Proposals in Arts & Culture

Brazil: Capoeira Education in Global Media

Our project is to create a video of five minutes or so, about capoeira (Brazilian martial art). Students themselves will make the video using video cameras and photographs being what they are trained to do so and later disseminate the video inserting the same site www.pratiquecologia.org, twitter, facebook and flickr. Since students will also be trained in handling these social networking tools.

China: Engaging Digital Tibet: Qinghai

The project will provide young Tibetan students with cameras, photography and web training where they will engage in their local culture by photographing Tibetan material heritage. The photos data will be written by the students and put on a public interactive database. The goal is to inspire Tibetans in China to document and share their rapidly disappearing material heritage with the rest of the world through online photos and articles.

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.

Slovakia: The Kotwa-South Park Exchange

We will engage children and parents of the primarily Roma Kotva Housing project in Banska-Bystrica, Slovakia and the primarily African American South Park Housing project in Charleston, WV in an exchange of art, photos and reflection on their economically, geographically and politically marginalized communities. Content will grow from 6 week summer youth programs and parent support groups that will plan via skype and post on a common web page.

Pakistan: Digital Green-up

A nature club will be formed in 5 schools. They will be trained for green photography and using computers in “SDO Resource Centre” for copying, sharing, printing photos. They will make plantation of 1000 plants in SWAT area (taking support from the forest department) and all this interesting activity will be digitally captured using mobile phone and digital cameras. Competion winner will have some reward in cash/trophy etc.

Bosnia Herzegovina: Make your Work Seen and Connected

The project refers to the middle-aged persons who are computer illiterate, and deal with some creative hobby who want to turn in a profit and presented it to the local community. During the project, they will learn how to promote themselves online, share pictures and work together. Course of the new technologies will be held in the Internet room of the public library. Project participants will have access to the Internet every day for the project

Brazil: Theatre that Sensitizes, Media that Gives Voice

During 05 months will be held 03 theater’s workshops with workshops of photo and video to sensitize about 45 young residents of the neighborhood Cidade Tiradentes, to record and disseminate their reality and post on the blog of the Núcleo Teatral Filhos da Dita (filhosdadita.wordpress.com), public utility information with the young’s poetic and sensitivity and criticality of the theater, contributing to the promotion of youth leadership.

Afghanistan: Kabul Beat

Kabul Beat is a online magazine in two national languages of Afghanistan Dari & Pashto & English, that aims to share stories from different and undermined provinces of Afghanistan. Kabul Beat will teach 7-10 aspiring bloggers and writers from different provinces of Afghanistan who wish to write but due to financial problems and lack of access to internet can't present their writings to worldwide audience.

Argentina: Rural Families Linked to a Radio-electronic net

Radio Cooperativa Tinku is non-formal. It has an antenna with a radius of 60 km from Mina Clavero, Córdoba. We will install 4 antennas networked with the central radio antenna. Each one will connect to a PC and a console. Mobile equipment and stations (3) will provide community service. This local identity is without representation and falls promoting their craft. RTC will provide e-courses to develop communication skills.

Uganda: Raising the Voiceless Through IT/Media

The project entitled “Raising the voiceless through IT/Media” will tackle issues related to commercial sex exploitation affecting communities in Northern Ugandan, and it will target two Luo tribes that is; the Langi and the Acholi focusing mainly on children. The Langi and Acholi children in Northern Uganda.Groups of children will be trained from the local communities, and they will be trained to use IT/Media to share their stories.