· March, 2013

Proposals in Disabilities from March, 2013

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Indonesia: From Disable for Disable Project

The project has two main stages: 1) Providing citizen media training to disable persons and enabling them ability to conduct training to transfer skills they gained to their peers. This will use ToT method and participants are expected to be able use handy came, do simple video and sound editing, and choose message to be delivered in the participatory-advocacy video. 2) Delivering citizen media training by and for disable persons. It gives opportunity to first-stage-participants to exercise their skills and produce an advocacy video with their groups targeted to policy makers.

Finalist – Pakistan: Radio Vision

Presently, majority of the vulnerable youth with special needs tends to withdraw from the society, hiding its talents and potential. Aiming to provide a job market to youth with visually impairments. Radio Vision Pakistan is a project initiated by Visionary Foundation Pakistan, for persons with visual impairments, in this online radio, RJ’s that will conduct the show will be persons with visual impairments. This unique project will open a new window of job opportunities for persons with visual impairments also play a very vital role in the mainstream of the society.

March 4, 2013

Hungary: Youngsters Living with Disabilities Videoblogging Photoblogging

We would like to teach youngsters who live with disabilities how to use and edit social media by themselves.They would tell their life, their daily challenges, how they solve their daily problems. We would teach them how to photoblog, videoblog and would buy helmet cams which could be fixed on their wheelchair or on their head after that we teach them how to edit and upload. Those who can’t use the mouse would be helped by volenteer youngsters.

Nigeria: Our Special Needs and Deeds

This will be a multimedia documentary on both the talents and challenges faced by special needs pupils of Omoyeni School for the Handicapped, a boarding school in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Some of the pupils have been abandoned in the school by parents/guardians. We shall train the pupils on how to shoot simple videos/pictures and produce podcasts.

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.

Uganda: Removing Barriers for an Inclusive Society

The projects major aim will be empowering PwDs with information Communication technology skills to enable them share their life stories and raise awareness on issues affecting their full inclusion in the community. They will be trained on how to document, video film, photographt and testify touching stories that can later be used for advocacy. This project will benefit 50 PwDs in Kasese directly. And in the long run these will also train others.

March 3, 2013

Brazil: Technology Facilitating Digital Inclusion

The limitations of an individual with deficiencies tend to become learning barriers. Developing strategies to reintegrate people with deficiencies would be a concrete way to neutralize the barriers caused by disabilities and enter that individual in culturally rich environments for learning. Lack of access and understanding with new technology and information e Lack of care from the community in relationship to people with difficulties and setba.

March 2, 2013

Rwanda: VoD1000 project

Voices Of the Disabled people in the land of thousand hills or VoD1000 project will empower young people with disabilities in Rwanda to use digital media.We will offer instruction on basic internet , and social media usage, publication design, job readiness skills, and civic engagement skills during technical training for this minority.We will create blogs and provide them with speech recognition software and other useful special software tools.

Tanzania: Ending Communication Barrier to Deaf People

Deaf people in the Coast Region of Tanzania didn't engage in HIV/AIDS counseling and testing knowing their health status due to communication barrier between them and health experts in the VTC, health centers, village dispensaries and hospitals. Experts didn't know how to communicate with deaf people by using sign language. To tackle the problem project will conduct sign language training to health experts. To bridge gap of communication

Kenya: Young Disability Voices – Empowered for Change

Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) and AbleChildAfrica are putting together a Disability Youth Board. They will join with the Kidz Board of UK organisation Whizz-Kidz to add their voices to the debates that directly affect their future. This project aims to train a group of young disabled Kenyan's to effectively use media outreach to strengthen their voices – through a series of trainings and support.