Workshop 3: Informing, sensitizing, networking and engaging stakeholders from the broader community

Purpose – Rationale

  • The third workshop takes place after promoters have established contact with various local stakeholders and explained them key notions of the PAR project during the 2nd workshop.

  • The third workshop aims to sensitize and engage stakeholders by establishing synergies and formulating an action plan. 


Participants (stakeholders’ representatives) will: 

  • Determine the capacity of their organization for the promotion of CQL. 

  • Outline tasks that can be undertaken by their organizations. 

  • Identify key institutions and individuals in the community who may assist them.

Target Group/ Audience/ Participants:

  • Representatives from stakeholder organizations (ideally at least two from each organization)


  • Teachers/ Teacher Trainers & Promoters


  • Computer and Projector Powerpoint presentations

  • Flip charts/ Whiteboard

  • Marker pens

  • Stakeholders’ publicity material

  • Shopping lists


  • 3 hours

Activity 1: Familiarization of Stakeholders with CQL and the PAR Project


The facilitator and representatives of the promoters (teachers, parents, children) explain the purpose of the meeting to the participants (stakeholders) through interactive presentations including the following components:

  • What is children’s quality of life?

  • Why collaboration between stakeholders is important.

  • Why each of the stakeholders has been invited.

  • What is expected from them?

  • An outline of the meeting.

Activity 2:  Expertise market


  • The facilitator places participants (stakeholders’ representatives and promoters) in different stations (market booths) in which they are asked to prepare their Supplies and Demands inventories.

  • Stations are asked to prepare an inventory of the skills, products, and services offered by their organization that might be useful for the promotion of CQL (‘Supplies’ poster). At the same time, they are asked to prepare another poster presenting the needs (‘Demands’ poster) of their organization for the development of CQL related activities. The two posters have displayed the one next to the other.

  • The “trading process” begins. One member of the group remains at the station and ‘sells’ their supplies in the market booth while the other members go out ‘shopping’ for their demands.

  • Participants are asked to select market booths where they may sell their own expertise or buy/acquire resources. Shoppers should be encouraged to talk to other suppliers at their booths to identify whether the supplies meet their organization’s needs. Shoppers should write down these supplies on their shopping list.

  • When finished, shoppers and suppliers return to their own group, discuss, prioritize and decide attainable synergies, identifying potential partners.

  • The second round of visits to market booths is used to form specific partnerships. Participants are asked to collect contacts from other organizations that may be used for developing joint activities for the promotion of CQL.

  • The activity concludes with a presentation of possible synergies by the different stakeholder representatives.

Activity 3:  Conclusion

The facilitators announce that a report will be prepared and a draft version of an action plan for the whole consortium will be distributed to all for discussion. At the end, the facilitator and the promoters, as rapporteurs, collect all synergies and summarize the key decisions.