Proposals in Mobile Phones

March 4, 2013

Nigeria: Widening the Horizen of Creative Minds

The project intends to train trainees from vocational schools on how to market their products(like catering services, bead jewelries and home accessories e.t.c. ) online by training them on web design, blogging and other social network. They will also be trained on how to use the social network to share information on reproductive health issues e.g. Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV e.t.c.

Nigeria: Local Farmers to Digital Farmers.

This project is focused on the rural farmers in akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross river state, Nigeria.We will be engaging/training farmers to make use of their mobile phones to share knowledge and for dissemination of information such as; market opportunities/prices, grants, farming inputs etc.Special Google mail account will be created to send SMS across on government and private sector innovations for rural farmers to their mobile phones

Uganda: Platform for Disabled Women in Sexual Reproductive Health

It will help to train PWDs i.e. Women and girls on how to advocate for their rights in the Health and Education Sector and on the challenges they face through public dialogues, how to use the internet to seek audience and also bring out their views in News papers. And in the end they will be able to come out to stand for their rights through Public Community Awareness.

Macedonia: Wild Herbs Exchange Network

Macedonia is a country with lush nature and a large number of medicinal herbs and teas. People that live in remote villages have a natural remedy for every ailment but they have very little contact with the rest of the world. We plan to educate these people on the importance in sharing this knowledge by exchange of information and cures using the internet. We will also ask young bloggers to photograph and write about these wild herbs.

Zimbabwe: ‘I’ Stories Healing Cafe – Rising above Student Activism

The project seeks to equipp student activists with relevant blogging skills which would enable them to share their experiences as the vanguard of student rights. Many student activists in Zimbabwe have experienced police brutality while some have been expelled from pursuing their studies and these experiences have left many hopeless and disoriented. Through I stories they will express their anger and frustrations as a healing process and move on.

Pakistan: Social Rehabilitation of CSEC

Commercially, sexually exploited children-CSEC are those children who are sexually exploited & then they become teen age sex workers. CSEC are not born but made by the society who are highly stigmatized & socially isolated. This project will provide social rehabilitation & awareness to 50 CSEC to enter the main life streaming by sharing their stories using blogs, digital photography, digital videos, mobile phones, social networking.

Uganda: Empowering Youths in School to Raise Voices

St. Paul Secondary School, Mpererwe wishes to run a project to raise voices from youths in schools and other institutions of learning by training them to use digital photography technology and web searching in order to share the plight, challenges and success stories from youths in institutions of learning and conduct discussions through blogging and mobile phone cameras to cope up with appropriate strategies to overcome development barriers.

Uganda: #TweepsHelpBududa Experience

The project proposes a unique program to teach and encourage the youth from Bugisu who were affected by the landslides to innovatively use social media to share their culture and call for actions for social change through citizen media training workshops. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of the new generation who use citizen media to share information and celebrate the impact of #TweepsHelpBududa as a successful example.

Nigeria: Addressing Iwerekhan Environmental Concerns

The advent of social media on the internet made information dissemination easily accessible to many people. We see a profound opportunity to harness the social media platforms for training /Workshops giving a voice to the marginalized Niger Delta communities and to push oil companies & government to be transparent in their dealings with them. This project will highlight the challenges faced by the identified community

Myanmar (Burma): Collab Space for CJs

Despite extremely low Internet penetration rate, more Myanmar people are starting to use social networks and become “netizens”. However, limited knowledge on privacy and access to network, especially in smaller towns, becomes a barrier for them to tell their stories to the whole country or to the world. We aim to have more ethical citizen journalists in the country who could share their stories to a broader network on a timely manner.