April, 2014

Proposals from April, 2014

Nepal: Hamro Voice, Hamro Media

According to a study by Babita Basnet, only about 14% of the media industry in Nepal is comprised of women. In a country of over 50% females, nearly half of the country is being unrepresented. Our project aims to empower the female youth to rebuild this representation. Hamro Voice, Hamro Media is a 9-week, program focused on empowering young women with the necessary critical thinking skills to consume targeted, modern media responsibly. Participants will create their own media messages—using computers, software, cameras, audio recorders and printers—to be shared globally from the Kathmandu.

Nepal: Local FMs for Farmers’ Wellbeing

Nepal is a LDC and economy is basically sustained by Agriculture. Huge part of Nepalese population heavily engaged on traditional agricultural activities which even can't meet the subsistence need of farmers. This project tends to empower farmers of sindhuli (one of the poorest district of Nepal) by providing training and information related to sustainable and improved agricultural practices (especially organic vegetable farming). The selected best farmer of each month will be invited to local FM to tell their success stories which will be disseminated via project's official facebook as well

Brazil: Griot – From Generation to Generation

The “Griot from generation to generation” project aims to articulate cultural and historical actions, for storytelling by generations, evening parties, culinary past and media samples reminiscent of this trajectory in Parelheiros. Creating a collection of stories that families Afro-indigenous and Japanese, German, consisting of a large portion of the residents, in order to show that these stories were just forgotten. The project aims to contribute to this culture isn’t lost in time. It is hoped the project, extend the knowledge of these cultures that still few know.

Peru: Living Testimonies of Amazonian Migrants in Lima.

The project will provide a platform through blogs, YouTube and Facebook for speakers of at least 4 Amazonian languages in Peru. Currently, there is quite limited presence of the Asháninka, Nomatisgenga, Shipibo or Wampis languages on internet. These Endangered Languages and its speakers have been relegated in these new and important communication platforms. Using a bilingual approach and through these specific individuals, the project will provide these underrepresented languages a virtual space with the aim of nurturing some seriously Endangered Languages and empowering their native speakers

Egypt: Conteen

We are at the stage of preparing a private company production media aimed at this basis,The first projects will be the program conteen (connect+teen) Because the young teenager is tomorrow so The project is considered the voice of a teenager 1-goal of the program communication between teenagers and the rest of the members of the community , and especially their families by creating an area of dialogue 2-the aim of the program is to deepen the idea that age is not an obstacle 3-Attention creators of them and try to get funded for their ideas and inventions 4-assist resolving their problems

Guatemala: Life and Territory

The goal is to bring the reality of other peoples to Guatemala, find, know, recognize and feel-as Latin American brothers-as with identities, but also various objectives and common struggles. We want to bring the sample in communities and schools and conduct a Community Media Training Workshop with young Mayan boys and girls.

Bangladesh: Social Networking for River Erosion Victims

The general objective of the project is to enable a number of youth (All of them from river erosion victim families) to acquire professional skills on making surveys, documentation, photographs, documentary films and above all using social media to let the world know the current situation of their community. At the end of the project, we aim to enable young people to set up a blog that covers the Southern issue and attempts to introduce the issue over a wider range. In addition, the project aims to establish a supporting network of

Philippines: Keeping up with #YolandaPH victims

The project is a citizen journalism program that aims to teach and empower Yolanda (Haiyan) victims to continually report on their situation. Five months after the typhoon, the victims are out of media limelight but still in dire need of continuous relief, rehabilitation, livelihood program and the much-needed (and never given) financial aid and compensation for their losses. Local and international aid poured in like torrents but the situation of the people remain as bleak. The project aims to conduct social media trainings and put technology in the hands of the people.

Rwanda: Hope Voices from Disabled Youth

In want to initiate project that intend to train disabled youth-students in the use of digital and media tools. The purpose is to create for them the access and usefulness in broadcasting and Media in general. In order to achieve this, we will teach them how to record and edit audio recordings. We will provide them with training and follow-up workshops in blogging and the use of social networks, so they will be able to share their productions with the outside environment.

Macedonia: Save the Mounting

This project is another step in the fight for the citizens of Skopje , the capital of the Republic . Macedonia , against the construction of buildings and usurpation of mountain water . This mountain is the lungs of the city and has been reforested many years since the previous political system . Many buildings that have sprouted crossed the line of permissible. Due to the nature of the mountain soil on few places, the soil began to descend, and one asphalt is cracked . In the constructed buildings many people have settled and with them they brought many cars and pollution has increased.