Through our popular digital storytelling project, we are allowing everyday people to share aspects of their story.
Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their story.
The media tools we use for our Report+Impact project include the digital equivalent of film techniques (full-motion video with sound), stills, audio only, and other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc, movies stored on film) which individuals can use to tell a story or present an idea.
We share over 50 unique stories every month and popular topics include family planning, sex, HIV/AIDS, career, wellbeing and perception regarding life.
Each video is shared on social media and each gets thousands of views weekly. The stories told have generated lots of reactions and are serving as a barometer with which policymakers can access impacts of policies that affect people and to understand what Africans are passing through and and are dealing with topical issues.