· March, 2013

Proposals in Mexico from March, 2013

March 31, 2013

Finalist – Mexico: Audio Visual Record of the Zapotec Language

This project aims to complete all steps to ensure the presence of the Zapotec language in the digital world as it is in danger of disappearing. To achieve this, the project aims to build and strengthen the capabilities of a network of youth to make an audiovisual record of the Zapotec language with the help of an open source application for mobile phone called ojoVoz. Generated content will be published in real time on the platform of the virtual museum of the Zapotec language created in 2012.

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Mexico: Preserving and Promoting the Mayan Language

To preserve, promote, and conserve the Maya Yucateca language among adults, children and young people, as it is the latter who have lost interest in communicating and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. Social networks, cellular phones, urban planning of the rural sector are factors that contribute to the loss of identity. Information technology and communication might be considered threats, but for us, they are opportunities to spread the use of the language. Community radio and Facebook are communication tools for youth recognition of their language.

March 4, 2013

Mexico: Xlikana Xanaja (Truth Flowers) Seeking Totonacos

A group of young Totonac looking to transform their reality and that of children 18 Totonac communities in poverty and very high marginalization. Objective: To form a network of Young Communicators Totonacos of 18 indigenous communities, to create in them skills that will help them build Totonac communities more equitable, sustainable and peaceful from his perspective, based on the methodology of “Training – Action”, promoting the values and pri

Mexico: Online Communication Skills for NGOs

The valuable work of mexican NGO's is ignored by the on line media, we want to teach them how to use these tools to communicate their efforts and social impact, to create networks within the young citizens and motivate them to support their work. NGO's will be the authors of their narratives on a daily basis as a way to measure their resonance and visibility in modern society.

Mexico: Indian Documentary Laboratory Hñähñu

Workshops that will result in the production of 15 short films made by young people from the ethnic Hñähñu Mezquital Valley in Hidalgo (Mexico). A visual and creative experimentation that has as its theme the sexual and reproductive rights from the perspective of gender, providing tools for recording and editing video from a visual-anthropological methodology and the use of any camera. Creating a blog that hosts these videos.

Mexico: The Plum, Lyrics and Vocals in Resistance

Promoting reflection in their original language Mixteco, about local history, traditions, culture and identity as a people. Through a community journalism workshop is taught to make a note, chronic, reportage and photography, using local and global dissemination to Twitter, as a bridge for feedback from other community members and those at migrants north of the continent.

Mexico: Guelaguetza Radial Femenina

We will promote the rights of indigenous people to participate in civic/citizen communication processes in digital spaces by organizing 3 training sessions for 30 indigenous women from 15 community radio stations to increase capacity to produce audio pieces with Audacity and use online tools such as podcasting. The trainings will result in a series of 12 audio pieces in Spanish and indigenous languages of stories of violence against women.

March 3, 2013

Mexico: On the Road to Zero Waste

This year we have worked with communities affected by incineration in cement plants, to identify alternatives to handling municipal solid urban waste, as part of the actions against incineration. This project proposes video documenting the process in these communities to implement zero waste plans in your town. Since the formation of cooperatives, to the work of recycling, collection and management of these wastes.

Mexico: The Mapping of Femicide in the State of Mexico

It will train a group of 30 women to develop a public platform through interactive maps, using tools like google earth and google maps. This will share data, pictures and information about places where there have been disappearances of women and femicide according to news reports and local information, which will help to raise awareness of violence in the State of Mexico and for the government to guarantee the rights of women.

March 2, 2013

Mexico: Preserving and Promoting the Mayan Language

The project pretends to preserve, to expand and to promote the conservation of the native language (Yucatec Maya) among all the social sectors, but principally between the young people, because they are who have lost the interest to continue communicating and expressing them selves using their mother tongue, the technology like the use of social networks, cellphones and the town planning of the rural sector are factors that have contributed.