Written by Melavin Muthamaki
Bang Gae famously said that ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’
The Team Building Day 2019 was held on August 31st 2019 at Camp Ndunda in Embu. The team building day is held once a year to improve the team’s efficiency, partnerships, and to unite the team in working towards one united goal.
Teamwork is highly treasured at Village HopeCore and is one of the major reasons for our success.
The HopeCore family met early on Friday at 7am. Every member of the team was dressed in sports clothing ready to have a great day. The team then boarded a bus for the two hour ride to Embu. The day started with a large breakfast to field the tough physical activities ahead.
The first activity was a Zumba dance session where everyone tried putting their best dance moves forward. The facilitator changed dance styles every two minutes to keep up with the rhythm.
The team then proceeded to the field where we learned the value of efficient communication. The last was a word which was whispered to one person, and the next person had to pass it along. The team observed as the word was lost in the whispers. This helped the team understand how miscommunication occurs.
The next activities were all
‘Pass the bowl’ challenge. This task involved fetching a bowel of water from a bucket and passing it back. This challenge taught us on communication and integrity.
‘Blind folder’ challenge involved guiding a team member to fetch water from a bucket and pour it on the opposing team. This challenge was to teach us on the importance of focus as the opposing team was making noise to distract your team member from getting instructions.
The afternoon started with the obstacle challenge!
Next was the ‘wall challenge.’ In this obstacle every person had to be helped up and over the wall.
The challenges concluded with the ropes challenge where each person had to get through a tough course and make it to the end.
The team then had to walk across the canopy that was above the waterfall.
The adrenaline junkies took part in the zip line!
This entire day was spent learning how to improve ourselves, our team and our world.
It was a full and wonderful day. We are so blessed to have such an incredible team at HopeCore!
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