Bullying among school children is a prevalent issue, and between the ages of 11-13, children begin to practise hierarchies and discrimination amongst themselves. In Sri Lanka it is found that often such bullying has a gendered dimension to it, causing children who do not conform to these pre-conceived ideals to be alienated. The session will use role-playing and an engaged discussion to help children to begin challenging their thinking around this, asking them to consider ‘norms’ and the language (e.g. freak, weirdo, ponnaya) that they use.
Ages: 11-13 (boys)
Facilitated by Sharanya Sekaram and Dharini Priscilla – Program Managers of The Grassrooted Trust