PLACE: Zik Zak is an online platform that provides mini-plays on different topics that are designed to assist parents, educators and mentors create an emotional space to help kids, teens, and young adults to face challenges in modern society successfully. Participants will, through the lens of the characters portrayed, access emotional intelligence enabling them to explore difficult subjects without feeling they are being scrutinized or judged. The plays are hard-hitting but never traumatizing. They can be used exactly as they are, or as a framework to adapt to the needs of the kids.
Mini plays are a great tool that easily educates children and parents to avoid and protect themselves against social ills and dangers. The best strategy to use these mini-plays is by:
·Picking The Right Mini Play: Identify a mini-play by topic. Zik Zak covers topics on racism, prejudice, mental health, abuse, sex education, driving, alcohol, body image, bullying,
depression, drugs, gambling, gangs, gun crime, knife crime, peer pressure, self-harm, sex, sexual abuse, single mom, and social media
·Adapt to your audience: Think about the participants and distribute copies of the lines, change names if necessary, encourage everyone to adopt the language used, and ask them to use slang terms or colloquial terms if appropriate
·Act It Out: Encourage the participants to put as much effort into the lines as possible. Playing out the parts and pushing themselves into the roles. This will help everyone engage in the content.
·Do A Group QnA At Last: The questions at the end of each play are appropriate to the topic and designed to encourage heartfelt discussion. Use them to guide a conversation with all present.
Visit https://www.zik-zak.co/ to discover their wide range of mini-plays to build youth that can face social ills and dangers with a brave heart.
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