Storycorps is an American non-profit organisation that aims “to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives”. They do this to “remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters”. At the same time, Storycorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
The StoryCorps cellphone app allows you to:
If you have time you will find it very rewarding to watch this wonderful and inspiring Ted Talk about Storycorps:
Once you have recorded your interview you will have the option of uploading it to the Storycorps.me online library. If you upload it with the keywords: DGMTEMBRACE (under the organisation category) we will be able to find it and add it to our records. By doing this, you and the mother/caregiver will give us permission to use the interview or parts of it to help to encourage other people to get involved. The more people start supporting the optimal development of children, the greater the change that we can bring about in South Africa. If you include your email address or how you can be contacted when you are prompted to record your name, we will share any information that we would like to use from your interview with you first.