My project consists on creating a Radio (internet and radio wave) for my local community.We will set up an internet radio station open to local and communitarian use. The oral tradition and storytelling roots are rich as music and culture in order to give more chances and tools to a great number of peoples espicially youngs implanting in this region to express free and with their native language and share their own stories, their culture and their mores and issues important to them in their daily life and let him to produce and innovate audio podcasts
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
this project i can work with volunteers members from Itheri
association(cultural local association created on november 2011).Many of
these youth already have basic training in communication and they have
access to computers and use the internet to post some of their creations
works on social media platforms such as Facebook and
we will work together to arrive to a large community of peoples
including children,young,adult and aged persons men and women of Beni
Ourtilane for a simple reason which is to encourage them to explore and
share ways to engage citizens in community problem solving and give him
the chance to express,to innovate and make discussions to make their
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
As i have mentioned in the second question,i will share the responsability
of this project with volunteers members of our cultural local
association that we have created three years ago and its called ITHERI
in kabyle language,means Star in english and they are all very motivated
for this kind of service that they can give to their community and i will also invite other associations and influents personnalities from our community to participate and collaborate with us for enriching our experience and promotion of the project in the near future
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
This project is a type of citizen journalisme,so we will focuses on news
that has direct or indirect relation to the life of our community such
as social,culural,pratical and economic news but the important part of
content will be reserved for discussions and debat between individuals
and groups talking about importnt issues and sharing their own stories
and also we will reserve a part for diffusion of audio reportages and
intrviews in order to sensibilisate peoples and edificate them and for
distraction and ammusement we will surely broadcast music and so many quizes and competitions for all ages and senses.
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.
i have established as a member in itheri association many connections
with other influent persons from other associations and we have worked
together for many times to organise differents activities and i am so
sure that these connections will contribute to the success of my project
if it is selected and i will list some relations that i have
established and i will work to establish more and more connections and
thafat (light in english) association
assirem(hope in english) association
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
As i have mentioned,i am one of the founder members of Itheri association
and i have at least 10 volunteers member who can takes part of this
project because they have the same goal as me,to contribute to the
promotion and developpment of our community and our culture since this
is the great goal of our association.About training we can take some
courses of podcasting presentation and technical courses in order to
know how to use tools from the local and public broadcasting channel or
other existing institutes since we are well-connected with radio
stations that have regional reach, such as SOUMAM RADIO STATIO and
Hidhab Radio Station, with whom we have previously worked and
collaborated for many activities.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
All workshops will train youth to control and use Zoom 1N Audio Recorders
to conduct interviews, write manuscripts, edit podcasts in Audacity, and
then post these online to a SoundCloud profile on our Media Lab site.As
a project organizer i can bring my small experience in broadcasting
prsentation and we will train youth in digital storytelling,audi
documentary filmmaking and interviewing skills and my parteners
will also brings their technical and pratical experience in using
technologies tools.About training participants we will focus on internet
training or distance training because it's less expencive than other
ways and it's more pratical.I think that broadcasting is the best way to
arrive to a large number of our community since it's used by all
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
My project will be installed in Beni Ourtilane Cultural Center which is a
public Space with climatisation, tables, chairs, computers, cables. For
internet there are USB modems and a library.We will have halls with
electricity where we can conduct trainings, show sample podcasts, and
charge recorders and laptops. Additionally, we will have access to
computers with up-to-date Windows-based software (e.g. Office, WinRAR,
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?
I have worked for more than three years in cultural and social activities oncely or with my association and currently i am very related with my community since we are working(itheri association) with other associations to organize so many various activities in the next period and i feel that i am the most appropriate
individual to implement this project since at least i have courage to
propose this idea and i am ready to face all obstacles to succes this
project for the benefits of my community.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
the real challenge that i expect to face is to start because to start is
the most difficult obstacle but with your assistance and guidance i can
overcome this obstacle.I am so sure that i should face more and more
obstacles in my road but i will work hardly with all my parteners and volunteers to overcome them step by step.I know that we will have some technical challenges
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
The real success for us is to give a perfect service for all peoples in
information and communication sector.Are they engaging more in the
community? Do they have more confidence in their ability to express
themselves? Can they creatively tell stories that lead to community-wide
change?Success will also come in the quality of the podcast production,
which will be measured by the number of listeners on the SoundCloud
file, the types of stories, and how it is told.We will be able to
measure the project impact by how people participate on our daily
activities and by the number of visitors of the our official website or
Facebook or Twitter pages.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
if my project is selected and i hope that it will be, i will start
emmidiately in collaboration with my parteners to realize it so quickly
by finnalisation all required autorisations and documents and
insatallation of all equipments before June 2014 The month of June will
be dedicated to internet radio station with all the technical
improvements made for make it happen and continue. Install a server,
install the web page and the radio, explain how it works and how to plan
a radio program and podcast and we will dedicate July to do a
workshops with kids making small radio electronic transmitors and to put
in place an analogue local pirate radio for the village. This with the
aim to organize and introduce the potential of local radio communication
for communitarian use, knowldge transmision, sharing, joy and cultural
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
-Audio Recording Kits (3): $450
-Internet Data Cards (5):$300
– the radio transmitor, anthena and materials for the radio station: $700
Workshop expenses, including space rental, food, and printing costs: $500
Coordinator Expenses: $500
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
to ensure the success of my project i will need also for your advices and
guidance and technical assistance in all steps of the project.Rising
Voices can connect us to individuals or organizations that have
conducted similar programs in civil journalism. We stand to learn a lot
from successful projects conducted in other countries that have
succeeded in engaging youth in democratic processes, in building their
capacity to express themselves creatively, and devolloping their