The project pretends to preserve, to expand and to promote the conservation of the native language (Yucatec Maya) among all the social sectors, but principally between the young people, because they are who have lost the interest to continue communicating and expressing them selves using their mother tongue, the technology like the use of social networks, cellphones and the town planning of the rural sector are factors that have contributed.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The project will be developped in Tahdziu’s Yucatán México community, considered the poorest community of the State, its principal economic activity is the traditional parcel of land (milpa) and the manufacturing of handcrafted dresses (huipil), this town is located in the south of the State of Yucatán to 140 kilometres of the capital.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The grandparents will be interviewed in order to compile information and make differents spots that will be spreaded using the community radio and also will be spreaded on Facebook for the young people
The role that the participants will play, it is to be a promoter of the Yucatec Maya language for its revaluation and its preservation.
Los jóvenes han creado una red juvenil que abraca a 4 municipios, los cuales realizan diferentes act
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
The group of young people or juvenile network, as we have named us, has contact with several young people from the four municipalities and we work all thoguether to coordinate activities that help to improve the standards of living of our communities in the topics of equity and governability.
We have contact with different civil society organizations as EDAC(Enterprising of the Community Development) and EDUCE (Education, Culture and Ecology).
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
With the diffusion of the project using the social media and the radio we plan to make aware at least approximately 2000 young people
Nowadays the young people are taking part in their own communities using the radio and they also are in constant contact with the other munnicipalities using Facebook with a private account. Facebook: Wilfrido Castillo
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
ECD (Enterprising of the Community Development)
EDUCE (Education, Culture and Ecology),
8 scholarships to young people of Tandziu
2 Tape recorders $2500
2 cameras 1 photographic and 1 video camera (camcorder) $4200
Didactic material, stock of stationery, stock for the computers $2000
Wilfrido Castillo Valle
A.C EDAC EMPRENDEDORES DEL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO/ A.C ECD ENTERPRISING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
April 2, 2013