Today is the third day of my psychological training. As previous two days, it was full of interesting information, activities and games. We shared our thoughts and feelings that overwhelmed us during a day. Everybody was glad to meet each other, especially Aidana (volunteer from school #28). She was glad to see her friends for she missed her classes at school that day. At the same time, Anelya (Aidana’s classmate) was happy Ainagul and me brought Nazarbayev University handbook for them. She is an excellent student, potential owner of “Altyn belgi” medal. She showed a great interest in NU since she found out we studied there. The girls asked a lot of questions that we decided to bring university handbook for they could see and read everything for themselves. Anelya was happy to get a handbook, I was happy to have my promise kept.

So we began our training. The psychologist of the center Zhanara prepped a rather interesting activity “Hills” for us to begin with. Our task was to form hills by different positions of our body, head, hands and feet. There was also a rock-climber, whose task was to overcome all dangerous curves repeating each form of the hills. At first, it seemed to be easy to accomplish the task, but when my turn came to be a rock-climber, I recognized that it only seemed to be easy. However, everything was all right. And the next activity we did was a bit difficult for me in comparison with the first one. I mean difficult from physical point of view. Again we arranged a circle and each member had a pen between a finger of hers and her neighbour’s to connect each other making a circle whole by it. Keeping a circle position, Zhanara asked us to do different movements altogether. On the other hand, we should not let a pen between our fingers fall on the floor. Some of us played at ease, others found some difficulties in controlling a pen from the right and from the left sides as well. Still we accomplished it perfectly, a circle remained whole in the end of the game. There is a curious thing I noticed about the games is that all of them somehow refer to a circle. A circle is a closed sphere with no breaks. A circle, we form during the games, means unity of each member of the group, I concluded for myself.

Further on, we listened to a lecture about the means of protection (contraception). And watched a cartoon “When a girl gets older…” on how a child is formed and developed along with the scientific explanations to the process. I don’t want to write evrything we learnt from the lectures, because it is a field that refers to self-education. And it will be better to self-educate yourself with a person who is well ackowledged in the sphere. 

So, our time passed quickly as usual. We became more closer and dearer to each other. All of us expect something more from the next training. I am sure it will super!

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