"My name is Chili and I resemble Chili because I get angry very quickly," said Gita (8th grader), during the warm-up introduction session of the workshop (The Power of Choice) led by one of our volunteers . Lieutenant Commander Santosh Chetteri (an ex-navy captain) owns three businesses and leads a leadership organization in Nepal. The workshop was fun! A number of activities were followed by a task and then a presentation activity by the participant students, keeping everyone involved. During the session he shared his insight and philosophy on making choices. Along with this, Santosh explained the important of practicing the widening of space when making a choice between what happens to us (Stimulus) and how we respond to it (Response). His philosophy says, "In that space lies our ability to make a choice."
Prashanna Bista, Director of the Chelsea Education and Community Center