Refugees in the World and in our Community
Questions for Video 1
How did you feel watching this video?
A) Did you feel hopeful?
B) Were you sad?
C) Were you inspired?
How does Niroz see herself?
A) Does she have confidence in herself? Ask for examples.
B) Does she have confidence in the worldaround her? Examples.
C) ls she hopeful about her future? Why?
What is unfair about what is happening to Niroz?
A) How do you think children deserve to live?
B) What would justice for Niroz look like?
Whose responsibility should it be to help Niroz?
A) The Government of Syria?
B) All the Governments of the world? people in the world?
C) The wealthiest and most powerful
D) Every citizen of the world?
Questions for Video 2
What are the aspirations of those who have been forced to leave their
A) What are the dreams and hopes of refugee children?
B) What about the hopes of adult refugees?
C) Are their aspirations different than yours? Ask for examples.
What can we do to help? Below are some suggestions from the Red Cross website but the children might also come up with their own ideas.
What Can We Do For Refugees in Our Community?
Raise awareness: Create a leaflet ,short play, film or display that will help others in your school or community learn more about the reality and facts behind the refugee crisis.
You may be able to work with local refugee groups and organizations to ask people to share their real stories as part of this.
Welcome banner/poster: Get creative and make a welcome banner or poster to show how you welcome refugees and asylum speakers in your own community.
Take a picture of yourself with the poster/banner and add it to others on the Simple Acts blog or share your creation on Twitter using #RefugeesWelcome
[NOTE to educators: please ensure permissions are granted before sharing images]
Welcome boxes: A school in Leicester has been creating welcome boxes for asylum seekers and refugees arriving into the city. Young people had to think carefully what they would put in the box to make people feel welcome What would you put in the box and how would you get it to those it was intended for?
Say hello: A simple hello can go a long way in helping people to feel welcome. Learn how to say hello in some of the languages spoken by asylum seekers and refugees arriving in your area.
Meeting needs: asylum seekers in your local area and ask what their Find out who is supporting refugees and be toys for chidren or clothes and needs are and how you might be able to offer help. It may their needs rather than blankets for people who had to leave their own behind. Respecting assuming you know what they need is a good place to start.