This project is the result of deep friendship and a passion to work towards solving a pressing issue.
With an alternative approach that focuses on personal, conflict-related stories, 'Project Narratives' remind us of the humanity of the people affected, thus shifting the public focus from political questions of blame and differences to the shared human experience. This is how Melton Fellows help create a powerful common ground for lasting peace.
The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting brought together established and emerging leaders from around the globe to share good practices, forge new partnerships and agree shared priorities for resourcing youth development. Two Melton Fellows joined the high-level summit and are eager to share their story!
Global Advocate Program Manager of Mama Hope, Katie Hale, talks about questioning the single story narrative of poverty that emphasizes differences and scarcity.
As Melton Fellows are preparing for the Global Citizenship Conference, Millicent Adjei of Ashesi University talked about the deficit ideology and how we can defy the standard narrative about Africa.
Unable to obtain visas to Pakistan, Melton Fellows set in motion a plan to gather interviews of Pakistanis to compliment interviews of Indians, as the Narratives team explores stories of Partition. Here is Project Team member Julian Klauke in his own words:
How four sisters empowered women and changed their community.
In 2007 , a single mother and her son left the most dangerous country in the world to move to a safer place. And this is where the story begins ....
It took my body another half a decade to embark on the tumultuous journey called puberty. By then, I was helplessly trapped ....