Proposals in Philippines

April 15, 2014

Philippines: Keeping up with #YolandaPH victims

The project is a citizen journalism program that aims to teach and empower Yolanda (Haiyan) victims to continually report on their situation. Five months after the typhoon, the victims are out of media limelight but still in dire need of continuous relief, rehabilitation, livelihood program and the much-needed (and never given) financial aid and compensation for their losses. Local and international aid poured in like torrents but the situation of the people remain as bleak. The project aims to conduct social media trainings and put technology in the hands of the people.

April 14, 2014

Philippines: Urban Poor Participatory Video Production

The project is a participatory video workshop and production to enable the urban poor to tell their own stories and make their own videos. These communities of the urban poor participating in this project are those victimized by demolition, displacement and disaster in the last three years, making more severe the more permanent conditions of joblessness and hunger they suffer. The project aims to (1) teach the urban poor to tell their own stories and make their own videos and (2) publish and share the video and materials produced and lessons derived.

Philippines: Climate School Digital Activism Project

It is a media workshop that builds the capacity of schoolteachers in Tacloban in documenting experiences of children after Typhoon Haiyan, the impacts of climate change on them as well as aide the psycho-social therapy of children affected by the disaster, and through this, move the government to actively fight for climate justice. The 2-day workshop will tackle citizen journalism, video-making, photography, blogging, & children's rights in the context of disasters & climate change. The outputs is a microsite & social media accounts where blogs produced by the teachers will be posted & shared.

April 13, 2014

Philippines: Project Wish – Workers’ Images, Safety and Health

The project is a practical workshop that will train 15 worker-reporters, particularly those who are part of labor unions, on how to effectively use social media platforms to promote their advocacy for safe and humane working conditions. This will enrich the basic training on citizen journalism and social media they have completed the past year. The project will also give them sustained guidance, continuous practice and increased capacity to establish their organization’s own social media projects for advancing their specific causes in the future.

April 12, 2014

Philippines: Changing the World Through Values Education

Values Education is a process by which we can transmit positive values to other people. Positive values begets positive actions and this is what we need to change the world. Changing the World Through Values Education is aimed to train Values Educators in the Philippines. Abraham Lincoln said, “If I have six hours to chop a tree, I would spend the first four hours to sharpen the axe.” Hence, this project will help Values educators to better transform Filipino students and other Filipinos in the community as well by giving them the right tools in teaching.

April 8, 2014

Philippines: Voices of Hop – From Victims to Activism

The project is a citizens’ journalism training for 15 leaders to trumpet the stories of people’s courage and hope from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the oil spill and government negligence. This aims to enhance our community radio program in empowering the affected communities of Estancia, Iloilo in rising above and speaking out loud our advocacy for environmental, economic and political justice. The project will amplify our people’s stories of rising up in multi-media forms and will be posted online through face book, You Tube or blogs.

March 31, 2014

Philippines: Citizen Documentation for Forest Sustainability

This project aims to empower the small farmers organization living near the buffer zone of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary who are involved in forest conservation by training them on documentations, reporting system and setting of Community Information Center as communications pool regarding protection activities within the sanctuary and outreach strategies to promote environmental conservation in Davao Oriental, Philippines, and develop an online social network to engage their peers around the world to share, learn, and support their campaign in the global community.