The YWCA has developed and has been running a play program for refugee children entitled “Playing with Rainbows”. Development of the program included four phases:
Phase 1 was a feasibility study that explored the feasibility of refugee children and the ability of the YWCA member association to implement a play program;
Phase 2 involved the development of a Facilitator’s manual, to guide member associations to guide members and other agencies in implementing the play program;
Phase 3 was the provision of training and support to member associations to facilitate the play program in six pilot sites;
Phase 4 include the evaluation of the training model and overall project implementation and the development of a manual.
Please visit the YWCA site for information on the Playing with Rainbows play curriculum.