an awareness raising project, targeting the educational community, on human rights and refugee issues
using experiential learning, theatre and educational drama techniques.


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Perasmata” (Passages) - Student workshop

a simulation/role play game for students

Free of charge for a limited number of schools

Priority to teacher members of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)

“Passages” is a simulation game by the UNHCR allowing participants to experience events and situations that the refugees have to deal with in their efforts to find safe shelter in another country.
The “Passages” calls for participants to…

-Experience the difficulties that the refugees face upon leaving their country for an uncertain future
Perceive the causes and the consequences of uprooting, as well as the succession of events that drive the refugees to leave for another country
-Adopt an accepting stance toward the refugees and to think of possible solutions to their problems, with special regard to their integration in the country of immunity
-Get mobilized so that, in turn, they share their awareness in favor of the refugees with their social surroundings (friends, family, local community) 

The “Passages” manual is available -for free- in print and online.

From 2016, the “Passages” were integrated in the “it could be me – it could be you” project and are being implemented in cooperation with the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network.
The “it could be me – it could be you” project and the workshops for students are approved by the Greek Ministry of Education, accredited by IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association) and are offered free of charge..

The game is suitable for people older than 13-14 years and could be performed for students at school with the coordination-facilitation of the UNHCR and the Project’s trained trainers. 

Duration 2.5 hours. 

Requirement: at least one of the school’s teachers must have already participated in the game. Applications: the interested teachers must send an application with the consent of the school’s principal, at

“Perasmata” (Passages)