InsightShare has co-designed an online/offline programme with Indigenous youth using a design-thinking approach, which allows radical collaboration and social innovation, by ensuring design is led by end users. Amava Oluntu and InsightShare are partnering to deliver this programme with marginalised urban youth in Cape Town. Using a flipped classroom approach, Fellows will use offline resources to learn about PV and come together with the rest of InsightShare’s Fellowship network in live Zoom events to consolidate learning and develop ideas and networks.

Participatory Video processes involve many creative activities – including video production and storytelling tools – with a view to amplifying voices and issues, empowering communities and facilitating dialogue. The process reverts traditional video dynamics, by making the subjects authors of their own films and so offers a deeper exploration of human expression, by giving voice to often unheard peoples, perspectives and cultures. This digital experience will create a platform for media created by marginalised Cape-Town youth, amplifying their voices and ideas to InsightShare and Amava’s combined audiences and networks. Live sessions with other Indigenous Peoples in the Fellowship network will expose the Amava Fellows to other cultures and voices through storytelling.

The curriculum will be made up of training in Participatory Video facilitation techniques, using offline materials and online coaching sessions. Resources will primarily be video tutorials, infographics, illustrations, and voice notes sent weekly via Whatsapp. Fellows will also have weekly calls with their Tutor – Whatsapp or Zoom – to consolidate their learning or troubleshoot. In this period, Fellows will learn facilitation tools, video production, consent, and impact planning. Following this, Fellows will assist to ground practice in local contexts. In addition to this, we will host calls connecting all 6 hubs so that Fellows have an opportunity to connect with a community of practice, develop their own networks and deepen their understanding of topic-based issues. These events aim to generate conversation and understanding between cultures and to establish commonality.