Stories waiting to be written

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Here we can collect ideas, names of Villages or people which are waiting for a storyteller to write a story. Whenever you read or hear something interesting; post it here and a storywriter can pick it up and write the story!

Please follow this format when writing a story

Each story starts with a picture.
Each story has the name of the Village and the country mentioned
Each story has a catchy title, referring to the result.
Each story has a maximum of max 125 words.

Content
Each story has the following structure:

1. The issue, the situation as it was (please dated where possible)
2. The ‘’result’’ (role of Neighbours made explicit, a result can be progress, the next step, the event, the visit etc)
3. The changes caused by the result for the issue, the new situation

You may also want to interview a couple of the neighbours and the local representative. If you need help in getting in touch with them, let me know. (An idea would be to post a message in the discussion thread telling them you'll be covering their story; or to send them a private message to initiate the conversation.)

What do you do when you've finished writing a story?

The storytelling group and process will be as transparent as possible. When you're done writing your story, please upload it to the news section (see how-to below).

Jessica will go over the story with you and offer tips (if needed). Then we'll publish the story (crediting you, of course) for all NABUUR to see. It will show up in the respective village, as well as in the story section of the NABUUR News tab.

We're hoping to also use some of the stories for our blog, as well as other social network platforms, like the NABUUR Facebook group.

To upload your story to the news section:

1. Click the News tab of the storytelling group.

2. Under the 'Create Content' heading box, click 'Create News.'

3. Fill in the following fields of the form: Title of the story, location, the teaser, the body, and upload a picture of the village corresponding to the story. (We'll worry about the other fields :))

4. Click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your story.

Assigned Stories (UPDATED: JANUARY 27)

The following is an overview of who is writing what:

Somdutta: Mukuru
Barb: Yoshinkel/Gamauli
Sinead: Garden
Daniel: Kabondo
Jessica: Peer to Peer in Kayole-Soweto and Kagulu

As mentioned in my previous post, we've cleaned things up a bit and moved this discussion over here.

This discussion thread will now be closed.

See you in the new discussion area! :)

Romina

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Hi everyone,

In light that we have a whole slew of new volunteers, we'll be organizing and cleaning up a little bit and starting a brand new discussion. Will post the link to the new discussion here very shortly.

Thanks,
Romina

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Hello Romina,

I am a new UNV online volunteer, and I would love to work on this story, or work with someone else if this is still available. I still new to this, so am not very clear on the protocol. So any help you can give me will be much appreciated.

Please get back to me.

Thanks
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Muna Gaye
Investment Sales Manager
Toronto, ON, Canada

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Hey,

Sorry I've been awayish lately. If noone else is working on Yoshinkel/Gamauli yet, I volunteer. Or if you want me to work with someone else, that would be fine too. Let me know if you need me :)

Godbless!

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Hi everyone,

Looking for a volunteer (or two, if you'd like to work together) to write about the collaboration between the villages of Yoshinkel and Gamauli. If you're interested, let me know and I can forward you more information.

Thanks :)

Romina

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Hi everyone,

Somdutta wrote an excellent profile on Anne, the local representative of Mukuru. I've asked Jessica to check over the story and give any pointers (if needed).

For those others interested in reading it, you can find the story in the news section here.

Romina

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Hi Rayo,

Thanks for taking this on!

9 computers have been donated to Kabondo, and we'd love to have a little write- up about it!

Barb Briggs, who is also a member of this group and is the facilitator for Kabondo, has kindly agreed to help out if you need any details or want to gather more information about the story. Don't hesitate to get in touch with her!

Attached are previous stories that have been written about Kabondo - in case you need a hint of inspiration or a peek at the story format.

Good luck, looking forward to reading the story!

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I'll be glad to do that. Is there any particular storyline you want?

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Hi everyone,

Unfortunately we haven't heard from Daniel - so the story in Kabondo is up for grabs. Who is interested? :D

Romina

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Thanks, Barb! :)

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Hi,

Just and update - I have been working on the story for Yoshinkhel and Gamauli collaboration, but Sabina has been extremely busy, so I haven't been able to get information from her. I hope to be able to put something together soon with what I have.

Barb

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Hi Fatima,

Oooooh sorry about that! Actually the Village is a new one:
Edward (the Local Rep) is still working to get his Village online. It's not open to anyone yet.
I'll get in touch with Edward to find out when he expects to be ready and get you in touch with him.

Pelle

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Hi Ali,

If you have a village or a project that you would like to register with NABUUR, please visit the following link for information and to access the online registration form: http://www.nabuur.com/en/assistance-your-community

If you have any questions on this, send me an email at romina@nabuur.com

Best,
Romina

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Hi Romania
I am just new to NABUUR can u help me to create projects, news and any other facility here to utilize. Thanx
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Villages are the basic origins of developed nations.

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Hi everyone,

NABUUR is a virtual gold mine for stories - but we need some assistance in searching for them. Is anyone willing to help in scouring the website for stories in development? These stories will then be presented to the storytellers.

Post here, and we'll get you started. :)

Thanks,
Romina

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