Children give birth children. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness among young Roma population and their parents and once again reminded their children should not go a married too early, on 12, 13, 14 years old. This project will be a multimedia project by non-profit organization NGO “ZZPD. This NGO's work is dedicated to Roma young people up to 15 years old. Anyway the world has a problem with excess population, especially in poor areas. Will be a opportunity for Roma by training them to use media tools to tell their stories, and establish better communicati. with other ethnicity
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
Roma young poor children will be included in this project together with their parents. Many of children, more than 90 percent, are collected from the street where they had been begging for living. They are very poor and very few of them neither have computers nor access to internet. This community is not represented enough in internet space and public. Underage marriages is a problem, but, although the law not allowed this kind of marriage, the state can not combat with this problem successful. Only NGOs are working continuous with this population, and journalists, from time to time, write about those problems. Many of those children don't have have ID's. At the center they write homework. When they get married, they stop coming to the center.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
To implement our Project we count on a multidisciplinary team composed of members of NGO ZZPD, journalist, psychologist, Educator for computers and internet
Gordana Blazhevska is a journalist.
She is proposer on this idea for this project.
Lidija Velkoska and Ana Matkova are members of NGO and Ana Markova. They work every day with young children in NGO.
Lidija Kostic – She has long professional record in high school psychology “Goce Delcev” https://www.facebook.com
Andrej Blazevski — educator for computers and internet, long professional record in web&graphic design; customer support; multimedia. Experienced in developing https://www.facebook.com/andrejcorp
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
This project has three targets:
The first is education, The second, training participants about internet, creating a Facebook account, and other online training person posting their stories on blog, and You Tube. The third, informing the public about this population and their condition – writing journalistic text
Education will conduct by the NGO members,and psychologist.
Creating a Facebook account, posting on YouTube and other online training person
By the end of the project, some of participant will have short films about their lives, the idea is create a video uploaded on You Tube consequently posted on Facebook and post written story with English subtitles
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.
Our connection is established building in the past years. NGO ZZPD is a reputable NGO established in 1998 and this NGO has extensive experience and has a great contribution to child protection realized through many projects. I as a journalist I wrote a lot about child rights and the Roma population and from there our relationship come from.
This NGO is established in Macedonia, it has existed 15 years and in the past years it has realize many project.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
We expect to have 10-15 children. and one of their parents about 30 participants. They will be selected among children who visit the NGO center “ZZPD” every day. Also their parents will be part of our project.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
In order to document and publicize their stories, the project team cooperatively will focus on: using internet and video camera recording; transferring data, uploading videos to computers to the You Tube and other social media. training will be composed of digital video camera basics.
Throughout interviews, collecting information, getting in touch with the community and their reality, we want to create a video where they can present their personal history, talk about relationship between the children and their parents.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
The workshops will be hold in the offices of NGO “ZZPD” located in the center of municipality Sutka where our participants live. There are three rooms, tables, chairs, internet, computers and lap tops.
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?
In the last five years our cooperation has been intensely this is due to my membership in the NGO on the one hand but the other hand as a journalist I often write about this problem. Here's a link journalistic story which covers the problems of Roma.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
We suppose probably face with challenge that some of participants will not participate in this project. They will be parents, because they wouldn't to face that their children go to marrare too early. Next reason is that they will be busy or they don’t want to be recorded. The second reason is their low level of education and this will resulting with indifferent. We also expect that there may be disagreements among participants about their views in a live and tradition. Maybe they will don’t want to share with us their thinking,. Here is the most important question: Why they decide their children go to married too early.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Our primary evaluate of the project’s success is the progress and personal development of our participants. This project will be one more step toward the build on communication links between young ROMA and the rest of the youth as well as with their parents. They will be able to express themselves in a creative way on online media literacy. Under this project there will be made research among participants.
We will encourage the participants to keep blogs or posts on social media websites to keep track of their progress or to share their opinions. The success of the project will also depend on the dissemination, and share their opinions and to pay attention about the young Roma's problems all to goal to raise awareness and promote dialogue.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
The first part of our project would start from May 10th and would end on June 15th. The next activities would continue on the first September. The next workshop would be held from September 1st until September 15th and a another issues will be holding every 15 days up to November 20th .
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
video camera $ 750
training $ 400
internet education $ 300
food and drinks $200
translate to English $ 300
journalistic work $ 300
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Rising Voices, could help us, beyond the microgrants funding, making publicity to our Project in this field. The underage marriages are problem not for Roma population in Macedonia, this problem exist in a many country in the world. The Rising Voices can make to remind about this problem for who should be to remind all the time.