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WEAVE Holds  Team Building Activity!

Twenty-one (21) WEAVE staff attended the team building activity on Sept. 21-25, 2009 at several locations and establishments in Rayong and Bangkok. These  include Sea View Resort , Koh Samed, Grand Palace, Bangkok’s Ratchada City Hotel  and Dream World.

Twenty-one (21) WEAVE staff attended the team building activity on Sept. 21-25, 2009 at several locations and establishments in Rayong and Bangkok. These  include Sea View Resort , Koh Samed, Grand Palace, Bangkok’s Ratchada City Hotel  and Dream World.

At Koh Samed, the staff had a fun-filled team-building-activity which was facilitated by the agent of the travel tour. Rubber band relay, bottle relay, and statue dance were among the funny and exciting games made. One of the most exciting activities also was the banana boat riding where the “riders” experienced the banana boat turned upside down in a far, deep and cold part of the sea. Stories and anecdotes spread around after the “fall” illustrating both the funny and scary moments of the ride. At night, the staff held a program with lots of delicious food and overflowing drinks.

The Grand Palace was another place to behold. With all the magnificent designs and artistry of the palaces, the staff were overwhelmed at its majestic beauty and grandeur.

It was in Dream World that the “child-like” characters of the staff were partly manifested. Everybody took the opportunity to take most of the exciting rides. Even Aunty Nancy and Aunty Hseng weren’t able to resist the urge of moving around the compound together with the other staff.

The trip made the staff reinvigorated and bonded together. The primary aim of the activity was certainly achieved. The staff can’t thank the management enough for the opportunity provided to them!
A pose at Nakornsawan park with some staff.
A group dance during
A fun-filled day at Koh Samed.
A Souvenir pose at Grand Place.
A day of fun and excitement at Dream World.


ECD Staff Attend Training on Transitional Approaches

On September 15 and 16, Louise Cooke , an AYAD volunteer,  conducted a Training of Trainers with the topic: “Transitional Approaches”  with all  WEAVE’s  Early Childhood Development (ECD) staff.

The objectives of the training include the following: a) to develop a better understanding of why we need to get children’s first school experiences right (examine the differences between home and school and the needs of young children). b) to examine the main transitional approaches from home to school and build networks and linkages between key players and how teacher can get involve. c) to learn practical activities to enhance young children’s early school related transitional experiences.

The participants particularly enjoyed the practical ideas and games learned during the training.


UPDATES

  • On September 8, Say Meh visited 4 nursery schools in Mae Hong Son. She discussed with the teachers some issues like school visits and children behavior (eg. eating time, sleeping time, small group activities etc). She expressed the need to improve for the children’s hygiene because there were a lot of them in that school.
  • A meeting was conducted on September 10 by Say Meh for the 4 head teachers, 2 trainers, and 1 coordinator in Mae Hong Son.  She discussed with them various matters like the monthly attendance, children profile and classroom observation record.
  • During the month of September Women Study Program (WSP) students and teachers participated in many activities during the World Peace Day on the 19th -21st   of September 2009.