Philippines: Kids2Kids (K2K)
The project will involve children (girls and boys who are not yet 18 years of age. They will be trained to become like online broadcasters. Their topic will focus on children and children's rights and issues/concerns. Using online media, they will produce online program productions which are downloadable so that children most especially will be able to listen and watch them.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The specific population we will be working with are the children who are highly-at-risk of various forms of abuse and exploitation such as those living in depressed areas in villages; those who are out of school; those with dysfunctional families. They are underrepresented because they have no time nor money to go online. I want to work with them because all children have the right to participate in discussion of issues that affect them.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The program will focus its subject matter on children – basically revolving around a thematic approach to it. For example, each month will be dedicated to one theme of survival rights of children. So in the given month, the program will have children discussing everything about their survival right such as housing, health, clean water, clean air, 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.
My organization has existing working relations with various national and local government units who have online accounts. We have an existing cooperation with various non government agencies which also help children/have children under their care.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Twenty participants will be trained although actual production may involve ten per production or less. The rest will have time to research, study and prepare the next production. Sustainability will be achieved by seeking site sponsors.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Technical help mostly.
Josefina E. Alforque