Finalist – Kenya: Girls Community Digital Desk
This project is aimed at promoting the voices of young girls born with HIV through online media. The project will train 20 young girls between the age of 10-19 years on leadership skills and basic journalism skills. The girls will then take lead in writing their own stories to inspire, and advocate for their rights through social media. Their stories will be published on a common blog that the girls themselves will be in charge of updating. The stories will capture various issues at the community level which affects the girls either directly or indirectly.
Finalist – Kenya: WOES -Walking On Egg Shells
WOES-Walking On Egg Shells is an initiative that seeks to promote progressive re-integration of ex-prisoners in their communities through micro-blogging that will highlight their struggles to fit in the community.This micro-blogs will unravel the journey from the first day they were released from prison in an effort to confront stigma, bring about acceptance and to avoid the situation whereby they feel like they are walking on eggs shells because every one looks at them suspiciously once they know that they were once offenders.
Finalist – Kenya: The Maasai Woman Diary
After the Kenya General elections in March 2013, Kenya will have the first government under the new constitution. Women need to be educated on the opportunities and benefits that come with the new system of governance. This will change the daily activities of the maasai woman. Women will be encouraged to tap the opportunities available to better their lives. This project seeks to give women a voice amidst a culture that dictates for a society ruled by men making women the subject. It will also highlight their socioeconomic needs and share it will the world in a bid to create possible solutions
Kenya: Youth Cafe’
This project will use social media to enlighten the youth on the benefits of making informed choices and the best ways through which they can engage politicians in order to safeguard their future. Through radio talk shows, the youth will be engaged on discussions aimed at empowering them on national development agenda. Resolutions on youth participation in development initiatives will be drafted,uploaded online and shared with the policy makers.
Kenya: Organizing Women Against Fish For Sex Trade
We hope to organize women to tackle issues of their reproductive rights. We will focus on women fish mongers on the ten beaches of Lake Victoria who are dehumanized by fishermen on the beaches. They are forced to have sex with the men before they have access to fish which they sell for their survival. This callous and dangerous situation perpetuates the infection of HIV/AIDS, resulting in forming strong networks in control of the fish trade.
Kenya: IPF Green – Sauti za Vijana wa Turkana
Turkana County, the poorest in Kenya suffers from chronic underdevelopment, extreme poverty, perennial resource conflicts, in addition to an 80% illiteracy rate. This project aims to begin training the of youth in Turkana to use different citizen media participation tools with help from two local environmental NGOs to tackle the environmental & sustainable development issues affecting their County and using a human rights based approach.
Kenya: Capejotec ICT Centre
We will specialise in ICT facilities i.e. Data collection, Ict skills training, Hardware and software repair, software development, websiting and web hosting. To digitalise most schools and surrounding communities and marketing their products through online marketing and developing softwares(tailor made) for the schools and communities to digitalise their records. We will first of all train them on computer applications and ICT skills.
Kenya: Bridging the Gap Among the Positives
Sharing of equal opportunities, knowledge and informations among the marginalized persons living with HIV/AIDS in the valley of ignorance, poverty and illiteracy in the interior rural areas and those in the urban areas where one would get all the donors, HIV/AIDS interventions and support due to the concentrated donors and other supports.We would therefore like to initiate three rural cyber centers for day to day news updates to the marginalized.
Kenya: Girls Community Digital Desk Project
This project is aimed at promoting the voices of young girls born with HIV through online media. The project will train 20 young girls between the age of 10-19 years on leadership skills and basic journalism skills.The girls will then take lead in writing their own stories to inspire, and advocate for their rights through social media. Their stories will be published on a common blog that the girls themselves will be in charge of updating.
Kenya: Creating Sickle Cell Awareness Through Folk Media
Sickle cell anaemia is a childhood illness with a high mortality rate,higher than HIV, yet its not on the national health plus media radar. We hope to use Participatory Education Theater (PET) to conduct civic education on the disease. This entertainment-education model is effective in lobbying and mobilization. The plays will be recorded & made into a short documentary that will be uploaded on the internet. Copies will be given to the community.