The project shall base on stopping violence against children by reducing child labor and underage marriages. Local leaders and primary school teachers shall be trained on how to take digital photographs, video and audio recording of speeches that condemn child abuse and underage marriages. They’ll also be trained on how to create and post documents to the blogs and social networks. This will create awareness and stop violence against children
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Kyerwa district is in northwest part of Tanzania which is remote and under-represented online and the rate of child labor and early marriages is high. The target group shall be local leaders and primary school teachers. Since teachers have direct contact with children, they will help in speaking out for them on the challenges they face. As for local leaders, they have the authority to enforce children's rights in their respective villages.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
By the time the project ends, primary school teachers and local leaders shall be able to create and use blogs, electronic communication and use of social networks like face book, instagram, whatsapp and twitter. They will post speeches on child labor and early marriages in written, video and audio form. In addition, they will take photos and upload them which will feature social activities that they will engage in as they sensitize the commu
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.
WINDECINTTA has worked in Kyerwa District since 1993, we have already trained paralegals and teachers on various laws on children’s rights through different projects. We believe that, through the media teachers and local leaders will be able to reach many people. We have previously had a very good relationship with people through which the rate of child abuse and early marriage has gone down an children enrollment to school has gone up.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
28 local leaders and 115 primary school teachers shall be trained. We will reach more than 12,500 residents of Kyerwa district. Through project coordination we shall ensure their active participation in creating blogs and electronic mails as well as uploading photos and recorded speeches of their work.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
In the occurrence that It’s Possible With Media project is chosen, we shall expect close communication between us and also support in ensuring that that project becomes a success. Since you have experience in this kind of work , we shall highly welcome any additional ideas and correction. We look forward to working with you to make Kyerwa District more conducive for our children.
Esther Njambi Mutura
Women In Communitty Empowerment And Development In Tanzania (WINDECINTTA)