Kigali: Stories of a City

Rosanna Lopez, Philippines

With the aim of creating a meta-narrative of Kigali through the voices of children and youth - voices that may sometimes be neglected or excluded from popular discourse - Rosanna engaged in a project around participatory storytelling and youth empowerment. Rosanna hosted a series of workshops in Kigali, using storytelling prompts that encouraged children to become writers, authors, and producers of media rather than just consumers.

Rosanna was hosted by Imagine We, Rwanda

Imagine We is a children's literature publishing house and storytelling platform that was born in 2015 with the passion to change the reading culture among children and youth in Rwanda, and give a voice to young authors. Imagine We believes that all stories are beautiful and worth sharing with the world and they work to bring those stories to the Rwandese public.