Stories about Ségou Villages Connection
The RV project Ségou Villages Connection succeeded in creating a radio station using only an MP3 player and memory cards. Oumar Dembélé, one of the newest bloggers of the project writes updates on two tragedies in the Ségou villages, and provides words of advice on how to avoid future incidents.
On the 18th of June, six members of the Ségou villages connection project hopped on in a very old mammywagon towards Dioro and its surrounding villages situated 70 kms away from the town of Ségou. The team carried a solar panel, a battery, two computers, four USB Internet connection keys, some digital cameras and a lot of luggage for the eight day long tour. The participants of the Dioro Village were taught to create email accounts and how to write stories, how to take picture and videos and how to publish posts on blogs. They were also trained how to send sms and Twitter. Read reactions of some of the participants in this feature.
Ségou Villages Connection, the Rising Voices grantee from Mali has a simple objective, linking the residents of rural villages and the larger cities of Mali using mobile phones and internet. Boukary's task is to train residents of the Ségou villages how to use their mobile phones to send news about the communities to the residents living in the capital Bamako.
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from the countries of Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Brazil, India, and Mali.