We wish to point out that we intend to develop the knowledge in ICT and media communication among the estate, Village youth community with live in Maskeliya, and Hatton areas of Ambagamuwa Korali of Nuwara-Eliya district. Through this programme the Management skills of youth could be developed. Their skills in Digital Video, Social Mapping etc will be disclosed through this process, 10 numbers youth groups will be mobilized by us in order to handle conflict Reconciliation strategies and address the social problem through Democratic process. There is no proper systematic video documentation.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
Our Organization UPSAC- SRILANKA (Up-Country Social Action Centre) provides youth capacity building and democratic values in our rural and Estate areas. We are highlighting all ethnic youth, irrespective of our ethnic youths, religious affiliation in the target groups. Most of the youth, they have face book accounts, twitters, and email id. But there are no capable leadership qualities, peace buildings, conflict transformation and Network among the youth. We given rich oral culture of these communities, therefore we are planned short video documentaries will be more accessible and culturally relevant to support youth conflict reconciliation and ethnic peace initiatives in our communities. This process will be important and promote youth conflict and reconciliation in Srilanka hill area.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
• Mr. Soosai Sandanam- BA, PGDE, JP ( BA- Bachelor of Arts Peradeniya University SRILANKA. – PGDE- Post Graduate diploma in Education. JP – Justice of Peace.)
• Face book : soosai sandanam
• Email id : firstname.lastname@example.org
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Ethnic video clips of youth from different ethnics, different religious, different trade unions, to promote action on conflict reconciliation to neighboring estate and rural area youth to capacity building workshops, meditation, value education, and democratic values. Such video will be powerful testimony of our efforts of youth network to, accountability, responsibility, transparent sustain peaceful co-existence in their communities.
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.
In each of youths are participating in all ethnic youth communities. We already formed youth Association. We will form only youth network through this micro fund. The youth will registered under ministry of youth affairs. Their support for this project will enhance its sustainability. Some youth groups act independently.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Our project will aim at training 30 youth groups direct beneficiaries’ ( 15 Female, 15 male – Gender Balance) from multi ethnic youth groups. There are 10 youth groups act very strongly and good vision. Each youth groups members 30. Total youth group member 300. One Full time male officer is working with the youths.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
We will mobilize Media Professionals among the youths and make them to do Advocacy about the conflicts of the society. We will make use of the Micro soft, Adobe foundation through software items without any charges aiming to create a favorable Environment for the Learners.
• Windows 2008
• Adobe Photoshop
• Elements – 11.0
• Adobe premiere Elements 11.0
• Face book
• YouTube. Blogger
• Canon A. 2500 digital video camera.
• Canon 700 DD SLR Camera.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
We wish to initiate this programme at Dickoya Area in Nuwara-Eliya District since the location is suitable water facilities and electricity facilities and ADSL connection are available without any hindrance. We have 02 Numbers computers and also Human Resources. We have planned to purchase 02 Number computers in addition for us to strengthen our activities.
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 is our Long term project to protect the Conflict & reconciliation and the society should have gained adequate knowledge in this connection, basing this vision we have planed to create a YOUTH PARLIAMENT comprising estate, Village youths. Our intention is to make changes in their mindsets towards violence less society with the knowledge Democratic Rights.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
•The youth between 15- 35 ages will be protected since they act collectively.
•The Trade Unions and stake holders will look at these youths with wrong attitude or mindset.
•The Estate Managements do not appreciate the youths to study out of the estate.
•The Police and security forces will give hindrances since the youth act collectively.
The Objective of the project must be clearly explained to all the participants and stakeholders. Because the youth lost their mutual trust between the ethnics communities may some youth reluctant to tell their stories, their threatened, experiences to others. We adopters of technology will be identified from all the communities and help them to own the project from inception. This will help to ensure safety and security.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Our organizations impact Indicators include below:
•To maintain the proper Record of participants the management will be observed.
•The number of youths enrolled in the video and camera skills training.
•The Youths will be provided civic trainings records.
•Reach of the participants levels.
•The monthly Evaluation Reports.
•Articles connected to Medias and competitions.
•Feed back or beck feedings.
•The reports of resource person records and their Scheme of works.
• Observation reports of the Organizations re Evaluation reports.
•Analysis reports of SWOT.
•Records or Media net of the YOUTHS and their opinions.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
No Details 2014
1 Project Start May
2 Public Training Program for stake holders June
3 Digital Media Training for youths June – Sept
( 04 Months)
4 Video clip publishing. Aug- Sep
5 Project Monitoring June- Dec
6 Final Report Dec
7 Youth Net work Creating Dec- Jan 2015
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
1. Two computers. $ 650
2. Digital compact video camera – $ 750
3. Internal Hard Drive – $ 200
Advocacy meeting & 10 workshops.
1. 10 Workshops cost $ 450
2. Resource person. $ 250
3. Coordinator expenses $ 200
Total Budget – $ 2500
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
1. Linkage to youth networks that have developed resources on the use of face book, twitter, and ICT for conflict resolution and peace building will be helped.
2. Link other area youth clubs.
3. Link to other NGOs.
UP-COUNTRY SOCIAL ACTION CENTRE ( UPSAC- SRILANKA)