There are two community forums created by our organization to make a community group to access to resources, raise their voice and effective management of micro grants provided under our organization. Still they haven't have proper platform to get together to share knowledge and experiences continuously. Since this project is focusing on creating the e-space to share their experiences, problem resolving documentation of their work progress.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Polonnaruwa in North central province.
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The project will focus on community who have affected by 30 years of war and having less access to resources, information, education ,government services etc. Due to that reason they are having very less knowledge on present developments and IT sector. Since this project will specially focus on rural youths to improve their knowledge on IT field, effective management of micro grants share their knowledge among two community forums.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Their are 52 villages under the community forum and they are implementing micro projects and having small micro banking system. Since through the e- group they will be able to share the stories and videos related to the implementation progress, share the experiences and take collective actions for their problems. Soft ware will be develop in local language having easy access to rural people, e- groups will be created, training on video editing
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.
We are having community forums which are previously established and this process will be continue with the facility of social networking. Due to that reason creating of social networking will be easy and there special task already doing by those forums. Due to that this social networking will play a facilitation role for further strengthening of the forum and and skills on those marginalized youths will be improve. With the same
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
There are 172 members are under the community forums and they all will be train on facility on social networking. With the same 50 youths will be train on digital photo taking and video.
The two forums are running effectively and social networking will help to further strengthening of it. Interview process will be conducted for the training programme participants and small fee will be collected as course fee. Then only the needed and interesting
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
The organization it self has IT equipments which can be use for the training programmes.
Sajini Madhavi Pathiraja
SASETHMA gtd ltd