Proposals in Nigeria

March 2, 2013

Nigeria: EmpowerFarmers

empowerFarmers aims to educate local and subsistence farmers living in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on how to use tools like the internet, blog, digital photography and mobile phones to share their farming experience with a wider audience so as to give them a voice and improve farming conditions.

Nigeria: Empowering Slum Communities with Media Communication Skills

Project intends to build the capacity of leaders of select slum communities in Lagos with basic media communication skills which they can use to share their plights & generate public support for development intervention in critical areas of social provisioning or aid improved living and environmental condition. the capacity building will include training on using phone for taking pictures, twitting, Facebook, and relating with media.

Nigeria: Talking Social Recovery

it is a project that hopes to speak out against drug and substance abuse among young people in our community. ear marking the disadvantages and negative effects of substances and illegal drugs. the project proposes the use of social media to learn and discuss and support addicts to a smart recovery through online forums and peer discussions.

March 1, 2013

Nigeria: Shine Your Eyes

In Nigeria human trafficking ranks the third most common crime after financial fraud and drug trafficking. As a source, transit and destination country, youth populations are most vulnerable. While girls are trafficked mostly for domestic servitude and commercial sexual exploitation, boys are trafficked mostly for forced labour in plantations, stone quarries and hawking. “Shine your Eyes” is an online peer education anti-trafficking project.

Nigeria: Lifesavers Club of Ajegunle

The project aims to build a new culture of community service among young people living in Nigeria’s most popular slum, Ajegunle. We hope to show them a new way to give back and save lives by giving blood while showcasing their works using various social media tools and telling the world their story. It is hoped that this project will introduce these young people to the wondrous tools available to them to reach the world and tell their stories.

Nigeria: The Voices

The Voices is a LGBT citizens’ media training initiative with a focus on social media and social change in fostering visibility and advocacy for LGBT rights in Nigeria. It aims to create visibility for the LGBT community through the use of social media, digital photography and blogs for objective reporting on issues of sexual diversity and human rights in Nigeria. The project will conduct 3 day workshop, set up a website for sustainability.

February 27, 2013

Nigeria: Our Voice! Our Power!

Following the 2012 flood disaster in most parts of Nigeria which according to reports affected over 2 million people particularly those living in riverine communities, there has not been any sustainable development efforts by government to alleviate the suffering of the people apart from the initial relief materials which were mostly diverted by government officials. The people particularly youths are facing severe hardship.

Nigeria: Using Media for Community Development

Media for community development is a project that intends to attract development to the marginalized communities of Mpape and Gurku, by empowering the communities to share their plights, stories and history online between and among other networks and the general online community. These communities lack infrastructure and are in inhumane condition. The project intends to train selected women and youths social networking, blogging & internet.

Nigeria: Citizen Media Capacity Strengthening Workshop

A structured participatory capacity strengthening workshop to enhance the capacity of the leadership of thirty women micro financial organizations on informed and heightened use of web 2.0 technologies, mobile phones and mobile applications to expand women’s access to financial services in Lagos. Participants will create and maintain blogs; Twitter and Facebook pages to tell their stories, advocate for increased access to financial services.

February 26, 2013

Nigeria: Social Media Training for Disabled Traders

The project aimed at giving socialmedia entrepreneurship training to people living with disabilities. they will learn how to use the various social media tools to conduct both social entrepreneurship and conduct advocacy to make their voices heard. The project will start with sensitization lectures among the target population before enrolled those motivated for the social media training. project would be deployed as social media lab.