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    Using board games to build community

    Day 57

    The Students That Game Together Stay Together

    Hello, hello! Welcome back to La Chacra, where we’ve got a day full of laughter and fun ahead of us.

    When reflecting on the ideations that we held with students, one of our favorite ideas was to play board games together. It wasn’t hard to agree amongst the team that this was something we wanted to do, and Roberto, one of the human-centered designers from LERO studio, beelined to boardgame section of the store as soon as we arrived there that morning. He picked out games like monopoly, chess, and Uno that would be known internationally, as well as some games specific to Central America.

    When we first pulled out the games, the students weren’t totally sure what to think. Many new how to play card games, and many others associated cards with gambling, but were unfamiliar with the games we picked out. After dividing into two groups, one, larger group, started playing Uno and giggling all the while. Another, smaller group with the younger boys, went out with Roberto to learn how to play a different board game and were practically howling with each play. It was a sweet and simple way to connect and have a bit of fun together.

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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