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Examining Interpretations of Civil National Values made by Young People in Post-Conflict Settings (Kenya and Nepal)

Credit: Marlon Moncrieffe

Credit: Marlon Moncrieffe

This project aimed to empower children in post-conflict settings to articulate their interpretations and shared communications of civic national values through their creation of a performance arts-based 'scheme of work’ as a process of transformative learning for supporting local and global Civil Service Organisations (CSOs) in reducing poverty and advancing education for all, as part of the peace-building process.

The project had four central aims:

1. Explore how children in post-conflict settings interpret civic national values by their own conceptions, actions and reflections, supported in their application of varied performance arts-based tools and techniques for their shared communications.
2. Empower children in post-conflict settings to develop and advance their thinking about the past; the present and future possibilities of peacebuilding through theories of ‘reflection'.
3. Examine the perspectives of teachers on ‘civic national values’ including the varied ways they pass these narratives to their learners.
4. Facilitate our research partners to continuously analyse, reflect and conceptualize their understandings and shared communications of civic national values for advancing future policymaking through a performance arts-based 'scheme of work' that can be applied locally, nationally and internationally in comparative contexts.

It was hoped that, through this project, children in post-conflict settings; their teachers; and CSOs become empowered by their reflections, conceptions and arts-based performances, benefitting their current and future processes of education, and advancing their shared communications of ‘civic national values’, allowing for continued peacebuilding.

The Scheme of Work document (in English, Swahili, Spanish and Nepali) has been added to the Resource Archive (see below).

Watch the projects documentary films from Kenya and Nepal:

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Examining Interpretations of Civil National Values made by Young People in Post-conflict Settings is a Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project

Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items relating to Kenya and/or Nepal are listed below:

