School & Youth
Tearfund's simulation games are both fun and challenging. Choose from a wide selection of games to inspire and challenge your audience.
More information on each of these games is available below.
Explore the kinds of jobs people do to make ends meet in poor communities. What are the pressures on the working poor in India?
Families become paper-bag makers for survival and have to contend with unfair shopkeepers, debt collectors, and other hazards of slum life. It also explores the possibilities of positive social change through community development work in a Basti.
Become an Indian farming family and explore issues of poverty, justice and faith under the fickle Indian monsoon.
Originally developed by SEARCH of India to help train people working in these communities, Monsoon is a realistic and highly interactive simulation game that focuses on some of the dynamics of poverty in an imaginary village near Mysore in India.
Explore issues of global aid, trade and debt as part of a game of touch football.
Why is it important to have an education? What are some of the difficulties you face if you can’t read and write? This Kids 4 Kids simulation game is set in a slum in New Delhi, India, and helps children understand the importance of literacy.
Set in the border town of Poipet (between Cambodia and Thailand), this Kids 4 Kids game addresses issues of child labour, the importance of education, and how children can be kept safe through community awareness. Includes references to child trafficking (in non-specific terms) and land mines.
Water is a scarce commodity in many communities, and getting enough water for household use takes up a good part of the day for women and children. In this Kids 4 Kids game, set in a rural village in India, children will learn about the importance of access to water, and how this affects the lives of children in poor rural communities.
The refugee simulation game gives participants insights and experiences that are similar to reality. Note: This simulation can be emotionally extremely confronting so please take care when running it. Tearfund Australia does not recommend this simulation for participants under 18 years of age.
This is a game that explores some of the issues of inequality, wealth and poverty in our world.
This simulation game involves cooperation, coordination and the frenzied pelting of opponents with water balloons! It's a fun way of thinking about the importance of water and the impact of the monsoon or wet-season rains on rural villagers in developing countries.
Every day, over 1 billion people have to survive in the growing slums in many of the world’s cities. The basics of life can be very hard to come by. Houses are built from scraps of timber, plastic and cardboard. Toilets may be non-existent or shared by hundreds of people. Piped water is a luxury that people in slums can't afford.
...This is Reality! The Slum Survivor is a simulation experience designed to:
Slum Survivor can be run over a weekend or a day, as an evening program or even a series of weekly meetings. After building their own slum houses, Slum Survivors participate in a series of challenges that simulate aspects of slum life. These fun challenges are guaranteed to test their endurance, creativity and ingenuity.