Vulnerable children from Nairobi, Kenya were trained in Participatory Video so that they could become peer researchers in exploring the difficulties faced by children with disabilities. This complemented the other research tools used in the research (drawings and essays) to fulfill SEEDs aim of providing a platform for children across Nairobi’s poorest communities to express their aspirations without fear. They carried out participatory video activities over 3 months.
Key messages from the film are that:
- Children with disabilities and their parents feel forgotten and ignored by government, which places huge burdens on parents and makes life for the children intolerable
- Leaders must come to the ground and listen to children with disabilities and their parents
(Seed Institute in Work with us: How people and organisations can catalyse sustainable change, Brighton: IDS - seedinstitute.com)
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For more FILMS from the Participate initiative visit our exhibition website at: workwithus2015.org
*This film was made through the participatory visual method 'participatory video':
A participatory method through which people and communities can visually communicate their aspirations. When working with marginalised groups it is an empowering process, enabling people to take action for solving their own problems and communicating this to decision-makers, their communities, families and wider public. It is an iteratively evolving group process, which engages participants in video recording and playback activities over a sustained time period.