Have you heard the saying, "don't judge others until you've walked a mile in their shoes?" It can be hard to imagine some experiences that are so far from our reach. Take for example what is much be like to flee your home in search of safety and to find yourself at a refugee camp asking to enter and being afraid that you may be turned away. Through simulation, we can begin to tap into that experience offering people the opportunity to walk in another's shoes.
Simulations offer an experience that imitates a real-world situation where the participant (or learner) can, in real-time, practice different actions and responses. ALIRP has acquired a simulation kit created by the WMU to create the experience of what is it like to arrive at a refugee camp for intake.
The simulation took place at Homewood Central Park on June 25th. We ran the SIM only 2 times from 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 2:00pm. The 10 am session is already full.
Each simulation included a debrief discussion that lasted approximately one hour.