The Project focuses on young people who are vulnerable to fall a prey to the Militant groups and use them as suicide bombers. 20 young people will be selected and 7 days training will be provided to them on use of Digital media for promoting tolerance and peace. They will further share their learning with 500 young people. These activists will share the stories about tactics of militants to equip young people with skills to protect themselves.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Young people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan and adjacent tribal areas who are vulnerable to fall a prey to militants groups to join their ranks and
and to be used as suicide bombers. I want to work with them to protect them from joining the Militant Groups. These young people do not have access to the Internet and mainly come from religious schools called “MADRASSA”.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Digital Stories and videos will be developed about the vulnerability of the young people who have attractions to join the Militant Groups , the tactics used by these groups and the skills how to avoid these groups and to protect themselves to become a suicide bomber.
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 Organisation “CRY” is working with students of religious schools to promote peace, non-violence and tolerance among these students in Peshawar city. We will integrate this project in our running and already existing program and we will use the digital media for equipping these young people with life skills to protect them from joining the ranks of Religious Extremists and Militant Groups.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Directly : 20
Through Peer to Peer Education: 500
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Guidelines and information on Digital Video Development, use of Mobile Phones in the implementation of Project
CRY: Coalition on Rights & Responsibilities of Youth
Link to Existing Project
April 5, 2013
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