This project has two main stages:
1) Providing people with disabilities to use citizen media and enabling them to conduct training to transfer this skill to their peers.
2) Delivering citizen media training from and for people with disability. It gives opportunity to those who were participating in the first stage to exercise their skills and produce an advocacy video to reach policy makers and those who will compete in the 2014 election.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Special District of Yogyakarta
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
it closely works with disable persons so they can articulate their interests to policy makers that will affect the 2014 election. People with disabilities haven't had access to political arena and it is a momentum to express it prior to Presidential and house representative elections. Working with them will give access, benefits, and control to satisfy their human and political rights to take advantage of development outcomes.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The delivered message would emphasize on how disable persons’ votes can change the election's outcomes, how they have been marginalized from development and point out what they need and want as a human in development process. It strongly shows how disable persons are not a cost-center in the development but they can contribute to succeed it . The participants is expected to create an advocacy video and a documentary of living with disability
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.
My organization has an audio visual lab with complete digital media equipment. Along with that, it has human resources from professional to experienced broadcasting students that are eager to devote their time to make social changes.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
As a pilot, it will train 10 participants and it is expected they will transfer to other 25 – 40 other disable persons. The targeted participants are located near by my organization and there has been initial conversation about the project. The collaboration can be sustained for the long run by providing a short training for the continued participants by my organizations as part of community services activities.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
The Indonesian Islamic University has small funding for community service programs and communication studies department can support to provide volunteer to assist in project delivery.
Communication Studies Department, Indonesian Islamic University
March 29, 2013
March 4, 2013