Participants: Women NGO staff working with youth and asylum seekers (7)
Duration: 2 days (2 x 3 hours with one break in the middle)
Programme (as a training of trainers):
- Create your own puppet:
- The trainer showed step by step how to craft the puppet with the simple material
- Break: The trainer invited participants to look for and add personal elements to the puppets (clothes, accessories)
- Reflection: the trainer invited participants to talk about their puppet, why did they craft it this way, who is the puppet for them.
- Give your puppet a life and personal character:
- The trainer asked participants to show what the puppets likes to do in the morning
- Reflection: participants were invited to
- Visual storytelling: Discover the power of sharing your own story
- Participants were asked to animate the puppet to show a simple story incorporating one object.
- Reflection: how easy was it to create a story? Why this story?
- Participants were asked to create another story incorporating 3 objects: one good, one bad, one neutral.
- 2nd reflection: how easy was it to create a story? Why this story?
- Participants were asked to animate the puppet showing the scene that would lead to their previous story
- Reflection and round of questions about the process
- Puppetry Art: How to use it with the people you work with?
- Round of Q&A from the participants to the trainers about the considerations to have when using this method with vulnerable people, the questions to ask, the skills to have.
- Examples of exercises to do with asylum seekers and young people