Do you know what bottle may do?
Do you imagine in one shot of this bottle what can change?
The idea behind this bottle (tool) is to mitigate tensions between host communities and refugees through social cohesion and social stability that through changing
To build mechanisms that address tensions between host and refugee communities (this tool is addressing to engage individuals from both communities).
Build the skills of the host community members and Refugees to enhance their ways of dealing with tensions, develop effective communication skills, enhance rumour management skills, and to get rid of their racist ideas
Interactive activity using the participatory approach.
People can interact through a practical game and discuss their fears and ideas about others and find potential solutions.
The different techniques will use:
- Brainstorming (about stereotypes, exclusion, inclusion…)
- Group discussion
- Interactive game
• Prepare a covered bottle and filled it by statements based on stereotypes in a community. The statements could be cases of racism, social injustice, GBV etc..
• Ask the group of people ( Between 12 – 15 ) to stand within a circle except one participant
• Put the bottle in the middle of this circle
• the participant who is outside the circle to throw a ball in order to let the bottle fall
• Participants within the circle have to protect the bottle without touching it (the only resource they have is their own body and they can’t break the circle they formed)
• After 2 attempts, another participant from the circle has to join the one outside the circle to complete the mention
• And so on, until the participants inside the circle are equal to the one outside and able to flip the bottle
• Let them sit and discuss the following:
One by one, each case will be read aloud by one of the participants and reflected upon by the group
- Why did you protect it?
- What did you protect in hard?
- Do you want to know what is inside it?
- What do you think about your fears of others? Diversity, gender, etc..
- Do you know that our fears from others may lead to an exclusive them from our society
- Do you know what the difference between social inclusion and social exclusion is?
- Do you know how the minority of people may affect the social exclusion issue?
If we repeat this game again what would you change? How and why?
-One bottle has statements ( real case study)
- One Ball
- An empty and safe big room or an open space, in addition to u shape space with chairs for the discussion
- Between 12 – 15 participants
After the activity ends the participants should have a sense of greater group cohesion through :
- Inclusion Via Exclusion
(Social inclusion, the converse of social exclusion, is affirmative action to change the circumstances and habits that lead to (or have led to) social exclusion. The World Bank defines social inclusion as the process of improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of people, disadvantaged on the basis of their identity, to take part in society.
(Social exclusion is the process in which individuals or people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process).
Resource : World bank, Marsela Robo, PhD Candidate Ministry of Education and Sports, National VET1 Agency, Albania Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania
- Power of minority via majority
How a small group of people can affect large community when they decide to take the initiative
After the interactive game and the group discussion , Ask the participants to stay as U shape and evaluate the game and their feedback on it as :
-what did you like the most in this activity?
- How did you fee after this activity and discussion?
- Which idea still in your mind? What Is your main learning?
- What you will take with you after this session?
- would this tool be applicable in your own community? How? And what would you add or adjust?
Change the statements depend on the age group
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