Proposals in Poverty

March 5, 2013

Peru: Puyca Under the Lens

Mobilize efforts in support of the district of Puyca, in order to highlight its potential and experiences, training high school students, teachers, and local leaders in the use and the importance of photographic documentation as a way of mass diffusion in virtual spaces such as Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter so that the photos may be seen by the most number of people, as well as the authorities of Arequipa.

March 4, 2013

Benin: Internet Voice for Fishermen Student of Kinto

Our project aims to train students and teachers of lakeside villages to use the computer and internet. To get there, we will install a solar power plant with a capacity of 1000 watt to power the computer and two LED lamps in youth cultural center. A weekly program of 4 lessons for children and adults will be implemented. The computer will be equipped with the 2009 version of Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia to help children to literature searches.

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

March 3, 2013

Zimbabwe: Zimcharities.com

The zimcharities.com project aims to form a network of local NGOs or charity organisations who are working in rural zimbabwe and have limited access to the top of the range ICT technology. The zimcharities.com will be basically a website where the local NGOs will be incorporated as members of the network. This will show case the activities of these NGOs and the local communities thereby providing the digital media for the underpriviledged.

Uganda: Join Hands for Stronger Voices From Wakiso

We want to carry out a media news project in Wakiso district where the development for Schools, people, and entire rural communities is affected by poverty caused by diverse problems. St Vianney Junior School Parents Association proposed to gather and document the problems that affect rural communities of Wakiso with the concept of sharing them with other people through social network support agents and mobile phones with a view to find solutions

March 2, 2013

Nigeria: EmpowerFarmers

empowerFarmers aims to educate local and subsistence farmers living in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on how to use tools like the internet, blog, digital photography and mobile phones to share their farming experience with a wider audience so as to give them a voice and improve farming conditions.

Zambia: Community-Based ICT Stewardship Leverage on Underutilized Species

Due to harsh climatic conditions in Siavonga District, the project is intended to enhance resilient enterprise development by using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) through community-based stewardship on neglected and underutilized animal and plant species. The ICT-based promotion of access to, adaptation and effective use of tools and resources will apply bottom-up decision-making process as it will integrate relevant stakeholders.

Argentina: New Media for Participation Against Forced Evictions

We will work to empower residents of Villa Inflamable (VI), a slum on the outskirts of Buenos Aires facing eviction, to act as citizen journalists and advocates for themselves and for similar communities. Our communication team and media experts will hold blogging/podcasting workshops together with VI’s Neighborhood Council. The content will both be disseminated within VI and outside the community, raising social awareness of this struggle.

Tanzania: Promoting Governance and Accountability in Development Management

To promote local governance and accountability in development management and advocacy rationale use of government budgets to achieve poverty reduction targets in Kibaha district, Tanzania. The community people (80) from rural and urban areas will be trained on pro-poor development, citizen journalism, data collection and analysis and advocacy journalism. District council leaders (10) will be trained on accountability.

Colombia: Voices and Imagery of a Generation

It is a proposal where children and grandparents of our locality tell us, remember us and show us as they hope to live in this town where they weave so many stories, where the voices of old men and children marry themselves to reflect his point of view be more than enough that is to live in this town and its contribution to the local development, through the radio.And the digital photo that the tool can be for putting together the historic line