If you are planning a Free Being Me training or event, or planning to tell the world about your Free Being Me activities, all the resources you need are here.

Click on the blue links below to download the resources 

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Download the toolkit for ideas, tips and inspiration on how to create your own Free Being Me themed event.

A plain text version of the toolkit is also available here.

Communications resources

If you represent a WAGGGS Member Organization and would like to useIMG_6574 the fonts, logos and images from Free Being Me in your communications materials, please email freebeingme@wagggs.org

For advice and ideas, why not join our Facebook group? Remember to use #FreeBeingMe

Training pack

Arabic version

Download the whole Arabic Training Pack here (contains all the resources listed in English below)

 

English version

 

Free Being Me Training Session Outlines

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These are for your guidance and are flexible, but you are encouraged to cover as much of the material below as possible, to ensure your participants have a good understanding of the programme to give them the confidence to deliver great activities that will make a real difference to girls’ and boys’ body confidence.

Two day Training programme

 

 

Free Being Me Training Session plans

There are plans here for every session you can run at a Free Being Me Training. It’s important to consider how these sessions fit into the objectives for your own training event. Remember, it’s really important to give participants a chance to try out the activities for themselves – this should be an active, non-formal training!

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Icebreakers

Use these ideas at the beginning of the training and throughout as energizers.

 

Session 1 – Introducing the Global Partnership

This session introduces what Free Being Me is, including the global partnership with Dove and the aims of the whole project. It’s important for your participants to understand the global picture, that girls and boys are taking part all over the world.

 

Session 2 – Looking at the concepts behind Free Being Me

This session asks participants to take part in ‘Body project’ activities, which will help them learn the Free Being Me concepts. These activities are from the Body Project Collaborative – they are activities that are designed for a non-formal setting, and that form the core of the Free Being Me activities.  Research on these activities has shown that over three years later, 6 in 10 of girls who had taken part had higher body confidence.

 

Session 3 – Introduction to the Activity Packs

This session is based on a quiz that helps participants learn more about the activity packs and how they help boost the body confidence of girls and boys. You can use the quiz sheets on their own, or you might wish to use the presentation version too.

TIP: If you like you could do this session outside and get participants to run to the facilitator with the answers.

 

 

Session 4, 5 and 6 – Free Being Me 11-14 activities

These are session ideas to give your participants the opportunity to learn more about the 11-14s activities, by trying them out themselves, taking turns to lead.

 

Session 7 – Free Being Me 7-10 activities

These are session ideas to give your participants the opportunity to learn more about the 7-10s activities, by trying them out themselves – pairs or small groups are given a different activity to prepare and lead for the rest of the group.

 

Other optional sessions

 

Communication

Use this session to encourage your participants to share their activities and take action projects with the world. You’ll need the Media relations toolkit for this session.

 

Peer Education

This is a short introduction to Peer Education and the value of encouraging young leaders to take the responsibility of delivering activities like Free Being Me.

 

Delivering Free Being Me – Scenarios

Once participants are used to the Free Being Me activities, ask them to discuss scenarios that could come up during the activities, and how to deal with these situations.

 

National and Regional Planning session

If you are training those who are responsible for ensuring the delivery of the project nationally or regionally, this is a useful session to encourage them to make plans and link them to the national and global Free Being Me objectives.

 

 

Non-formal education methods

This is a great session to remind participants of what WAGGGS non-formal education is all about, and to show that Free Being Me includes all aspects of non-formal education.

 

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Other useful documents for your Free Being Me Training

 

Videos

Ringa Ringa

Listen to Girl Guides Rwanda singing the Ringa Ringa song! (See 7-10 activity pack, session 4, page 31)