SENAD - Implementation

Social Entrepreneurship against Discrimination (SENAD), took place in Pissouri village in Cyprus from 13 to 20 June 2021 and was implemented by ACPELIA organisation. The Project Manager was Nikolas Nikolaou and trainers were Stella Komodromou and Katerina Daniil. The activities that were implemented were the below:

Monday 14/06:

Activity to encourage the getting known of all the participants. Participants were in a circle and should tell their name and make a sound. Then the following should repeat the name and sound of the previous. They should remember the three previous sounds. In another activity to get known with each other, again in a circle, a ball was thrown to a participant, and while one participant was throwing it, he/she should tell the name of the other participant and this participant should tell three basic things for him/herself.

Presentation of the project. It was an activity where participants were divided in groups of 5-6 persons. The trainer was reading some scenarios of discrimination in the environment of social entrepreneurship, such as imagine that you are a pregnant woman who you a father who wants more flexible timetable in work from your employer. Each team had to present it in its group.

Team Building activity. There were small teams and each one was given a paper where was written a youthpass competence in which they had to write how they expected it to be achieved through the project and which skills and knowledge would be acquired. When each team completed the paper, they exchanged papers.

Tasks in Pissouri. The participants were divided in teams of 5-6 persons and each team had to resolve all of the 16 tasks in the village, to get known with the place, the people, the tradition of Cyprus and to enhance team building. An example of a task was: What is the main church of the village? Can you find it? (there are a lot of churches and small churches in the village but we want the main one. A photo of the group in the church is a must for our tasks. 

Tuesday 15/06: The participants were divided in groups of 4-5 and each one was given a paper where they should write down a theme that were given ex. Environmental protection, and how this is linked to the environment of social entrepreneurship and through their organisations. They had to draw or write something relevant.

Role game activity Can I come in? This was a role-play about a group of refugees trying to escape to another country, to find out the plight of refugees and the social and economic arguments for giving and denying asylum. There were three teams. The "refugees", the "border officials" and the "observers". In addition, some of the participants were wearing masks in their eyes, to assume the role of a blind person trying to cope with his situation. The teams were given randomly their role card and at the end they make all a theatre to show how this situation happens in our daily life.

Wednesday 16/06

Hiking route activity in Pissouri to get known with the place of being and to get closer as teams and visiting of a farm in Pissouri.

Thursday 17/06

Inclusion activity: The group was divided into 5 teams. 1 team is visually impaired and must communicate with their eyes covered. 1 team is deaf-mute and must communicate without speaking. 1 team is in a wheelchair and must communicate without getting up from the chair. 1 team has mental disabilities and must communicate in their own language, English is prohibited. 1 team has multiple disabilities such as diabetes, epilepsy, turret syndrome, food allergies. Each team had the task of finding methods to access workplace / a space in the area.

Social Entrepreneurship plans: This activity took place on Thursday and Saturday morning. The participants were divided in groups of 5 people where they had to prepare a social entrepreneurship plan. They had to write the title, the description of the business, what would be the social added value, the importance, the need, the target groups, the solution, the impacts on the target group(s), the key allies, the key resources, the key activities, the visibility, the cost structure, the community reinvestment and the revenue streams, in order to make a full social entrepreneurship plan.

Take a step forward. In this activity there were 30 different situations coherent with discrimination, human rights, entrepreneurship and society, where each participant randomly took a role. At first, they were all in a line and then, when the trainer was reading a question (ex. Have you ever found any difficulty in your life?), if the answer was positive, the participant would make a step forward, otherwise he would stay in his position.

Friday 18/06

Rights Bingo activity. The participants were given a paper with 15 questions which concerned human rights and each participant had to ask another participant to complete the gaps. When a participant finished, he told Bingo. At the end, all the participants shared their answers and discussed why they wrote each answer.

Visiting the archaeological places of Apollon Hylates and Curium and then free time in the city center of Limassol.

Saturday 19/06

Rexlection, evaluation of the program through a questionnaire, summing up and giving of youthpasses.

Finally, all the countries presented the work they had to prepare before coming in the seminar, and every day we were doing International nights with aims the knowing of each other better, knowing more about the cultures, drinks and food of other countries, and learning with fun, dances, and games.