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STYLE( SoCal Tamil Youth and Leadership) sessions on Kaizen and Time Management

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SoCal Tamil organization’s STYLE( SoCal Tamil Youth and Leadership) sessions on Kaizen and Time Management were held on February 16th at IRWD community hall, Irvine.
Here we present feedback from three kids Ridhwan, Gautam and Murugan who share their experiences about the session in these write ups below

ARTICLE BY RIDHWAN

This month’s STYLE program was about Time management and Kaizen. We learned how important it is for our everyday life. We also learned about Kaizen, a Japanese method of continuous improvement which can make complicated tasks easier. To start off, we did some worksheets on time management. We had to write down how we spend our time everyday. Then, we compared our own personal data to that of other participants in the room. Then, we got to see how much time people really spent doing things like eating, sleeping, studying, homework, exercise, and video games. This helped us to identify which activity we were spending more time on.
We learned what kaizen is and then we watched some videos on some real world examples of kaizen, that save both time and money by doing things in the simplest ways possible. One of the examples was unloading a dishwasher, where you moved the silverware tray closer, as to not use as much time walking around as you normally would during unloading a dishwasher. In order to give us a hands on experience of kaizen, the program coordinators brought in boxes of blocks and other items to see if we could fit everything in the box perfectly without changing the amount of contents originally given. For example, one of the activities was where we had to fit half a dozen textbooks, plus some chapter books, lunch bag, snack box and a pencil box in a backpack perfectly without making it look bulky or abnormal. It was really funny when my teammates tried to shove the textbooks in such a random way, it was surprising that it did not fit at all and the backpack was looking very odd. During our second try, we were able to place the contents in order and the backpack looked compact. I am happy to say that we succeeded within two tries. These learnings were very informative and will help me everyday. This was an amazing session of STYLE, and I hope that I will be able to attend another one in the future!
Cheers~ Ridhwan

ARTICLE BY MURUGAN

My name is Murugan. I have been in the STYLE program for over a year. I first heard about the program from my dad, and I was unsure whether to go or not. I decided to see what the entire thing is about. The program teaches about leadership and entrepreneurship. The last program I attended was about time-management and Kaizen. Time management is one of my few weaknesses in life. For example, in this 3 day week, I couldn’t find time to write this paper because of the many tests I have had over the week until Friday when I had no school. But I keep trying to get better in managing my time. The second part of the program was about Kaizen. Kaizen is the Japanese word which means continuous improvement. In the program, we learned through activity about continuous improvement. I feel that I can use this to my benefit everyday. Benefits of STYLE is that it gives you an opportunity to listen to various topics which are very useful in your life. At the end of each program, we write our experiences about the program. The benefit of this is that it improves (y)our writing skills and practice for college applications during high school.
Thank You~Murugan V.

ARTICLE BY GAUTAM

Hello! My name is Gautam Arunkumar. I wanted to share my experience about the STYLE program with you all. I read about the program from an article written by Rahul. I was excited to see what this is about and asked my mom. Since I am in 6th grade, my mom said I am not eligible until 7th grade. However, she reached to the STYLE coordinators to see if I can attend one session and see what it is about. They agreed and I attended the sessions on (i) Time Management and (ii) Kaizen.
The program had hands-on activity. For Kaizen, we were split into 4 teams and each team had to complete a given task and then move to the next one. We started with packing a backpack with books, pencil case, lunch pail, etc. We packed everything inside the bag and closed it considering ‘job done’. When the coordinators pointed out how the bag was looking ‘bulky’ and ‘out of shape’, we wanted to repack it again. When we did the second time, the bag looked well organized and ‘in shape’. That is the way of Kaizen- continuous improvement. I greatly encourage everybody who reads this article to attend STYLE. I learned a lot of new things and I am sure it will help others as well. Can’t wait to join the program next year.
Regards~Gautam

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