Proposals in Kyrgyzstan
The project advocates for educational rights of youth with disabilities by the disabled youth themselves. In general, interests, rights and needs of youth and people with disabilities are advocated by disability organizations. Yet, there are very few self-advocates and youth with disabilities advocating for their own rights. By means of video-making, social media and blogging the youth with disabilities will raise awareness of the educational rights and existing barriers, and create empowerment stories to challenge community’s perception of people with disabilities.
The project is handled by a youth volunteer center located in Karakol, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. It is a series of short videos made by young volunteers about community life in Kyrgyzstan. Each video puts forward a human value and explains why it is important: peace, solidarity, democracy, health, environment. All the videos will be shown to children and teenagers in various places in Kyrgyzstan, like orphanages, schools, kindergartens, and on internet.
The project will talk about young migrants’ lives, their experience aborad and their current situation in their homeland. At the same time the materials prepared by citizen journalists will also talk about the life of families who have migrant relative. The programs will depict both: positive and negative sides of migrant’s life. In order to carry out this activity 10 young people of the Karakol town will be trained the basics of online journalism and will prepare materials. Their materials will be posted on the specially created Facebook page and the group pages of Issykkul oblast.