About 1/5 of South Sudan's population is in the adolescent age group of 10-19 yrs. Unfortunately the special needs of adolescents are rarely addressed by the educational,health &family welfare programs. Reaching out to these girl particularly in rural areas is a big problem. We will be using Computer, Internet, and Digital Camera to educate, organize &empower these girls.The whole process will help the adolescent girls come together and form club
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Despite adolescents being a huge segment of the population, policies &programs in South Sudan have focused very little effort on the adolescent group.Unfortunately special needs of adolescents are rarely addressed by educational, health &family welfare programs. Adolescence is shrouded in myths &misconceptions about sexual health &sexuality. In S.sudan culture, talking about sex is taboo.Consequently, little information is provided to adolescent
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Initially we are planning to prepare a family profile and village profile using digital camera and computer, that will be done by the girls club, the information can used for many purposes in future. We also understand that technology alone cannot solve the problem so regular discussions,workshops will be organized to educate the adolescent girls.Web &computer based learning materials on life skill and sexuality education will be shared.
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.
Since this is a new attempt and sexuality education for adolescent girls is a sensitive issue, we will be using participatory methodology, that is the adolescent girls and the community will participate in the planning and implementation of the project.
This will be a pilot project to find out the possibilities of ICT in educating the adolescent girls and also the differences in using the ICT among rural and urban girls.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Ultimately our idea is to build a self-sustaining network of Women NGOs, using ICT for women's and girl children's empowerment. So we will be working on this for few more years that is we do not leave after one year, we are already implementing other projects in these areas.we are also planning to cover only 300-350 families in the slum
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
we will be organizing community level meetings of adolescent girls to create awareness about the potential of ICT in education and community development. Then we will select a group of adolescent girls both school going and working and train them in using ICT- Computer, internet, digital cameras. They will prepare the profiles of adolescent girls and also profiles of adolescent girls and also family profiles & by using these profiles th
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