TitleSummaryAuthorCategoriesTagsdoc_categories_hfilterdoc_tags_hfilter
Fieldwork in the time of Covid-19: Researchers’ InsightsFrom 16-27 November 2020, PRAXIS hosted a virtual workshop on transforming conflict and displacement through arts and humanities research. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was designed as an …Dr Heather Flowe, Dr Margaret Ebubedike, PRAXIS, , , , , covid-19-strand event kenya nigeria praxis locationlanguage-english subject-covid19 subject-policy
Storytelling to help develop creativity amongst young people in KenyaBlog (2018/06/01) Storytelling to help develop creativity amongst young people in KenyaProf Paul Cooke, , kenya locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Examining Interpretations of Civil National Values made by Young People in Post-Conflict Settings (Kenya and Nepal)Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationblog language-english sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education
Interpreting Civic National Values: Scheme of Work (Swahili Version)This Scheme of Work document was devised as a framework for research and development by the Phase 2 project 'Interpreting Civic National Values' to allow young people in Kenya and …, , , , , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationtoolkit language-swahili sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts subject-peace subject-policy
Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-kinyarwanda sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
New Project: Developing Youth Leadership for More Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in Post-Conflict Countriesblog (2019/10/29) New Project: Developing Youth Leadership for More Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in Post-Conflict CountriesLauren Wray, , , , , , kenya namibia phase1 rwanda south-africa locationblog language-english youth
Examining the Interpretation of Civic National Values made by young people in NepalBlog (2019/10/01) Examining the Interpretation of Civic National Values made by young people in NepalSamjhana Balami, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english youth
Challenging the Message of the Medium: Scaling Participatory Arts Projects and the Creativity Agenda in KenyaThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of chapter 4 of the book 'Participatory Arts in International Development' published by Routledge/CRC Press on 29 August 2019. The final version of each …Jane Plastow, Prof Paul Cooke, Simon Peter Otieno, , kenya locationarticle language-english subject-participatory-arts
Interpreting Civic National Values: Scheme of Work (English Version)This Scheme of Work document was devised as a framework for research and development by the Phase 2 project 'Interpreting Civic National Values' to allow young people in Kenya and …, , , , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationtoolkit language-english sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-peace subject-policy
CARAN ManualCommunity Arts against Antimicrobial Resistance in Nepal is a a practice research project that took place 2017-19 in Nepal. The aim of the project was to explore how participatory approaches …, , , , , , nepal locationtoolkit language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-15-life-on-land sdg-3-health-and-well-being subject-participatory-arts subject-policy
Interpreting Civic National Values: Scheme of Work (Nepali Version)This Scheme of Work document was devised as a framework for research and development by the Phase 2 project 'Interpreting Civic National Values' to allow young people in Kenya and …, , , , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationtoolkit language-nepali sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-peace subject-policy
Mobility Fund Report, 2020In 2019, Changing the Story (CTS) launched a Mobility Fund, offering financial support of up to £1000 designed to enhance the mobility and professional development of CTS grantees based in …, , , , , , , , bosnia-and-herzegovina colombia india nepal south-africa venezuela locationreport language-english subject-policy youth
Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal: A youth perspectiveBlog (2019/10/01) Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal: A youth perspectiveSamjhana Balami, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Meet SamjhanaMeet Samjhana, a Changing the Story Youth Research Board member from Kathmandu, Nepal.Samjhana Balami, , , nepal changemakers youth-research-board locationfilm language-nepali
Interpreting Civic National Values: Scheme of Work (Spanish Version)This Scheme of Work document was devised as a framework for research and development by the Phase 2 project 'Interpreting Civic National Values' to allow young people in Kenya and …, , , , , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationtoolkit language-spanish sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts subject-peace subject-policy
Inclusion: DisabilityChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos which address the various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. The aim of the series is to provide you …, , , , , , , nepal rwanda safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-disability
Learning by doing: Public Health meets The Arts in NepalBlog (2018/08/22) Learning by doing: Public Health meets The Arts in NepalInés Soria-Donlan, , nepal locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Early Marriage in Nepal: Prospects for SchoolgirlsNub Raj Bhandari, from the Janaki Women Awareness Society and co-investigator of one of our Phase 2 projects, investigates the causality between school attendance and likelihood of child marriage in …Nub Raj Bhandari, , , , , nepal phase2 locationarticle sdg-1-poverty sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender
Civil Society Organisations Reflections on Arts Based Methodologies in SchoolsBlog (2019/12/20) Civil Society Organisations Reflections on Arts Based Methodologies in SchoolsNub Raj Bhandari, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationblog language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-reflections
Creative Education Corner Campaign: Does the Education System Equip us for our Future?This is a short animation created by Samjhana Balami (a member of the Changing the Story Youth Education Board), introducing Creative Education Corner, a collective of three members of the …Samjhana Balami, , , , , nepal changemakers youth-research-board locationfilm language-english sdg-4-education sdg-8-work
Religious Orientation, Educational Attainment and Gendered AttitudesRead the latest publication from Nub Raj Bhandari, a Phase 2 Partner on Interpreting Civic National Values (Kenya), titled 'To what extent does religious orientation and educational attainment deform gendered …Nub Raj Bhandari, , , , , , , nepal phase2 locationarticle language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender gender
Interpreting Civic National Values in Nepal (documentary short)'Interpreting Civic National Values' aims to empower children in post-conflict settings to articulate their interpretations and shared communications of civic national values through their creation of a performance arts-based 'scheme …, , , , , nepal phase2 locationfilm sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts
Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
'Jesus and the guys charged with indecency' introSulah Mawejji introduces 'Jesus and the Guys Charged with Indecency'Sulah Mawejji, , event kenya locationfilm language-english
COVID-19 and Social Values: Interpretations of young students in NepalBlog (2022/04/05) COVID-19 and Social Values: Interpretations of young students in Nepal, , nepal locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Examining Civic National Values in Kenya and Nepal: Why, how and what next?Blog (2019/10/01) Examining Civic National Values in Kenya and Nepal: Why, how and what next?Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 locationblog language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-reflections
Introduction to SafeguardingChanging the Story has produced a series of short videos to address various aspects of safeguarding in international development research. Its aim is to provide you with food for thought, …Kabi Adhikari, , , , nepal safeguarding locationfilm language-english sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda'. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-kiswahil sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa ProjectWatch the critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa Project led by Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, (Principal Investigator) University of Brighton, UK. With partners Dr John Mwangi St. …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , kenya phase2 rwanda locationfilm language-english subject-reflections
Moncrieffe and Mwangi 2022Article shares international research project led by UK and East African stakeholders. This was framed as a consolidation of learning in our analysis and evaluation of findings from four Arts …, , , , , , kenya rwanda locationarticle language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-policy
'Daniel in the Homophobic Lions' Den' introRaymond Brian (The Nature Network, Kenya) introduced 'Daniel in the Homophobic Lion's Den'. 'Daniel in the Homophobic Lion’s Den' creatively uses stories from the Bible to tell the life experiences …Raymond Brian, , , event kenya locationfilm language-english subject-lgbt
Post-Conflict Participatory Arts Socially Engaged DevelopmentThis book investigates the power of art to enhance human development and to initiate positive social change for individuals and societies recovering from conflict. Edited by Changing the Story partners …Diego Alfonso, Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Dr Claudia Pineda Marín, Dr Laura K. Taylor, Dr Scott Burnett, Dr Tendayi Marovah, Edwin Cubillos, Joshua Chikozho, Nub Raj Bhandari, Willard Muntanga, , , , , , , , , , , colombia kenya lebanon nepal uganda zimbabwe locationarticle language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts
Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation Virtual Reality SpaceCollaboratively designed arts-based Virtual Reality space with a focus on sharing best practices on Peace Education via CTS research in East Africa. Created by Follow on Fund Project, Consolidation, Learning …, , , , kenya rwanda locationlanguage-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Communicating Challenges and Dreams of Young Girls through Mithila Art in NepalReflections on a workshop funded by the Changing the Story Mobility Fund, 23rd July 2022, building on findings from Phase 2 funded projects. By Nub Raj Bhandari, Co-Investigators on the …Nub Raj Bhandari, , , mobility-fund nepal locationarticle gender subject-reflections
Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in AsiaProject Principal Investigator, Sreenath Nair The South East Asia Consolidated Learning project will work across a selection of the existing CTS portfolio of projects to draw out key lessons learnt, …Dr Sreenath Nair, , , , , cambodia india malaysia nepal phase2 locationfilm subject-reflections
Making participatory video with young peopleBlog (2018/03/19) Making participatory video with young people, , kenya locationblog language-english youth