Digital Journalism Literacy and Community
To give youth a voice. To demonstrate that life has mean and is always worth saving.
Originally in 2010 UNESCO Power of Peace Network provided seed funding to give African youth a platform and training to tell their life story. We develop a simple interview digital storytelling workshop that in a 1/2 day students could tell their life story, record it and publish in the YouTube channel. Based on conversations with addition youth groups we have upgrade this Community Learning System to launch and Journalism digital storytelling portal to train youth about story telling based the UN's 31 human rights.
"I am Africa. This is my story..." Self Expression Testimonies
This original format of digital storytelling is very familiar to any youth with and cell phone. Using only three people: one person asks questions, One records and the third answers questions about their life. The interview is positive and reflective of how far the youth has come, were they hope to go and a chance to say thanks to those who helped along the way.
Our experience in the workshops in Zambia and Lesotho is that these were easy to produce and highly inspirational to the students. Please read the download guide with this campaign. They filled with important lessons learned. Case in point (to protect privacy yet provide the experience of publishing) a student can do a recording watch it and delete it.
Steps to get started.
"I am the Story..."Youth Empowerment for Educators and Youth Group Leaders
This campaign offers youth a community, training and tools to introduce youth to digital storytelling. Again using only cell phone recordings and free media editing software iMovie or MS Movie the team makes a short interview of the the story of their lives.
This Campaign is also designed to be a professional services tool for educators and NGO leaders on learning theory and social development. Workshops for educator can be arranged with your school or NGO prior to launching the "I am the story..." journalism workshop.
Note: This program is designed for any country.
To launch this program educators and youth groups a free way to: