· February, 2013

Proposals in Mapping from February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Fiji: Tukuni Yadua (Talking about Yadua)

Enable the indigenous community of Denimanu to share their stories which span 40 years of effort to protect Fiji's endangered Crested Iguanas. Share in the challenges, the successes, joys & their resilience in mitigating climate change impacts on their village and livelihoods. Use digital videos & photographs to project these stories. In the process conduct historical mapping of their resources to help mitigate future environmental issues.

Kenya: Aspire To Greatness

Sports remains the most popular activity amongst the youth in Africa, and in Kenya, the most known stars are in football (soccer), rugby and athletics. The role of sports personalities as influencers and models is well known. Unfortunately, very few role models are known amongst the youth in Kenya, and we wish to take young people within our community to tell their stories and inspire others to greatness through simple acts.

Zimbabwe: Farmers Voices At Last

To support a farmer information centre with relevant media hard and software. Ten farmers will under go intensive training on use of the media. The trainers will then train other farmers on use of the media. The farmers will then share regularly with other farmers and the wider global community on issues affecting them in their agriculture, environment, processing and marketing. The farmers will prepare their script and tell their story.

Kenya: Voices of the Abasuba Community

The abasuba Community are a Bantu people believed to have originally migrated from Central Africa centuries ago. The name “Suba” means “the people who are always wandering”. As a result of assimilation to and intermarriage with the dominant Nilotic Luos, the Suba culture has come under pressure. This project aims to restore the identity, culture and the natural heritage of the abasuba people

February 27, 2013

India: Voice of Voiceless Dalits for Development

DASHRA will work with an indigenous Dalit community to teach and encourage new generations to begin to use social Media to connect with others as a way to preserve and promote their native language online. Partnering with a local CSO, CBOs with a computer lab to invite community members to discuss local problems and solutions, and train them how to create a group blog to take these conversations to the wider community.

February 25, 2013

South Africa: Crowdmapping Environmental Health

To enable the community Hospital Hills, an informal settlement in Johannesburg, to raise awareness and support to address the diverse environmental health challenges facing them. This will be achieved by training community members in multimedia skills and providing them with the equipment and supervision to collectively document their concerns, and any successes, and visualise them on a Crowdmap widely accessible to the public and decision-makers

Zimbabwe: Communicators Marondera

Marondera communities are riddled with a host of challenges emanating mostly from bad governane and corruption by local and national government offiials. Uncollected gabbage, poor roads, non-existent street lighting and sewerage blockages are some of the problems which need documentation. At the same time, political intolerance, killings, harassment and intimidation become the order of the day as the countdown to elections in the country begins.

Uganda: Empowering Farmers with ICT to Improve Livlihoods

GCHI proposes to use its established public Library in empowering Farmers in ICT to improve their livelihood by to inviting them to discuss local problems, solutions and train them how to create a group blog to take these conversations to the wider community. This project seeks to facilitate exchange of knowledge among the farmers involved in both the production of cash /food crop.

Palestine: Media Monitoring Project

“Global Media Monitoring Project” address a very serious issue and shall record the first precedent in this regard. The aim of the project is to promote communication for social change through; – Building the of Palestinian women’s rights activists in monitoring the representation of the Palestinian women in the local media. – Supporting the Palestinian women to improve their representation in the local media .

Uganda: Girl Child Education Advocacy Among Rural Communities.

There are wide gap between boys and girls concerning education due to bad culture that tend to make female sex inferior to their male counter part.80% illiterates among rural communities are female and because of these there are high level of poverty among women. Employment opportunity therefore belong only to men making female sex almost slaves and because of all these problems,we have risen up to advocate and shout to the top of our voices.