we wish them the best of luck for those.
With a total of 6 students left in Daraja GC this week, we decided to spend this time to write some more letters to the Daraja girls. The feedback we have from them so far is they love to hear from us and are very excited to get responses. In the future, we are hoping to establish a system of individual pen pals so we can really get to know each other. But for now, it is great to have someone to write to!
The session also left time for the chair of the GC Jeethu, and the GC facilitators, Sarah and Kate to work on what long-term projects will be happening this term. In term 3, students will have the opportunity to work within the following teams:
Today in our GC session, we read the thoughtful handwritten letters from the Daraja girls. Reading their letters transported those who had recently visited Daraja, straight back to their precious experience. For students who have not had the opportunity to visit Daraja, it opened the doors of opportunity for friendship, hope and possibility.
After a busy period of preparing for school events and planning how we can all contribute to the Daraja GC, we were all very grateful to have this time to connect with the Daraja girls by replying to their letters. There was a strong feeling of comfort from our session, and whilst everyone was quiet in thought, I felt that Daraja GC was alive. With the blur of family festival, pressure from assessments and lessons within the school day, it can be all too easy to become separated from the issue, the cause and Daraja. I hope that as the Pen Pal activity develops further in our GC meetings that it provides a sense of belonging and individual purpose to our GC members.