wisdom and fundamental truths are embedded in stories.
These are a list of projects that I am privileged to be involved
in. Thankfully there are many more around Australia and the
world that involved the healing power of story.
We all share stories. When we create a story
sharing environment we are looking to share, learn and most
importantly listen. This can only lead to a closer understanding
and greater tolerance in our community.
Stories for Community Harmony
program of sharing stories from our communities near and far
within the classroom. All students bring stories form their
elders/relatives/community leaders to share with the class.
Stories are presented orally in any number of languages. The
skill of sourcing stories and presenting bilingual oral stories
is explored and developed. The stories that are presented
are used as a platform to learn, examine and understand our
cultural identities, our points of similarity and divergence.
In April 2009 funding was sort from The Department
of Immigration and Citizenship. This program has been shortlisted
and invited to apply for full funding.
The stories that make up me
development - a program of stories to be delivered within
the classroom to examine our own cultural identities. What
makes me an Australian? How does my story fit with other Australians?
Establishing a cooperative and listening environment to learn
from our stories.