This is the second activity on migration and refugees. This activity can be used as an immersion on the topic after the warming-up. You can find more activities on migration and refugees here.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Between 6 and 18 participants.
- Large space without barriers
- A blindfold for every participant
No preparations are needed
LINK TO THE TOPIC
Attacks mostly are not announced beforehand, so when bombs are hitting your home you cannot be prepared. With this activity the participants should get an imagination of how it is to get separated from your family in bits of time without any warning.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY
Building empathy for the grave situations refugees may have been in
The participants get divided into groups of at least three members. They will each represent a family now. The facilitator then covers the eyes of the participants and guides each participant to a random place in the room, where they should now wait for the game to start. The participants will wait in complete silence for a loud and punchy music that the facilitator will turn on which is the sign for the participants to start walking around the space and finding their other “family members”. Only when they are all together again, they are finally allowed to uncover their eyes.
- What did you feel when suddenly the silence was interrupted?
- What were your thoughts while looking for the other people?
- How would a situation like this feel in real life?