Let your participants take a look at their neighborhood and the social needs and wishes.
1. Introduction: The participants work at a map for their neighborhood. They may draw, sketch, or paint a map and put in all relevant information.
- Where can you meet the target group of your planned activities? (in the example on the preceding page it was children)
- Which public places are there in general?
- Which places does the target group visit and use?
- What are the needs of the target group?
2. Mapping: Let your participants place their ideas on the map.
3. Exchange/presentation: If needed, the different maps can be presented to each other or in a plenary session or in a gallery/market setting
- What aspects were quickly coming up?
- What was different to your first assumptions?
- What could be first ideas for an initiative?
- Who else is important - as a) partner, b) source of information, c) supporter?
- Facilitator handbook #1: M. Gawinek-Dagargulia, E. Skowron, N. Zimmermann (Ed.): Steps Toward Action- Empowerment for self-responsible initiative; Help your learners to discover their vision and to turn it into concrete civic engagement
Marta Anna Gawinek-Dagargulia
Facilitator, coordinator of empowerment programs, author and program manager in the fields of cultural activism and civi education. Lives in Warsaw (Poland), head of SKORO association.