When South Africa Became Home

Digital storytelling has the power to educate and inspire by encouraging people to share their own stories - as well as to assist and support their fellow refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to access health and social services. The four stories below, produced with support from StoryCenter's Silence Speaks Initiative, touch on experiences of war, trauma, intimate partner violence, loss and resilience. In an aim to spotlight the challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face whilst trying to make a new home for themselves in South Africa, the stories are shared in AMP's Peer Counselling Groups and advocacy meetings, as well as at screenings with local partners and service providers.

A story about genocide, loss, and starting over.

A story about isolation, xenophobia, and the strength of family.

A story about fate, opportunity, and creating a brighter future.

A story about war, becoming a refugee, and resilience.