Establishing a Radio on the Internet oriented for the elderly . Elderly are preparing the articles radio by themselves . They choose and prepare the content :old Songs & Music , Talk about their experiences and suffering associated with aging. I hope to achieve accustoming the elderly to use computers & Internet , Communication among Elderly and between them and the younger, highlighted the elderly and their problems. The project is implemented through : Organizing two workshops to train 30 elderly about preparing radio materials, recorded and upload it on internet.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
The specific population with whom I will be working: Elderly (over 50 years) of both genders.
Their role is to participate in workshops, choose and prepare the radio content, recorded and upload it on internet .
Their Connection to the computer and the Internet generally are very weak . They do not represent fully represented on the Internet .
The elderly are a large sector of society needs to express themselves and their problems . They need to connect with younger generations .
Houses a number of adults have computers with free Internet , but in spite of it They are reluctant use it and leave this for their sons and grandsons
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
Maha Kamel , Mahmoud ElBasha ,Ranya ElSadat and team of Mousawa Center for Human Rights
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
- News and Surveys related to the elderly , programs dealing with the memories of elderly and their issues and their problems , old songs and music .
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.
Medical Association *
* Pharmacists Syndicate
Port Said University *
* Many of the political parties, associations and youth movements
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
30 Elderly (over 50 years) of both genders.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Training the participants on the use of the
sound techniques , recording radio materials, upload it on internet , formulation News
This technology the most appropriate for this community because it is the simplest and least expensive .
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
Speed Internet 512 kb / s
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?
The organization have a strong relationships with many of the civil society organizations .
Already working with associations to take care of the blind and the elderly .
The organization trained hundreds of people on various topics .
We helped in the creation of more than one radio on the internet .
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The specific challenges we expect to face are sensing the participants to be ashamed of learning new techniques and slow response trainees.
We will overcome these obstacles by provide space befitting elderly and participation a number of elderly members of the organization
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
We will measure and evaluate the project's impact by :
* volume and quality of the radio content which Preparation by participants .
* Monitoring the number of radio listeners .
* Reaction to the project in different media .
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
June: Preparing for workshops and selection of participants
July : hold the first workshopfor 3 days (15 trainees)
August: hold the second workshop for 3 days (15 trainees)
September and October: the processing of radio programs and materials
November and December: begin Internet radio and broadcast material
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Audio devices : 200$
Internet access : 200 $ ( 40$* 5 month )
Workshop costs : 1000 $ ( 500$* 2 workshop )
Wages trainers : 300 $ (50$ * 3 day * 2 workshop)
Coordinator expenses: 300$ ( 50 * 6 month )
Total budget : 2000 $
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Borrow a computer and Laptop
El – Sayed Zarad
Mousawa Center for Human Rights ( Zarad & Parteners )