Training and communications resources
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
If you represent a WAGGGS Member Organization and would like to use the fonts, logos and images from Free Being Me in your communications materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- How to talk about Free Being Me: key messages for talking about the programme
- Media relations toolkit: A step by step guide to tell the world your Free Being Me story, including press releases and social media advice
Download the whole Arabic Training Pack here (contains all the resources listed in English below)
Free Being Me Training Session Outlines
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.
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!
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 1 PLAN Introducing the global partnership
- Session 1 POWERPOINT short version for Leader training
- Session 1 POWERPOINT in-depth version for national/regional training
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 2 PLAN Looking at Free Being Me concepts
- Session 2 – POWERPOINT Looking at Free Being Me concepts
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 3 PLAN Introduction to the Activity Packs
- Session 3 POWERPOINT Introduction to the Activity Packs
- Session 3 Activity Packs Quiz sheet
- Session 3 Activity Packs Quiz sheet with answers
- Session 3- Quiz sheet extras
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 4-5 & 6 designed for a Two day Training Event
- Session 4-5 & 6 designed for a Three day Training Event
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
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.
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.
- Session on Non formal education and Guiding methods – PLAN
- Session on Non-formal Education – handout
- Session on Guiding Methods – puzzle pieces
Other useful documents for your Free Being Me Training
- Evaluation form template
- Photo release form
- List of Materials
- List of Items to Print
- Beauty Bubbles
- MO Action Plan
Listen to Girl Guides Rwanda singing the Ringa Ringa song! (See 7-10 activity pack, session 4, page 31)