March 4, 2013

Proposals from March 4, 2013

Bolivia: Telling the History in Our Own Words

In Bolivia, there are five largest organizations representing indigenous. Despite the rich history of these organizations in their struggle for inclusion in the public life, there are few documents that tell their story, neither is the voice of the people themselves and most have only parts and not the whole story. Therefore, we propose a workshop on free software to create documents and workshops using digital media for publication.

Poland: Jewrnalism Weekend Academy

I will build a network of 10 young Jewish citizen reporters from Poland that will be invited for 4 day seminar( August 2013.) where they will learn how to record audio, video messages. After next 9 months were each member each month has created one media piece, 2 best reporters will be chosen for a 1month internship to JN1TV .All members will become part of Jewrnalism.org and will be able to publish for our and our partners websites.

Pakistan: The Minority's Voice

Our goal is to work in collaboration with The Garage School, an NGO engaged in educating the under-privileged children from a slum area located in Clifton, Karachi. Most of these children and their families belong to various religious minority groups. We wish to educate these children and their mothers in various social networking tools to spread their stories and problems on a larger platform through a series of workshops.

Peru: Amantani for the World

Amantani is an island located on Lake Titicaca in Puno, where its residents take part in rural community tourism. However, travel agencies are the ones the most benefit from this activity by being an intermediary with the travelers. That is why we hope to have the population become active on the internet (blogs and social media) so that they can offer this touristic service directly.

Ecuador: Teenagers and their Voices on Social Networking Sites

Organize workshops to create young leaders that use social networks in a more constructive manner, instead of vanity or harassment of their peers.

Bolivia: Shooting Bolivia from Wikimedia Commons

Multimedia material of Bolivia within Wikimedia Commons are few. There are no images, audios or videos of historical places or towns and cities. In Bolivia, there are several groups of people interested in multimedia who share their work through social media, but these photos are not shared under a free license. The most frequent reason is that they do not know how to use these type of licenses. We will show them how to do this.

Brazil: Our Rivers Speak (ORS)

Our Rivers Speak will record/broadcast the living memory and culture of Cabelo Seco, a community that lies between the dying Rivers Tocantins and Itacaiunas, gateway to the Amazon. Coordinated by young Afro-Indigenous artists, our videos will reach local, national-international schools, networks and leaders through digital media to sustain global eco-systems by preserving local cultural diversity threatened by the industrialization of the Amazon.

Brazil: Favela a Mil – Community Exchanges through Video

This project will multiply the effects of two years of work by the MDDF (Movement in Defense of Slum Dwellers’ Rights) to produce a documentary about the history of the movement through interviews with its leaders (to May 2013). This new project will offer video workshops and open-air movie nights showing the workshop videos and the documentary in 10 slum areas, mobilizing youth and presenting their voices alongside those of the older generation.

Macedonia: Computers Skills to Adults

There is undoubtedly a widespread and urgent need for a service that offers accessible and affordable computer education for senior citizens. Access to technology and all its benefits should be a right, and not a privilege. Technology in today’s world is a necessary component for survival and prosperity for all populations, with the elderly certainly no exception. Access and affordability of computer technology.

Mexico: Online Communication Skills for NGOs

The valuable work of mexican NGO's is ignored by the on line media, we want to teach them how to use these tools to communicate their efforts and social impact, to create networks within the young citizens and motivate them to support their work. NGO's will be the authors of their narratives on a daily basis as a way to measure their resonance and visibility in modern society.