Aiming to provide a job market to youth with visually impairments. Radio Vision Pakistan is a project initiated by Visionary Foundation Pakistan, for persons with visual impairments, in this online radio, RJ’s that will conduct the show will be persons with visual impairments. This unique project will open a new window of job opportunities for persons with visual impairments also play a very vital role in the mainstream of the society.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
There is a strong need to think about alternative solution for providing Jobs to Visually Impaired Community to include them in the main stream of the society. After facing lots of problems during the studies, at least they cope up with the problem and got education but after getting education there are very few jobs available in market for Visually Impaired person.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Mainly they will use this online plate-forum to raise their voices against the discrimination of their community. RJ's will going to organize talk shows, group discussion, interview of prominent personalities etc.
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.
Visionary Foundation Pakistan organized first ever Conference in the history of Pakistan by the name of “First Pakistan Blind Youth Conference”, and during the conference Visually Impaired Participant present their recommendation and in there recommendations, they want Information Technology to be used for improving the current status of Job Market.
So, we think on this point and lead these recommendations to a reality.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Initially we are targeting 5 Visually Impaired Youth to become RJ in this Online Radio and start their career. After going through a hands one trainings of using computer and internet they will be provided technical assistance in learning online radio technology. Initially they have to conduct 3 online program and after that they will be provided stipends of each program on the Radio.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
It will be a great help if new technological tools and techniques been provided from Rising Voices in shape of Online Trainings, and exchange of ideas to promote and for the success of this unique project.
Rashid Mehmood Khan
Visionary Foundation Pakistan