Duration: around 10 min.
Group size: Any
Materials: Ball with a tag „FLU” stacked on it, energetic music
The Facilitator asks the group to make a circle and explains that it is a common phenomenon for people to catch the flu, from time to time. The game will be based on this statement and as in real life, its purpose will be to get rid of the flu, as fast as possible. The „FLU” in this game is a ball and the participants, while standing in a circle, have to throw it at each other (one by one) while music is played on the background. Once the Facilitator stops the music, the person who stays with the „FLU” (the ball) in their hands, loses the game and has to sit down on the floor. Then the Facilitator turns on the music again and the game goes on, until there is a winner – the person who did not stay with the ball while the 2 last players were left in the game.
Hints for the facilitator:
Duration: around 30 min.
Group size: around 20 people
Materials: Appendix 1 (form 1) cut in 4 pieces – 1 piece for each team, 2 small jars with glitter, 2 small jars of Vaseline, a cup of cornstarch, few pieces of plastic food (like vegetables), 1 spray bottle filled with water, Appendix 2 (Infographic „Epidemiologic Triad”) for every participant
The Facilitator informs participants that they will learn and be demonstrated different ways through which pathogens spread. At the beginning, the Facilitator asks the group to share what they already know about pathogens, which cause diseases and how those pathogens can be spread. After the introduction, the Facilitator divides participants into 4 groups and gives each team with a piece of instruction „How do pathogens spread”? Since there are 4 different ways, each team is asked to read out their instruction and prepare a demonstration for the other participants, using material provided by the Facilitator. The Material is put on an accessible table, in order for every team to take whatever they need for their presentation and whatever their manual indicates. When all groups are ready, each group presents their demonstration in front of the other participants. The Facilitator encourages participants to ask questions during each presentation.
Afterwards, the Facilitator asks the following questions:
After the discussion, the Facilitator can distribute the infographic „Epidemiologic Triad” to finalize the exercise.
http://www.pkids.org/ Parents of kids with infectious diseases
Duration: around 60 – 80 min.
Group size: Any
Materials: Appendix 3 (form 2 – „List of the most common communicable diseases”), Flip charts, colorful cardboards, markers, colorful paper, glue, scissors, devices with Internet access
The Facilitator makes a reference to the first activity and its summary, by saying that as they know from the previous task, pathogens can be very dangerous because they transmit communicable diseases. Here, the Facilitator reminds participants that pathogens are the illnesses a person can get through ways mentioned in the previous exercise. Then, the group is asked to brainstorm which diseases are qualified as communicable (infectious) while the Facilitator writes them down on the flip chart. When the list is ready, the Facilitator disseminates the „List of the most common communicable diseases”. All together the group checks the validity of their brainstorming. In case of a mistake, the Facilitator erases the „wrong” illness from the flip chart. The next step is to divide participants into smaller groups of max. 5 people. Once they sit down in the new groups, the Facilitator explains that their new task is to choose one (1) of the diseases from the brainstorming/or the „List…” and prepare an informative BROCHURE (might include few pages) which will include the following information:
At the end, when all brochures are ready, each group are asked to present them, take pictures and post them on social media, promoting the project. The Facilitator should also hang them in the room, so other people can see and read them.
Hints for The Facilitator:
http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases World Health Organization
http://www.pkids.org Parents of kids with infectious diseases
Duration: around 30 – 40 min.
Group size: around 28 people
The Facilitator starts by asking the group the following questions:
After a short discussion, the Facilitator divides the group into 7 smaller ones and distributes short scenarios, asking each team how they would react if the specific scenario happened to them? Each group is given about 10 minutes to come up with a brief strategy, which they will present later. After each presentation, the Facilitator asks the other teams to foster discussion.
After all the activities, the Facilitator asks participants the following questions, to check what they remembered from the workshops:
Duration: around 20 min.
Group size: Any
Materials: Jar, pieces of paper, pens, Appendix 4 (Infographic) – optional
This activity can be implement as the result of the above workshop, but it can also be implemented as a Facebook post, under which people can leave comments with answers.
The Facilitator asks the group/Facebook audience to come up with 1 idea on how to protect and prevent themselves from getting a disease. Once everybody comes up with different thoughts, the Facilitator asks the group to write their propositions on the piece of paper and put the paper into the „JAR OF INSPIRING PROTECTION” – which can be used in the future during other workshops, or as a promotional material, or as a hint for those who will need information like that.
Hints for the Facilitator: