Digital Stories

Here are some of the digital stories produced at Global Link workshops in Lancaster, Heysham, Blackburn, Romania and with Anthropolis in Hungary. You can also visit our channel on Vimeo

Migration

Here Bayan tells the story of her family’s 18 month arduous journey to leave Iraq and find safety in the UK.

Here, a father of two describes the upheaval in a family’s life caused by fleeing their home for political reasons, and finding a new community in Lancaster…

Here, an asylum seeker describes coping with cold and lack of food while she waits for a Home Office decision.

Describes seizing opportunities and making friends in the UK.

Aida explains how her name is both a curse and a blessing

Describes uprooting her life from first Afghanistan, then Turkey, before starting again in the UK where she has a strong vision of what she wants to do in the future.

The watch reminding Mohamed to spend time with his family, though it’s been a long time since he has seen them

Raza from Iran makes friends with an Iraqi a person who he had been primed to fear and hate because of the Iran-Iraq war; a story of connection in a divided world

A story of love and longing family separation and hope for reunion

My journey from Syria to the UK

Fearful of his legal status in Saudi Arabia, Ali secures a travel visa to the UK…..

A glimpse of my new life

Making friends in a new country

Bashar is surprised that the British don’t quite meet his expectations

From Ethiopia to Europe

Help and support that help steer people to safety.

About a journey to safety and help we receive along the way.

Dreaming of a better place and world for everyone

Sustainable Development Goals

An exploration of what will happen in the future if we donâ’t address climate change with the children of Barrowford Primary School, including a beautiful song from Year 2.

Some amazing suggestions about how we can protect life on land by the children at Barrowford Primary School.

Children from Barrowford Primary School talk to us about equality and gender inequality.

Senami describes the devastating impact of climate change in her country, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

The children of Barrowford Primary School explain their thoughts about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and what the goals mean to them.

The Women of Couffo (YIPPEE)

A powerful call for change in women′s working conditions, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

The Passion for Agriculture of 3 Young Beninese

A story about the development of an organic vegetable garden, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

Children′s Education on the Protection Nature

A plea from the baobab, the strongest tree in Africa, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

A story about the value of digital technology in education, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

What if We Educate them Differently?

A call to promote the rights of people with disabilities, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

The fish and the heron explain to the fisherman why it′s important to protect life below water, created during the YIPPEE project in Benin

A plea for more “colour” in education created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

A story of how creativity and communication can lead to a more peaceful world created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

A film about the need to work together to challenge inequality created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

Story of a Single Playground

A tale highlighting the need for more sustainable communities created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

An exploration of how to make ambitions a reality created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

A call for action to fight global poverty created during the 2018 YIPPEE project

Finally, Lou is doing the things she dreamed of doing with her life.

LGBT

Lucas describes his struggles at school

A journey through 13 houses…

The West Road Gay Collective

A personal history of LGBT activism in Lancaster during the 1970s created during Global Link’s 2014 LGBT heritage project

Fond memories of an important local pub created during Global Link’s 2014 LGBT heritage project

A tale about destiny created during Global Link’s 2014 LGBT heritage project

A Love Story for Lancaster

A story about making a family home in Lancaster created during Global Link’s 2014 LGBT heritage project

Home/Family

Travelling from country to country to find a sense of identity.

Taking pleasure in the natural world wherever you are.

Nicole talks about her family pets and her desire to be a vet.

Where is home and what makes us who we are?

About the loved ones often left behind.

Winnie‘s story is about her life on her site and the artwork made by her sister

Katie tells a very personal story about loss in her family

Kindness received from people along the way.