:The population health is being affected by degradation of which the people are not aware. There is high rate of trees cutting, wetland use, game parks encroachment, chemical deposition and nosy, smoky environment in the town slummy area.Bad effect are, poor rainfall leading to food insecurity, poverty, diseases, conflict and violence. Implementation in stages are; mobilizing 40 groups from the village farmers and town slums, training on digital story telling skills to widening their problem visibility, digital video story recording, editing,translation and distribution on face book twitter.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
The villages’ rural community in Alebtong, Otuke districts and slummy community in Lira municipal Council. In all 40 groups shall be trained including village school teachers.The rural Farmers have always been marginalized in most government awareness creation. They are poor and illiterate as such they do more harm on the environment while trying to survive.The urban slummy communities usually work as wage earners for long time. They lack education, job skills where they spend most of their time in local Alcohol brewing, depositing waste any where despite spending most of their time in noisy, smoky and smelly areas. Houses of living are small and overcrowded yet their problems are not solve by government because they cannot air out these problems because of limited access to internet.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
J.J Consultancy – Mr. Ocheng Julious
Apala primary school – Mubiru Patrick
Barjobi primary school – Headmaster Mr. Eyit Martin
AGAM DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION FOUNDER – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alopea general construction limited – Mr. Odeke.
Lira municipal health inspectorate – Mr. Quilinus
Ertzgaard cafe and computer training centre- Mr.Adonyo Micheal(email@example.com)
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Basing on our culture story telling as an individual or in groups shall build the main content of news and stories. These will in form of oral narration or inform of songs about environment. For more understanding, demonstration, shall accompany the stories to add value.My vision in this project is to make visible the dangers associated with environmental degradation to the community especially children, women, older persons. They develop diseases such as malnutrition, respiratory infection, diahorrea, HIV/AIDs. They are often marginalized with poor access to health care and culturally seen as weaker humans, rather demanding from community and government.This project shall therefore initiate a network of awareness creation to these community problems so that the target groups can be expose
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.
J.J consult Mr. Ocheng Julius
Apala primary school –Mr. Mubiru Patrict
Barjobi primary school – Martin
Alopea general construction – Odeke
Lira Municipal health inspection – Mr.Quitius .
Future connection-Any local F.M radio station
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
One hundred people shall be trained from rural and urban groups
A pilot study shall be made at each village and urban slummy areas with consultation of key local leaders to help in identifying those with good community spirit of mobilization and training.Monthly monitoring and evaluation shall be made through groups meetings and any challenges met shall be corrected together.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Our culture believes that a story teller is a future leader for change who will initiate good changes in their area. This means that any good change can be generated to help those who are oppress or affected by degradation. Digital story telling involving the indigenous people is regarded as a means of innovation for good social change for future rich generation who shall be quick in grabbing and implementing the narrated ideas. Digital video story telling is completely visible and understandable by local people who share the same language.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
Grass root group farmers with saving and credit scheme, urban women who are brewing local alcohol and those who carry out daily sales in small markets around Lira Municipal council. Due to sensitive issues which may arise, each participant shall be isolated and recorded individually after private consent to avoid complications. Two lab tops with USB (280 GB) modems, using generator or solar shall be convenient to move with the villages and slums
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?
AGAM DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION is a local NGO always in touch with the community conducting monthly outreach on community health. We are skillful on community mobilization approaches and rather apprehensive when conducting research on health related issues such as eye diseases, HIV/AIDs. We usually raise community awareness on HIV/AIDs and environmental sanitation in Lango region with photographs taking for reflection on sanitation issues.
Continuous holding of consultative meeting with targeted groups shall be our motivation way of keeping them as partners.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The targeted groups have been affected by 20 years on insurgency living people with diverse imaginative thinking even among those who took refuge in slummy part of the town who are meeting their daily living by local alcohol brewing creating alcohol addiction.
Holding constant meeting s with them and inviting security personnel to cancel them will motive the participation of community.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Well designed indicators are in place and adhered to as a way of measuring the continuity of the project in a successful manner as monitoring and evaluation plan.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
No Activities and Dates
1. Pilot study and mobilization of participants in focus groups discussion 1st – 30 June 2014
2. Communities performing culture music and dance on environment 1st – 30th July 2014
3. Individual training of 100 participants on media production story telling skills August 1st – 31st
September 1st – 30th 2014
4. Individual video digital story recording Oct 1st – 31st
December 1st – 15th 2014
5. Editing, translating and uploading entries on social media platform. December 18th – 31st 2014
6. Monitoring and evaluation June – December 2014- 2016+
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
a) Equipment – 800 US dollars
b) Internet access – 400 US dollars
c) Transport – 300 US dollars
d) Allowances and stipends- 400 US dollars
e) Administration – 100 US dollars
f) Translation cost – 200 US dollars
Grant Total 2200 US dollars
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Technical support for uploading final entries and sharing the product with other sites and platforms or individuals to form long term partnership with ADA
AGAM DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION