Connecting local responses around the world
How to start a conversation on migration?
We started a 7-day course on strengths-based facilitation of refugee groups in the Netherlands by letting participants (some of them with migration/flight history, and some Dutch) ask each other the following questions:
- Where were you born? Where were your parents born?
- How did that shape you as a person?
- Which strengths did you build? (either as a result of migration, or as a result of flight, or as a result of being born and raised in the Netherlands)
People ask these questions to each other in pairs.
Each person speaks 3 minutes, the other one listens and you stick to the topic.
We repeated this three times.
It brought up thought-provoking conversations, realisations, and personal sharing, and hence a great (to the heart of the matter) start of our 6-months learning journey.