Gates Foundation seeks storytellers to spread power of vaccines

Dear Partner, Colleague, Friend -

The Gates Foundation has an ongoing partnership with The Moth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through this partnership, The Moth has agreed to run storytelling workshops for some of our grantees and partners to elevate the stories of the incredible advocates, leaders, researchers, health care workers, and development practitioners with whom we work.

To create a strong cadre of individuals who can share their personal stories about the power of vaccines, The Moth is organizing two workshops in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2020 with a specific focus on immunization. We are looking for 24 individuals to participate in these workshops where they can hone their own personal stories and public speaking skills.

Given your work in this space, I hope you might be able to pass the workshop application to individuals you know who have inspirational stories to tell about vaccines who might be interested in and benefit from this process (or consider applying yourself!). Anyone who has a story to tell about vaccines/immunization is a potential candidate. The application process is open until Friday, November 8, 2019.

All costs (travel, lodging, meals) will be covered. Past participants have found this to be a very meaningful opportunity, personally and professionally, and we are excited to have this program include a topic we feel very passionate about - vaccines.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us find our next class of great storytellers.