As long as there have been wars, persecution, discrimination and intolerance, there have been refugees. They are of every race and religion and can be found in every part of the world. Forced to flee out of fear for their lives and liberty, they have often left everything behind, experienced terrible suffering and been separated from their families. In refugee camps they will find safety, but the living conditions are grim. In their asylum country, refugees are often victims of xenophobia. If, after years of exile, they are finally able to return home, their return is often to a country shattered by war. People in countries receiving the refugees have to adapt – build empathy and learn necessary skills/tools to be able to help refugees integrate in new societies. Passages is a simulation activity confronting the plight of refugees.

The participants participate in simulation activity that consists of several parts:
– Family Set-up
– Escape and Separation
– Emergency Supply Case
– Temporary Shelter
– Deciding to Leave your Country
– Border Crossing
– Setting Up Camp
– The Family Spokesman
– Meeting the Local Population
– Repatriation
– Final Debriefing
– Farewell Game
The trainer can choose to do only several parts depending on the needs and time limit.

More information about the project you can find on the following link:

http://dorea.org/dorea-erasmus-projects/story-of-my-life/

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