Proposals in Uganda

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Uganda: Rise of a Voice – #TweepsHelpBududa Experience

The project proposes a unique program to identify, teach & encourage the youth from Bududa who have been affected by landslides to innovatively use social media to share their experiences, culture & calls for action for social change through citizen media training workshops and effective support systems to ensure project success in form of local content generation. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of a new generation who appreciate and learn from the huge success of #TweepsHelpBududa to sustain better, informed use of citizen media to share information and network.

Finalist – Uganda: Right To Speak Ik

The Right to Speak Ik will mobilize, build capacity and create awareness for a handful of remaining Ik speakers in Karamoja sub region (one of the least developed and under-reported areas in the World) to use Digital technologies particularly mobile phones, digital cameras and micro blogs to not only document and preserve important ancestral knowledge and cultural wealth found in the endangered Ik language but also encourage the next generation of speakers. Invisible even in their own country, this project will bring the lives of ordinary Ik, to the global digital community.

Finalist – Uganda: Community Reporters’ Hub and Clinic

Acholi subregion has been ravaged by a Civilwar led Joseph Kony. Defined by massive killings,abduction & other forms of human rights violation. With the withdraw of Kony ,Surviving victims of his heinous hostilities are now returning to their homes hauling a multitude of untold moving stories; Stories of shattered dreams and uncertain future. Community Reporters’ Hub & Clinic is where returnees wil gather & get free professional hands‐on training on how to use small digital video&Photo cameras, Audio‐ recorders, the internet, basics of news writing, editing, bloging, storytelling

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Uganda: Female Documentary Film Training on Women Advocacy

“One out of three women will experience Violence in her life time”! Women around the world are subjected to violence in many forms that has reduced opportunities for women to compete favorably at all levels. These forms of violence include human trafficking, sexual violence and harmful traditional practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The more violence against women continues, the more their rights are restricted. The project is meant to enlighten and awaken this group to acquire skills on how to document women’s issues and support women rights activism in our society.

March 4, 2013

Uganda: Platform for Disabled Women in Sexual Reproductive Health

It will help to train PWDs i.e. Women and girls on how to advocate for their rights in the Health and Education Sector and on the challenges they face through public dialogues, how to use the internet to seek audience and also bring out their views in News papers. And in the end they will be able to come out to stand for their rights through Public Community Awareness.

Uganda: Empowering Youths in School to Raise Voices

St. Paul Secondary School, Mpererwe wishes to run a project to raise voices from youths in schools and other institutions of learning by training them to use digital photography technology and web searching in order to share the plight, challenges and success stories from youths in institutions of learning and conduct discussions through blogging and mobile phone cameras to cope up with appropriate strategies to overcome development barriers.

Uganda: #TweepsHelpBududa Experience

The project proposes a unique program to teach and encourage the youth from Bugisu who were affected by the landslides to innovatively use social media to share their culture and call for actions for social change through citizen media training workshops. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of the new generation who use citizen media to share information and celebrate the impact of #TweepsHelpBududa as a successful example.

Uganda: Removing Barriers for an Inclusive Society

The projects major aim will be empowering PwDs with information Communication technology skills to enable them share their life stories and raise awareness on issues affecting their full inclusion in the community. They will be trained on how to document, video film, photographt and testify touching stories that can later be used for advocacy. This project will benefit 50 PwDs in Kasese directly. And in the long run these will also train others.

March 3, 2013

Uganda: Sharing Our World

The project is aimed at empowering young people with ICT skills to enable them share their stories and raise awareness about issues that affect them on a daily basis to a wider community. They will also be trained on how to write compelling stories that can be used to advocate for change. The project aims at training 30 young people in Kawempe who will eventually be part of the implementing team. A group of youth advocates will also be formed.

Uganda: Join Hands for Stronger Voices From Wakiso

We want to carry out a media news project in Wakiso district where the development for Schools, people, and entire rural communities is affected by poverty caused by diverse problems. St Vianney Junior School Parents Association proposed to gather and document the problems that affect rural communities of Wakiso with the concept of sharing them with other people through social network support agents and mobile phones with a view to find solutions