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Ashoka Africa aims to transform how a child grows up through innovations in school curricula, culture, and systems, thereby ensuring that every child has the core social and emotional skills needed to be an effective citizen.
ASHOKA AFRICA
African talent for the 21st century.
OUR PRESENCE
Over 399 Fellows in 21 countries across Africa
MEET OUR TEAM
Our offices are in Dakar, Lagos, Johannesburg, and Nairobi, and Washington, D.C.
TRANSFORMING YOUTH
Ashoka Africa aims to transform how a child grows up through innovations in school curricula, culture, and systems, thereby ensuring that every child has the core social and emotional skills needed to be an effective citizen.

Announcing Storytelling for Changemakers Pilot | African School for Excellence | Johannesburg | October 2015

Dare to imagine a school that enables students to become transformative leaders in their communities and greater societies. Dare to imagine a school that has teacher-less classrooms, student led assemblies and a "scholar led-initiatives program." This is happening now. These are just some of the characteristics that make African School for Excellence a Changemaker School.

 

Ashoka is pleased to partner with Lettera27 to pilot Storytelling for Changemakers workshops at African School for Excellence. Lettera27 is a non-profit foundation with a mission to support the right to literacy, education, and access to knowledge and information. Together, we're helping shift the power of the narrative to the hands of young people and equip young people to be the active storytellers for shaping positive change in Africa.
 
We will be piloting the workshop with students and doing a teacher training for feedback and customization. Students will be pre-selected and engage on a self-reflective storytelling journey where they will learn the methods for message delivery, expression, interviewing, story-boarding, script development, filmmaking and the basics of storytelling for social change. 

 

The big vision: each school will be its own ‘storytelling hub’, illustrating and promoting the power of youth-led social innovation within the school, community, country and beyond. While benefitting and impacting each school community locally, the stories will also show society the power and potential of young people in Changemaker Schools to change the world. This initiative will position Changemaker Schools globally to be the leading authors and agents of the changemaker schools story globally. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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