Proposals Nepal from April, 2014
According to a study by Babita Basnet, only about 14% of the media industry in Nepal is comprised of women. In a country of over 50% females, nearly half of the country is being unrepresented. Our project aims to empower the female youth to rebuild this representation. Hamro Voice, Hamro Media is a 9-week, program focused on empowering young women with the necessary critical thinking skills to consume targeted, modern media responsibly. Participants will create their own media messages—using computers, software, cameras, audio recorders and printers—to be shared globally from the Kathmandu.
Nepal is a LDC and economy is basically sustained by Agriculture. Huge part of Nepalese population heavily engaged on traditional agricultural activities which even can't meet the subsistence need of farmers. This project tends to empower farmers of sindhuli (one of the poorest district of Nepal) by providing training and information related to sustainable and improved agricultural practices (especially organic vegetable farming). The selected best farmer of each month will be invited to local FM to tell their success stories which will be disseminated via project's official facebook as well
Digital Literacy Training help to use computers, digital cameras, VOIP, text messaging, internet video calls, social media etc. to make a radical change on the ground in rural Nepal. We will be using this grant to cover the costs of the actual training rather than in the infrastructure to be able to reach out to over 1000 people in a year with a 2 week training, where during the training, the women participants are empowered by allowing them to take the laptop home and to ensure that they also practice from their homes in off-hours. We have seen a radical social change in their confidence.
Squatter problem is serious in Nepal. They don’t have fixed land & reside in Government lands. Thus, they have mental threats about demolition of their houses by governmental and political forces. Proposed project will be executed in squatter area of Mangalpur of Chitwan. Media like photographs, blogging and video will be used to reveal squatters’ status and problems faced by low caste squatter to sustain their culture, will also be exposed. At last, the project aims to focus attention of civil societies, government and universities in addressing problem of squatter society of 30 households.
The project seeks to document the indigenous folklores of Eastern Nepal which is on the verge of extinction. The project will search and document the folklores, meeting with the original artists who are approaching their seventies and eighties and the tradition seems to be extinct after their death. The folklores like Birhain, Chachair, Parati which are sung at a particular time of the day will be recorded in SounCloud and disseminated widely.
The project aims to prepare a team of blind Twitter users in Nepal. They will contribute to the Twitteratti tweeting about the issues and concerns of totally and partially blind people. They will tweet vigorously during the Blind World Cup being played in South Africa this November.
The “Rising Voice” is a project that proposes to advocate the voice of urban young girls who has been sexually harassed and molested in both of the private and public spheres of Kathmandu Valley. The project also is designed to reach to policy makers through online portal sharing. The project will be writing 50 blogs throughout the year and a platform to discuss about the possible solutions. The team will be organizing a series of workshop in the very beginning of the project that aims to explore the ways to encounter the problem and to empower themselves with their own alliance.
The project is a campaign that kicks off with a two day workshop training 30 young women about women’s rights and how they can promote and create awareness about these rights to fellow young women. Today, internet is very powerful and Social media is an influential tool to advocate and reach out to young women and has multiple effects. During training, they will create a common online platform Blog, Facebook and Twitter page to share different women’s rights related information, issues and help young women to be aware about those rights and also seek solutions,, collaborate and take action.