Earth Awareness Initiatives » Stories To Empower

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” ― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Many developing countries can boast a long and magnificent tradition of storytelling. For example, the ancient fables of Kalila and Dumina, the extraordinary wonder tales of 1001 nights and the delightful tales of Juha are still told and retold throughout the Arab world to this day, for entertainment, comfort and education. Africa, Asia and South America all boost their own rich story traditions.

To access a closed community, anywhere in the world, it is imperative to approach gently, non-judgmental and with a caring attitude. Stories are a very powerful and kind way of reaching people. Our workshops and sessions are about using the storytelling/-gathering approach, to support communities (often women and girls but not limited to) to tell their stories to a wider audience as a vehicle for personal empowerment, and wider consciousness-raising about the issues faced in the target communities e.g. inequality, destruction of nature and wilderness, wildlife poaching,  physical and mental abuse, etc. 

This initiative is working on two levels, community empowerment and national advocacy and education. The aim is also to create a collection of stories to evoke empathy, compassion and understanding for different cultures, people, animals and our planet as a whole. Please inquire directly if you wish to know more or receive a detailed information document. Thank you. 

"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman

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