9th February 2019
Ice Breaking Session with young girls at MySkills Foundation. Getting to know themselves and their background
MySkills Foundation is designed to assist at-risk youth identify their strengths and take lead over their lives. Ms. Jayanthi who is a volunteer from Astro, have compassion towards youths in Malaysia. She organized a program in MySkills Foundation to train our girls to build a better future. The first day was more of an introduction class with the girls where they shared their background with each other. The session was also participated by Ms Jayanthi’s husband and her daughter who also very passionate toward the students. Initially all 3 of them never knew much about MySkills but right after the introduction session, they begin to start mentoring these girls with great inspiration. They believe that by proving the relevant role model, they will be able to support these young girls.
16 FEB 2019
Education on Ethnic Image
Presenter Nazmin Ahmad/Project Manager
Awareness on how Indian youths are generally seen in a multi-ethnic society including why stereotypical views become commonplace and ways to overcome them
After the successful 1st session – Ice Breaking with the girls, the 2nd session was conducted by Cik Nazmin Ahmad, Project Manager from Astro. This time was about Education on Ethnic Image. Mainly about awareness on how Indian youths are generally seen in a multi-ethnic society. Including why stereotypical views become common place and ways to overcome them. Cik Nazmin mainly emphasized that personal development is a vital in a person’s growth, maturity, success and happiness. The session ended with a delicious lunch served by them.
23 FEB 2019
Personal Grooming Habits Session 2/Part 1
Presenter Angelina Karthigeyan / Beautician
Essential personal grooming and the necessity to look good always to consequently feel good about oneself
We are always concerned about self-grooming especially when it comes to girls. So the 3rd session was about personal grooming habits on how to carry ourselves and be more adaptable to surroundings in a competitive society. The 2nd session was conducted by Ms Angelina Karthigeyan, beautician from Astro. As Svetlana shared her experiences that Ms Angelina gave personal grooming tips such as how to make facial care, dental care, healthy skin and hygiene care. Essential personal grooming and the necessity to look good always to consequently feel good about oneself.
2 MARCH 2019
Personal Grooming Habits Session 3/Part 2
Presenter Angelina Karthigeyan / Beautician
Essential personal grooming and the necessity to look good always to consequently feel good about oneself.
The third session was a continuation from the previous one, Grooming Habits. This session was conducted by Miss Angelina Karthigeyan, a renowned beautician.
“I learned how to always be neat and clean, well-mannerism, proper body language and attire” says Felicia, MySkills student. They also learned the appropriate dress code for different occasions such as interview, temple, wedding and party. The session was very valuable for our girls, and Ms Angelina was inspired too
9 MARCH 2019
Learning About Nutrition & Fitness
Simple inexpensive ways and lifestyle changes to be fit and healthy by Meera Letchuman / Medical Student
Session 4 was about practising simple inexpensive ways to be fit and healthy. This session was conducted by Medical Student, Ms Meera Letchuman. Students was given tips on which foods to consume and which ones to avoid. Ms Meera also gave easy simple exercise methods to improve student’s fitness level.
Session 5 ( PART 1 )
16 MARCH 2019
Session 5 – Essential Soft Skills
Day to day proper communication skills by Kuna (Professional Speaker) and Sasirekha (Trainer). The session focused more on effective communication and being confident when interacting to social environment. The students shared it was fun-filled experiences with vibrant speakers to make their day.
Session 6 – PART 2
23 MARCH 2019
Session 6 – Essential Soft Skills –
Day to day proper communication skills by Kuna (Professional Speaker) and Sasirekha (Trainer)
The session focused more on effective communication and being confident when interacting to social environment. The students shared it was a great learning experience with their peers and feel more confident to interact in any new environment.
30 MARCH 2019
Role Model – Coming out a winner from a broken alcoholic family, sharing real experience and real-life story by Vijayalakshimi Sithambaram/Manager
Ms. Vijayalakshimi shared her true life story how she came as a winner despite coming from a broken alcoholic family. She shared how she turned a painful situation to her benefits. She also advise these students not to blame each other in any situation but to learn the art of give and take.
6 APRIL 2019
Session 8 : Sexual Harrasment & Safety Plan – By Sankari Jai Devaraj / Medical Student
This was one of the important session for the girls as it is about safety planning from sexual violence. She shared the steps to prevent and to increase their personal safety. The girls played the real scenarios and how to spot the warning signs of an abusive.
11 MAY 2019
BASIC AWARENESS AND IMPORTANCE OF INSURANCE BY DEVAN NAIR GOPALAKRISNAN
Students was exposed to various types of insurance structures in the market. The benefits of buying insurance for both protection as well as saving financially. Through this program our students were briefed on the advantage and disadvantages of having life insurance.
Session 10 – PART 1
18 May 2019
STRESS MANAGEMENT & RESILENCE – COVERS ON HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS AND BECOME MORE RESILIENCE BY THAVAMALAR GOVINDASAMY
Session 10 was all about stress management and resiliency training. Students was taught the steps to control and manage their stress to better face the life challenges. They also learned how to differentiate the positive and negative stress. They were taught to recognise the level of stress and the measurements to take to overcome the stress in simplest way.