Train young people in the use of ICT in order to promote and make visible the náhuat language and culture. Through training workshops in the use alternative media, young people will learn how to do interviews, make videos and audios together with speakers of náhuat. We expect to have a team of young journalists who will motivate other young people to appreciate their culture and document historical memory, and to spread the náhuat language with
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Barrio San Jacinto de San Salvador
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The population is a group of young people who will help the speakers of náhuat achieve a space online where they can spread their language. Currently youth in El Salvador know very little about their culture and show apathy. The speakers of náhuat do not have the access or resources to spread their language and culture, and because of that, the youth will be responsible for transmitting the culture to the current and next generations.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The youth communications team will create print media articles and glossaries on the náhuat language, along with a section showing legends or stories entirely in náhuat, video interviews with náhuat speakers and photographs of these communities.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
National Salvadoran Indigenous Coordinating Council
The CCNIS is the body that brings together 23 national organizations of the Indigenous Peoples Náhuat and Lenca. We currently have significant contacts in this network, and will be one of the main partners in the project. Tzuntecum Ejecat / Head of Wind Collective is a group of people seeking to revitalize the náhuat (pipil) language with its speakers, we will rely on these organizations.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
30 participants will participate in the workshops for young people, who will be taught to use audiovisual equipment, use of social networks for local impact and workshops in the writing of articles for youth print media. Each session will create audiovisual or written content to socialize in the community and schools to encourage the active participation of young people in each training area.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Promoting Youth Communication models in the local communities in which Global Voices has access, adapting the model to the peculiarities of each region.
Josue Daniel Portillo Fabian
Casa de la Juventud Cal-Pipil