The proposed project aims to train the indigenous rural young people on computer and internet (social networking) so that they can channelize their voices to disseminate their and community situation. Introduction of computer and internet itself is new to the community and will be effective method to aware different social agencies to support to their social problems and advocate with government for better response.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Dudhpokhari VDC, lamjung
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The proposed community has majority of indigenous group, Gurung, without access of road, proper schools, health facilities, low awareness, no communication channel, except few mobiles and electrified just one year back.
My personal motivation to work with the community is, the community being my birth place and realization that young people need platform to get more vocal, get technically sound , so that they can represent their community
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The project intends to produce news, stories in three languages, Nepali, English and native language. The content of the news and stories would describe situation of community and its people, dream of young people in this small community, different social issues, community governance and response for change. For the purpose, the social networking, face book, will be used to create separate blog, invite other young people, different eminent persons.
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.
The program coordinator has national, regional (Asia Pacific) and international linkage with youth organizations and leaders. He will use this relation to channelize the voice of the community raised through consultation. He also planned to connect the community youth group with the national groups like Y-Peer, Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal, like minded youth organizations like Restless Development and UN agencies for further partne
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Around 100 young people will be trained eventually at the end of the project. Initially, there will be 30 groups of young people on the training, who will further transfer their knowledge to others, under the mentoring of program officer (PO). The PO will remain in the project implementation for at least a week in two months to mentor and measure the progress. The participation will be transferred to younger generation for sustainability.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Raising Voices can provide documents of best practice to implement such projects, including technical support to ensure the quality of the project. Linkage with previous implementers on similar concept would be highly beneficial.
Gaj Bahadur Gurung
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