Giving people the tools to tell their own stories is immensely powerful. Venice Arts (www.venicearts.org), the nonprofit that I work for, runs participatory storytelling projects with youth and adults at our home base in Los Angeles and around the world. A team of filmmakers just got back from Senegal, where we worked with participants and the incredible NGO Tostan on three participatory films. More information about that project can be found here: http://www.venicearts.org/index.php?view=sets&id=30132
We also have numerous free resources on participatory storytelling and media education on the library section of our website, for those interested in tools for developing their own participatory storytelling projects.