Start-Up Workshop 3 – I-SAVE

Workshop 3


Materials and Preparation needed:

Individ ual Human Rights Quotes
(See Appendix)
Flip Chart
Sheets of Paper
Pens, Markers
Mahdia Vide o: Links in Appendix
Saber Video: Links in Appendix

jump - ha!

Ask participants to form a large circle.

The Facilitator demonstrates that they will jump, raise arms and loudly say HA!

Next time the group will work as a team to all do it at the same time as the Facilitator.You can do a practice jump counting down from 3. Repeat a few times.

Ask for volunteers to be the new Jump-HA! Leader. Encourage the new leader to beloud and not to do it quickly so the rest of the group have a chance to join in. If theLeader is making false starts, remind the students that a good leader doesn’t trick,they lead.

For the final turn(s), tell the group that you don’t know who the leader is but someonewill take the initiative to Jump-HA! and everyone will follow.

who's the leader?

Ask participants to stand in a circle.

The facilitator makes slow movements with their body using hands, legs etc. The rest ofthe group must copy doing the movements at the exact same time.

Ask a volunteer to now lead the movements. All other participants copy the volunteer.The pace can also be changed e.g. faster rhythmic movements.

Ask a volunteer to leave the room. Another participant is chosen to lead themovements. The group copies.

Bring the volunteer back and they must guess who is leading the movements.

The group work as a team and make it difficult for the volunteer to guess the leader correctly.

Choose a new volunteer to guess the leader and before they enter, the group can alsodiscuss tactics they can use to hide the identity of the leader.


Discuss t he responsibility of leadership. Be a strong leader that people can follow and itis important you all work as a team.

Question: What makes a good leader?

Using a flip chart, write down a list of the observations and thoughts from the group.Tease out the reasons why they believe that these characteristics contribute to beingan effective leader.

These are the traits of a good leader.

Refer to Human Rights Leaders that we have already referenced and anyone else theparticipants may have mentioned while participating in the Kickstarter and Start-upworkshops.

Place the Inspiring Human Rights Quotes on the floor. (See appendix)

'A right delayed is a right denied' -Martin Luther King

'Activism matters. So, what I'm telling you to do now is to act. Because no one is toosmall to make a difference' - Greta Thunberg

'It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone.Never let anyone tell you that what you do is insignificant' - Desmond Tutu

'Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change theworld.' - Malal Yousafzai

'I recognise no rights but human rights - I know nothing of men's rights and women'srights.' - Angleina Grimke

'If my rights are not here, they are not anywhere, and if I can find them here, they areeverywhere.' - Saber Ansari

''I will never forget the first thing my father asked me before entering the camp - be afeminist in this camp, you have to fight for your rights as a woman.' - Mahdia Hosseini

Ask the group

  • What quotes would you like to add? From people you admire, leaders, activists, wisewords from family or friends?
  • What words would you like to contribute yourself? Words to influence others?
observing activism in action through presentation

What have we done so far? How far have we come?
Recap the learning from The Kickstarter & Start-up Workshops

What’s next? Mastering Advocacy

Tell the group 'Let’s look at two modern day activists in action.'
Re-read Mahdia Hosseini and Saber Ansari's quotes - see above.

Discuss: How might they organise their thoughts in a presentation to tell their storyand make their point?

Saber Mahdia

After watching the PRESENTATIONS , ask the group to consider:

  • How did they get their points across?
  • Did they make their point clearly?
  • Did you connect with it?
  • Were they convincing?
Individual Reflection

Ask participants:

  • What Human Rights conversations are you having with your friends? Your family?Your community?
  • What would you like to present on?
  • Think about how you might get your point across? How could you make your pointclear?
  • How could you connect the listener to your presentation?
Final Group Reflection

Ask the participants to share potential advocacy themes with the group that could bethe foundation for future advocacy presentations.

Remind the group that:

The future is theirs, individually and collectively. Just remember toadvocate with PURPOSE & PASSION .

Share final reflections.

Congratulate them for their work in this workshop and all the Start-Up and Kickstarterworkshops and wish them all the best in the furture.

End with the Communal Greeting.

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