This is a reference for Amjad Eshmawi

Creative storytelling workshops

The training activity took place
in Museum of World Culture/Gothenburg
organised by World Culture Museum and the Anna Lindh Foundation network in Sweden
April-June 2019
Reference person

Rasha Shaaban

(Project Manager and Anna Lindh Foundation Network Coordinator)
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Aims & objectives

Storytelling predates writing. It is a unique art form for expression in daily jargon about our feelings and experiences. Storytelling is a form of democracy. It gives a free voice to the unheard.

Everyone can tell a story. We are so addicted to stories that our mind stays up all night telling itself stories during our sleep (The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall). When you tell a story, you can get an understanding both for yourself and for others, and it gives meaning and context to our experiences.

Digital storytelling is a form and a practice of participatory media in which digital media technology is used to create and share autobiographical stories of ordinary people.
More information about the programme, please contact the programme producer: rasha.shaaban(at)

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Participants 18-35 years old living in Gothenburg, both local community members and newcomers.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was organized using non-formal education methods and approaches. We used interactive, non-formal education methods, such as group work, facilitated discussions, simulations, reflection sessions etc

Outcomes of the activity

Today, local communities in Europe have fewer opportunities to meet individuals from other culturally-diverse communities, since the society is not structured to enable interaction across cultures, disciplines or generations. The main outcomes of this training course was strengthening connections and networking because we believe that arts can facilitate dialogue and integration of newcomers by bridging stories to humanise ourselves

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Workshop facilitator and content developer.

In collaboration with Göta International Committee (GU). With the support of Nordbuk programme

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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