April 10, 2014

Proposals from April 10, 2014

Nigeria: Improved Telecommunication and ICT Networks in Onicha-Olona

Onicha-Olona is a community in Nigeria with very poor network coverage for both telecommunication and ICT. I desire a better representation for the indigenes so that their voices will be heard, communicate more with their relations in urban areas and overseas, and share their culture and challenges (electricity and water supply) to the world. I intend to create computer literacy/usage among the indigenes especially the youths; then liaise with the network providers to improve their service delivery to the region where the community falls.

Brazil: Bonito Ecommunicators

The Bonito-MS/Brasil city is internationally known as “the capital of ecotourism”, in spite of garbage left in the open, no sanitation, no care for nature outside the tourist attractions and local population being excluded from the development process. The proposed project intends to give voice to this marginalized population, and find images, sounds and words that represent their stories and needs. It aims to make weekly posts on a blog, considering that the productions will be made by the community and by the Bonito Ecommunicators, which will be multipliers of the workshops they are partici

Colombia: Digitalizando el Pasado

This initiative is a response to the need of documenting the local history of the 12th municipality people. The project is about putting the stories and events of the people who have their life experiences in these places into a tangible format (photographs, documents, interviews, anecdotes and elements that were part of the history). The implemented methodology is based on a reflective, systematic and methodical search for information through tools such as ICTs, with the aim to collecting information, and promoting digital literacy among the elderly participating in the process.

Bosnia Herzegovina: Blogging for Young Unemployed

Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to research, has 50% unemployed. The most of them are youth people from 18 years to 30. I would like to train up to 30 youth unemployed. I would like to train them few important things: blogging, social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; how to utilize them in a way that is relevant to their lives and this country. This knowledge is usefull for labor market and for selfemploying. With this kind of knowledge and modern technical skills the young become more competitive on marketplace.

Canada: Planting the Seeds of Community Change

The project will train 10 low income psychiatric survivors to document and share their stories of growing and eating healthy food via urban agriculture work opportunities in local community gardens. The project supports an ongoing community collaboration to create a food security model and economic development tool relevant to the low income community of west end Toronto/ Canada. Project participants will: learn new skills to produce and share online stories (in video form), mentor the video production efforts of others and document the personal discoveries / benefits of their experience.

Morocco: Documentary

A short documentary film, documentary title is: “Raise your voice to the world” the subject of the film is to present the conditions experienced by the Moroccan society, poverty, and unemployment

Kenya: ACDM Community Journalists’ Training Programme

Africa Community Development Media (ACDM) proposes the launch of “ACDM Community Journalists’ Training Programme” – a training program that will further implement the organization’s mission of actualizing the power of communities through community and social media. The “programme”,to be conducted at our offices, will serve as a platform to train Community Journalists on how to manage social media and blogs for their respective organizations. From a theoretical perspective, key ethical challenges for online journalists will be addressed, including: Accuracy, Transparency, Value Addition, Corrections and dealing with Trolls.

France: Let's Talk!

“Let's talk” is a platform of dialogue and free speech for minorities in Europe. Migrants, women, LGBT, Roma, young… everyone is welcome to join this virtual co-working space. We encourage the dialogue between different communities and offer media training, language courses, law assistance. Participants are invited to share practices with the others (IT or language skills, art and culture, cuisine etc). The aim of “Let's talk!” is to bring together members of underrepresented categories in Europe and help them speak with one voice.

Ukraine: School Radio Space

School Radio Space is an educational project for students of school in province Ukrainian city Kremenchuk. Main aims of project are activation of local school youth communities, teaching youth of basic principles of citizen journalism, developing local Internet-radio Space. Objects of our project are: 1) to organize 13 training sessions for 120 activists among Kremenchuk school youth; 2) encourage youth to make topical audio-news about their school, local community, and city; 3) to publish and promote their podcasts on Internet radio platform Space – http://www.prostir.org.ua/

India: The Road Ahead – India’s Unheard Voices

Forced displacement happens due to natural or manmade disaster, social and political unrest/conflict, ecological/climate change or development (e.g. industrial projects, dam construction, etc). In India, the people that are most vulnerable to this are scheduled castes, indigenous and tribal people, often very poor and uneducated – but most of all, unheard or worse yet, silenced. Our project involves citizen reporting. Mobile phones with inbuilt audio recorders are low-cost tools that enable us to easily connect and communicate. Our hope is to bring attention toward their experiences and needs.