ناس فلسطين “Humans of Palestine” provides a glimpse into the daily lives of Palestinians. (Inspired by the Facebook page “Humans of New York”) Portraits for Palestinians’ daily life from the Gaza Strip, West-Bank and Palestinians citizen of Israel ناس فلسطين – بتحكي قصص ومواقف من يوميات حياة الفلسطيني يوميات الفلسطينيين في محافظات قطاع غزة والضفة الغربية وفلسطينيي الداخل
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Gaza Strip, West bank, and Israel
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
Palestinian people, from the Gaza Strip, West-bank and Palestinians citizens of Israel.
In cooperate with many talented young people to help me feed the pages with stories and pictures.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
Anas Hamra – Gaza (https://twitter.com/AnsRed)
Abdelrahman Hamra – Gaza (https://twitter.com/Abood_RED)
We'am Hamdan – Ramallah (https://www.facebook.com/weam90)
Jafar Zuabi – Tulkarm and Jerusalem (https://www.facebook.com/Jafar.Zuabi)
Samar AbuFraiha – Palestinian Citizen of Israel (Still in contact)
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
It's like a story book about Palestinians, and I hope really to create that visuals book!
here is some websites we are already working on it:
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 already made connections to connect the three parts where Palestinians live, Gaza Strip, West-bank and Palestinian citizen of Israel.
so we can feed the websites with stories from all over Palestine.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
5 For each part.
we have 3 parts.
so we have 15 members in total.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
Social Media Technologies.
Writing skills and questioning
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
Video calls using Google hangouts to get group video calls for free.
each one has a computer
and a camera (smart phone or DSLR camera)
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?
it's an individual project, and I still prefer to keep it like that,
I met personally Brandon Stanton in NYC last year when I was in a study at New York University, and he did advice me with that, and I do believe in him, so he supported me to start the project in Palestine.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
It's an online project, so it's almost safe, but in the field we might face troubles with police and internal security, but it's only happens in Gaza, so I will do my best to get a permit for that.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
It's depends on statistics and the content interaction
will be provided with reports and online analysis documents with that
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
I am already working the project, and for sure hopefully when I got selected, that will accelerate the progress
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Place to rent: $250
Interent ADSL: $50
Cellphone credits: $100
camera DSLR: $600
Online markting: $1000
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Contribution in spreading our content and stories, whether by writing articles on Global Voices blog, and promoting it on Global Voices social networks
Anas A Hamra