Proposals from February 26, 2013
Slum communities in Kenya are largely inhabited by low income earners, a good number of whom are either illiterate, partly educated or lacking in skills. These communities are marginalized not only by the society they are part of but also authorities who only remember them in times of tragedies. Our project will train slum residents how to tell their stories through video and pictures and share the same with the world through the social media.
The Project will involve the selection of two farmer groups from which a number of farmers will be trained in the use of digital video, mobile phones, photography, and blogging in order to capture images of their on-farm problems and processes and share them. The documenting of this information by farmers in archives will help build a network of local knowledge and the results of the project will be uploaded onto a blog for dissemination online.
The project will provide training to people with disabilities and their representative organisations in digital storytelling, aiming to empower participants with the skills to convey to the general public their experiences and the issues of relevance to them. Two training workshops will be followed by pubic screenings that will highlight the commonalities that exist across the Cyprus divide so contributing to improved dialogue and understanding.
The project seeks to enhance community group leaders’ capacity in media tools to enable them identify, package and deliver pro-poor information in their communities. These highly motivated “women and youth” who bridge the gap in rural and community information will be taught elements like news gathering, news writing, techniques in broadcasting, production of community programmes, marketing programmes, networking, etc.
To provide Information and communications technologies (ICTs), training on environment protection, watershed management, empower the voice and freedom of expression of farmers of poor people, to empower rural poor adult learners to read and write English so that their capacity would be built to use digital devices to share information in local language with their cluster community in the district of Bankura, West Bengal.