Catherine Youth Environmental media project is meant to train the rural youth from Masaka District about social media networking. The participants shall come from various parts of Masaka District in Uganda.
The participants will have opportunities to share their experiences and knowledge about environmental issues via social media. Blog competition among the trainee will encourage rural youth to use online platform.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
We will be working with the youth associations, groups, and clubs from the rural areas that are active and provide the plat form you local communities to utilize the resources to access information and share their issues online. The emphasis will be put on the youth who are studying or working in environment sectors that focus on the population. Many youth are ignored about the environmental issues and our aim is to enlighten them.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The youth will be enlightened on various issues regarding the environment. They will be able to exchange the experiences, and stories from their localities regarding the environment.
The blogs, facebook accounts groups and events, twitter accounts, flicker accounts etc will be created and operationalized as the project out put. The periodic newsletters will be published during the project period.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Catherine Youth Environmental media project will be an extension of the pilot project that is expected to be awarded by the Community Action Plan. In that project, we shall train youth from Masaka District in using social media for environment conservation awareness. The association with its well equipped training centre will provide the platform for the training.
We also have computers and other training equipments.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
The organization hopes to train 500 youth in environment conservation.
These are expected to share their learning in their youth groups and clubs that will benefit more youth in the District and region.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
We are seeking to link the dedicated blog of the project with the website of rising voices and other websites involved with environment conservation and circulate the E-newsletters in its networks. This will bridge the gap between rural and Urban youth as well as the voices of rural youth will be heard in global level. We are also seeking for computers, Laptops, Cameras etc.
Catherine Youth Environmental media project