Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) - Digital pathways of resilience: African young adults' stories of resilience to help improve well-being and livelihoods.

Published on 2020-04-07T13:52:37Z (GMT) by Diane Levine
This collection contains outputs from the "Digital pathways of resilience" project. This includes a toolkit for teachers, psychologists, and youth workers to create and tell digital stories, and 14 digital stories created by youth involved in the RYSE Project in South Africa. These stories reflect the young people’s perspectives and desires.<div><br></div><div>In the face of adversity, developing our understanding of how adolescents adapt well to their challenging circumstances – their resilience - is increasingly important in order to sustain mental and physical health, and in turn support them to contribute to society and the economy. Resilience is associated with improved learning outcomes, and a reduction in risk-taking behaviours. This project explored these issues using digital storytelling in Secunda, a town in one of the poorest provinces of South Africa where almost a third (30.7%) of 15-24 year olds living there are not engaged in education, employment or training. In parallel, the project delivered training in Pretoria to support post-graduate students to engage digital story techniques in their studies.<br></div>

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Levine, Diane; Theron, Linda (2020): Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) - Digital pathways of resilience: African young adults' stories of resilience to help improve well-being and livelihoods.. University of Leicester. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25392/leicester.data.c.4928247.v1