Our day began with a ‘Simon Says’ ice breaker and this continued into an interactive discussion about our 2017/18 country plan.
Held at the beautiful Yaya village owned by world celebrated long distance athlete, Haile Gerbesellassie, some technical problems nearly marred the great start to the day but these were quickly rectified and saw a mood change after the coffee break that moved into a lively discussion on the upcoming celebration of the 75th year anniversary.
Things then really got exciting when the different programme teams came up with five minute creative presentations of their work. This was followed by True or False quizzes, role plays, musical plays and performances including a ‘Yes Minister’ type drama. The sound of merriment echoed throughout the hall with real and unrestrained excitement drawn on the faces of the participants.
The afternoon was not dull either. With plenty of laughter and jovial companionship, staff swarmed around the playgrounds delighting and bonding with each other. But the day was not just about playing games. It was about connecting and building a team spirit. These included ‘crossing the river’ using six pieces of A4 paper on a lawn, holding a balloon back to back to the finish line, spinning around a stick five times turn by turn to finish first, holding as much paper as possible between each other’s bodies, pool, table tennis, basketball, and fuzz ball.