Activity 1: Scenario Response

1. Discuss the following scenario with students.

  • What are some of the cultural considerations you might need to take into account in this scenario?

2. Show a range of videos from partner organisations.

  • Have these diverse perspectives changed how you think you might approach this situation?
  • What are some of the different cultural perspectives that have been raised through the partner videos and quotes?
    • Gender
    • Hierarchies
    • Different work cultures

3. Encourage students to work together to respond to the scenario.


Activity 2: Carousel

(Adapted from Comhlamh’s ‘From Volunteers to Active Citizens’: http://www.comhlamh.org/resources-volunteering-ireland/)

Time: 30 mins (depending on different videos selected)

1. Break the students into three groups and ask each group to respond to the following scenario (below) from the perspective of, (a) an international partner organisation; (b) a student volunteer; (c) a university or sending organisation.

2. Invite one person from each group to sit at the front and join a discussion/debate, representing the particular perspective of their group.

3. Show videos from partner organisations.

4. Facilitate further discussion.

PACOS: Time Management

Bahay Tuluyan: time management

ACF: time management

DDP: time management

AIJI time management

Restless Development: time management

Pariah: time management

KOTO: time management