Proposals in Cameroon from February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Cameroon: Holding Power Accountable Through SMS

The project entails the recruitment and training of 20 mothers aged between 40-45 years to monitor the activities of the mayor of their locality and report, using their local languages called pidgin to all the councilors and to the central unit of CHAMECC for eventual publication in a blog that will be created for this project. The project will run for six months immediately the municipal elections in Cameroon are done by August 2013.

February 27, 2013

Cameroon: Beware! Be Smart!! Be Safe!!!

This is a survivor driven public education project to use frequently used trafficking recruitment scams to empower children susceptible to trafficking to stay safe. 25 passionate young activists shall be trained to use podcast, blogs and sms to share true life stories on child trafficking and exploitation in domestic servitude, street hawking, street begging & commercial sex industry as a way of deterring others from falling prey to trafficking.

Cameroon: Mbororo Community Voices

This project will offer trainning on ICT and Internet to equip participants with the knowledge and abilities of using the different online communication tools by creating websites, facebook accounts, twitter and the rest for sharing information and connecting to the wide world. Participants will then use the knowldge to carry out Advocacy campaigns on the different networks to bring changes in their communities.

February 26, 2013

Cameroon: Disseminating Pro-Poor Information

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.

Cameroon: Promoting Girls Voices

In the past years, it is observed that the fight against sexual exploitation, child labour and forced marriage in communities is done without any involvement of the main target group (girls), and girls are expressing disagreements and wanting their voices to be heard. In this project, we will offer media training, mentoring and follow-up girls to promote their voices on issues affecting their lives.

Cameroon: Community Blog on Sexual Abuse

This project involves creating a blog which will address the issue of sexual abuse to young girls by teachers in schools. We will go around schools and give lectures about the disadvantages of sexual abuse to the young girl child. Learners would be able to write short articles for the blog and email it to the coordinator of the project. This articles would be edited and published on the blog.

February 22, 2013

Cameroon: Kwifon Online

Kwifon online is a project that will enable the secret masquerade ‘kwifon’ of 3 villages (Bafut, Mankon and Nkwen) of the Ngemba tribe in Cameroon speak on internet social media for the first time. This venture is expected to consolidate the bond between the traditional rulers and their people residing in cities around the world, increase use of Ngemba languages online and facilitate resource mobilization for village development.

February 20, 2013

Cameroon: “Be The Voice: Say It Out Loud”

Building citizen capacity to lead discussions and take actions on issues affecting their lives and their community through the effective use of blogs, online forums/groups and the social media. Phase 1: Experience sharing offline forums; tell us your story. Phase 2: Who should know and what to use; introducing citizen media modes. Phase 3: How to use it; training and workshops on digital photography, blogging and use of social media in reporting.

February 19, 2013

Cameroon: Ex-Convicts as Voluntary Community Photographers

This project consist of training 20 ex-convict as photographers to provide images about their lives and for other community events. To sale the images of the community and at the same time doing photography for profit to end a living as a way of rehabilitation and economic development.

February 16, 2013

Cameroon: Community Voices for Change

Creating community voices for change (CVC) to train community members especially youth in the use of media tools (social network, blogs and phones) to raise public awareness about social and economic issues affecting them. Youth leaders will be trained using computer and internet facilities by media experts. Training will equip participants with skills to establish local network of support towards policy changes which consider youth opinions.