It is expected to: create and launch a website, create groups in social networks, train a group of activists’ methods of promotion of sites and pages on social networks, create the movie didicated to problems of homeless animals and problem of cruelty to animals (shooting of homeless animals) and show it on local channels, post this video on youtube and in groups in social networks to draw the attention of civil society and authorities.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Bendery and Tiraspol
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Activists and volunteers campaigning for animal rights, representatives of local authorities, liability for the implementation of policies to control the number of homeless animals, ordinary people who in daily life face shooting of homeless animals on the streets, animal lovers and all who care about these issues.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Legal information, advice, contact information of organizations, services, where to go, successful stories of homeless animals who have found new owners, an oppotinity to find a pet, live chat and discussions. Collecting signatures in support of the adoption of legislation to protect the animals rights. Movie will also contain information on the humane and effective way to control the populations of homeless animals.
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.
We already have several pages in social networks: http://vk.com/zoobendery, http://www.odnoklassniki.ru/group/50793663234250, http://www.facebook.com/zoobendery. We also have good partnership relations with Centers of animal support from Chisinau and Odessa/ We already have volunteers in Bendery and Tiraspol and prepared information for the web-site, a lot of information for the film (photos, videos).
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
It is planned to train 10 volunteers and activists. They will be chosen through open competition and this can be any desired indifferent to the problem person with desire and enthusiasm. 2 journalists will be involved for writing articles for the local media.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Guids on practical tools to promote the sites, guids how to attract new volunteers, how to stimulate them, guids how to lobby bills in government.
Non-governmental organization “Center for animal support”
April 5, 2013
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