Welcome to Griftu in Wajir in North Eastern desert of Kenya. Saddled in between Ethiopia and Somalia over one thousand KM from Nairobi with no tarmac roads, electricity, water, you are lucky to get mobile network. Talk of global village and you are referring to another world. No wonder when travelling to Nairobi, the residents will ask you to greet Kenyans. To train youth on connectivity using mobile, video, and photography giving them a voice.
Erosion of culture has caused decay of many people especially the youths. This is becouse they lack knowledge or people who they can learn from. This project will act as the persona where they can learn from, we will do this by visiting the eldery people who seems to be forgoten and having talkshows with them and hence bringing them in new technology eg in twitter where most youths go in search of information.
Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) and AbleChildAfrica are putting together a Disability Youth Board. They will join with the Kidz Board of UK organisation Whizz-Kidz to add their voices to the debates that directly affect their future. This project aims to train a group of young disabled Kenyan's to effectively use media outreach to strengthen their voices – through a series of trainings and support.
This project intends to train a community within the rift alley region of kenya,Tugen community living on bogoria.they will be trained on the use of online platforms to share stories on renewable energy. They work closely with a cbo Dyingo which champions the use of renewable energy within the region.The cbo gives them skill and knowledge on solar energy . The online platform will help them share stories of success on renewable energy.
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 definitely change the daily activities of the maasai woman. Women will be encouraged to tap the opportunities available to better their lives. They will be encouraged to take part in governance of their resources.
The project aims to train 15 community members on capturing local environmental cultural practices and how to feed the outputs back to the community via blog posts, online videos, photos, news articles with the objective of empowering local communities. This intends to give voice to Taita community culture and bring them on the know about their eroding behavior patterns and perceptions that favour environmental conservation.
iTELL Kenya is requesting funds to purchase ICT equipment to host a series of workshops to train Changamwe youth in the use of technology to share local events/issues/personal stories. Participants will receive ongoing support from iTELL Kenya to aid in their personal and professional development. This project will empower Changamwe youth to develop online methods of self-expression and increase self-confidence and community involvement.
InCHeS will train the local communities to document the Suba culture and language through audio- visual and photography. We plan to have interviews, cultural workshops, meetings, open days and other related sports, cultural stories, historical accounts. For example ‘Story of Nyamgondho Wuod Ombare’ about key places, events, figures, modern day social issues – fishing, agriculture, politics and cultural events such as music.
This project involves equiping 25 community members with journalistic skills. The journalists will use the acquired skills to tell stories in their neighbourhood and serve as a lobby and advocacy for the voiceless. The stories will be published in the existing community blog http://www.laikipiaruralvoices.blogspot.com and shared on the social sites.The project operates under Arid Lands Information network (ALIN) (www.alin.net.com).
THE PROJECT IS AIMING AT ACCOMPLISHING THE MAIN GOAL OF SHARING INFORMATION THROUGH MEDIA.WE BELIEVE WE CAN LEARN AND IMPROVE IN OUR CULTURES.THE TARGET GROUP IS UNDER THREAT OF DRAGGING BEHIND THROUGH LACK OF CONNECTVITY.