Number of members: 60000
When and how often does youth meet? Sunday afternoon
Do you use a uniform or a symbol? Blue and yellow tie with badges according to the sections (green, red, blue and orange)
Typical food of the country: Rice
Language spoken: Creole and French
Typical game: Bwa mare ( criss-crossed arms)
10 to 20 players or more.
1) All participants form a big circle, reach out with the arms, open hands and close their eyes.
2) When the leader of the game give the order, the participants all go to the centre and all try to reach the hands of another participant to have a partner. Everybody should have a partner..
3) The leader now says to open eyes and invites the people with criss-crossed arms to try to get out of the knot without opening hands. All participants can help and determine which people/partners should get out first. They have to do some acrobatics to undo the knot. The game is finished when all partners succeeded to leave the knot.
Aim of the game: to stimulate tolerance and solidarity towards all. We should accept the others as they are, that is why each player is invited to get a partner while having the eyes closed. In our relations we should meet people without choosing or discriminating. We have to struggle together to change our realities, our world. We commit ourselves to show solidarity with the others. This game illustrates the Year Theme 2004-2005: Solidarity through action, that the way to progress. We are convinced that the only way to face the realities in Haiti, the violation of basic Human rights, injustice and poverty, egoism, is to see each other as brother and sister and to work together for the progress of our country on all levels..
Contact details: #56, Angle Rues Piquant et rue Lamarre,
B.P 19252, Port-au-Prince, HT 6112, Haïti