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Sankofa - Storytelling for the digital world: Workshops


22 February - 10 March 2021 | Online, United Kingdom

You are invited to a series of free interactive and practical workshops, where we explore the power of storytelling to engage and empower young people! We will be offering 3 workshops of 45 minutes in length.

You are invited to a series of free interactive and practical workshops, where we explore the power of storytelling to engage and empower young people!

We will be offering 3 workshops of 45 minutes in length. Here is a little bit about them:

Anti-racism through storytelling -

In this workshop we will explore how storytelling can be a catalyst for anti-racist practice. We will begin by exploring the impact of discriminatory storytelling in storybooks, film and wider culture. We will then consider how to counteract this impact by amplifying other perspectives and bringing intention and consciousness to language, description and storylines.

Mon 22 Feb 4-5pm

Weds 10 March 5-6pm

Gender equality and storytelling -

In this workshop we will explore one of the global goals and how we can engage our pupils and students in future-orientated thinking about gender equality. We will explore practical ideas that you can take away and use with your class or young people to help them challenge gender stereotypes and set their own vision for their future

Mon 22 Feb 5-6pm & Weds 3 March 4-6pm

Storytelling as a wellbeing tool -

This workshop will explore the impact the art of storytelling can have on supporting emotional health and wellbeing. The impact of COVID-19 on the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people, teachers and society at large is immense. Our workshop will take you through some tried and tested creative and dialogic approaches.

Weds 3 March 5-6pm & Weds 10 March 4-5pm


Dates: Monday 22 February; Wednesday 3 March; Wednesday 10 March. 

Times: Two workshops running each day from 4 – 5pm and 5 - 6pm. 

Fully funded by Erasmus+.

What will you gain from attending the workshops?

By coming along to the workshops, you will develop skills to help your pupils and students:

  • use storytelling to improve their literacy and oracy skills
  • improve their critical thinking, self-efficacy, self-confidence, creativity, presentation skills and IT skills
  • gain multiple perspectives and an increased understanding of other cultures
  • develop intercultural competences through exploring local-to global themes, learning from the past and present stories and visioning new stories for a fairer , more sustainable future.

We will also be sharing the rich resources developed through the Sankofa project, including the Sankofa toolkits.

Who should come along?

We welcome anyone who is interested in developing storytelling skills in young people. We do think it is an ideal opportunity, though, for:

  • primary and secondary teachers
  • lead language, geography and citizenship teachers
  • head teachers
  • education advisors
  • youth workers
  • people working in teacher training establishments.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 100 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches, Teachers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Cumbria Development Education Centre (Youth NGO)

CDEC is a small, Cumbria-based charity with a big heart, an established track record and big ambitions to influence and promote global learning and citizenship throughout Cumbria, nationally and internationally.

We are well known for providing excellent training for teachers and opportunities for schools and communities to be involved with P4C, the Sustainable Development Goals and the wide-ranging projects that we deliver.

We believe that Cumbria is a beacon for global citizenship


  • Global Learning London (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Debbie Watson


Phone: 015394 31602


Participation fee

No participation fee

Accommodation and food

No costs for accommodation or food

Travel reimbursement

There are no travel reimbursement (it is an online event)

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