Sunday, July 4, 2010

Political Pollution

At last! Here, for your enjoyment, is the tangible result of the Youth Empowerment class that Liza and I led at Kalleda School. Using a curriculum provided by Bridges to Understanding, we worked with the students to produce digital stories. Each group picked a community problem, documented it with photographs, interviewed people in the villages, and wrote a narrative detailing the issue and possible solutions. My group, The Tigers, started out investigating water pollution, but as they delved deeper, their story took an unexpected turn . . . click "Play" to find out how!

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive work by the students (and the teacher for helping them with the skills!). It is unfortunate that political corruption so permeates society, but perhaps as they said, when these kids grow up to be the leaders, they can turn it around bit by bit.

    One thing I've been learning, though, is that you don't have to wait until you grow up to make a change. I think just making this video and getting the truth out there is a big step in that direction. Keep it up!