Peaceful coexistence and communication
- to enhance cooperation
- to improve communication skills and critical thinking
- to enhance collective decision making
The participants are divided into four groups and each group is given the following script (same for all groups):
Some kids (A+B) are having fun at school, chasing each other, and throwing a hat around – because of this you accidentally drop your food (C). They keep laughing, making various jokes.
A: Throw the hat over here! Over their heads!
B: Catch it!
A: (tries to grab the hat, hits the table, and drops child C’s food, but without paying any attention, continues to shout to B: This way!
C: Hey! That was my food!
A: What did you say? he says to C who complains. And immediately, again, ignoring his complaints, he turns to B: Hey, throw it away! Don’t let D catch it!
C: Do you guys know that it is your fault that I dropped my food? (Voice raised)
A: I had to grab the hat! (ironically)
Participants are given some time so that they can divide the roles, enrich the script as they wish and come up with a solution to the problem before the situation gets out of control. Then, each group performs its own ‘script’ and a discussion follows about the solutions proposed by each group and for further peaceful ways of resolving differences.