The World Starts With Me

Is Your Body Changing Too ?

Today's Lesson

Just like a small tree grows, going through different stages until it is mature, so do humans. Today, we will explore our changing bodies and get some information about the physical changes in boys and girls during puberty. Peer educators Tesfaye and Hawi will guide you through an interactive presentation, called The Body Change Game, which also tests your knowledge. Afterwards, we will take photos of each other, expressing ourselves through body language!

'When I look in the mirror, I don't see an image as shown on the cover of the latest fashion magazine, prime time television or blockbuster movies. I'll probably never win the Miss Africa swimsuit competition or the Mr. Universe title. What I do see, however, is a young Ethiopian who doesn't fit the mould of "standard' beauty". I'm fine with that and like the way I look and love who I am.'

Does this reflect your feelings? What do you think when you look in the mirror? Your body, your skin and your shape are all changing in puberty. Each of us changes at a different pace and in a unique way. How do you react? Are you happy with your changes and proud of becoming an adult? Are the changes happening too fast or too slow? Do you know what to expect?

Let's take a look at the world of body changes!

Todays Program

Warm up - Coconut
(5 mins)
The Body Change Game
(30 mins)
Keeping Fit and Healthy
(30 mins)
Strike a pose! (20 mins)
Conclusion and homework (5 mins)







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