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PCI Media Impact, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights, Environment, International, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Reproductive Rights, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact empowers communities worldwide to inspire enduring change through the use of creative storytelling.

Results: With the help of our partners, we have produced over 5,000 episodes of 100 different award winning productions- reaching more than 1 billion people in 45 countries in the last 27 years.

Target demographics: For over 27 years, PCI Media Impact has led the Entertainment-Education (E-E) field. Our programs and productions have inspired and empowered communities around the world through storytelling and creative communications.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year, Media Impact trains hundreds of community leaders, non-profit managers, government officials and broadcasters in our social change communications methodology.

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S.A.

Programs: Currently, we work in over 30 countries producing television series, radio dramas, music videos and many other innovative media products that address the world’s most pressing issues. Our programs have increased knowledge and changed attitudes about issues ranging from violence against women and HIV/AIDS prevention to sustainable development and wildlife conservation.

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sometimes it only takes one powerful story to inspire and motivate us towards change. PCI Media tackles pressing issues through the power of storytelling. Its entertainment-education methods give individuals and communities a voice to address existing attitudes and behaviors in order to promote positive social change. The valuable work that PCI Media, Sean Southey and his team contribute to the world offers us hope and peace; a great organization that cares about people and the environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is changing the world for the better. This non-profit ACTUALLY makes a difference and they're not afraid to get their hands dirty!

Gina68

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a phenomenal company that truly makes a difference in people's lives. They are a shining example of what can be done to help the people of the world. I follow all the stories and am deeply grateful for the insight and the inspiration they provide me with. I hope to one day make such an impact myself!!!

1 shoshanacourt

Former staff

Rating: 5

Media Impact deserves an award! They are one of the few that have a real, lasting impact in each and every community they work in. I have been lucky enough to witness first hand how every story told changes lives and every life changed helps to change the world into a better, more conscious place. Please donate, volunteer and do whatever you can to support this fantastic non-profit. 5 Starts! 2 Thumbs up!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partnered with Media Impact on an exciting radio drama project a couple of years ago and found the team to be really engaging, passionate and knowledgeable! Obviously they are are very good at what they do, so no wonder they are the leaders in this (edutainment) field. Keep up the good work guys!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI is an organization at the leading edge of media for social change. In this evermore inter-connected content can be used for enormous positive change for the good. None is better or more expereienced that PCI Media.

1 Stevan B.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I worked with PCI Media Impact in 2012 in West Africa. Great experience and a cutting edge Non-Profit in terms of how they implement projects for real change!

1 Sadera

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Media impact, have been very instrumental in advocating for African wildlife and also used media to send messages of hope to reach the wider audience

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Media Impact have changed the perceptions of people through Education Entertainment to abetter understanding of issues ranging from climate change ,HIV and Aids ,behavior change ,wildlife conservation to good governance ,When i met them in Tanzania i learned from them a lot and it is evident from the work i am doing for Enkusero Sampu Conservancy in Kenya

1 Beyan P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been working with PCI Media impact and they are very good at using story to inspire people. They also use their professional skills to get things done when you least expect it. In one word, they are a Life Saver.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Some of the most heartfelt experiences for me were those where our programs deeply touched our partners, and those community members engaged in the storytelling and production. PCI Media Impact produces some really great media materials to shift and change knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of target audiences. To do so, they use a capacity building model in which the engagement in the design and implementation of a program changes those directly involved. This was always a great surprise for me. I still remember Bosco, the scriptwriter in Bolivia, who started his career as the security guard at the community radio station and as soon as he started participating in meetings he realized his true passion was to write melodramas to promote sexual and reproductive health. Or Takun J, a young hip-co artist from Liberia that got so inspired while writing a song to stop rape (and for which he met and worked directly with survivors of violence), that the Liberian Gender Ministry designated him as one of its anti-rape ambassadors. I gathered many stories around the world of women and men that dedicate their lives to the betterment of their communities; and I've seen many of them get inspired and change in the process of telling their own stories.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact has an incredible team that executes incredible work globally. They are led by an extremely passionate leader - Sean Southey - who believes in awareness through grassroots work. He is equipped with policy and management expertise integrated with unique skills of creative solutions to various social issues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PCI Media impact spearheaded drama production in an entertainment-wildlife conservation education project that aimed at addressing bushmeat issues in Tanzania. It was and still remains a great success with a remarkable positive change thanks to PCI media impact. We also came up with elephant and rhino poaching song, known as A DEBT OF COURTECY educating the public on need to conserve these creatures and stop poaching

