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Type of tool: 
Activity
Duration: 
120+ min
Topics addressed: 
Communication
Group dynamics
Social inclusion

A game focusing on labeling,assumptions and prejudgments:participants get to live real life experience which everyone encounters on daily basis,observe its consequences,effects and its impact on each/everyone of us;Raise awareness towards prejudgments.

Aim: 

Embrace our diversity as a source of richness and empowerment.

Methodology: 

An interactive exercise, where participants discover through rotation different facts, reasons behind prejudice, then together will come up with action towards acceptance and diversity while exchanging cultural info, active listening .

Step by step process: 

1- The game consists of 3 different media (photos, video and famous sayings), which to be pinned on a wall of the training room. (attachments number 1)
2- Participants are divided into 3 groups A, B and C (of 3 or more players), each group is given a specific colour coded posted sticky notes and pens.
3- Each group will take one of the given media and apply the following procedure:
A. Procedure:
-Write a long sentence/ statement on the given sticky notes as the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the video/ photos or read the saying.(5mins)
- Write 2-3 reasons on the given sticky notes why did you say that or write down this statement. ( 8minutes)
-State 2-3 facts on the given sticky notes about what you saw or read ( 7 minutes)
(This procedure is to be applied for the 3 different medias by the 3 groups each at a time)
This procedure takes 20 minutes for each group to apply it for each media, thus it will take 60 minutes to be applied on the 3 media by the 3 groups as after each 20 mn they will rotate.
B. Each group has to pin their outcome of the procedure on a previously prepared table for each media (of the below given form) by the trainer, which will be placed in the training room.
type of the media(Photos, Sayings or video)
Group A Group B Group C
Statements/ impressions
Reasons
Facts

C. The trainer will handle from this point and start an open discussion concerning their outcomes on each media, through using open ended questions such as:
• Why did you write such statements?
• Based on what you have given the following outcomes?
• The facts you stated (if there were any facts), how credible they are?
• On what did you relay to say such things?
• What made you say that?
• Do these sayings apply to you?
• Why did you think in such way?
• Did you try to understand the other’s perceptive, or wondered why they are this way? Why we have such sayings now a day?
• How such sayings came up to life? The story behind such situations?(30 minutes)
D. The trainer will be rapping up the session and directing the participants towards the outcomes, objectives and aim of the game through a summary starting by another type of questions like:
• Is it ok to judge people?
• Was it bad to judge people?
• What gives you the right to judge people?
• How can you be open-minded and not judgmental?
• Who are you to judge people?
• Do you accept other people’s judgment and opinions about yourself?
• What if I told you something you are not? Miss-judge you? And you were not given the right to defend yourself?
• What makes you different from the people in the photos and the videos?
• How can we fix such issues?
• What are the action step you will take in order to have a more understanding and inclusive approach ?
The ending will be directed towards being open minded, more aware of prejudgments, and assumptions we give about others and how can we seize such things! Get to know the people before we assume or judge.

Materials and resources: 

- 3 Colored post its ,
- 3 masking tape or blu tack
- papers and pens for each participants
- flip chart and white boards
- Huge space that can contains 3 corners for the rotation
- LCD projector for the video
- Print out of pictures and sayings on A4 papers or A3
- Print out 3 times on 3 different colored A4 papers ( color similar to the post its ) impressions-statements / reasons/ facts

Outcomes: 

• Awarness / to know more about prejudice and stereotypes
• empathy; feeling and understanding other’s situations
• To be more open and accept new ideas and cultures by questioning our own values and traditions

Evaluation: 

The Evaluation will start in the form of questions asked by the trainer, while someone writes the answers of the participants on a flip chart to be taken into consideration.
Questions of the form:
- Describe in one word What do you think of the game
- How can we improve our game and simplify the message behind?
- Feedback to improve the tool, any suggestion?
- What is the first thing you will be doing today when you leave this place? What is your action plan?
- How can you apply this in real life and transfer this message?

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