Those engaged in civil society work every day to change lives and develop their societies, embedding themselves within local communities and creating projects which make a difference.
Whether activists are campaigning to release political prisoners, providing legal advice to vulnerable groups, or publishing satirical cartoons, groups and individuals need to be able to tell their story and spread their message. Since even the best projects would fail if nobody heard or understood them, our story-telling seminars train activists and campaigners on how to talk and write about themselves and their projects for different audiences, allowing them to build their base of supporters and grow their importance in their communities and within wider society.
How does it work?
We host civic actors in Prague for one week, arrange training with a professional writer and a number of field trips around the Czech Republic. Learning the theory of constructing stories and then meeting unique individuals and exploring new locations, such as a tour of Prague with some of the city’s homeless men and women or a visit to an urban farm, participants build a story focusing on one of the people they met or places they visited.
Participants learn how to introduce topics and talk about issues in a way which can capture the attention of new audiences such as local communities, mainstream media, politicians or donors. After the event, participants return to their organisations and construct a story about how they became involved in civil society or about the history of their group.
Please get in touch to find out more details about the scheme and information on the next workshop.