David J. Andrews

Donor

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is an innovative leader in using broadcast media to bring about positive social change. During 30 years of work with partners, PCI Media Impact has produced more than 5,000 episodes of 100 programs, increasing knowledge, changing attitudes and facilitating behavior change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive and sexual health, child and maternal survival, water, sanitation and hygiene issues, human rights and sustainable development. These productions have reached more than 1 billion people in 50 countries. The organization's most recent work has been in West Africa, where it played a leading role in the Ebola crisis. The #ISurvivedEbola Campaign was an outstanding contribution to bring hope in a region of total despair. By elevating survivors and putting their stories on the air, they gave hope to millions and positive guidance on how to prevent and/or treat this deadly disease. It is truly one of the best ways I know to leverage the donor dollar to achieve results and make the world a better place...one story at a time!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

By harnessing the power of broadcast media, PCI Media Impact reaches people throughout the world with life-saving messages of health, hope, inspiration and environmental sustainability. Having spent my career in the development of non-for-profit organizations, I can attest to the fact that PCI Media Impact is an innovative "best-in-class"organization...superbly managed with a staff of first-rate professionals and dedicated volunteers. PCI Media Impact enjoys the highest ratings of all the watchdog organizations and donor money is often matched by generous donors to know the value of the work they do. Most impressive of all is PCI Media Impact's operational methodology...working in partnership with outstanding local organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, their accomplishments are increased as they train a new generation of media professionals in the art of information-education. This is an amazing organization. It deserves your support and encouragement.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact uses the emotional connection of stories for development.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sean and his team at PCI Media Impact always impress me every time I visit the office and hear about their latest list of projects. The reach and scope of the projects is quite awe inspiring, with activity on every continent.

Having worked on projects at the United Nations for twenty years, I can say that PCI Media Impact fills an important space in development education. They do a lot with a little, and it is inspiring to know they are out there doing such good and essential work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact, Inc. has been an interesting organisation that works to enhance our quality of communication through story telling techniques. I have had an opportunity of working with this team to enhance our communication skills through an innovative method of capturing the story by capturing the moments of our activities through a visual camera! It is always a pleasure to work them again, any time any where.

Best,

Hari

1 Melanie34

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is extremely high leverage. At the end of the day, it is we the people who will change the world- and we need to do it from the ground up. By informing minds and transforming behavior, PCI creates an endless ripple of positive impact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pci-Media, a non-profit I would love to work with again. They are on point with the direction of their projects and executes them precision. I help them with their video department, and storytelling and education aspect is done like I never seen before. They are very organized and does a ton of great work, can't wait to see what they will produce in the future.

1 Anu Sachdev

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A group of energetic change-makers using storytelling for social change. This HERO organization not only uses storytelling for health related behavior change, but also for environmental conservation, animal rights and many more issues around the world. A perfect team of skilled individuals who employ Entertainment-Education strategy for social change, but are not limited to it. Recently the team started to use Positive Deviance and Liberating Structures in their work. I have been very fortunate to have worked with PCI Media Impact and participate in social change with them. WE NEED MORE SUCH GREAT NONPROFITS.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had a very exciting and enriching opportunity to work with PCI Media Impact on one of their international projects. Media Impact as an organization and team are focused, diligent and very professional with skills that relate and empower communities around the world. They have for years, used the power of story telling to change the world and indeed have had a great impact. They not only change behaviors but empower communities to take action for themselves, adding the crucial sustainability component to wherever they work. Definitely, they are excellent strategic communication planners, program managers, facilitators, and partners to work with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is my favourite non-profit! I have worked with them in Ghana and seen first hand how their storytelling methodologies put into practice, work! They were able to build the capacity of many different sectors of the community; from fishermen to radio producers to local government officials. Through participatory approaches, the community took ownership of the project and it has had a lasting impact on their lives. This is what I like the most. They do not have a top-down approach. They listen to the community and then teach them and show them how to make a difference themselves. They give the community the tools to empower themselves and best of all, in an entertaining way! They really do tell the stories that change lives! Brilliant!