Unleash Your Creativity
The University Relations and Communications department held a team building session on Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 at Masai Lodge themed “Unleash you creativity”. To achieve this objective, a series of activities were organized.
Individual Painting Session
The first session of the team building was the creativity session, led by Raymond Mutisya, an artist who runs Art in the Park, guided painting lessons in which participants learn to paint. We were presented with a plain white canvas on which we were expected to create a piece of artwork. After three hours of mixing of colours and step by step, with instructions from Raymond, splashing them onto the board, we each created a landscape painting. The session was interactive and brought out the unique personalities of all team members; the introverts worked in silence, crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s while the extroverts engaged in animated talk, and unleashed their creativity by twisting and turning the instructions given.
Nature walk and Kitengela Glass Bridge
Masai Lodge lies in the cool, green, beautiful, and quiet national park. After the lunch time meal, we headed to Kitengela Glass Bridge. On our right were Antelopes, ahead of us Buffalos, and behind us Giraffes; we traversed the park towards the bridge. It was a scary but thrilling experience across the bridge overlooking a river. We ended up in Kitengela Hot Glass, where we saw different glass artwork from recycled glass; blown objects, dalle de verre, chandeliers, lamps, beads and full interiors from recycled glass.
Team Building Activities
To finalize the day, a series of activities geared towards improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, and team work. At the end of the activities, we learnt how important working as a team is important and vital to the University.
To sum up the day, our Director, Betty Ngala, guided us on the vision for the team for 2020. It was a great way to end the year as it gave us time to reflect on how far we have come as a department and the goals we can set for ourselves in the coming year in order to serve the Strathmore Community better.
This article was written by Jackson Maloba.
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