The Global Community Program - June 2019 Aspen

The Global Community Program - New Delhi Workshop March 2019

The Global Community Program

The Moth's Global Community Program develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south. By honoring a broad range of individual experiences, we believe we can challenge dominant narratives, deepen connection, and create a more productive dialogue around the world.

For more information on how to partner with The Moth's Global Community Program contact globalcommunity@themoth.org

The Global Community Program

In intensive, three-day sessions, we work with advocates to exercise Moth storytelling techniques, and encourage them to use their personal stories to drive change on a global scale. To date, The Moth’s Global Community Program has over 350 graduates from over 40 countries, who are using their personal stories regularly in their advocacy work. 

These personal stories cover including: 

  • Women and Girls/Gender Equality 
  • Agriculture and Ending Hunger
  • Infectious Disease prevention and education
  • Overall Global Health

Stories and Tellers

Sitawa Wafula's love for her work is derailed when illness strikes. This Moth story was told at our Global Community Showcase in New York City on 9/18/2017.

Quotes from participants:

“I learned that everyone has a story that if told well, can move others to change and perhaps even move them from a dark place to one of light and hope.”
— Caroline Abilat —
“This Moth opportunity was really important. It taught me that there is an audience out there that needs to know what we're doing. Telling a story resonates with people. I now look for stories that will make my work more impactful to people who need to know what we're doing.”
— Mercy Lung’aho —
“It is okay to address your own vulnerabilities. Moth workshops gave me the tools to do that.”
— R. Jarhum —
“I could not stop marveling the power of storytelling and how simple, few but powerful words could quickly build trust in a room full of strangers and people who are not so close to each other.”
— Lepheana Mosooane —

Partner With Us

The Moth’s Global Community Program is actively seeking partner organizations to host workshops and storytelling intensives all over the world.

For more information on how to partner with The Moth's Global Community Program contact globalcommunity@themoth.org

Thank You

The Moth Global Community Program is generously funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Listen To Stories from The Moth’s Global Program

09:50
A Pragmatic Idealist

by Sisonke Msimang

A pragmatic idealist learns to really listen to her friend.

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08:15
Dreams of a Young Cow Herder

by James Kassaga

A young man dreams of an iron roof for his family. 

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07:31
In a Moment

by Sitawa Wafula

Sitawa Wafula's love for her career is derailed by her health.

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10:52
The Tourist and the Refugee

by Abraham Leno

Abraham Leno's dream of college is threatened when war breaks out in his country. 

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10:55
My Hero

by Sarah Lee Nakintu

Sarah Lee Nakintu fears her dream of education has been betrayed.

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09:57
When The Heart Is Full

by Fatou Wurie

Fatou Wurie recognizes her grandmother’s impact on her life during a trip to Sierra Leone.

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07:42
Beauty In Brawn

by Sandra Kimokoti

Sandra Kimokoti is challenged by ideas about body image and femininity.

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06:43
Not So Simple

by Rehema Nanfuka

Rehema Nanfuka tries to address an issue on-screen and off.

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05:49
Citizen Bina

by Bina Maseno

Bina Maseno eagerly awaits election results when she runs for political office.

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06:36
The Phone Call

by Kendi Nderitu

Kendi Nderitu looks to escape the village life.

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