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Providing Sex Education at Home: Dr Ali Khwaja's Workshop

For parents, teachers, counsellors (and also your teenage child, if interested)

Children of the 21st century necessarily require inputs of sex education and sexuality, because otherwise they are being bombarded with wrong information through the media, particularly pornographic websites. Many 10 or 12-year-olds (including girls) have been caught by their parents surfing porn sites, and the parents are shocked. Instead of presuming that their child will not do anything “wrong”, it is far better to empower the child in the crucial life skill of sexuality and gender relationships. And this can best be done on a 1:1 basis by parents or close adults who the child trusts. This workshop helps you to understand the techniques and methodology of how this can be done.

Day and Date: On Saturday 29 Nov 2014
Time: From 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Venue: At Banjara Academy, RT Nagar
Fee: Put whatever amount you want to in a box.
CALL and REGISTER beforehand.
Contact:
080-23535787 or 080-23535766.

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FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world FREE online counselling for the depressed

  • Are you stressed about your child?
  • Is your marriage in trouble?
  • Are you stressed about your education?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and fear?

Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.

Leading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Ali Khwaja

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