Kamline is an online platforme of petitions for Moroccan people, Our objectif is to create a solid and strong community that help people arround the Morocco to let the governement listen to their voices and their needs, and build a culture of using the internet and its tools to make positive change in lives of people in Morocco as awell as what White house petition platform & avaaz.org & change.org does.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
The population targeted by this project, are Moroccan citizens who use Internation petitions platfroms like Change.org and avaaz.org but the problem is that the moroccan autorities don't know about the compaings lunched on this platforms.
I want to work with this people to help them win their compaings by building a strong platform of petitions that provide online system to create compaings and that guaranted that autorities will know about this compaings.
the target population's level of computer and internet is different we have people who have advanced level and we have people who are so beginner, but thats not a problem because we will provide Training sessions and workshops from time to time in big cities of Morocco.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
In this project I will work with two friends : Osama El Halloumy web designer & devloper (https://www.facebook.com/Shadycrow) and Anas Zaki web developer and designer and one of the most moroccan twitter profils followed (https://twitter.com/iwannaflyup)
And I will also work in this project with my Association (Association of Friends of citizenship : www.facebook.com/amiscitoyennete) I am a member of this Association, and it will help me in the training sessions that we will orgnise from time to time arround big cities of the country Morocco
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The participants (futur users of this platform) will create compaings about social, economical, political, and humain rights issues.
and the role of the platform is to help this users to reach big numbers of other people / citizens who can get invold with him in this compaings, and when this users of platform reach big numbers for exemple 5000 or 10000 people/signature our team of the platform and the association will help the user who had create this compaing to get in touch with autorities/governement administrations concerned by the isuue of comaing to talk with him and give them a report about compaing and number of people who are concerned so that we push the governement to fix the problems related to this compaing and make a positive change in Morocco.
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.
Till now we have established no partnership and also my organization have no partnership till now.
All what we have is an experience of 4 years in this fields :
– Web design and web development
– Non Profit organizations
– Organizing a TEDx (TedxYouth@Zagora – www.tedxzagora.org)
– Conduct Training sessions of formations
– Civic Education Projects
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Prticipants / users of this online platform of petitions will be at least 500 000 participant/user this number is based on this numbers :
– Avaaz.org (the international platform of petitions) : 152 049 Moroccan users
Ill sustain their participation, by a real support of my team with all participants who reach big numbers of invoved people/signatures by helping them get in touch with governement and all autorities concerned by the issues of their compaings/petitions.
and all aother participants will notify that day after day big issues and problems get fixed by governement thanks to petitions lunched in our platform of petitions, and that will encourage them to stay using the platform to create their own petitions or just by supporting petitions created by other users
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
- Microblogging :
(best practice to create its own petition in the platform)
- Social Media :
(How to use social media Facebook,Youtube, and Twitter to build an audience involved people/signatures for your petition)
- Video :
How to create simple short videos to promote your petition with video using free and simple tools of video montage
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
In Workshops and Training Sessions that we will organise in many cities of Morocco, we will orgnise them in “Houses of Youths” this buildings are all arround Morocco, and we can invite people to this houses.
All this public houses are equipped with computers and Datashows for the presentations, for the internet connection some of this Public Houses of Youths have a an ADSL connection and WiFi, the public houses of youths who don't have internet connection we will uses 3G usb modems.
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?
My relationship with the community is that we have commun points interests (civic activist, citizen journalism,..
What makes me the most approriate individual to implement this project :
1-The platform its my Idea so no one can ensure its success as well as I'll do
2-I have 4 years of experience in fields that are connected to this project (Civic Education, NonProfit Organisations, Web developer Student and Freelancer,..)
3-CoFounder of MSchool2.0 a StartUp based in Morocco (SocialNetwork for students & teachers www.mschool.ma)
4-Civic & Social Activist in many NGOs (Association Friends of Citizenship, Moroccan Scientific Community, Association of Futur Entrepreneurs)
5- Co-Organiser TEDxYouth@Zagora First TEDx in 2014
6- CoOrganiser of Kids Hack Day @Tiznit kidshackday.com
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
I think that the most challenges that we expect are about the security problems, because we
are afraid of the reaction of the security services and the government on the topics of petitions which will be published on the platform that is our major challenge tha we may be face when we implemt this project
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
The evaluation of the project's impact will maked by measuring the number of active users in the firts 12 months of the project and the number of win compiangs and problems fixed thanks to the platform in its firts 12 months.
We will talk about the success of this project if we can achieve this “SMART” objectifs :
1- 10000 users in first year of the project with at least 5000 active user
2- at least 10 win compaings
3- at least 6 to 10 workshops & Training Sessions in profit of civic activists in 6 to 10 Moroccan cities.
4- Make some partnership with national Council of Humain Rights and some interesting NGOs arround Morocco to help us promote the Culture of using web technologies to make positive change in our community (Our platform/Project as a Case Studie)
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
These are estiamted Dates :
– January 2014 to June 2014 : Developing & Designing of Beta Version of the platform
– June 2014 to August 2014 : Build Social Networks Accounts of the platform and collecting feedback from firts users of the Beta Version
– August to November 2014 : Develop the seconde version of the Platform basing on the feedback collected from firts users
December 2014 : Test and some technical other development issues
January 2015 : Lunching the official version of platform
February 2015 to june 2015 : Organise workshops and training sessions in many cities of Morocco
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
- 80$ Web Hosting & Domaine name
– 150$ Advertising Compaings for the platform in Local and Regional websites
– 400$ for freelancers developers who will help us in development of this platform
– 400$ for freelancer designers who will help us in designing of the platform
– 100$ Impression of Brochures Bandrolls & Stickers of the logo of platform…
– 200$ Transport of team to cities for orgnising the training sessions and workshops
– 100$ Logistic
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
We hope that Rising Voices can support us by providing to the team of this project opportunities to participate in events orgnised by Rising Voices in order to talk about our project/platform and to make new connections with other people either who work in Rising Voices or who already benefits from this microgrant like us to exchange our experiences & learn from each other.
We also hope to host some members of Rising Voice here in Morocco