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close this bookSocial Mobilization for Reproductive Health (CEDPA, 2000, 160 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction: Social Mobilization for Reproductive Health
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View the documentHow To Use This Manual
View the documentWorkshop Overview
View the documentSample Workshop Schedule
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION ONE: Welcome and Setting the Stage
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION TWO: Defining Social Mobilization
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION THREE: Introduction to Coalitions
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION FOUR: Defining the Issue
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION FIVE: Coalition Building
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION SIX: Mobilizing for Equity: Gender and Reproductive Health Considerations
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION SEVEN: Developing a Plan of Action for Social Mobilization Coalitions
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION EIGHT: Enabling Change Through Understanding the Audience and Environment
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION NINE: Developing and Delivering the Message
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION TEN: Measuring Results of Social Mobilization
Open this folder and view contentsSESSION ELEVEN: Putting the Components Together for a Social Mobilization Campaign
View the documentSESSION TWELVE: Closing
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SESSION TWELVE: Closing

LEARNER OBJECTIVES

By the end of the session, participants will have:

· Said good-bye to workshop members
· Recommitted themselves to social mobilization

TIME

1 hour

MATERIALS

· Candles
· Candle holders
· Cards and pens
· Tape

PREPARATION

· Reorganize the room as in Session One, including the table with candles.

· Have cards and pens in front of participants before the session starts.

STEP 1

Ask participants to sit in the circle as they did in Session One. Acknowledge:

· Their hard work
· Their commitment
· The new friendships and professional networking that have emerged during the workshop
· The very real challenge ahead of them

STEP 2

Ask participants to close their eyes again. You might put on some soft music for a few minutes to create a relaxed mood and move the energy of the group to a quieter, open place. Then say:

Come back to that part of you who was walking in the rally with many others committed to make change happen. Feel those feelings, the excitement, the challenge, the friendship, and the possibility of making an important difference in your society.

Now think back over the last several days. Let what you have learned and realized about your work in this workshop sit with you, like a good friend.

Pause

Now I would like to ask you to think about tomorrow, next week, and next year...quietly ask yourself:

· How will I carry the flame of this workshop back into my work in reproductive health?
· Will I change something I am doing now?
· Will I start something new?
· What will I share with family, friends, and colleagues what I learned here?

Just let whatever visual image or words bubble up to the surface of your mind.

Please open your eyes.

STEP 3

Have the participants come one by one to the center of the room and state one thing that they learned in the workshop. Ask if they are going to start anything new as a result of this workshop.

STEP 4

Find a song that everyone knows which captures the flavor and themes of the workshop. Sing this together as a closing with participants.

NOTE TO THE TRAINER: If protocol dictates an official closing, be certain to call a break between this emotional good-bye and closure and the more formal one. Oftentimes participants want to thank one another, the workshop organizer, or the trainers. Be sure to leave time for the type of closure activities that participants feel important.