The evaluation workshop was highly successful in collecting stories of change from a wide variety of beneficiaries and harvesting new findings on the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. The stories was a way to bring stakeholders together, creating a space for reflection by all involved, from the participants, to the facilitators, Mercy Corps staff and decision-makers linked to the project.
The filming process was cathartic for the storytellers and the community members involved. The PV MSC trainees developed their facilitation, filming, editing and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) skills
5 = PV Plus (high quality videos) for exhibition in Portland and other high profile events
8 = Number of locations visited in Eldoret
9 = PV MSC facilitators trained
12 = Number of stories filmed and available online
116 = Approximate number participants, i.e. stories told and noted but not filmed
370 = Approximate number of people involved indirectly in the activity, either through the collection of stories or screenings
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During the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-8, David was shot by an arrow into his chest. He tells his story about how he recovered, but then developed deep resentment for another tribe. Through the LEAP SPORT programme, he was able to learn to forgive, but also to become a mediator to help resolve conflicts around him. David is now a group leader in A-STEP, he has a new life and an important role in his community.
This Participatory Videos was made using the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating the Mercy Corps LEAP Sport programme.
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I see that I've changed so much, I'm really proud of seeing myself, telling my story, it's helping me keep going!
David Ng'ang'a, A-STEP community coach