Our Southampton Stories

A selection of content from community groups that Our Version Media has empowered to tell their stories. From help writing newsworthy press releases, to making social impact videos using their mobile phones, these community project leaders are now raising the visibility of their work and causes.

This page will be updated continuously, so take a look and visit again soon!

Community Group: I KAN (Active Kids, Active Neighbourhoods)

Mobile Storytelling: Social Impact video by Dr Abdoulie Sanneh

“I had never even tried videomaking until I began the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them. Technology and I usually go in different directions, but Veronica built my confidence and my belief so that I could do it, supporting me step by step. She was also supportive in reviewing the video and offering practical feedback.

A social impact video Dr Abdoulie Sanneh has made since completing training

After I created and published videos about my projects, people from across the city got in touch to ask how we could work together as they have seen the amazing things we are doing. It feels like I am having new conversations every day with potential collaborators as a result of the videos and some of the videos have more than 2000 views! It has been incredible.” – Dr Abdoulie Sanneh [Read more in What Our Clients Say

Community Group: St Mary's and Kingsland Local Conversation

6th July 2020

When I started the face masks project I never imagined it would have such a fantastic response in the community, touch so many lives, and even feature in the main local newspaper and media publisher, the Southern Daily Echo. It is such a privilege and honour to serve people.” – Hany Rahimi

Community Group: Northam Local Conversation / Northam Community Centre

18th September 2020

Stoneham AFC partners with Northam Community Centre to bring girls football to life.

30th July 2020

Northam Community Centre’s Lockdown Food Distribution Service

“Lockdown has eased but sadly the negative impacts on the community are evident. Neighbourhoods are pulling together to tap into local resources to save lives. I caught up with Northam resident, Emma, and asked her how the support they are receiving in Northam different. Here is her response…” – Dr Abdoulie Sanneh, Project Leader, Northam Local Conversation [Links to Facebook page]

17th July 2020

“I don’t think there’s any other estate that does things like this.”

Throughout lockdown, community volunteers on the Northam Estate have been distributing free food to local residents.

Here is volunteer Niasha explaining why she helps out.

Northam Local Conversation [Links to Facebook page] is now making videos to spread the word about their projects.

26th July 2020

Addressing lockdown isolation and improving mental wellbeing through cooking

“Sadly it has been a difficult time for many of our most-vulnerable people in Northam, but innovative projects like cooking has helped massively. Young people, husbands, wives and their children have participated in these sessions. A big thank you to all the volunteers. We caught up the tutor and asked her some questions.”Northam Local Conversation [Links to Facebook page]

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