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
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
We are targeting community groups of farmers, youths, women, people with disability, school parent associations and community leaders based in the remote rural areas in Wakiso district. They are under-served and we need to work with them to identify the problems affecting the economic, social and political development and document them and where there are achievements of successful stories to be published also for learning and sharing experience.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Photographic and narrative stories shall be covered about the plight of communities where there are no water supplies, school children carrying water on their heads in containers of 2o liters, degraded land and environment. Other stories to cover the poor livelihood conditions such as poor shelter, poor sanitations, poor learning conditions and facilities in rural schools, the long distances women have to travel to get to maternity centers.
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.
We have made application to Warid telecommunication company to use their network as our media news correspondence and mobile phones. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Kampala/Ssese to negotiate development strategies for our association and entire community.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
The project shall train 24 participants to be selected from 24 parishes and 6 from the association. Parishes consist of 6-9 villages. One person can get news and easily cover events from the villages using a mobile phone with a camera. They will need to be facilitated with a mobile phone with a camera to run the news and stories coverage. When the news is received, the association administrator will use the internet e-mail and blog for sharing.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
The project shall train 24 participants to be selected from 24 parishes in the district. Parishes consist of 6-9 villages. One person can afford to get news and easily cover events from the villages using a mobile phone with a camera. They will need to be facilitated with a mobile phone with a camera to run the news and stories coverage. When the news is received, the association administrator will use the internet e-mail and blog for sharing.
ST VIANNEY JUNIOR SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION
April 2, 2013