DSC_0734
IMG_9699
DSC_4559
DSC_4465
DSC_4728
DSC_4185
DSC_4439
DSC_0069 (2)
DSC_4600
DSC_0238
DSC_0420
IMG_9327
DSC_0567
DSC_0110
IMG_9647
DSC_4276

songs

of

tang hulu

Story, Strength and Spirit from Migrant Workers in Beijing, China

In China's great cities a quarter of a billion migrants who live on the edge. Marginalized from mainstream society, they are dis-empowered socially and psychologically. Since 2015, we have partnered with Vibrant Communities, the largest NGO serving migrants in China, to bring Story Bridge to Beijing's migrant communities.

The 9-month program built on the Story Bridge Method developed by Dr. Richard Geer and the “Creativity-based Community Empowerment and Development Model” developed by Dr. Qinghong Wei. On June 25th, the first performance took place at a prominent theater in downtown Beijing. The cast had over 40 migrants, including children, adults and seniors. Praised by major media covering the event, Story Bridge has become a focus and ongoing program of Vibrant Communities.

Evaluation data revealed remarkable empowerment impact of this program. It found as much as 19% increase in individual leadership, 20% increase in individual ability for conflict resolution, 30% increase in self-confidence, and 41% increase in community engagement among participants.

© 2018 BY COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL