Ecuador: Growing to the Beat of the Music
The project is to create songs with the issues affecting children and their environment. We want everyone to hear the songs, share them, and make good deciciones. The songs will be sung by the children of the community. We want to create a bank of audio, and they are used by the community, institutions and government.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
Children have a fundamental role in this project.
They have access to the computer but do not convey what they feel.
I want to work with them because they are marginalized by the main digital society, and are not intended defense.
In my community 7 in 10 young people have internet access, but are not using it correctly, and many do not know how to send your message of protest and voice.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
They will be in my team worked their friend: Jhonny Castro
Musico highlight of my city. Benjamin Ochoa:
Therapist who enjoys helping children: Elva Andrade
Project Manager: Richard Cardenas
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Create audio files, and will be uploaded to the network.
Audio files will be shared with the community, citizen media and digital community.
The songs will be stories, complaints, requests for help, messages, and reflection
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.
We worked in our community, see here:
We have worked with the town of our city, helping children with disabilities.
We have worked with children of farmers. Contact:
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
There are 50 children who will benefit and served.
One must add to their families.
His voice will be heard by the city, the country and the world.
They will have an unforgettable experience, thanks to the music and the power of the internet.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
I am a student of economics, I have knowledge in blogging.
I have knowledge in musical arrangement and composition:
I am a music teacher:
The tools we will use are:
Tools audio recording.
Internet and video marketing.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
space where the project will take place is:
A suitable home for the project.
4 guitars wood.
An electric guitar.
An electric bass.
Computer with internet access.
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?
We are already working in our city.
Families know our work.
There are still many children who need to be helped.
In the long term we want to have our bank of audio podcasts, make available to all institutions and offline and online community.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The challenges are:
valuing music education.
Support for the creation of songs.
What songs are used and heard.
have the continued support to fulfill the plans.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Measurement of success:
Changes in children and their families.
Acceptance and community institutions.
Acceptance online, in blogs and social networks.
Viral success of our work.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
Begin in May 2014 and ended in Octubre 2014: semester working
follow the following steps:
Socialize the project in the community.
We studied the cases of each family.
We choose children.
We train the staff in charge.
We started the project.
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Personal work and training: $ 1200
iternet and software: $ 200
Materials and recording: $ 600
Fees: $ 250
Maintenance: $ 200
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Dissemination of our work
Training in social and digital projects.
creating social blogs.
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Jhonny Antonio Castro Campoverde