What is the 67 Stories for Mandela Day?

67 Stories is a Learning in Reach initiative where writers, videographers and photographers collectively document 67 individual’s stories, amplifying voices from Lavender Hill, highlighting the importance of Early Childhood Development and documenting a 5 year journey of progress in quality early childhood development.

As Learning in Reach celebrates their 5 year milestone, there are successes to honour and failures to acknowledge that will serve as a roadmap for others progressing along the pathway to the sustainable development goals of no poverty and quality education.

The effect of COVID-19 on the inequality in education and our economy, telling these stories is important! Let’s unite through the power of storytelling to make a difference.

Online. One day. 67 stories.

This is how it works:

Frequently asked questions:

1. Where/when does the event take place?

Online, by Whatsapp, Zoom or Skype – which means that anyone can take part, anywhere in the world.

2. Is it free?

There is no exchange of money at all. Storytellers are donating their time and skills voluntarily.

3. When do applications close?

Applications for 2021 will open on 25 June and will close again on 9 July 2020.

4. Can anyone participate?

Writers, videographers and photographers need to submit their CVs / portfolios. A minimum of 2 years experience is preferred, however all applicants will be considered. Suitable applicants will be notified.

5. Will data / wifi be provided?

Please note that volunteers will need to have their own wifi provided. LiR stakeholders may use our venue in Lavender Hill to access wifi.

After Mandela Day:

Storytellers and stakeholders will join us online for a “Designed to Connect” webinar followed by the exciting reveal of 67 stories through synopses and photos. (MC – Dr Tabile Booi)