Workshop: Compañero de viaje (Travel companion)

This is a psycho-social support workshop in which participants work with a cloth doll that they personalize, and who becomes their companion in their migrant journey or wherever they may find themselves. Displacement is especially sensitive for children, as they leave behind their homes and familiar environments that represented safety. The children create a figure to whom they give an identity and personal meaning, and work on recognizing their own personal tools and resilience. The workshop incorporates a series of activities based on a psychological perspective and the therapeutic use of art.

This activity seeks to create a space that uses art to boost resilience through social intervention. It employs a playful and creative activity to facilitate reflection around issues related to identity, belonging, and culture, and is designed to trigger cognitive and sensory processes.