The Digital Storytelling program is an 8-12 week program hosted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). It has been running in partnership with the Visual Media Workshop at KPU since 2017 and has already had two cohorts of the DigitaLENS: Voices of Muslim Women Digital Storytelling program. The program explores visual representation and storytelling of women and girls who self-identify as Muslim. Students create short 3-5 minute films on a variety of topics and we hold screenings throughout the lower mainland to showcase the diversity of Muslim women's narratives and identities.
Screenings have been held in partnership with Vancouver Biennale, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Burnaby Ismaili Centre, the VMW Awards Gala and more.
This program is offered to women and girls aged 14 and up who self-identify as Muslim.
The Mentorship Program is lnow open. The VMW Mentorship Program connects young women aged 14 years and older with women 25 years and older into a three month long, 1:1 (one hour per month) professional development and educational mentorship journey.
The VMW Mentorship program is open to all girls and women. VMW actively aims to encourage Muslim women to use our platforms to become visible role models for Muslim and non-Muslim girls in Vancouver and around the world. All mentors and mentees need to apply below to be accepted into the program and attend a mandatory training orientation if accepted. Mentorship activities include coffee, dinner, high tea, social and professional events, networking conferences, job shadowing and more.
It’s FREE to apply. You have nothing to lose, so much to gain.
Applications are available on the Mentorship page.