Educational Toolkit on migration
In order to prevent the risks of irregular migration and provide information on options for regular, orderly, and safe migration, the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM), with the support of the Mesoamerica Program, has developed a toolkit for teachers and instructors of children, adolescents, and young people in the region who wish to implement these strategies as part of their school activities or insert them into their academic programs of classes.
Why use this methology?
The strategies and reference materials found in this repository have been previously tested in IOM workshops or facilitation spaces, in which participation and collective construction are part of the learning process.
Additionally, each strategy and material can be used either as part of a lesson for a specific topic or as part of an annual work plan, making the application and follow-up more flexible.
How to use it?
First, analyze the audience and its context, knowledge profile, attitude, and behaviors, and establish the key message or main objective. Once this is done, you can select a strategy according to the thematic module that you want to cover, and the most suitable material according to the characteristics of your audience and other factors such as available time, number of people, technological devices available (for example, Internet access), financial resources, etc.
Who is it for?
School-age children, adolescents in high school, at-risk youth outside of the school system, and communities. The keys to this methodology are appropriate direction, cooperative construction, and the desire to learn to prevent the risks of irregular migration.
Who can implement it?
An educator or a person from the community who has had previous experience as a facilitator or instructor, who knows migration well, and who feels capable of conducting these activities.