Our UNESCO Peer learning Ambassador!!!

... is our special Kimbra!

See her interviews here:

The NZ songwriter and singer Kimbra is the Ambassador for the Virtual Peer Resilience Learning project. See the rest of her interview and that of other role models here.

Kimbra advocates and shares her experience as part of her endorsement for the UNESCO project. The self-learning programme collates interviews of youth who have overcome challenging and/or traumatic experiences and share with peers how they built their ability to bounce back from adversity. These stories about about preventing marginalisation and social exclusion.

Heartfelt thanks to the NZ Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Social Development - Think Differently Campaign and Hamish Walton, Owner-Manager PAK'nSAVE Mill St. Hamilton for their support in producing this resource.

This methodology was developed in a foundational research project targeting youth at-risk. The research described what elements need to be integrated in oral role model stories in order to maximise impact in the audience it is aimed at.

The project provides positive role models to marginalised subgroups using mobile technology and social media to spread this knowledge because it is our audience's preferred channel of communication.

Our vision is that these stories contribute to a repository of stories helping to strengthen social inclusion and social sustainability amongst NZ youth. The mosaic of stories responds to the range of needs and challenges that youth face by offering them positive peers to learn from. These stories will also form the core of learning resources that are engaging to youth at risk of underachieving in literacy because they are lively interviews of young people just like them -- who have overcome obstacles to realise their dreams.

More at: tinyurl.com/UNESCOPeerLearning