Finalist – Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Guerrilla Trek
Nepal is a mountainous land-locked country. Although its natural beauty is ever appreciated by all, tourism in Nepal is yet to be cultivated to match with its potentials. Inability to publicize Nepal as a destination internationally has been deemed one of the reasons. Obviously, presence of local tourism entrepreneurs on the internet is barely noticed and it has led to failure in terms of attracting prospective tourists. So it’s our endeavor to put Nepal on the global tourism map through the use of internet in a bid to positively influence the travelers as well as information seekers.
Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Gorilla Trek
Project involves working with communities belonging to different tourism destinations. During the project, we organize story camps at their localities to train local tourism traders and local journalists to upload contents on internet related to interesting events and activities in their localities. thats increase the digital footprint of those community and support tourism in those area.
Nepal: Raise and Rise
This project aims to equip survivors of trafficking with knowledge and skills of story gathering. 10 women will be trained on interview skills, recorder handling, audio editing and digital photography. They will produce a weekly radio show broadcast through local radio. We believe that empowering women with skills to interview will not only help raise their voice but also help them rise in their community where they are stigmatized and excluded.
Nepal: E-Samriddhi – Marketing for Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Development
The project intends to deliver a marketing platform for rural communities/businesses in Nepal by enabling them to create videos for their businesses. The target beneficiaries will be given a digital camera. They will be trained to use the camera its photos to create videos in a web platform called picovico and upload them on YouTube and link them to social media like facebook. This will help them market/scale up their business.
Nepal: Learning for Change
The proposed project aims to train the indigenous rural young people on computer and internet (social networking) so that they can channelize their voices to disseminate their and community situation. Introduction of computer and internet itself is new to the community and will be effective method to aware different social agencies to support to their social problems and advocate with government for better response.
Nepal: Empowering Majhis
We aim to empower them to identify their problems, and move forward to solve the problems by group discussion. In addition, we also aim to promote their language, dress, culture and their lifestyle so that it can be heard and shared for the development of this community. This project aims to discuss the actual problems; and approaches that they are taking to solve. A documentary will be prepared to capture whole process of discussion.
Nepal: Social Media vs. Environmental Awareness
This project is designed to train rural youth about Social Media & Networking. Participants from different regions of Nepal will have opportunities to share their experiences and knowledge about environmental issues via social media. Blog competition among the trainee will encourage rural youth to use the online platform, the best blog will be selected as the project blog which will be equipped with the information shared by rural & urban youth.
Nepal: Our Untold Stories
The project involves collecting videos of the dalit (untouchable) people about their life experiences and stories, the difficulties and discriminations they have faced, how they overcame such problems, success stories from their communities. The project aims at developing their self-esteem and confidence and inspires them to break the existing systematic oppression through the expression of their lives with the medium of citizen media.
Nepal: Against Sexual Harrasment
Teasing girls, bullying them and passing nasty comments are quite common in rural school areas. Most young girls are victims of physical abuses and verbal assaults. We hope to make youth aware about legal provisions against sexual harassment and girls where they report such cases avoiding social stigma. Schools in Kaski and Baglung now have growing internet use and we empower social networking and make 35 school blogs reaching 1700+ students.
Nepal: Forgotten Voices of Single Woman
The single women in Nepal are being marginalized and discriminated in every aspect of life from cultural traditions to laws and policies. Single women are in a worse state and still they are considered as symbols of ill-omen and the cause of the death of their husbands. This project collets and share the realistic voices of single women to transform their sorrow to strengthen in Jhapa district through creating website and newsletter.