Power of the mind storytelling community is there to:
- Give a voice to all people
- Bring social inclusion by encouraging people in society to share their challenges for people to understand them and know how to support them
- To bring community cohesion by enabling people from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and bring understanding, trust, and less prejudice.
- Integrating socially excluded individuals
- Forming communities of people with common interests
- Remove discrimination and stigma through storytelling
- Making becoming a published author accessible to all individuals
- Encouraging, inspiring and motivating people going through challenges
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Power of the Mind Storytelling Community was launched on the 10th of January 2017.
- We worked with Northampton on Stories of Resilience Book and 3 of our members got their stories published. As a result, we achieved our goals to empower members to find their voice.
- National Lottery Fund came on board to pilot our storytelling project
- Register both PMNSc and WOS as charities
- Secure venue for our activities
- Get more funding through grants to grow our projects
- We will continue to tackle social exclusion, discrimination, and stigma through storytelling
As a result of the work she is doing in the community under the organisation Power of the Mind, our founder Mavis Mundirwa has won 4 awards so far, which are;
NOWA award for contribution to community
University of Northampton Changemaker Award 2017.
Woman of Purpose award in 2017
Zimbabwe Achievers Awards – Community Champion of the Year 2022
Northamptonshire Community Foundation Annual Awards – Winner 2022