Proposals in Uganda
The project seeks to raise insight and capacity to articulate freely on issues of distress within communities using online video advocacy. 80% of Ugandans are youth below 30 years. This is an important demographic group to strive and create social change through raising awareness on human rights issues, especially were standard democratic practices are restricted. The film clubs will promote freedom of expression through teaching students how to make engaging short films, micro blogging and utilizing social media sites to present their voice on current human rights issues in Uganda.
Sawa World will train 10 youth with hearing impairment in videography and community leadership with our popular training called Citizen Journalism and Community Entrepreneurship. The youth from the largest slums in Kampala, Bwaise, Kamwokya and Rubaga, will learn how to use photography and videography to document successful, locally-created and practical solutions to self-employment and improved livelihoods.
Uganda has the highest rate of youth in the world. 77% are between the ages of 15 and 24 years. However, 83% are unemployed due to the lack of vocational skills and youth with disability face the toughest challenges. We will train 10 youth with hearing impairment in videography and community leadership with our popular training called Citizen Journalism and Community Entrepreneurship. They will learn how to use photography and videography to document successful and practical solutions to self-employment and share them with other disabled youth for inspiration and instant replication.
The project will provide a platform where people in the community will freely express their views on key issues affecting them among which include political and public infrastructure. Our project will be a link between the community and their leaders through blogging to enhance development in the area. I will work with volunteers from the community who will be trained on how to gather information which will be posted on the blog.
Youth Bloggers for Development is a community enhancement project 40 targeting youth leaders and activists by equipping them with skills and information on how take advantage of the internet for information sharing. The training session will focused on the “big five” top social networking channels: Blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. These platforms will be explored including how they can use them to facilitate communication between audiences of all kinds. It’s hoped that youth leaders will be trained on the importance of information sharing through Blogging
This project proposes a program designed to identify, train & mentor 30 youth from Bududa who have been affected by landslides to innovatively use social media to share their original experiences, culture & calls for action for social change. Ultimate goal of the project is to create a vibrant network of a generation who will ably represent their community online through participatory citizen media & celebrate the magnificent #TweepsHelpBududa experience. To achieve these results, project participants will be empowered through citizen media training workshops and close individual guidance.
Clear Shots Media group was founded with the core aim of offering quality video production and still photography services to clients and giving hands on experience in video and still photo taking to the underprivileged in vulnerable communities around Uganda and Africa at large. We aim at the communities using media as an empowering tool to uplift them selves out of poverty.
Despite Ugandan government efforts, over 16 women still die every day due to preventable and treatable pregnant-related complications. Child mortality rate is unacceptably high. The death of mothers and children remain invisible. Building on its advocacy efforts to improve child and maternal health in Uganda, Angels Compassion (a not-for-profit registered NGO: Reg. no: 9392) now proposes to organise 5-day hands-on workshops to train 20 college/University girls in using photography, stories, emails and blogs to report child and maternal health challenges in Uganda.
The objective of the project is to connect twenty PWDs in Wakiso district to the world through the use of social media (face book,twitter,blog and Youtube. Wakiso district is one of the 121 districts in Uganda, bordering Kampala, the Capital City. However in spite of being near the city, PWDs in the districts are not much different from their counterparts in upcountry districts in regard to low self esteem, limited participation in development activities, poverty, low levels of education, and lack of information for social-economic development.
Telling our stories directly online and on air will keep us up to date of what is happening elsewhere in the country and in the world at the moment it is happening. By accessing direct television news and give feedback by SMS , internet based communication (Twitter and Facebook) to share with the rest of the country and the world what is happening to the community in daily life at the moment it is happening will improve on overall skills. This will be done by gathering the community before a screen and two computer all connected with TV channel and internet.