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Supporting Refugees and Displaced Children

Supported by Save the Children

 

 

 

Step 1
Identify the need

What would you take?

Get thinking practically about young people’s experiences when they flee their home because of a conflict.

30-45 mins
Outdoors

Strongest shelter challenge

Work as a team to build a shelter from the materials you have, to get an idea of what life can be like for refugees and displaced children.

1 hour
Indoors / Outdoors

Displaced cook off

See what life is like for those who must cook and eat after being displaced in this challenging cook-off.

1 hour
Indoors / Outdoors

Word or phrase charades

Mime or sign a common word or phrase as we look at the challenges of communicating with those who speak other languages.

30 mins
Indoors/Outdoors

Emoji maps

Make maps with symbols to help guide refugees and displaced children in new and unfamiliar places.

1 hour
Indoors

 

Community connections

We are closer to people around the world than ever - find the connections between migrants, refugees and yourself.

30 mins
Indoors/Outdoors

 

 

 

 

Step 2
Plan action

Safe spaces 
                            

Discover what makes a safe, child-friendly space, build your own, and learn how Save the Children use them.

1 hour
Indoors/Outdoors

 

Games from around the globe     

Learn a game from another country that’s been affected by conflict, then think about your favourite games.

30 mins
Indoors/Outdoors

 

Kind news                                     

Can you think critically and challenge the headlines to build empathy for people affected by conflict?

1 hour
Indoors

 

 

Spread the word                           

How will you get your voice heard and spread the word about the issues facing refugees and displaced children?

30 mins
Indoors/Outdoors

 

 

Plan a community impact event 

Plan an event in your local area to raise awareness of the issues refugees and displaced children face.

1 hour 30 mins
Indoors

Welcome new arrivals                  

What makes you feel welcome when you arrive somewhere new? Could your group be more welcoming?

45 mins
Indoors

 

 

Step 3
Take action

Forced to flee solidarity walk

Follow one family’s escape from conflict with this interactive walk.

                               

 

4 hours 
Indoors

 

Welcoming signs                   

Design and display signs that show refugees and displaced children are welcome in your local community.

 

4 hours 
Indoors

 

 

Share a story                         

Create your own books to tell your community about the lives of refugees and displaced children.

 

60 mins 
Indoors

 

Hold a child friendly space event                    

Build a child-friendly space in your community and use it to raise awareness about refugees and displaced children.

 

4 hours
Indoors/Outdoors 

 

 

Join the Rohingya justice campaign                         

Create solidarity artwork and join the campaign for justice for the Rohingya children forced to leave their homes.

 

4 hours
Indoors/Outdoors

 

 

Share an international activity                        

Share meals, games, and dances from communities who’ve been affected by conflict.                    

 

2 hours
Indoors

 

 

Upcoming resources

 

Step 4
Learn and make more change

Launching
late 2020

Step 5
Tell the world

Launching
late 2020

Themes

Protecting our environment

 

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Ending homelessness

 
 

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Better mental health for all

 
 

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Understanding disability

 
 

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Kindness in every community

 

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