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TELL ME ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY

Type of tool: 
Energizer - Icebreaker
Duration: 
30-60 min
Topics addressed: 
Citizenship
Human rights
Migrants

“Tell me about your journey” is a non formal education activity enhancing the sharing with the participants of migration journey’s experiences, stimulating empathy."

Aim: 

Objective:

- Analyse the migration topic from an empathetic point of view
- Enhance the breaking down of prejudices regarding migrants
- Stimulate a conversation related to the topic

Methodology: 

STORY - TELLING: The activity is based on developing visual and tactile senses, with the purpose of inspiring participant’s feelings.

Step by step process: 

- The activity requires a set of 20 paneled photos regarding migration.
- Activate the group with an energizer.
- Ask the participants to form a circle and to keep silence.
- Without explaining anything to the participants set the photo panels inside the circle.
- Explain now to the participants that they will be divided into groups and that, remaining silent, each group will have to pick 4 or 5 photos from the ones in the panels.
- After they finish this step, each group will have to find a working space and try to create a story using the selected images.
- During this phase there will be music in the background.
- Ask then the participants to get back into a circle and share their new story.
- Be careful to pay attention to the empathic state of the participants by organizing the activity time in the best way.
- After all stories have been told, ask each participant to describe a personal travel experience.
- Start then the conversation about migration.
- Ask feedbacks about the activity.

Materials and resources: 

Materials and resources:

- 20 paneled photos about migration;
- Stationery

Outcomes: 

This activity will have a strong emotional impact on participants; it often happens that the emotional levels turn to be very high during the final phase, it is therefore necessary to prepare suitable activities in order to facilitate the ending of the main activity.

Evaluation: 

This activity will have a strong emotional impact on participants; it often happens that the emotional levels turn to be very high during the final phase, it is therefore necessary to prepare suitable activities in order to facilitate the ending of the main activity.

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