Making decisions in difficult situations

  • At one station we had to stand on tiles. One after another we had to pick up the tile we were standing on and read the difficult situation on the underside of it.

    An example: You and our best friend are going to flee by boat, but your best friend gets ill. The human trafficker won´t take him along. You´ve already paid the crossing and you won´t get the money back. Would you lose the chance and the money to stay with your best friend or would you leave?

    Our different characters had all sorts of financial background. The richer characters were able to say that they would skip the crossing and go on with their best friends once they feel well again, but the poor characters, like myself, had to decide between leaving the friend or missing the chance to cross the sea.

    Another example is this situation: You are going to meet the human trafficker tomorrow. At night all of your money gets stolen. What are you going to do?

    As a refugee, you are really lost without money. You can´t pay the trafficker or buy food. The trafficker won´t take you without getting paid, which means that you have to stay. You could try to make enough money to pay the crossing, but that´s really difficult and it takes a lot of time.

    The station shows you how depended the refugees are on money and the human traffickers.

    In my opinion, this was one of the most important stations, because it helped you to put yourself in the refugee’s shoes and think about what they would do.