· February, 2013

Proposals in Microblogs from February, 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.

Nepal: Against Sexual Harrasment

Teasing girls, bullying them and passing nasty comments are quite common in rural school areas. Most young girls are victims of physical abuses and verbal assaults. We hope to make youth aware about legal provisions against sexual harassment and girls where they report such cases avoiding social stigma. Schools in Kaski and Baglung now have growing internet use and we empower social networking and make 35 school blogs reaching 1700+ students.

Ghana: Youth Voices for Change

The YOUTH VOICES FOR CHANGE is a proposed platform that will be used to enagage peers actively and in partnership for change. Noting the crucial role modern technology plays,these mediums which is fast catching up will be exploited to communicate our cause and to drive home our demand including using it to share ideas and solutions to addressing community needs. This will virtually lead to open forum of engagement with active youth participation

Cote d'Ivoire: With ICT I can…

This project aims to protect children. We will work with a school to instruct students on the best uses of ICT. They will use ICT for their security: to find information about VBG, best usage practices, and articles and texts on their rights as children – which they will then be able to comment on.  

Uganda: Digital Media to Document Agriculture

The Project will involve the selection of two farmer groups from which a number of farmers will be trained in the use of digital video, mobile phones, photography, and blogging in order to capture images of their on-farm problems and processes and share them. The documenting of this information by farmers in archives will help build a network of local knowledge and the results of the project will be uploaded onto a blog for dissemination online.

Pakistan: Peace Shots and Social Media for Youth Empowerment

Youth will be trained in technical and aesthetics skills of photography, the concept of peace and using effective social media through a series of workshops in Lahore. They will also record audio stories, and build a visual and oral narrative to hold online exhibition of the work. Blogs will be used to generate debate on the work and issues presented. The project will promote peace and facilitate dialogue among youth through social media.

Nigeria: Social Media to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

Maternal mortality remains a daunting challenge to Nigeria: Against a global target of less than 75/100,000LB in 2015, Nigeria had 800/100,000 LB in 2011. This project will leverage on the information technology growth in Nigeria to address this problem by developing an online platform for expectant mothers to interact, engage with health officers, tell their stories and get timely medical advices on how best to take care of themselves and baby.

Ukraine: “Media and Society”

The project is aimed at facilitating the creation of the Crimean socially oriented media content with focus on issues that affect the daily life of the Crimean population. The project will promote the thesis that ordinary people can be journalists for their communities. It will include a series of actions that will allow to attract local population to the collection, creation and dissemination of information of public interest.

D. R. of Congo: All in Minova Informed

AMI is a capacity building initiative aiming to facilitate access to information for marginalized people and give them the opportunity to share information on their situation, challenges and perspectives. Beneficiaries will receive training in computing and access to an internet facility and guidance

Peru: Meet My World Shorts

Quechua children will be trained in script-writing, storyboarding, blogging, directing and presenting in order to deliver a series of short films on customs of Andean Culture. The project brief is to record stories that make the children proud to be Quechua. The project will work to bridge the gap between the children’s traditional, indigenous roots and an increasingly modernised Peru, as well as train the children in digital media skills.