Digital Journalism Literacy and Community
"I am Africa. This is my story..."
This program started in 2010 with the idea of African youth should be telling their own story. To present the real stories of courage, brilliance and the chance to say thanks to the people who helped along the way. As we started producing the individual stories the vision of Africa's youth creating a new Africa we can only dream of began to unfold.
Chrysalis Campaign Inc. now offers Africa's youth, educators, and organizations a way to tell your story to the world. Each time we have shown these video we recieve the same reaction, "I had no idea. They are so beautiful." The is a wonderful world of hard working youth the press seems to never show.
The story within our stories is that Africa's youth are still breaking free of the old lies of poverty. In Lesotho, we introduced a presentation on how technology and collaboration have this generation of youth seeing things completely different than any generation before them. Here is that presentation. "Inevitable Impact of the Internet on African Youth"
This 2017 version of "Iam Africa. This is my story..." has the following upgrades.
Even if you do not publish your own story we encourage you to watch many African youth who proudly mapped out thier life story in front of a camera. https://www.youtube.com/user/ThisIsMyStoryAfrica