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Voices Of Inspired Children Engaging Society (Voices)

Party for name change. (Nima Community)

May 23rd, 2014

Fellows present: Godwin, Joseph, Sherifa and Selasi.

Agenda : Vacation Chat

  •   How was your vacation?

  •   What did you do?

  •   Introduction to New Name.

  •   Party for name change.

Number of Participants : 23 ( 15 girls and 8 boys )

Introduction

All fellows arrived in the school at 1:30pm. At the time we arrived, the whole school was doing a general cleaning exercise. The cleaning ended at 2pm so we had 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. We managed to get the participants into the class though most of the children tried to sneak out of the school after the clean-up exercise. The meeting started at exactly 2:30pm.  Fellows held the following roles throughout the meeting

Joseph : Speaker

Selasi : Administrator

Sherifa : Secretary

Godwin : Camera person

Activities

The patron Mr. Ben came in to give a short introduction for the opening of this terms CAT meeting. He emphasised so much on the participants attendance and their commitment during  CAT meetings. He asked them to give the fellows their maximum cooperation; pay attention, answer questions and take up any task given to them.  Selasi gave the participants the summary of this term’s CAT and made them aware that this term is a fully packed term for their project activities.

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How was your vacation?

During this section most of the participants mentioned that they did not enjoy their holidays. The first reason they gave was that the holiday was too short.

Cecilia said she enjoyed her holiday because she had enough time to play soccer at home with her friends. She did not go out during the holiday.

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Memuna was with her grandmother throughout the holidays and complained badly about how short the holiday was.

Farida mentioned that her holiday was boring because she missed her classmates. That made her feel lonely and she got injured at home, on her left finger.

Sani felt sad during the holiday because he lost a relative who was his uncle and friend and could not bare losing a person like him.

Salamatu enjoyed her holiday, she had the chance to travel to her relatives outside Accra. She felt bad after her travel when she was not allowed to bring back cocoa after she had promised her classmates she was going to bring them some.

Esinam travelled to the Volta Region for her grandparent’s funeral.

Priscilla Apedzi  enjoyed the holiday so much because she celebrated her birthday and some of her classmates were present to celebrate with her.

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Joseph asked the participants about their performance in the last examination. The whole class openly said they did performed badly. Emmanuel Mensah stated that, “sleeping, chatting during lessons (inattentiveness), poor attendance” are the cause of their poor performance.

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Introduction of New Name.

This part of the meeting was so entertaining. We mentioned the acronym( CAT ) to the participants and we asked them to guess what the meaning of the acronym was.

Frank mentioned ,Community Ayawaso Team

Emmanuel Mensah, Community Assemble Team

We had more chorus answers from the participants until I heard a  participant mention “ Community Athletics Team.”

We did not have any icebreaker for this day because the class was very active. Shortly after introducing the new name we had the party for the participants. They were very happy. The C A T meeting ended at 3: 50pm.

Skills and Observation:

Priscila Apedzi ~ She is very confident and calm. Her communication with fellows and participants is clear and correct.

Vida Sappor~ She speaks well and sends whatever message she has clearly.

Sherif~ Sherif is one of our regular students during C A T meetings. He always goes around to call all CAT members when its time for meetings.

Challenges

There were no challenges.

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