Volunteering with CAFOD
1 year ago

I’ve been helping as an education volunteer with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) for over a year now and it’s been a wonderful experience! Our role is to organise workshops in local schools and each time I’ve done so I’ve received so much inspiration from the students!

In January this year we did a workshop on Climate Change at the Relationships Day at St Mary’s College in Southampton. 

The student’s learned alot from the experience of playing the flood game - simulating how aid agencies in developing countries manage resources to rescue as many people from a flood. When asked to draw out some practical things they could do to help prevent and mitigate climate change, they came up with many good ideas!

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Here’s the CAFOD blog post: https://cafodportsmouth.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/relationships-day-at-st-marys-college/

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We then spent a morning at St George’s College, Southampton in March conducting a workshop on Climate Change. We did a Who Wants to be a Millionaire style quiz which got all the students participating, before we delved more into various actions that each one could resolve to take to prevent climate change and love our environment more.

https://cafodportsmouth.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/st-george-college-takes-action/

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In July, we conducted another workshop at St George’s for Relationships Day on the Refugee Crisis. In the workshop we played a game ‘On the Move’, which had students role-playing the tough conditions that refugees and their families are subjected to.

https://cafodportsmouth.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/st-george-catholic-college-welcomes-the-outsider/

It was great that the Southampton Echo featured us as well to raise awareness about the Refugee Crisis.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14664941.Southampton_schoolchildren_take_a_walk_in_shoes_of_refugees/