Knowing each others’ strengths and weaknesses are very much essential when it comes to “Teamwork”.
The project “KNOT” is an event which was organized to create bonding between the members of the club. The main objective of organizing this event is to know about each other and to showcase each one’s talents.
Understanding each other is not possible in one day. Therefore, we planned to organize the event in 2 phases. Phase 1 was a physical event where we planned to meet up at the beach and had some team-based games such as The Knot, Finding Famous, Filling the water bottle using seawater, Finding full shells, and Helium rod. Through these games the team members were able to showcase their talents in different fields such as how to untie a tangled knot, having a good memory about famous people and their biography, ways to fill the water bottle quickly. We had the game named “Helium rod” at the end and through this game, we were able to prove to the teams that everyone will not have the same idea when it comes to “teamwork” each one will have his/her own idea but at the end, if they work as a team they can win over anything but all that is needed is patience and understanding.
We believe phase 1 of the Knot project has helped to build a good team spirit within the Club members and help them to unlock the case study which will be given under phase 2 of the project. In general, the case study will involve the real situation in a school in Gampola which is the one we supported in the previous year under the initiative Dura Atha Ape Pasala. The recent visit to the school gave us a good understanding of what are the current requirements of the school and the villagers. The case study will be built based on those requirements and get the members to present a complete solution to it with the limited available resources. The intention of phase 2 of the knot initiative is to obtain new creative ideas from the general members on how we can proceed to support the school this year.
Rtr. Zaathiya Sookoor