The Seed Institute works to inform, inspire, and mobilise community members to take action against poverty and inequality in slums and rural communities. The Seed Institute provides a platform for children across Nairobi’s poorest communities to express their aspirations, without fear, using film and drawing.
Participatory research through creative methods and video
This research aimed to provide a platform for children and women across Nairobi’s poorest communities to express their aspirations without fear using drawings, essay writing and film production. Participatory Video (PV) was used: a set of techniques whereby a group shapes and creates their own film in an accessible way for exploring shared issues and voicing concerns.
It can also help establish collaborative relationships within a group towards shared purpose as well as providing a way to communicate issues to an external audience. One PV training was conducted with six vulnerable children from the Mwiki community; over three months, they became peer researchers to explore the difficulties faced by children with disabilities. Women living with alcoholics and underage mothers also used PV.