How do we handle change in our increasingly diverse society? How do people from different ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds understand and communicate with each other? What do we have in common?
Masala BridgeBuilders is a discussion pack, covering issues that have particular relevance for South Asians, which can be used in a variety of settings, including community groups and schools. It has been designed to encourage people to talk about issues important to them, in a relaxed way, with the aim of promoting better understanding between different ethnic, age and social groups. The resource also allows people to explore British Asian culture in a fresh way.
Click here to find out how Masala BridgeBuilders fit in with Citizenship and RE at National Curriculum Key Stages 3 & 4.
Masala BridgeBuilders encourage:
- Openness to people of all backgrounds and opinions
- Acceptance of others’ point of view
- Willingness to listen and learn
- Learning to disagree without being disagreeable!
- A place where deeper issues can be discussed in a non-threatening environment
- Respect for other people, their values and culture
How do Masala BridgeBuilders work?
Masala BridgeBuilders are based on a topic - something current or something that has on-going relevance and each pack contains
- Guidelines for running the group
- Readings, quotes, case studies or suggested video clips to introduce the topic
- Questions to open discussion
- Questions to clarify the issues
Topics currently available include:
Citizenship and identity, Generation gap, Love and (un)arranged marriage, Racism, Role Models and
Work and unemployment.
For more information click here.