February 21, 2013

Proposals from February 21, 2013

Kenya: Using Media to Preserve the Nyala Language

This project will help the Nyala community members to gain perspectives on the role of social media in language and culture preservation. Through a series of workshops, young community members will be trained and involved in documentation and dissemination of their language and culture using digital media and social networking tools such as Video and twitter.The project will produce audio and video documentation of Nyala traditional lifestyle.

Kenya: Introducing Social Media to Grassroot Women in Kakamega

The project intends to connect ten indigenous/grassroot women groups in Kakamega County,who are engaged in different social-economic activities in order to learn from each group and hence come up with a Participatory Intergrated Community Development program which each group will be sharing through social media.The project will train and equip this vulnerable group of women on social media and videography.

Ghana: Reality

The project is about telling the stories of thousand of Liberian refugees who opted for local integration instead of voluntary repatriation. Using digital video, podcast, digital photographs we hope to provide a brief documentation of the Buduburam Refugee Camp and also videotape and record the stories of thousand voiceless Liberian refugees whilst educating them about digital video, digital photographs and blogs during these transition periods.

Zimbabwe: Finding Our Online Voice

We want to give IT and communication training to orphaned young women and girls so that they can both use computers confidently and know how to post their own inspiring stories on to the new Shingirirai website on how they have survived the fallout of HIV/AIDS and moved on to become leaders and involved in community support programs. With the skills acquired they can act as communication channels to connect with young people in other countries.

Mexico: GISTers Connected

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) belongs to a rare group of canceres. In Mexico we don’t have an exact number of the people affected by this disease, the main reason: only few doctors can make an appropriate diagnosis of GIST. GIST is a rare disease recently discovered. Our main objective is that trough videos posted in our website and our facebook page people find enough information about the disease, about doctors and experiences.

Uganda: Digitalizing Workers’ Rights

I would like to form a group of workers’ rights activists comprising of rights trainers and garbage collectors to volunteer in rights awareness training through digital equipment use. The goal is to train members in the use of digital equipment in identifying, learning and documenting workers’ rights violations.Information Dissemination methodology will be through video shows. Flyers, creation of Blogs and use of mobile phones.

Bangladesh: Computer Lab for Indigenous/Vulnerable Youth

Establish a computer lab for providing training to indigenous/vulnerable youth about online outsourcing system, using twitter, blog, internet to connect with others how to create blog group, how to exchange their ideas, cultures and customs with the wider communities. Organize series of workshops with experienced local bloggers to share their ideas with new generation of indigenous communities to discuss about present crisis and how to solve it

Rwanda: Gorilla Young Filmmakers

As Rwanda tries to come to terms with horrors of 1994 genocide, the country has attracted a lot of global media attention. It’s sad a huge chunk of Rwandan stories online today, are told by foreigners. The stories of Twa, the minority Rwandan community remains untold. Predominantly living in the forests, they know very little about the new media. We seek to reach and train them via workshops in the art of blogging, photography and video making

Madagascar: Legal Advisory in Live Broadcast

Project based on putting into operation of a channel for people to report corruption and abuses cases. A series of live broadcasting will take place in two regional cities. Each issue includes a short oral presentation on a specific topic. Then, the floor is given to listeners through phone calls. Before the series of broadcasting, training sessions will be held to familiarize the targeted population on the concept corruption and abuses

Uganda: Abakyala Tweyogerer – The Single Mothers’ Voice

The project will teach single mothers how to use citizen media to document and share their personal family stories, and create a Facebook and twitter page where they will be shared online. Trainings will focus on using digital photography and social networks to share experiences and challenges faced by single mothers in Uganda. Stories and photos will be collected monthly through focus group discussions and posted on Facebook and twitter