Kosovo: Integration of RAE Communities in Local Media
The aim of this project is information and presentation of RAE Community activities in the media of Top Radio. The same project is intended to inform the wide public on the activities that the Municipal Assembly of Gjakova, majority and minority non-governmental organizations implements in different areas of life, as in the field of human rights, culture, education, health whth a focus on the RAE Community. Top Radio is a radio that includes the Dukagjini Valley through public information programs on current events in this region. Through this project, we will be employing 5 members of RAE
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
In the Municipality of Gjakova, the RAE Community is located in rural and urban areas. According to the Municipal Community Office at the Municipal Assembly of Gjakova is stated that their number reaches 7750 Egyptians, 650 Roma and 200 Ashkali. In general, the situation of these communities is characterized by extreme poverty and difficulties to access to key services. Therefore, it is a great need to work further with this community and especially through daily direct broadcasts to improve their access to many areas of life. Until now, in the Municipality of Gjakova there was no other media that had an actual review of the RAE Community in the field of information. In our several years of work, we have had requests for information programs as by the members of this community.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
1.Violeta Dema – (Facebook)
2.Valdete Hyseni -(Facebook)
3.Astrit Dema -(Facebook)
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
We are foreseeing and planning activities in the field in order to be informed on the problems of this community in the form of stories, telephone calls, emails, interviews conducted in the field and as well live broadcast from Top Radio studio with an active and direct participation of employees (five members of RAE Community), in the activities organized for this community by the Municipal Assembly of Gjakova, NGOs, etc.Hence, there will be a space in our media for two-hours to provide information, where the audience is greater at the Top Radio program scheme.Previously in the initial stage of the project for one month we foresee an intensive training with two trainers specialized for these five members of the RAE Community in order to present their activities.
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.
During this six months period of the project the Manager Violeta Dema will manage the flow of the project, will be part of the field with the staff of Top Radio and will be in daily contacts with the RAE Community of the Municipality of Gjakova, everyday for one month will follow the training with 10 participants whom after finishing the one month training will be directly involved in interviews and in studio of this media in order to inform the Municipality of Gjakova on the issues with specific importance for the RAE Community.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Project Manager along with 5 persons from this community will follow all daily activities in the Municipality of Gjakova, minority and majority non-governmental organizations dealing with the RAE Community and the same activities will be presented at this media in order to build their capacities and to exchange information on actualities in the Municipality of Gjakova. Moreover, we will be disseminating will informed by socila network in order that this Community to be a key collaborator in Top Radio.In case we get the funding, we intend to come up with 15 more youth clubs of 20-25 members.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
TOP RADIO since the foundation has implemented many projects in different fields as in education, medicine, business, having as a focus the female advancement. Also during this year we will be implementing a considerable number of projects which influence directly to the increase of education NGO “TOP RADIO” is registered on 27 February 2006 while its activity of this media has started after the war. Since its founding it has implemented a range of projects in various fileds such as: education, medicine, business, etc having focused always woman’s progression. Top Radio” is registered NGO and as well a local radio that is listened 24 hours in Gjakova municipallity and also in Prizren, Deqan, Peja, Klina and as well 24hrs online in the web site www.top-radio.net”.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
USB wifi for internet access
Papers and pens
T.V talk shows
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?
We have already establsihed youth centres where youths are reached, we have engaged some youth in vocational and hand on skill trainings and this has built a trusting relationship between us and them.
Our organisation is a community based organisation that clearly understands and know the problems of the community, its youth led and actively involves the people who are served.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
The aim of this project is information and presentation of RAE Community activities in the media of Top Radio.
The same is intended to inform the wide public on the activities that the Municipal Assembly of Gjakova, majority and minority non-governmental organizations implements in different areas of life, as in the field of human rights, culture , education, health, return, economic development, safety, etc, whith a focus on the RAE Community.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
From this project we expect positive results in the field of employment and the implementation of this daily program on the radio.
This sustainability will significantly affect the efficient improvement of the citizens of the RAE Community of the Municipality of Gjakova and this is also the strategy of our policy to work for them and involve in our democratic society.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
Previously in the initial stage of the project for one month we foresee an intensive training with two trainers specialized for these five members of the RAE Community in order to present their activities in the field and in the studio and other five members of this community as volunteers, that in the future to be prepared to make interviews and montage in this medium.The second phase is the project implementation phase that will lasts 5 months.The Manager and staff involved in the project during this period will be active for each working day in the field in order to get the necessary information regarding the situation of this community and for all other activities that are implemented for this community and then the same to be presented in the Top Radio media in Gjakova.
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
1.For Journalism 5 days from $ 100 = $ 500
2. For Tech 5 days from $ 100 = $ 500
3. Mobile 6 Months by $ 100 = $ 600
4. Fuel 6 Muja from $ 100 = $ 600
5. Manager 6 Months nga100 $ = $ 600
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
1 or 2 Trajner's for media
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