Proposals Nigeria from April, 2014
The training of trainers workshop will focus on equipping indigenous women living in the front lines of conflicts (who are involved in peace efforts and or victims, survivors or witnesses) with digital knowledge and citizen media skills that will help them document and share their stories on and best practices in conflict resolution and peace building, with a global audience. These women are the most vulnerable in conflict situations and they lack time, skills and opportunities that will amplify the efforts they are making to promote love, dialogue, reconciliation and peaceful coexistence.
The project theme ‘Acting to Keep Children Safe and Alive’ illustrates the need for proactive as well as preemptive steps to keep children safe and help increase their chances of survival in their infancy stage and beyond. This project is aimed at empowering people to take action in improving their own health and the health of their family at home, starting at birth. It also gives the public and participants an opportunity to empower or guide people through policy and technology changes, as well as introduce them to new health and safety options as they become available in a community context.
The Ago Ireti community in Ondo state remains the only functional leprasorium in southwest Nigeria but the inmates depend on the stipends they get from Ondo state government for survival. A visit by my organization discovered that the inmates are skilled in on trade or the other but with no or low patronage by the public for fear of being infected. This project aims at training the about 20 inmates on how to use social media to market their goods and services and to make them less dependent on government. They will learn how to use mobile for phones for blogging
Islamic Insurgents (Boko Haram) have terrorised thousands of Nigerians in the North. Terrorism in the Northern Nigeria has led to displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians, most of whom are now refugees in other parts of Nigeria. However, the condition of these Nigerians as well as refugees has been overlooked. This project seeks to look into the plight of these Nigerians who're now refugees in their own country. Some select refugees in Ibadan, Western Nigeria, will be trained with some multimedia tools (e.g. phones, sound recorders, etc) to get international attention to their plight
This is a “Train the Trainee” workshop on accessing online breast cancer information for 20 deaf persons consisting of 16 women and 4 men. Much as breast cancer is a disease that has a woman’s face, we recognize that men do have breast cancer hence the inclusion of male participants. This project aims to bridge the gap between the deaf community in Nigeria and accessing breast health information in order to build their capacity to fight against the disease. A 2- session (morning and afternoon) workshop is being proposed scheduled for 2 hours per session on Fridays and Saturdays for 8 weeks.
The project aim is to mobilize the people of ijegun community who have been perpetual victims of environmental pollution, to monitor their environment. This involves the capturing of image(photo & video) of pollution , for documentation and environmental reporting. Recently, a nigerian owned state Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation spilled into the community water and for weeks and months, it was not in the media and public domain. The mobile activism project is to give the people a ready voice through the picture and video representation of their environmental degradation plights.
This project seeks to work with the Center for society reconditioning and development (CEFSORD), Ado-Ekiti in organizing a workshop on leadership, starting small scale business (entrepreneurship) the less privileged in the center. A COHORT of people attended to by the Center have been mapped out to be extremely in need of help in terms of INFORMATION and practical knowledge and connection about health, leadership and business. These people live on less that $1/per day and the Project will help them develop ideas around businesses that require little start up capital.
Gbagyis live in rural and peri-urban communities with little or no basic utilities, amenities and facilities. Their resettlement are often demolished to further expand the Federal Capital Territory. As they move further from the city center, they also move away from power, portable water, good roads, quality health and education.The project raises awareness of the trauma the Gbagyis have been through for the development of Nigeria’s capital city: shows the gaps between the ‘newcomers’ and the original land owners and documents the rich Gbagyi heritage for posterity.