IFP Reflection #3

# LO 3

  • Initiative For Peace has always been one of the creativities/activities that I liked from the beginning. It has helped me to understand conflict and how it can be solved easily in my day to day lives in the boarding house and at school.  Through the sessions, I have come to understand how one can easily avoid conflict when it is right in front of them or take part in the conflict and try to solve it together. In addition to that, I have learned the importance of collaboration, communication, attitude, compassion, empathy and action. And using that,  how to initiate a small conference that can help others’ understand the meaning of peace and importance of reducing conflicts in our day to day lives. Also after watching some videos about judgement, forgiving and world conflict, I have come to realise that forgiving is one of the ways to bring peace but it is also one of the hardest thing an individual can do. Therefore, I have also started practising forgiving and empathy. On the other hand, judging a person without knowing their reason is like defining who you are by judging them. Thus, we should never judge a person without knowing them. 
  • One of the sessions that brought a strong effect on myself  was coming up with ideas in groups to lead a small conference with the grade 5s. Though my group was not chosen, the chosen group’s idea was amazing and I think it was an effective way to easily convey the message to the grade 5s. This group work collaborating with the grade 5s made me realise how one can perceive the definition of peace even though they know the situation around them. And this is due to their greed of wanting more and keeping the happiness only within themselves which is being selfish. However, some of them have shown the empathy towards the poor group and they even debated against the group with money about being equal and showing empathy, thus, it is one of the ways of establishing peace. I have learned a lot from them and I also think that they have learned more from the session that we have conducted with them. I hope to learn more so that I can lead conferences in the future. 


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Service Reflection #2

# LO 4

  • After the October break, we started to meet our clients and immediately started with our sessions. It was really nice to see them but we did not have proper information like their requirements and taking necessary steps before meeting them. We were not fully prepared but the organisers helped us to kick off with the first sessions. It could have been better if our service team had taken some actions like investigating the organization and looking into what the clients need; or actions that need to be taken by us to help clients improve/overcome their weaknesses. In the beginning I felt a little awkward and uncomfortable while interacting with them and it was quite hard to explain and teach them as well, nevertheless, as we started to see them often, we became close to them. Especially, I really  felt close with Singhan who is my client because I was able to interact with and understand him quite well due to our effective sessions. 
  • Even though they knew about the sessions, we taught them how to dribble floor balls and taking the ball over or across the obstacles and then shoot. Singhan was already good at it but I think he improved over the sessions. I saw how he was trying so hard to implement what I told him to do over and over again but i understand that they are going to take more time to process in their brain so I always remind him on what he has to improve by showing how to do it. I think showing them and sometimes having physical contact like holding their hands to show how it is done properly  is one of the best ways to build a relationship so that they don’t think that we are strangers whenever they see us but instead a close friend who they can learn from. I know that everything takes time for them, including how they are going to think about us but I think it’s a matter of how we interact with them. 
  • We haven’t been able to do all the sessions and yet we have  more to learn from them and at the same time teach them. For me, i have been facing a little problem with understanding with their nature and I am still working on it so I hope through the upcoming sessions, I can build a capacity to learn more about them.  


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Tennis #2

# LO 2

– Tennis has been one of my favourite activities ever since I joined UWCSEA. Whenever I feel down, I like playing tennis because it somehow helps me to relieve my stress and have fun or sometimes get the satisfaction. After the October break, I started to work hard and I always tried to improve my weaknesses but it’s hard to change my habit within that short period of time since I played with that same habit for several years, however, I am still working on it so I hope to change my weaknesses  soon.

– On the other hand, playing matches with different international schools has been a little challenging for me. I haven’t played any proper match in the past 7 months and now after joining UWCSEA and playing matches with other international or local school gave me little pressure as well. I felt really nervous before or even while playing matches because it was something new for me after I came here. It was quite taxing and I pressured myself  because my motive was to win all the matches, thus, I won 3 matches out of 4. However, after playing several matches I realised and learned that it is not necessary to win but how you play the match and use of techniques and tactics is important and somehow that may eventually lead to winning a match/tournament. In the process, I think I have improved my serving and consistency, nevertheless, I hope to improve more on these areas and my other weaknesses.


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