Proposals in India

India: Kapasher ki Dilli

Kapashera is little known area in Indian capital where lakhs of migrants live in difficult conditions. Through our interventions we have provided this community a cultural platform and built their skills in photography and radio (basic level). We want to develop their skills to a level that they can bring their issue to the fore, by collecting audio and video information about Kapashera and displaying it on various platforms-online and offline.

India: Connecting Tribal Youth to Social Media

In backward tribal villages a network based on social media will help youth to solve their problem & improve their future with better living & opportunities. This network can help them to recover from what they suffered and also make them intellectually strong. We propose to establish a network that can teach the other people of these backward areas that with helping & understanding the values of each other they will enhance social brotherhood.

India: Tip4change

Tip4change connects small scale producers in India with consumers worldwide through a combination of Fair Trade and micro philanthropy, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to achieve sustainable village development and stop exploitation.This technology tool mobilizes power of crowd for social change. The two way information exchange enable consumers make informed buying choices while producers raise funds for their development.

India: Leveraging Media to Create Micro-Entrepreneurs

Our project seeks to train rural youth in a combination of traditional and new media to promote demand for and access to entrepreneurial training in a region beset by poverty and unemployment through: a. Street plays: A hugely popular medium in rural India b. Digital video: To film the plays c. Social media: Facebook/ youtube, to present role models of micro-entrepreneurship to a the online community d. Radio programmes for All India Radio

India: Bringing Equality Home

The Project focus is on female feticide, which is one extreme manifestation of violence against women. Female embryos or fetuses are selectively eliminated after prenatal sex determination, thus avoiding even the birth of girls. Project will use the following tools digital photography, digital video and mapping. The project will achieve preventing declining sex ratio in Tamil Nadu and protect the rights of women.

India: Voice of Voiceless Dalits for Development

DASHRA will work with an indigenous Dalit community to teach and encourage new generations to begin to use social Media to connect with others as a way to preserve and promote their native language online. Partnering with a local CSO, CBOs with a computer lab to invite community members to discuss local problems and solutions, and train them how to create a group blog to take these conversations to the wider community.

India: Empowering the Voice of Children in Hyderabad

Youth will be empowered to speak out for themselves, using music and media technology, on the safety and protection issues faced by vulnerable children in Hyderabad, as part of Viva’s ‘safe place for children’ campaign. 15 youth (13-18 yrs) and 3 adult facilitators from the Blossom Network will form a media team, be equipped with a Community Studio, and attend 2 Train the Trainer workshops. The team will train another 35 youth.

India: Empowering Voices for Sustainable Development

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.

India: To Promote and Preserve Indigenous Culture and Languages

We are seeking some resources to establish a community library with a computer lab where the people of the village come together and discuss their problems and solution, children have conversation with elderly about the indigenous/old culture, folk music, arts and local language; the way to pass the cultural values into the new generation, to train the participants in computer and social networking so that they could share it with wider community

India: Seven Sisters Project

Seven Sisters Social project will enable citizens in North-East India and Sikkim to tell their stories to the world via mobile phones. The technology would simply use an Interactive voice response system to create a mobile reporting network for North-East India. Through Citizen media reporting participants will be empowered to share their stories over the phone and use the platform.