October 17, 2006

WORKSHOPS / TRAINING: Storytelling takes a new form in North-East Delhi

Storytelling takes a new form in North-East Delhi

17-10-2006 (New Delhi)
"I never thought I would be able to make a film" said 16-year-old Farzana Malik. She and other young girls from Seelampur and Ballimaran ICT Centers, in North-East Delhi recently participated in a six-day digital storytelling workshop.
The participants of the event that was organized by UNESCO in association with Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust as part of the Finding a Voice project, were trained by Sheela Sethuraman, Executive Director of Eduweave, USA.

The digital storytelling workshop was a unique initiative for spreading awareness and information through visual media in the community. The prime aim of this workshop was to use the power of storytelling in combination with computer technology to help voiceless women raise issues and share their personal experiences. Another goal was to identify master trainers among youth who could mentor and provide training to other interested community members.
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
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