Proposals from March 24, 2014
I would like to train and mentor up to 20 Kuria youths to be citizen journalists at NURU International center. They will be part and parcel of the Royal Media Group. The training will cover the use of free and widely available citizen media tools and social media like blogs,microblogs such as twitter,Video sites like YouTube, free software like Audacity, Social networking sites like Facebook. Focus of the project is to revive the dieing Kuria language and culture through digital storytelling,Songs,Dancing,Poems and Education. All these will be uploaded and/or downloaded and listened to.
The Project aims at building the capacity of a Group of Women of Rural Education & Empowerment Development Trust, in rural India 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
Grassroot in my community will be do a focus grup discusion about our cultural and play a role about the topic that already choice by the member of this group. Thus, this topic will be done in a role game which is integrated with traditional art.The topic must be completed with local and traditional art and could be modified with local folklore. The member of the FGD will be learn traditional art (traditional musical instrument that will be arrangment to send peace meassage around the world).
The project will engage indigenous Mbororo women in Akeh Village in the North West Region of Cameroon to voice out the local challenges their community is experiencing due to the adverse effects of climate change using citizen outreach media. We hope to attract actions both locally and internationally to support their adaptation efforts. We intend to offer capacity building on the use of audio recorders, camcorders and other ICT tools for the women to develop their own stories. Their stories will be shared through the Community Radio and online to support their community advocacy efforts.
This project is for training 60 selected high risk sexual minorities indigenous group of young people in Burundi on Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention by using the medias via Music and video stories that focus on awareness for reduction of stigma and discrimination, Sexual violence, teenage and unwanted pregnancies and Rights education.Grant will be also used to design and produce series of high quality educational and awareness on CDs and on DVDs materials for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS prevention, promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right education in the Republic of Burundi.
Gorilla Journalists Center is a futuristic project based in Kigali. We understand that Rwanda is a country of story tellers. Unfortunately, most of these talents have not been nurtured to benefit the society. The Center hopes to utilize the grant to promote the development and distribution of online video in Rwanda. We will conduct extensive workshops on the fundamentals of citizen media to both traditional journalists and common Rwandans. We have laid down structures to encourage our students to share their new skills with marginalized Rwandan communities including survivors of the genocide.
My proposed project aims at raising the voices of local communities in Block 1 (Exploration Area 1) of Uganda’s oil-rich Albertine Graben. We would like to mentor at least three youth citizen journalists from each of the nine sub-counties that border the block. Block 1, operated by French oil giant, Total, has 75 percent of the 3.5 billion barrels of oil discovered in Uganda. We would like to mentor them on a) how to collect vital information on community issues, concerns and grievances, b) how to use mobile internet and use mobile phones to disseminate such information to the local media, c)