ACTION WITH YOUTH - HIV/AIDS AND STD
( By International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies )

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Setting the ground rules

After a few initial warm-ups, tell your group that to be able to work well together it is important to set some ground rules.

Put the ground rules poster up in the room.

Read and discuss each rule with your group. Ask the group what they think about each rule. Is it needed? Is it a good idea? Can everyone agree to accept it? Are there any other rules they want to have?

As you discuss this with your group, add any extra rules that your group thinks are important to have.

After you have all agreed on the rules, put the poster where everyone can see it during the educational sessions. If someone breaks a rule, gently remind that person of the rule, and point out that everyone had accepted the rules.

Example of a ground rules poster:*






Ground rules
During our activities, we all agree to:

Come to the meeting on time
Do our best in all games, exercises and discussions
Listen to and respect what each person has to say, without interrupting them
Respect confidentiality
Help and support each other in our learning
Give our own views honestly

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