Empowering girls and young women
The Heartstone Odyssey
The strength of the project lies in its creative approach. It centres on use of ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’ book which centres on an Asian heroine, Chandra, who finds herself at the centre of an extraordinary adventure which will demand much of her, ultimately changing her from a helpless victim into a strong, independent young woman ready to achieve monumental goals together with her friends, the mice. The concept of Chandra, who she is, what she does and what she becomes has become a powerful role model for girls and young women of all backgrounds.
As with the education project for children challenging hate crime, this project centres on the book and linked resources used with class groups or youth groups, used to raise discussion and debate.
The groups are then encouraged to construct their own exhibition for presentation in their school presenting their own ideas, experiences, feelings using a range of expressive forms including both the written word and artwork.
The girls are then encouraged to assist the project in the local area in several ways.
Chandra Consulting Storyteller
The project with girls and young women also incorporates the photostories being produced under the ‘Chandra Consulting Storyteller’ banner which are produced with special access.
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