Play It Fair! is an easy to use educational Toolkit developed by Equitas to promote human rights, non-discrimination and peaceful conflict resolution within non-formal education programs for children aged 6-12 years old, such as summer camps or after school activities.
What are the values promoted by the Toolkit?
The Toolkit helps to reinforce the positive values that derive from the fundamental principles of human dignity and equality contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The human rights values promoted by the Toolkit are:
- Respect for diversity
Who is the Toolkit intended for?
The Toolkit is intended for:
- Children aged 6 to 12, to support the integration of human rights values into their attitudes and behaviour
- Camp leaders, to improve their ability to promote human rights values and peaceful conflict resolution within their activities with children
What is in the Toolkit?
There are two sections in the Toolkit:
The References section, which contains:
- An Index of Reference Sheets
- 23 Reference Sheets to help those using the Toolkit to become familiar with human rights principles and values, and to learn how to make best use of the Toolkit. The Reference Sheets also contain practical tips on how to establish a code of conduct for the group, how to peacefully resolve conflicts and how to lead Activities and Group Discussions with children.
The Activities section, which contains:
- An Index of Activities by Age
- An Index of Activities by Value
- An Index of Activities by Issue
- An Index of Activities by Time
- More than 80 Activities
How to use the Toolkit?
- Read the Reference Sheets to familiarize yourself with human rights principles and values and to understand how to use the Toolkit.
- Plan, individually or as a team, a strategy to integrate theactivitiesoftheToolkitintotheprogrammingyouoffer for children. For help, please consult Reference Sheets 18 to 23.
- Identify relevant activities that will meet your needs. For help, please consult Reference Sheets 13 to 17.
- Prepare your activities by carefully reading the activity sheet. Also, carefully read Reference Sheets 13 to 17.
- Hold regular discussions with your colleagues about the use of the Toolkit. Share your successes and any challenges you have faced and work together to identify ways to improve the use of the Toolkit.