Proposals in Digital Photography

March 4, 2013

Ecuador: Teenagers and their Voices on Social Networking Sites

Organize workshops to create young leaders that use social networks in a more constructive manner, instead of vanity or harassment of their peers.

Bolivia: Shooting Bolivia from Wikimedia Commons

Multimedia material of Bolivia within Wikimedia Commons are few. There are no images, audios or videos of historical places or towns and cities. In Bolivia, there are several groups of people interested in multimedia who share their work through social media, but these photos are not shared under a free license. The most frequent reason is that they do not know how to use these type of licenses. We will show them how to do this.

Brazil: Favela a Mil – Community Exchanges through Video

This project will multiply the effects of two years of work by the MDDF (Movement in Defense of Slum Dwellers’ Rights) to produce a documentary about the history of the movement through interviews with its leaders (to May 2013). This new project will offer video workshops and open-air movie nights showing the workshop videos and the documentary in 10 slum areas, mobilizing youth and presenting their voices alongside those of the older generation.

Mexico: Online Communication Skills for NGOs

The valuable work of mexican NGO's is ignored by the on line media, we want to teach them how to use these tools to communicate their efforts and social impact, to create networks within the young citizens and motivate them to support their work. NGO's will be the authors of their narratives on a daily basis as a way to measure their resonance and visibility in modern society.

Peru: My Community Voices

The project will train Youth and Adults in digital content production of their own culture and as rural reporters. Within three days of training in Puno and continuous support through Internet, telephone and AM Radio for the production of documents, Audio and Video. It is intended that rural communities will be represented on the Internet, in their own language, while transmitting announcements and news between communities.

Benin: Internet Voice for Fishermen Student of Kinto

Our project aims to train students and teachers of lakeside villages to use the computer and internet. To get there, we will install a solar power plant with a capacity of 1000 watt to power the computer and two LED lamps in youth cultural center. A weekly program of 4 lessons for children and adults will be implemented. The computer will be equipped with the 2009 version of Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia to help children to literature searches.

Swaziland: Artists Go Public

This project will provide local artists with a platform to promote themselves, their work and their creative process to a greater local and international public. Artists will be given a camera and laptop for 3 weeks each to record their inspirations, creative processes, challenges, successes, and photos of artwork. They will be assisted in creating & managing a blog (and parent project website) and accounts with facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

Mexico: The Plum, Lyrics and Vocals in Resistance

Promoting reflection in their original language Mixteco, about local history, traditions, culture and identity as a people. Through a community journalism workshop is taught to make a note, chronic, reportage and photography, using local and global dissemination to Twitter, as a bridge for feedback from other community members and those at migrants north of the continent.

Liberia: Girls Advocacy Forum Project

The Girls Advocacy Forum (GAF) Project will provide an interactive web space for Liberian adolescent girls to: • Speak out on the issues that affect girls in Liberia and • Advocate for policies and national-level programs that will ensure the development and empowerment of Liberian Girls. The girls will be trained in advocacy, photojournalism, creative writing and using the internet and social media as an advocacy tool.

Zimbabwe: Proud of my Heritage

The parts of the Shangani culture is threatened. How far has cultural erosion taken place? This project hopes to give the Shangani girls and women an opportunity to share their culture with the others in a similar predicament. To develop pride, resilience and mantain their language and customs.To link up with other Shangani in Zimbabwe and beyond. To give a voice to the voiceless,Let them tell their story on line through citizen media.