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· April, 2009

Stories about Feature from April, 2009

Uruguay: One Blog Per Child

The first two years of Project Ceibal have been characterized by implementation and incubation. The laptops have been deployed to schools, manuals have been created, tech savvy volunteer groups have...

Convergentes: A Community Despite The Differences

It is great to see Convergentes resuming its activities with new vigor. Convergentes, a part of the Rising Voices grantee HiperBarrio project, is a creative community of citizen journalists of...

Fight Continues Between Politicians and Harm Reduction Activists

A few weeks ago the City Council of Sebastopol, Ukraine, banned the implementation of methadone substitution therapy programs. During the last two weeks two other Ukrainian cities have discussed also...

Nomad Green: Creating Environmental Awareness Using Citizen Media

The Rising Voices grantee 'Nomad Green', in collaboration with the Mongolian and Tibetan Foundation and the Mongolian Green Party, will train Mongolian citizens how to use citizen media. They idea...

Lena's Story: Climbing Up From The Bottom

The Drop-In Center's Web newsletter "Motilek" recently published a story of a young woman named Lena, who was released from a correctional facility a few months ago and is trying...

FOKO: Remembering Baby Kamba

We start today with a sad news. Remember baby Kamba? A determined 18-year-old blogger and member of Rising Voices grantee FOKO Madagascar with the help of his fellow Malagasy bloggers...

Giving a Voice To The Women Activists In Yemen

The new Rising Voices grantee from Yemen "Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques" will organize new media training courses for female politicians, activists, and human right workers. The trainings...

Kazakhstan: Pilot Substitution Therapy Projects Launched

Ukrainian HIV/AIDS public awareness Web site “ZAPYTAY,” which was developed and is maintained by Rising Voices grantee Drop-In Center, has published an article about a pilot harm reduction project in...

REPACTED: Budding Bloggers In Training

Faith Muriuki got her first brush with blogging thanks to a recent training session hosted by REPACTED. Here she shares her insights on the session, its challenges and successes.