Latest posts by Rezwan from January, 2008
Last time we featured the Neighborhood Diaries project, participants from Kolkata’s slums were learning more about their neighborhood. In this week's feature we read their profiles of local characters and find out more about their daily lives. The weekly workshop also got more interesting with enactments of skits regarding their neighborhood's problems and the brainstorming of solutions.
Since July Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted more than 170 articles (in both Bangla and English). Today we feature their stories about their livelihoods and their perspectives about poverty, emancipation and importance of education for women. Read how women are making their presence felt in a society where only about a century ago child marriage was prevalent and women belonged inside the house only.
We often talk about extending the global conversation to every corner of the world with the available social media tools. The not-for-profit organizations, or the NGOs as they are known in some parts of the world, have a wider influence on the population of the developing countries. These non profit organizations have the capacity to use this technology in an wider scale and create a communication revolution among the people they serve.
The pilot program of the Voces Bolivianas project organized in El Alto city ended last November. It helped teach the use of citizen media tools to members of underrepresented groups in Bolivia who have already emerged as bloggers cum citizen journalists. The next round of citizen’s media workshops titled El Alto II will begin this Saturday, January 12th in the same city. In addition, the organization’s first expansion is scheduled for January 19th in the city of Santa Cruz.
Wishing a happy new year to the readers and followers of the Rising Voices. This week we will highlight the updates of the neighborhood diaries project which is growing citizen journalists from underprivileged youths living in Kolkata’s (India) slums.