A main achievements of creating Let’s Talk! was the highly participatory and inclusive of continuous direct input from the target groups themselves. Leading to a final prototype of the game and facilitator’s guide that was rooted in the lived realities and perspectives of young people, ownership and long-term potential for sustainability of the game was increased. The core design team further collaboration (Yaga, Mesa Comunitaria, Fairspace and Share-Net’s Colombian Hub member, ProFamila) ensured that diverse voices and perspectives were integrated into every step of the process. Through the creation of Let’s Talk!, several key learnings emerged;
Let’s Talk! is a card game co-created by youth for youth around different topics of sexual reproductive health and rights. The goal of Let’s Talk! Is to encourage young people (aged around 14-24) to have open and honest conversations with each other about topics like puberty, relationships, sex and sexuality.
Let’s Talk is not designed to replace formal education about SRHR. It is not designed to offer all the facts and details about different SRHR topics. Instead, its goal is to create a safe space to talk, discuss and share perspectives and experiences so that young people feel more comfortable voicing their questions and experiences as they move through young adulthood.
Please download the SRHR educational card game Let’s Talk, and read the Let’s Talk Facilitators Guide for more information about how to facilitate Let’s Talk! sessions in consensual, trauma-informed, and boundary-aware setting.