Part 8 – Strengths, Weeknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)

January 2024


Review of the latest issued-based-training on financial literacy.

I learned through interactions with parents and home visits that the children have been actively implementing the action plans formulated in our last meeting. They started doing saving by using their piggy banks, demonstrating a positive shift in their financial habits. There is a noticeable change in their consumption behavior, with a conscious effort to reduce spending on unnecessary items and refrain from indulging in junk food.

During this session, we decided to focus on SWOT training, centered around issue-based discussions. Prior to delving into the topic, I inquired about the children’s familiarity with SWOT. While some children had a basic understanding, others were entirely unaware. To make the learning process engaging, I introduced a game called “Mobilization of resources”. The children were instructed to create circles and, upon my command, run and touch a specific color with any part of their body. After playing many rounds, I asked them to touch the color white with their tongue. However, instead of touching their teeth with their tongues, the children ran around searching for the color white outside of themselves. Which lead to a realization that their focus had shifted externally rather than recognize the resources within themselves.

Eventually, I asked them how they felt during the game. They shared that they rarely think of what they have with themselves. They realized that they have so many resources within themselves. I encouraged them to conduct their individual SWOT analysis. They wrote down their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats separately. I told them to add their strong points, change your week points into strong points, grab the opportunities, and cut out all the threats. I guided them to integrate their strengths, transform weaknesses into strengths, seize opportunities, and mitigate potential threats.

At the end of the day, the children formulated action plans, intending to reinforce their strengths, address identified weaknesses. Home visits will be conducted to monitor their progress and provide support as needed.