Recently in Social Studies we have been working on Human Rights around the world and studying what the needs of a human are. As the unit continued, we started to take action on some of the Human Rights topics. Many organizations came to SSIS to give a brief speech about what they do and how they help the world. We then got into groups and we got in contact with some of these organizations.
My group, Annie, Sejin, and I, contacted a very well-known organization in Vietnam called Orphan Impact. Orphan Impact asked us to help the students by creating activities that will help with self-esteem for the orphans of Vietnam lacked confidence in themselves. We brainstormed lots of ideas and worked together with our counselor Mrs. Bertoia to create fun, and effective activities. We printed out a picture of a mirror and the students were to write things down that they liked about themselves and we made cupcakes so they could decorate how ever they wanted to with frosting. They had so much fun and I can say for my whole group, that we all did too.
I didn't really have any expectations for how the project would work, but it went by really easily and I'm very thankful for it. Although, I still feel that everything wen too well, and something catastrophic is going to happen. Besides the point, I think that my group and I worked very well together by organizing our time and work in a manner that got everything done productively.
I was very surprised that I enjoyed myself at the school. I didn't really know what to expect, but I'm very greatful that Orphan Impact allowed us to come because I had a really great time spending time with the students that was fun and also incorporating a bigger amount of self-esteem per student.