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GoLocal—participatory workshop
The goal of the project was to nurture autonomy and community in a multicultural context, focusing on refugee and assylum-seeker children.

We began with basic assumptions that belonging to a community is the foundation of autonomy and fulfillment; and communication is key in feeling part of the community and being accepted in it. Then we set the goal to facilitate a participatory workshop for the students of a sanctuary school in Brighton.



Then we set the goal to facilitate a participatory workshop for the students of a sanctuary school in Brighton. It was a day-long program of games and workshops discussing topics from playing outside to losing family members, migration, and home. Participants also taught each other different languages and shared something about their culture through drawing characters and making collages. At the end of the day the students presented their final piece to the group regardless of the level of their English.




GoLocal Video—Sanctuary from Sara Jamshidi on Vimeo.
Collaborators: Greg Pepper, Samantha Kitchener, John Gulian, and Shankho Chaudhuri. Video by Shankho Chaudhuri.

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