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Red Cross Humanitarian Education Training

The training activity took place
in London, U.K.
organised by British Red Cross
April - June 2007

Aims & objectives

To facilitate students to explore active citizenship through global education

-Sensitize youngsters about humanitarian issues
-Engage them with global citizenship activities
-Empower youngsters to raise awareness about humanitarian issues amongst their peers

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

I worked as a Citizenship Facilitator with two BRC volunteers, Zoe Nation and Rowan Salim. The target group was consisted of 16 teenage students participating at the Red Cross’ after-school club at Dr Challoner’s High School in London.

Training methods used & main activities

This was a Humanitarian Education Project based on non formal education activities and self-directed learning. Main activities used are experiential activities regarding empowerment and empathy, simulation games, storytelling, pair work, group reflection.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants explored certain global issues that they showed interest in, especially refugees and asylum seekers, women’s rights and the UNCRC.

After considerable exploration of humanitarian issues, the participants decided they wanted to make an interactive mural dealing with the issues they felt most strongly about, in order to raise awareness about refugee rights amongst their peers. With the occasion of commemorating the World Refugee Day on 20th June, the participants created an awareness event at their school and presented their mural to their school community. Then, in order to achieve more visibility they displayed the mural at the local library near their school and at the Student Union of the University of London.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

-Plan, run and debrief sessions with students
-Arrange meetings with the other facilitators and draft evaluation reports
-Approach and make initial communication with the local library and the University of London

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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