Global Adjustments Foundation shares routine advice through unorthodox role-play and situation-based games
USHA Ramakrishnan, director of Global Adjustments Foundation, has been trying to share advice on matters of life for almost a decade now. And it’s not the usual sit-down sessions with parents that children face very often. Her life skills workshops have a lot of role playing. “We give them a situation and ask them to come up with a solution on their own and try to enact it through scenes,” she says, recollecting an incident this January, where a girl from a poor family started speaking confidently and performed well in their group discussions and got placed in an IT company. Her sessions are open to all age groups where they are “guided by Ranjini Manian, founder, who is an expert in cross cultural training,” she says.
Her upcoming workshop called Emojis…In Life (for ages 10 to 15) is about how to manage studies, relationships and peer pressure. “They share their problems and we try to solve them in a fun way,” smiles Ramakrishnan, adding that they would be touching upon common dilemmas that children of these ages face. “We will also play simple games like hitting the target, where the kids will be allowed to choose the distance from which they will throw the ball,” she explains. The five-day workshop comprises of three-hour sessions daily, and is open to only 30 students.
From April 25-29. 9.30 am onwards. Register for Rs 1,500 per head. Details: 9840520394
— Karan Pillai