Video Friday

An African saying goes, ‘Wasiyejua ya kale, yajayo watayatambua? Those who do not know their history, will they understand their future? Last Friday we had fun moments viewing our pictures and seeing videos. I pulled some video off the internet of a sewing project in Nairobi which I thought would inspire Global Bag Project ladies. Our after-video discussion revolved around, what did you see? What did you hear? and what do we learn? From this discussion we learnt the values of prayer and fellowship as we saw in AMANI YA JUU video. In Africa, story-telling is one of the most treasured tools for teaching people of all ages. Story telling involves life experiences of other people who the audiences can easily identify with. Stories therefore instill a sense of ‘can do attitude’.

 

We also got to watch Mary Nduta’s story and her dreams here. Having Nduta watch with us her own story made it more interesting, she paused a few times to fill in the gaps and put the story in context. After the video she took time to motivate the ladies and I could see the interest in the eyes that meant, ‘yes, I identify with this story’. My question about who among them would want to inspire others with their stories was answered with giggles and laughter. This meant it could be any of them. After all at Global Bag Project, we say ‘every bag has a story’ and we mean it. We have stories to challenge, inspire and transform! Watch this space…