The project will promote the diversity of content and representation of the Shuar and mestizo settlers settlers , reducing the isolation of these populations by improving the capacity of the community to use and disseminate information and cultural knowledge through a radio range world using new communication technologies. The objective of this project is the democratization of communication . In these times , with the development of the Information Technology and Communication (ICT ) and the Internet facilities , the opportunity to make the particular process for the right to information.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
ATASIM FOUNDATION is an NGO in the Ecuadorian Amazon who has spent the last few years to train the Shuar and mestizo settler community in environmental education, microenterprise management, tourism, agricultural production.
It has a track record in development projects financed by the implementation of various international development agencies. It was created to leverage the synergy produced by integrating the wisdom and knowledge of the Shuar and other people with modern science and technology in promoting education and sustainable development of the people of Morona Santiago.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
The project will coordinate with neighborhood leaders, communities and local authorities
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
In Morona , Ecuador , a province of more than 147.940 people , the private media present a range of views that do not reflect the realities of the Amazon peoples from areas that are far from the centers of power.
Unfortunately the local radio stations do not open the doors of the voices of farmers and indigenous and charge issued by spaces . Thus they can not spread their reality.
On the other hand are hundreds of migrants who have left the Amazon region by the crisis of the 90s that have no means of communication that link them to their roots.
Given its accessibility and cost – effectiveness ratio , radio represents a democratic society in a participatory environment. People can be bound hereby , both living in Morona as those found abroad.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
ATASIM Foundation has experience in video production and radio but had to have its own resources to disseminate on local radio commercial.
This project thus seeks to create the first alternative means of Internet Radio area Morona, Amazon region of Ecuador and train Communicators town in the new Digital Journalism topics.
The Foundation has ties to comuidades, authorities, schools, ie with rural communities and city
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Trained eople 100, but the radio audience could reach 2000
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Social networks have become a means by which to disseminate content in other media it is made. Address issues that are avoided elsewhere.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
Fundacion Atasim hold:
2 meeting training
6 computers (Mac 3)
1GB Internet Connection
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
Foundation is the only organization Atasim independent local development that exists in the city Morona and continues working on several other issues such as agricultural production, microfinance, prevention of violence against women, etc.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
Teams do not fail
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
When the number of readers of social networks and radio listeners to rise
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
ACTIVIDADES / MESES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Compra e instalación de equipos de Radio X
Diseñar y contratar la creación de una Radio Online X X
Preparar la Programación X X
Planificar y ejecutar programas de radio X X X X X X X X X X
Organizar 1 taller de Periodismo Digital X
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
We need 2.500 usd por pay internet costs and web page design
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Assitance in journalism and radial programas in spanish