SUNDAC – Scavenger Hunt



  • What activities did I plan?
    This week in Sundac, I planned the activity for today. My partner, Anna, and I decided to create a short scavenger hunt for the clients. We first took them to the hawker for a tasty lunch and to get them energised. After that, we brought them back to take part in the scavenger hunt. We split the clients up into groups of 1 client to 2 students to go through the things in the hunt.
  •  What was the outcome of my planning? How do I know?
    It was very successful. We got them interacting with the wider community and it seemed to really make them happy. The interactions between the clients and other members of the public warmed my heart. Due to our effective planning and pro-activeness, it was a huge success and the partners even asked to do another similar scavenger hunt later on in the year. 
  •  How did my plans change as the activity progressed? Why?
    As the activity progressed, we saw some groups begin to form so we easily changed the group ratio and made it 2 clients to 5 students to get through the scavenger hunt at a faster rate. 
  •  What difficulties did I face in executing my plan? How did I overcome these challenges?
    We realised towards the end of the activity, the clients became very tired so on the spot, we came up with the idea to go to the library to color as a way of cooling down. We were able to overcome these challenges by quickly adapting the plan as well as coming up with effective solutions as soon as they were needed. 
  •  How did I respond to changes in plans? Would I respond the same way in future? Why/why not?
    Yes. I would like to have some spontaneity in plans more than sticking 100% to my original plan. Although it is great to have a solid original plan, it is also nice to be able to adapt as the activity progresses depending on the response. 

Learning Objective 3 – INITIATIVE (Planning and initiated activities)

Kolkata GC – Post Kahaani

I’m really proud of the success in this year’s Kahaani and I’m looking forward to an even better Kahaani next year! This is a cause I’ve grown to become passionate about and it’s definitely something I’m going to continue being involved in.




Learning Objective-  6 GLOBAL VALUE (Engaging with issues of global importance)

SUNDAC Local Service – My Group’s Session

This week, my group of 4 was in charge of the activities to do with the Sundac partners this week. We planned to originally play 3 games and have lunch.

We had planned to start with the hula hoop game for about 5-7 minutes as an energiser. Then we planned to head off for lunch then create 2 stations, one with bowling and the other with throwing beanbags through a hula hoop. Finally ending with a small ball passing session.

The planning prepared us well as we had a variety of different equipment which could be adapted to be used in other activities if we have extra time or if an activity does not go as planned. This is exactly what happened. We ended up eating lunch first as the clients were hungry causing our entire timeline to be changed. Lunch was also faster than anticipated and we had to come up with the stations faster than assumed. As the activities progressed, some clients were enjoying while others were not, we had to adapt to their needs in order to keep them interested throughout. We ended up adding a follow the action game, a name + action game as well as another ball game to fill time and to ensure that some of them do not get distracted/bored.

We faced a few difficulties. One of the clients at my activity had a melt down. She reacted very negatively by smashing a basket into the ground and sitting down on the floor in the plaza in frustration. I had to quickly adapt our plans and try to involve the client in a more positive activity. This is when we introduced the name and action game to involve her as well as hopefully dial her temper down. By reacting straight away and changing the cause of her frustration helped our group overcome the challenge smoothly as well as without making too much fuss. I believe that I reacted very maturely. I asked the Sundac staff to help with handling her as I did not want to get involved which could have caused a commotion. I think I will continue to react like this in the future because getting involved doesn’t ensure that the problem will be solved; it is more important that we adapt ourselves for the clients. In the end we are doing service for them and I understand that they have special needs that would require immediate care. As I am unaware of the disability the client had, I believe the best thing for me to do was stay out of it. I adapted whatever I could which was the activity.

A photo of us doing the improvised hula hoop game but backwards. We had to adapt the game as the clients were finding it so easy and getting board. We decided to make everyone go through the hula hoop without looking at each other.

A photo of me eating with one of the clients. She was very excited to take a photo with me while we ate our lunch.

Overall, I believe that our group’s planing and initiated activities were a success. Although it didn’t go entirely according to our plan we still managed to have the clients leave with smiles on their faces and a warm range of goodbyes, thank yous and see you laters!

This is a video of me leading an activity during the session.

Learning Objective 3 – INITIATIVE (Planning and initiated activities)

Global Concern – Kolkata

As GC’s have only begun recently, we have been very focused on learning more about the issue we are trying to help out and the initial planning for Kahaani, our annual Indian dance showcase which is our global concern’s biggest fundraiser.

So far, we have been working towards figuring out our main story idea for the show and what dances we would put in the showcase. Our biggest issue currently is finding a way to tie our cause, helping the visually impaired in Kolkata, India, into it.

  •  Why is this a significant issue? This is a very important issue because it is something that can be cured with money yet so many children are abandoned because of their disability and/or never get any proper treatment. They never integrate into society and live tough lives.
  •  How have my actions had a positive/negative impact on this issue? By being apart of this GC for 3 years, I have been able to collaborate with different groups of people towards one common goal every year. Kahaani is the fundraiser that brings in the most money for the NGO and it also raises awareness about the issue on a large scale. I try my best to contribute to the best of my abilities. As it is so early in the year it is hard to acknowledge any actions but I do plan to help out actively during Kahaani in all aspects so that it can be a successful show and we will be able to reach our goal of raising funds and awareness for the NGO, Voice of World. 
  •  How has my thinking about this issue changed as a result of my participation in this activity? Am I more open-minded, caring, principled as a result? I believe that after learning about the cause and how people struggle with disabilities, I have become a more open-minded person. I am more open to hearing about other people’s stories and learning about their difficulties. I also think I am more organized because organizing such a big event in the school, time management as well as organization is key. Over my past two years of being involved I believe that I am a lot better at it than I was before and hopefully this can lead me to be an even bigger help in this year’s Kahaani then in previous years. 


Learning Objective-  6 GLOBAL VALUE (Engaging with issues of global importance)

Learning Objective-  5 COLLABORATION (Working together to achieve an outcome)

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