February, 2013

Proposals from February, 2013

El Salvador: SurfHappy

SurfHappy ElSalvador was created to support the local beach communities of El Salvador by promoting the young surfers and their surfing careers, and the surfing sport in the country, by providing free digital photography and online promotion to the local surfers. Young kid that gets serious in his/her surfing career are less likely to fall into the life of drag gangs and violence, that is a major problem in El Salvador.

Kenya: Rural Community Voices

This project involves equiping 25 community members with journalistic skills. The journalists will use the acquired skills to tell stories in their neighbourhood and serve as a lobby and advocacy for the voiceless. The stories will be published in the existing community blog http://www.laikipiaruralvoices.blogspot.com and shared on the social sites.The project operates under Arid Lands Information network (ALIN) (www.alin.net.com).

Poland: Now it's your Turn – Everyone has a Voice!

The project is the inclusion of the urban community to the wider city driving – Citizen participation. People have to have a place where divulge their grievances to the authorities, ideas for improvements, questions to the government. If this option does not give us the direct authority – let's do it ourselves. Blogging platform, in which every citizen will be able to comment on issues related to the functioning of the city.

Canada: The Voices Project

Building on JHR’s successful model of empowering local voices through training journalists overseas, the project will engage a team of 30 at-risk youth in Toronto to develop journalism skills and produce citizen media on themes of barriers to development and empowerment, through training and a field reporting trip. Stories produced will provide a kind of ‘visual census’ of the issues at-risk youth face, engage stakeholders, and source solutions.

Ethiopia: Sharing Stories to Inspire Girls and Women

This project will support female students in the target locality to end harmful traditional practices. In Ethiopia in general and Dukem locality in particular, access to the internet is insignificant. The girls in the locality will share their experiences in fighting harmful traditional practices through school mini media and local community radios. ICEDA will translate and upload the recorded audios to the national and international literates.

Mexico: Digital Education Nodes

Youth groups from different places and cultures in Mexico are nodes of the Tlalana network www.tlalana.org.mx. They take action based on collective learning and experience exchange to solve local issues such as environmental problems, unemployment and violence. We want to train such nodes in audio editing, blogs and social networks to achieve greater visibility and facilitate their documenting and sharing capabilities between projects.

Gambia: Increasing the Volume of Women's Voices

Young women journalists and activists will be engaged in creating citizen's journalism to promote freedom of expression to address gender based violence, women’s rights and empowerment by echoing the voices of the grassroots women. Mobile phones to record interviews, take pictures and video to share on the website to support their postings on the web.

Mexico: Audio-visual Record of the Zapotec Language

This project Involves recording and audio-visual collective by young Zapotec. Zapotec of the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca, Mexico, by capturinge very day images of the community and its description intheir own oral language with translation in to Spanish by using OjoVoz, an application installed on mobile phones and real-time Such publication of content on a website (Spanish-Zapotec).

Kenya: Nkatha Media Outreach

THE PROJECT IS AIMING AT ACCOMPLISHING THE MAIN GOAL OF SHARING INFORMATION THROUGH MEDIA.WE BELIEVE WE CAN LEARN AND IMPROVE IN OUR CULTURES.THE TARGET GROUP IS UNDER THREAT OF DRAGGING BEHIND THROUGH LACK OF CONNECTVITY.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Youth Voices Rising

Establishing a network of empowered active youth engaged in giving voice to the ”voiceless’ stories within their ethnically divided communities. The project will provide trainings on multimedia strategies with the aim to empower youth to become critical thinkers, art/media producers and citizens journalists. Skills such as storyboarding, online research, filming and editing will be used to create original stories, artwork and short movies.