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Digital storytelling as a tool for empowerment. This is the goal of the Belgian non-profit organisation Comundos. The organisation provides media literacy courses for young people worldwide. ‘By letting people from the Global South make their own story, you relinquish control.’

Nothing is more powerful than a strong story to convince people. And in these times it is best to tell that story digitally.

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“End all poverty in all its forms everywhere”

At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to.
1. Understand the concept of poverty in all its forms.
2. Understand what SDG1 advocates for.
3. Analyze a chart about the numbers of people living in extreme poverty over a period of time till the Covid-19 pandemic period.
4. Analyze two digital stories based on SDG1.

 

 

I had the opportunity to work for three months as an intern at Comundos while coursing a Master of Educational Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB).

As Comundos we have been working with sustainable development goals (SDGs) for years. Short stories, made in a 4-day course on digital storytelling, gives an authentic view on what the ‘learner’ is ‘living’.  Comundos aims at helping youngsters and young adults to better develop their own identity, becoming more emancipated and growing a critical global awareness.

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A gift for Comundos

For years, Comundos has been assisting remote communities throughout the world by teaching critical thinking, media literacy and the use of communication technology. To effectively do this, we need your support for computers, translations, courses and  social media management.

Thank you in advance!

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You will be transferred to the 'Friends of Comundos' Fund managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.