Sauti Yangu Media is a swahili name means My Voice Media.The project aims at equipping voiceless community helping them to advocate for their own needs or participate online.The project is seeking a solution to the young Tanzanian 13-30 ages who are dying almost every day while driving a motorcycle in Meru District. The project will involve Government and non Governmental to get Emergency Response & Prevention. Different feedback will be collected.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
SYM targets underrepresented online community because most of them ( motorcycle drivers) lack that online knowledge. this is because many of them are dying and others normally remained with chronically disease like becoming disabled or mental retarded after a road accident. no body is taking care of them they have become burden to their families and community. Sauti Yangu Media will enable them to create safety story by applying safety measures.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Sauti Yangu Media has long vision of ending up the deaths of you people 13-30 ages who have engaged themselves in the business of driving motorcycle but they find themselves dying almost every day. this is a national problem. by starting with Meru District and by using Radio FM we hope to reach every body in Tanzania with the message on what to consider or avoid while driving a motorcycle as a breadwinner of the family,community and national.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Mobile Phones,Projectors,Laptops,Digital Video,printers
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Sauti Yangu Media is a project that operates under HOCODECO- Hope for Community Development and Consultancy Organisation registered as NGOs and operating in Tanzania.The organisation is working closely with Government to seek a solution for various problems facing community. HOCODECO is currently offering free education to marginalised children in Tanzania.HOCODECO is also running a girls project that aims at providing vocational trainings skills
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
SYM expects to reach 500 Motorcycle drivers in Meru District. The project will have 20 Motocycle driving stations besides Kilimanjaro – Arusha main road where there will be two representatives for each stations. all created story will be aired through a local Radio Fm. all people with access to Radio Fm will be free to share their feedback. there will be a monthly training meeting. we shall rediscuss feedback from audiences and share with others
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
SYM will need convenient and palatable editing room. the project will also be in need of convenient room for Workshops.The project will need also adequate CD,Flash Disks,Recording materials,Editing software,laptops. we would like to be connected with other online voice makers as well as getting professional audio recorders and editors whom we can be in touch for the success of our project. SYM coordinator will need feedback from Rising Voice.
HOPE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTANCY ORGANIZATTION (HOCODECO)
Link to Existing Project
March 3, 2013