Proposals from March 19, 2014
Uganda: Rural Women and Youth Capacity Building project
The Project aims at building the capacity of a Group of Women of Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre, in rural Eastern Uganda by improving their accessibility to relevant and up to date information. The group will be exposed to modern methods of individual and community development. The project will build internet connectivity using the 40 computers currently available in the Resource Centre's ICT Lab., organize sensitization workshops, seminars and visits to vocational institutions. This will enable them to perfect their handcraft work, farming, and other activities they have started.
Nigeria: Citizen Media for Peace Building in Kafanchan
Communities around Kafanchan continue to be targets of ethnic/ religious conflicts that has destroyed lives and homes since 2011. Several Government-sponsored efforts do not seem to be achieving the desired results. The main perpetrators of the violence are armed youths on opposing sides while the bulk of the consequences are borne by women who have to look after the wounded, the dying and cope with the loss of loved ones. So far, there is no systematic video documentation that captures the stories of the women on both sides, who are bear the brunt of the violence
Cameroon: Bridge the Gap
Bridge the Gap: is an initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide by setting up a sustainable, mini digital media studio in Kumbo, Cameroon and to train young people on how to create digital media (Audio, Graphic, and Video) and how to share the produce through the internet especially on blogs and social networks such as YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, BlogSpot, Reverbnation, soundcloud and Flickr)
Uganda: Grooming the Often Forgotten Generation of Young Entrepreneurs
This project is about reaching out to youths in a local slum called `Katanga` who are somehow promising, but lack knowledge of doing business and are many times looked down upon. It will involve capturing success stories of youths who have made it in business, how they made it and recording these stories on You tube in the local language. These video success stories and tips will then be made available to the youths in the slum. The project will also train few youths in the slum on how to create group blogs to share business ideas. these will eventually train others to create blogs.
Namibia: The Community Information Centres
The project is about setting up of Community Information Centres (CICs) at Oshakati, Oshikango and Katutura for community Information and communications technology (ICT) training and income generation projects.The idea of setting up Community Information Centres (CICs) is to link Information Communication Technology (ICT) with HIV prevention and poverty eradication by attracting the public, especially people of 15-49 years age group, to these Centres with services such as ICT training, selling of recharge vouchers (or airtime) for cell phones, copying, typing, email and internet services.