Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) launches weekly board games de-stress sessions

By Tiffany Marimba, Lisa Oluoch and Lydia Winda

The Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) launched its weekly board games de-stress sessions on January 24, 2023. This is an activity that is scheduled to take place every Tuesday throughout the semester. The students played a variety of games including chess and checkers, taboo, 30 seconds, twister, monopoly, scrabble, among others. There were roughly 30 individuals present, and while most played in groups, there were also solo activities such as puzzles available.

The club’s dream of providing board games as a healthy way of de-stressing was finally actualized. Some of the benefits of playing board games include; creating an avenue for people to socialize and make friends, aids in stress reduction, enhanced cognitive abilities like decision making, problem solving, memory formation among other high level strategic thinking. It also creates alternative options of activities students can engage in after class as they wait to go to the next class.

In the midst of the stress of university life, the students were given the opportunity to unwind and relax through the games, which PECC will continue to hold every Tuesday for the rest of the semester. Besides games, PECC also runs art therapy sessions every Wednesday from 12.00pm – 3pm, meetings on Monday and Thursdays where they discuss pertinent issues that affect campus students. All PECC activities are open to the university community.

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