Visualising where we work in, who we work with and who we are as trainers

Activity 1:

Here, we ask the participants to draw one our two typical folks that they work with in their trainings, with focus on the following parts:

  • Head: what do they know, what issues do they grapple with
  • Heart: what is important to them, what do they value, what do they believe in, what are their fears
  • Hands: what are the skills they have, what do they bring to the training
  • Feet: where are they? what contexts do they live in

This activity will allow for time for self-reflection, but the processing will happen in small group discussions.

Here, we aim to begin to start grounding the work in the realities and contexts of the people that our participants work with.

Activity 2:

Using the same method as above, ask the participants to draw themselves.

Give them time to reflect on the the drawings that they have done.

Activity 3:

In small groups, have time for to discuss the following questions:

  • What are the threats our communities are facing? How has it changed?
  • As activists and part of social movements, how does our work as trainers contribute to the cause?
  • What are the limitations of training as an intervention? Are there other capacity development modes we should be exploring?
  • What are the gaps between who we are as trainers and who the folks we work with?
  • Given the activities, what does it mean to be a feminist trainer?


Then we come back to the big group and have a discussion about what the groups talked about.

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