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"We all use language to communicate, to express ourselves, to get our ideas across, and to connect with the person to whom we are speaking. When a relationship is working, the act of communicating seems to flow relatively effortlessly. When a relationship is deteriorating, the act of communicating can be as frustrating as climbing a hill of sand."

- Chip Rose, attorney and mediator

cbg_1Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills. Developing ones communication skills can help in all aspects of life, from professional life to social gatherings and everything in between.  The ability to be able to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked.  It's never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life.

With this The Social Services Committee (formerly EEC and Welfare) in collaboration with Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) organized on the 26th July 2013, an interactive workshop for young professionals and entrepreneurs who wanted to improve their communication skills. The workshop focused on how to communicate effectively and efficiently with others. Effective communication enables us to resolve differences, minimize conflict and create a thriving environment within our businesses and personal lives.

Good communication skills are a key to success. And thus it emphasized on verbal communication, non-verbal communication, body language, active listening and the 5 conflict handling modes.

cbg_2The event was open to both genders from the age of 25 to 35 years and was held at Conference Hall at Mambos Sizgrill in Upanga, Dar es Salaam which started at 10 pm (after Dua) till 12 am with Sehri. The event was facilitated by CBG Members, Shama bai Dewji and Murtaza Versi who are both renowned for facilitating the Master Classes for the Leadership Development Program. Total of 30 participants attended and offered positive feedback including suggestions and comments.

The CBG intends to facilitate more events in future and would urge community members to take maximum advantages of such kind of educational events and programs.

For Trainings with CBG, please contact The AFED CBG Coordinators for details and process of setting up a learning session with CBG under KSIJ who will assist in all aspects of coordination, planning, and implementation of Capacity Development Program in the local region that they have been appointed in.

Zahra Sheriff
CBG Secretariat – AFED

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