Stories from October, 2010
Uruguay’s national OLPC project Plan Ceibal provided an XO ($100 laptop) to each of the 395,000 children in primary school from 1st to 6th grade across the country’s 2332 public schools. The Plan Ceibal ranked well in several evaluations and has become a success story to be replicated in other parts of the world.
Olzod Boum-Yalagch is an official advisor of Nomad Green, the Mongolian citizen journalism project based in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. In this video, Mr. Boum talks about how citizen journalism can help raise awareness and eventually lead to solutions for the environmental damage taking place in the country.
An added component to the Nomad Green Saturday workshops is the presence of a local community leader who accepted the project's invitation to be interviewed by the citizen journalists and participate in a roundtable discussion. Recent guests include the former Finance Minister of Mongolia and the Executive Director of the Mongolian National Mining Association.
Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all. This year's theme is ‘water'. A few Rising Voices bloggers have also participated in this event.
Participants from the Women of Minya Day by Day project recently took part in a workshop where they learned ways to tell their own stories. They received tips on the best way to narrate their experiences for future recording in audio and video. These are some of those stories.
Members of the Rising Voices community will showcase their diversity through participation in the One Day on Earth event. On October 10, 2010, citizen journalists from around the world will capture images of their community in order to document a snapshot of life on the planet. Meet some of the Rising Voices participants.
In the past two decades investment in mining sector in Mongolia has risen manifolds. It seems every other country is interested to extract mineral resources from Mongolia by all means necessary. But these extreme mining and other practices have created many environmental problems in Mongolia. The citizen journalists of Nomad Green discuss these issues.