Proposals Youth Advocacy
Mexico: Online Communication Skills for NGOs
The valuable work of mexican NGO's is ignored by the on line media, we want to teach them how to use these tools to communicate their efforts and social impact, to create networks within the young citizens and motivate them to support their work. NGO's will be the authors of their narratives on a daily basis as a way to measure their resonance and visibility in modern society.
Malawi: The Evils of Child Marriage Awareness (ECMA)
Malawi has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. According to UNFPA report in 2012 on average, one out of two girls will be married by their 18th birthday. Through Awareness campaigns by trainers, the project will capacitate the marginalized communities on child rights and child marriage issues, build a database of people's views on child marriage, and contribute towards enactmate of child bill in the Malawi Parliament
Liberia: Girls Advocacy Forum Project
The Girls Advocacy Forum (GAF) Project will provide an interactive web space for Liberian adolescent girls to: • Speak out on the issues that affect girls in Liberia and • Advocate for policies and national-level programs that will ensure the development and empowerment of Liberian Girls. The girls will be trained in advocacy, photojournalism, creative writing and using the internet and social media as an advocacy tool.
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.
Zimbabwe: Enhancing Youth Participation in Democractic Development
The undertaking will see the training of youths on how to use online media tools to achieve their human rights activism and promote greater civic participation. Experts on citizen media shall be invited to make deliberations. And this shall benefit the youths and their communities through attaining clear knowledge on online media tools and link with the global world.Such a project will promote effectiveness in promoting democracy,justice and peace
Malawi: Improved Youth Welfare through Online Discussions
Youth are excluded in many undertakings and this negatively affects them. In our district youth don’t have forums to discuss issues and be heard by the decision makers. This project will promote open discussions and networking through training the youth and community members to use Facebook, twitter and group blogs to advocate for the improved youth welfare in areas such as HIV prevention, entrepreneurships, girls education, and risky lifestyles
Kenya: Youth Cafe’
This project will use social media to enlighten the youth on the benefits of making informed choices and the best ways through which they can engage politicians in order to safeguard their future. Through radio talk shows, the youth will be engaged on discussions aimed at empowering them on national development agenda. Resolutions on youth participation in development initiatives will be drafted,uploaded online and shared with the policy makers.
Uganda: Sharing Our World
The project is aimed at empowering young people with ICT skills to enable them share their stories and raise awareness about issues that affect them on a daily basis to a wider community. They will also be trained on how to write compelling stories that can be used to advocate for change. The project aims at training 30 young people in Kawempe who will eventually be part of the implementing team. A group of youth advocates will also be formed.
Lesotho: The Children's Voice Newspaper
The Children's Voice newspaper will work as a platform where children from different categories will come up and express their opinion, thoughts and express their views, share information and get informed in a constructive and developing way. The newspaper will be stories of children as well as sharing their interests with other children. We are aiming at conscentizing the Law and policy-makers, to understand the views of the children.
Kenya: IPF Green – Sauti za Vijana wa Turkana
Turkana County, the poorest in Kenya suffers from chronic underdevelopment, extreme poverty, perennial resource conflicts, in addition to an 80% illiteracy rate. This project aims to begin training the of youth in Turkana to use different citizen media participation tools with help from two local environmental NGOs to tackle the environmental & sustainable development issues affecting their County and using a human rights based approach.