“Animate-it” Workshop - 6-10 July 2014
‘Animate-It’ is an initiative which is used by Save the Children to enable children to tell their own stories in their own way and to get their advocacy messages out to the world. The process fosters self-confidence, it helps children work through their experiences, and the product helps people outside of the affected population understand what the children have gone through and what they are going through now. The process is child-led and gives children the ability to express their views and emphasise the violations they experience and, as rights holders, take action to prevent and address exploitation in their communities.
Over five days we ran an Animate-It workshop in one of the five Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) Save the Children is running as part of our emergency response to the refugee crisis in Egypt. The workshop was dual-purpose: we trained CFS facilitators on how to run Animate-It workshops, while also running an actual Animate-It workshop. There were 11 Syrian children and four Egyptian and Syrian facilitators, and the workshop was run by our Regional Information and Communications Manager Simine Alam.