Kapashera is little known area in Indian capital where lakhs of migrants live in difficult conditions. Through our interventions we have provided this community a cultural platform and built their skills in photography and radio (basic level). We want to develop their skills to a level that they can bring their issue to the fore, by collecting audio and video information about Kapashera and displaying it on various platforms-online and offline.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Gurgaon has attracted lakhs of migrants from nearby states who work in unorganised garment sector thus their significant contribution to country’s economic development isn’t recognised. Many of them stay in nearby Kapashera in inhuman
conditions and don't get government services as they are officially uncounted as Delhi citizens. Their issues are yet to come in mainstream and Kapashera still does not yield many results on popular search engines.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Vision: To bring issues and challenges of migrant community living in Kapashera into mainstream media, material to be available on online search engines and other social networking websites
Output: Photo stories, photo essays, photo mapping, audio-visuals, radio program on local community radio station, blogs, e-newsletters, feeds into local newspapers, project website
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
- Ongoing radio program on local community radio station-We recently went on-air with our radio program and this will continue under the proposed project with more involvement of community radio participants
– With local newspapers to place articles and photographs by community as stingers.
– We will also use some designated points as media points where our content is freely available for use by others.
– With some cafes
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
20 participants from migrant community will be trained through this process. Participants will be given some advanced technical training in either audio/radio or photography and videography. After the successful completion of the training a
certificate will be given to them. And we can look for tie-ups with some radio stations and local newspapers to place them as part-time radio-jockeys and photo journalists.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
- Experience/participation certificate to community/project participants
– Audio-visual equipment as resouce, if possible
– Publishing our project stories on your website to get feedback and encouragement
– Original audio and video editing licensed softwares
Society for Labour and Development
April 5, 2013
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