The elaboration of a Cultural Atlas of the Garifuna people in the Department of Atlantis, with the aim of strengthening the intergenerational transmission of knowledge; addition to collecting information on dance groups and cultural productions. through recordings, blogs and the use of community radio.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Sambo Creek, Atlantida
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
The atlas will be made with the Garifuna people in the department of Atlantida. The Garifuna we were declared as intangible Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002; however, our culture is being eroded by the influence of a dominant culture. There is a huge digital divide in our country, besides the absence of media in our Garifuna language
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
The Atlas will be made by the Garifuna people in the department of Atlantida. The Garifuna, we were declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2002, however our culture is being eroded by the influence of a dominant culture. There is a huge digital divide in our country, besides the absence of media in our Garifuna language.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
The atlas compile the songs and dances of our people, which is rich in oral traditions. The dance groups have a huge repertoire which has not been registered to date. Hence the importance of ensuring that the Garifuna youth assume their heritage, while they develop new songs
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.
The Community Radio has Sugua support OFRANEH, federation base Garifuna people, in addition to receiving support from the network of radios Garifuna Honduras, which will contribute to the dissemination of material from atlas
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
The radio will get the support of its members, also from the participating dance groups, totaling the department of Atlantida over 2000 members
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Using podcast to distribute the songs in the Community radiso programs, an the creationo of blogs fro the dances groups
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
The communities radios and the cultural center of the dance groups will be for the workshops. Radio Sugua has internet access, 2 computers and 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?
Radio Sugua began the transmissions 5 years ago. Radio Sugua is part of the cultural youth movement in defense of the legacy of our ancestors, with a total participation of the community of Sambo Creek
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The garifuna communities radios in Honduras are target due the defense of our territory.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Success will be to create a cultural data bank and the motivation for the creation of new songs
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
In six months the project will achieve 6 workshops in different communities, with the creation of a least 20 different radios programs and dozen blogs for the different dance groups.
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
The total amount will be use for 6 workshops in yhe communities fo SAmbo, Armeni, Corozal, Triunfo, San Juan and Tornabe. Each workshop will be attended by 250 women form different dance group in each community, and as final result the blogs and podcasts will be accomplish
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
The collaboration in disemination of information related to the garifuna cultural struggle an survival