We are different

Type of tool: 
0-30 min
Topics addressed: 
Human rights
Social inclusion

There are lots of people who live in different background. Some people have everything, other ones - nothing. This groups sometimes are not able to understand others.
The main aim of this activity/role game is to make people more tolerant.


The aim is make participant like their personality through the role. To think about his/her own life background and about the background of the others. The participants have opportunity to share their fillings and to hear the fillings of others. They have a chance to compare lifestyle and life background of different people /roles/.


Role game

Step by step process: 

All participants are in a line. everybody take random piece of paper where is described a person. This person is a new personality of the participant. The leader of the game say different sentences /I have 3 times food everyday.; I have good income./. If the person through the new personality can answer "YES", he/she moves one step forward, if NO - doesn't move.
After 10-15 sentences everybody are on different position. The most successful people are in front.
The leader asks people for feedback, to explain how the fill, what they think about others, why they are on this position and etc.

Materials and resources: 

pieces of paper where is written description of different people


After this game and the feedback the group can continue with training about the human rights. Group can discuss European convention on human rights and are this rights respected. The facilitator can choose 12 rights depends of the age of participants, distribute this rights in 3-4 groups and ask this groups to take pictures connected with this rights. All the group watch the pictures. It's possible to be created a human rights calendar.


During the game participant can understand that there are different people, their life and social background. The participants are able to think about their feelings and are able to hear about feelings of others. They can think why and how they can improve their life standard /work, education and etc/
If the roles are not good explained and the roles are not good chosen sometimes participants on the back feels unsuccessful and outsider. But if the aim is explained clearly this problem is solved.

Notes for further use: 

The described roles have to be different. Finally have to be people in front, in the middle and on the back.

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