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Storytelling – Good practice guide

Ideas and suggestions for using stories to communicate with communities

2016 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

A group taking part in participatory video workshop in Myanmar. Photo: Andrew Philip/Tearfund

From: Reveal toolkit: Awareness-raising

Tools that help to raise awareness of an issue, often with the aim of changing harmful values, beliefs and behaviours

Storytelling is a tool that can be used to help people learn something new, to motivate people to do something, or to convey a particular message. Storytelling is an important part of many cultures. Stories can often communicate a message very effectively. They can also help people to talk about and explore difficult or ‘hidden’ issues.

This activity includes ideas and suggestions for using stories to raise, explore and communicate issues and messages to communities.

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