- Encourage group to repeat the exercise several times. Girls have a great time doing this and as they practice a few times, they become more confident of themselves and of being able to say 'NO'.
- Remind them how they started and how they are saying '˜NO' now.
45 Minutes to One Hour
- To learn to say 'No' and practice dealing with negative peer pressure.
- Discuss with the the girls why it is important to just say ‘No’ if you are in a risky situation. Discuss what these risky situations could be.
- Ask girls to give you a list of the situations or acts where it is
- important to say no. The list may look like this: a) Stealing b) Cheating in an exam c) Taking drugs d) Giving in to pressure to have sex e) Going out with a stranger or an adult you know but do not feel comfortable with f) Keeping stolen goods
- Ask the girls what they or their friend do in such situation. Do they say “NO” if so ask them how they say it?
- Explain that in these situation it is best to say “NO” firmly and it necessary leave how they say it.
- Make a circle and tell the group to practice saying no. Each person must use the appropriate voice, body language and expression and say “NO” assertively.
- Call upon individual members randomly and ask them to get up and say “NO” using the appropriate voice, tone and body language.
- How did you feel saying ‘No’? Was it comfortable?
- What body language and voice were most effective for getting your message across?
- What stops you from saying ‘No’ to people in your daily life?