Project Description

Digital Storytelling Methodology



Content is broadcast through Facebook Live events and videos. Online events are then followed up with local meetups to help students discuss challenges and take actions. According to the MOSAIK’s programme manager, Miki Aristorenas, this method is effective because: 

“The Dardachat programme is co-created by current refugee students. This allows us to leverage their experience to make content relevant and accessible, whilst empowering the refugee community shape programmes. Content is based on Facebook, a virtual space that refugees use often. It also allows us to make use of Facebook’s Live function capture and broadcast content efficiently. Six refugee students in Lebanon and Jordan lead planning and content creation and currently, each broadcast is engaging +500 young people in Jordan and Lebanon..” ( Ar,  2020). 

Together, UEL and Mosaik co-created a digital e-learning project that applied Life Stories as a research and pedagogical tool for and with refugees across the Syrian response. This involved creating a life stories research training programme for Mosaik’s student ambassadors, the team of refugee and host-community students across Jordan and Lebanon that co-leads Dardachat, Mosaik’s peer-to-peer content creation project. This training included online interactive workshops on Education in displacement, Research ethics and digital storytelling methods facilitated by staff and students from the Centre of Narrative Research and the Centre for Research on Migration Refugees and Belonging.