SOAR knows that one of the keys to preventing Domestic and Dating Violence is education!
Our trained educational facilitator (Dip. Youth and Community Studies) can visit your school or youth club (or you
can visit us here) to provide a workshop that's right for your group.
SOAR Dating Violence/ Domestic Violence Sessions are a formal educational lecture-style presentation for classroom set-ups of groups of 12 persons and over. Used successfully in schools, these sessions are a mixture of retelling of personal experience coupled with information and data about dating violence and controlling relationships. A Power Point presentation and Audio visual tools are used. Sessions can last from 45 to 90 minutes or more, depending on the size of the group and the allocated time for questions and discussion.
“The sessions at school had changed my life. It helped me realise I was in an abusive relationship and I sought the help I needed to leave the relationship.” Form 4 Student, St. Theresa College.
“I liked the session so much since I learned more about domestic violence, things which I never knew before. I loved the powerpoint which you had shared and also your story which you had shared as well. Keep up the good work!” MCAST Student
“When I walked out of your premises I kept thinking of how to put what I learnt to good use NOW rather than waiting until next year when I (God willing) will graduate as a lawyer.” Jenilee Agius, Law Student
SOAR Caterpillar in a Jar Workshops
The story highlights a cycle of violence, how as a young person who witnessed her own mother being a victim of abuse, Jenna finds herself dating a controlling boyfriend. What does domestic violence look like at Christmas time? How does Jenna’s mother escape the violence? How does Jenna cope with living in a shelter? What do bystanders do when they see Jenna’s boyfriend verbally abusing her in public?
These are designed to allow young people aged 13 and up, to read together, discuss and fill in the gaps of the story. These workshops are ideal for smaller groups with preferably an informal or semi-formal set-up, such as small youth groups, small summer school classes, PSD classes etc. The workshops may include Audio Visual tools to complement the discussion and exercises. Other non-formal games (below) may complement this type of activity.
Non-formal Role Play:
Role play based workshops are designed for larger groups, having some participants being creative and performing the storyline, and the others watching. Those watching are encouraged to boo at the abusive parts, clap for the positive parts and later participate in workshops about key elements of domestic and dating violence found in the story.
“What I liked most about the story is that it is realistic. It’s not exaggerated like many other stories or films. In my head I could really imagine this happening to a friend or to me, for example.” Participant, ‘On Being Youth’ - Leap
SOAR Myth-Busting Games may also be tailor made for younger groups of teens and pre-teens and used during workshops for older teens. These sessions will focus on gender stereotypes/ roles and myths, age-appropriate examples of consent, mutual respect and healthy attitudes in relationships and friendships. The games are fun and promote participation and creativity.
Fun and creative ice-breaking games are used during the workshops to nurture team building skills and participation.
SOAR Workshops are flexible and tailor-made to the needs of the group, based on the alotted time for the activity.
Children, Youth or Adult groups, Junior College / Higher Secondary, MCAST or University students, staff, parents and the general public may benefit from these workshops. They may be hosted by SJAF (9 - 15 pax) or by the enquiring organisation.
For more info or to book a SOAR Workshop, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at St
Jeanne Antide Foundation on 21809011, 21808981 or 27672367.