A group of young Totonac looking to transform their reality and that of children 18 Totonac communities in poverty and very high marginalization. Objective: To form a network of Young Communicators Totonacos of 18 indigenous communities, to create in them skills that will help them build Totonac communities more equitable, sustainable and peaceful from his perspective, based on the methodology of “Training – Action”, promoting the values and pri
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
18 indigenous communities of four municipalities: Huehuetla, Caxhuacan, Ixtepec and Olintla; Sierra northeastern state of Puebla, Mexico.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Youth rescued and share the vision of their communities, being spokesmen good and bad, sharing with the world cultural and natural wealth of their community, but also documenting and sharing their local problems; passes and weaving networks seek help.
Also investigate abroad through the media for information and other experiences, then share in their communities and create alternative solutions to their problems.
The main content will be videos
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
video projections Community
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
This initiative is driven by “AC Totonacos Kids” which provides advice to young people and the organization itself has great influence as development manager in the 18 target communities.
Likewise, there are already 18 and 18 mothers community developers guide (promoters) who serve as community leaders, who are our facilitators with communities.
It has the support of Mexico's Children Fund (ChildFund Mexico AC) to provide support to fund th
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Between 36 young Communicators “leaders” with research skills, communication and advocacy.
At least 250 young people giving testimonies, video recording, expressing their ideas and participating in events and workshops using “The Earth Charter” as an advocacy tool to build a more conscious worldview.
Incidence within the population of 18 communities: by transmitting video and audio produced by young journalists, which will be broadcast on l
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
This initiative has the support of BC Children Totonacos which provides advice to young people, and facilitating workshops and resources for conducting workshops on skills development, likewise there are 2 video cameras, audio recorders and 6 availability of one computer with extensive capabilities for audio editing and video, and other computer austere.
Also it has the support of Mexico's Children Fund (ChildFund Mexico AC) to provide support
Ricardo Calleja Calderón
Niños Totonacos A.C.
April 5, 2013
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