Using the Opportunities Chart as a Discussion Tool with Children in Ebola Affected Communities
In groups of five, children discuss the problems that Ebola is causing in their families and communities. Give or draw out a chart that looks like this (but do not write the examples).
How much can children do + examples
Importance to us
Children are not going to school
Children hear adults talking about Ebola and they are afraid and confused
Children whose relatives are sick are being avoided by their friends
Children don’t know what to do to protect themselves
Some children are orphans
This chart can help inform adults and child focussed programmes what children are thinking and feeling and some ideas from the children themselves about ways they can get involved and can help.