The evaluation workshop was highly successful in collecting stories of change from a wide variety of beneficiaries and harvesting new findings on the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. The stories was a way to bring stakeholders together, creating a space for reflection by all involved, from the participants, to the facilitators, Mercy Corps staff and decision-makers linked to the project.
The filming process was cathartic for the storytellers and the community members involved. The PV MSC trainees developed their facilitation, filming, editing and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) skills
5 = PV Plus (high quality videos) for exhibition in Portland and other high profile events
8 = Number of locations visited in Eldoret
9 = PV MSC facilitators trained
12 = Number of stories filmed and available online
116 = Approximate number participants, i.e. stories told and noted but not filmed
370 = Approximate number of people involved indirectly in the activity, either through the collection of stories or screenings
For more information on how to support A-STEP and Mercy Corps' sport for change program, visit: http://www.mercycorps.org/topics/sports
At the start of the post election violence, Peter lost his uncle during an attack on their compound. He became depressed started using drugs. He talks about how he was able to begin to address his anger and resentment for other ethnic groups on the football pitch, through the LEAP SPORT program.
This Participatory Videos was made using the Most Significant Change (MSC) methodology for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating the Mercy Corps LEAP Sport programme.
For all films made during this project, click here.
"When I first told my story in front of everyone, it made me really sad. The second time I told it, in front of the camera, it was also hard for me because that was a horrible period of my life. But when I see myself on screen, once on the day of the interview and now in this screening, I feel better somehow. I can see that I've changed and my friends are here. It has really helped me. Thanks."
Peter Gatama - LEAP Sport beneficiary