The project aims to train two teams of students with disabilities in the fields of skills development of narrative methodologies and the skills of media and information literacy, and these teams will transfer the skills and competencies they have acquired in these two fields to four groups of Palestinian university students in Gaza.
All participants will receive training from a team of British experts to support them develop their skills in narrating and disseminating their novels, stories, life experiences, and realistic, meaningful, clear, available information in multiple languages (Arabic, English, sign language, and Braille). In addition, this will be achieved by developing their skills of using modern technologies and media, including social media in the context of Gaza that is categorized as a context of conflict, challenges, and chronic crises.
1. Amplifying local voices of persons with disabilities to challenge dominant discourses on disability in conflict and crisis to reach wider audiences globally through media / social media
2. Enhancing local capacity and delivering a sustainable legacy for inclusive and accessible knowledge production by persons with disabilities
3. Developing pathways to impact through a specific focus on narrative methodologies and MIL
4. Enhancing inclusive higher educational provision for global citizenship and MIL
Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Its superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.
Action on Armed Violence, London, UK
Action on Armed Violence is a charity which seeks to reduce the impact of armed violence through monitoring and research of the causes and consequences of weapon-based violence. They have a specific focus on the impact of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas and have been running a global monitor of explosive violence since October 2010.