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The Barefoot Guide Connection in the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis
The Barefoot Guide Connection has registered for the 2015 World Social Forum which will be held in Tunis (Tunisia), from the 24th the 28th of March. We are proposing two activities to encourage conversations on social change and to introduce the Barefoot Guides 4 - What is the Real Work of Social Change?
You can find the description of the activities below, and please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions:
Introducing the Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change
The Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change asks what enables social change to happen, through a diversity of stories by practitioners and activists around the world. As with all the other Barefoot Guides this will be a freely downloadable book linked to a wide range of online resources.
The workshop will introduce participants to what we have learnt through exploring people’s stories in depth. It will be run as a writeshop – a process which will give participants the chance to reflect on and write their own stories and to learn from the stories of others. Participants are invited to contribute their stories and resources to the Barefoot Guide Connection online resource centre.
The writeshop will be facilitated in English but participants will be supported to write their stories in whatever language they would like.
Power Play - A Social Change Game
The "Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change" will be introduced to the WSF in Tunis accompanied by the "PowerPlay Social Change Game", an educational simulation process through which players explore and learn about social change initiatives and approaches, using a power framework from the Barefoot Guide 4. This will be a facilitated social change gaming session where participants choose a vital social change scenario, are assigned roles and then proceed to act out initiatives and responses as they unfold. After sufficient time the game will stop and a debriefing, learning session will take place.
New Guides and Resources
Using Pantoums for Deeper
Reflections - 3 versions
This is a lovely exercise to open or to close a session. In a very structured way, sentence by sentence, all participants are able to write a poem which reflects their feelings and thoughts in a way that gets around self-censorship, opening the way for more authentic conversation. (The Pantoum is is a form of poetry derived from the Pantun, a Malay verse form - specifically from the pantun berkait, a series of interwoven quatrains). We have given 3 different sets of instructions as examples for how this can be adapted - e.g. for visioning, for connecting with work and the will, for facing loss or pain.
La Guía Descalza de Prácticas de Aprendizaje para Organizaciones y Cambio Social
Estamos felices de anunciar la publicación de "La Guía de Prácticas Descalza de Aprendizaje párr Organizaciones y Cambio Social". Gracias al Plan Internacional para patrocinar la traducción.
Este es un recurso práctico para líderes, facilitadores y profesionales que quieren mejorar y enriquecer sus procesos de aprendizaje. Está dirigida a individuos y organizaciones y a la práctica del cambio social en el terreno.
Designing and facilitating
creative learning activities
If you are responsible in any way for learning activities in your organisation this is a valuable source of ideas of where to start or what to do. It’s full of tips but also some of the thinking that goes on behind the scenes.
BFG1: Kwenye mwongozo wa mguu kufanya kazi na mashirika na mabadiliko ya kijamii
Ni mwongozo wa vitendo, mahususi kwa viongozi na wawezeshaji wenye nia ya kusaidia mashirika kufanyakazi na kukua kwa ustawi zaidi, mashirika yenye kujali watu na yenye kutumia mbinu bora zaidi katika kujenga jamii yenye misingi ya utu. Mwongozo huu umeandaliwa na kundi la mguu peku.