This month’s JSA Behaviour Excellence Clinic was held on 7th April, 2019. Ambassadors were warmly welcomed by their coaches at the various levels as they submitted their assignments for the month. Next was the discussion of the monthly topics at the various levels.
The monthly topic for discussion at the Foundation level was “Problem Solving” facilitated by Uncle Nii. Ambassadors were first taken through the steps for solving the little problems around them. There was then a practical session whereby Ambassadors were each given scenarios of some of the little problems they face at school and in their daily lives. They each took turns to explain how they would approach and solve these problems in their own small ways as children.
The intermediate level was facilitated by Auntie Ethel Marfo in the absence of regular coach Uncle Quojo Baydu. They discussed “Problems/Challenges associated with Leadership”. They discussed some problems/challenges leaders are bound to face in their line of duty and were equipped with effective tips a leader can use when they are faced with difficult problems/challenges.
The Maturity level was facilitated by Uncle Joojo Bediako. The topic was “Friendships/Partnerships (How to choose good friends/partners, traits to look out for etc.)”. Ambassadors were equipped with effective tips on choosing friends wisely and important traits they have to look out for when getting acquainted with their peers. They were also educated on the reasons why it is important to choose friends wisely and make the right associations at this stage of their lives.
Aunty Uzoma Tetteh facilitated the parents’ session. The topic was also “Problem Solving for Children”. They had a discussion on how they can each motivate and equip their children to solve the little problems they encounter around them.
Next was our usual categorization into the 5 Value Groups; Integrity, Forward Thinking, Self-Worth, Personal Growth, and Sense of Ownership. This month, each group selected one UN Sustainable Development Goal and had a discussion to identify a problem and come up with solutions in the area of their selected SDG. Based on the knowledge acquired from UNDP Ghana last month about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), each group was to develop a social project around their chosen SDG for implementation. Integrity selected SDG 5; Gender Equality, Forward Thinking selected SDG 2; Zero Hunger, Sense of Ownership selected SDG 1; No Poverty, Personal Growth selected SDG 13; Climate Action and Self-Worth selected SDG 4; Quality Education.
Afterwards, the leaders from each group shared what they had discussed during the session. They are to work further on their projects to be presented at next month’s clinic. The best project will be selected and implemented in fulfilment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Maturity level Ambassadors Daniel Tetteh and Senah Tamakloe also discussed and shared with us some tips on how we can combat corruption in the country.
The closing prayer was then said and refreshments were served to bring the April edition of the JSA Behaviour Excellence Clinic to a close. In attendance at the day’s clinic were 33 Ambassadors. The next edition is scheduled for Sunday, 12th May, 2019.
Thank you to the JSA team, parents, ambassadors, partners, sponsors, guests and all well-wishers for your support to make the April Behaviour Excellence Clinic a success.