WHAT IT IS:
An activity that helps participants share their
thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards
topics and issues that can be hard to talk
WHY IS IT VALUABLE:
• Taps into a group’s collective experience
• Gives people a safe space in which to get
answers to questions they otherwise
wouldn’t be comfortable discussing
• Can be fun / feels like a game
WHEN TO USE IT:
This is best to use as an activity after you’ve
had a chance for you and the participants to
get to know each other. Consider following it
with a Prioritize activity to narrow in on
potential needs, or a Create activity to solve
problems uncovered through the activity.
EXAMPLE: Working with adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa and Bangladesh, we used
this activity to provide girls a venue to solicit advice on topics that were important to
them. After they had shared their questions and provided answers, the girls marked with
a star the answers that were most valuable to them. We then facilitated a conversation
about why those answers were important and where they would expect to ﬁnd them.
(You can ﬁnd a variant of this activity in frog’s Collective Action Toolkit.)
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