Proposals in Zimbabwe
The Reel Time Project is a school of citizen journalism focusing on equipping young girls aged 13 to 18 from marginalised Zimbabwean Communities with the necessary skills and technology to document and share innovative stories. The objective is to increase the diversity and plurality of information in and from around Zimbabwe through the use of an application called StoryMaker while teaching the girls how to develop and edit short stories using mobile phones. This will enable the girls to engage the world in discussions about issues affecting them.
The project aims at teaching rural women to use the internet to write about themselves in their own language, and to facilitate their participation in national , politics, economic and social issues.25 women will be trained on blogging, using wordpress, facebook and twitter. They will inturn train other women in their respective projects, or groups. Trainees will then create bloggs suitable for their own intrests, through which they will be able to tell their own stories. By this they will get recognition from other women in influential positions, and also learn what other women are doing.
I intend to work on digital cultural preservation and assisting our local cultural communities to both share their cultural wealth of knowledge with current and future generations and to also give them an opportunity to learn about the benefits of the internet. To achieve this, 2 workshops will be conducted to practically help with the implementation of aspects patterning to internet usage and its revelence in these communities.I will work with communities involved in the making and presentation of mbira music for the purposes of preserving the mbira heritage for current and future references
Ex -prisoners have often faced discrimination and called damning names in by communities and people. Thus this project seeks to remove this stigma from the community by allowing ex-prisoners to document their stories, challenges and success in the community through the use of a blog. This blog will allow ex-prisoners to create a voice in the community, to share their talents in story writing, to showcase their poems and life changing issues they want to discuss. This will increase their visibility and participation in the community.
The project seeks to use animation to highlight social and political issues that affect the community of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.The idea is to hold workshops with young people between the age of 15-25 to educate them on how they can tell their stories using social media like faceboo and twitter. The issues that we are going to get from the youth during the training workshops are going to be used to do series of animation videos. We will upload the videos on facebook(The Bulawayo show), You tube and also distribute the video on mobile phones via whats app. We will also hold mobile sh
Radio Active is an information dissemination multimedia radio program designed to provoke debate among individuals and groups in a Society. An audio approach to deriving, presenting and simmering ideas in the minds of listeners; both young and old alike. A means of gathering a society’s diverse views and ideas. The dissemination of relevant information to society to effect positive social change. Radio Active is a maximum 5 minute audio program that is made available online through Social media platforms and/or any device on which a multimedia file may be uploaded
Zimbabwe is ranked among the top ten corrupt countries in the world. EXPOSE IT seeks to expose all corrupt activities by public office bearers happening at community level. The project will be using social media to convey corrupt activities by which we hope to create debate within the community and shaming corrupt officials in order to achieve community development. We hope to achieve aims not limited to the shrinkage of expressions space, the absence of transparency, respect for the rule of law and disrespect of human rights by public officials but will include restoration of confidence in co
The project seeks to create an online documentary on the lives of deaf youths and the challenges they face. The documentary will work as an advocacy tool to educate the public and policy makers on the challenges faced by the Deaf youths in Zimbabwe. The documentary will give a chance to the deaf youths to tell their stories on how they have survived with marginalization and stigma. The Deaf are an invisible population in Zimbabwe and they are voiceless which is exacerbated by the invisible nature of their disability. the documentary will increase public awareness on the live of the Deaf.
(Tsamba is Shona a word meaning letter or mail, and incwadi is a Ndebele word also meaning letter )The project involves developing a (website) blog with the name tsamba incwadi We will also train a group of young adults from marginalised communities in Zimbabwe who will use the blog as citizen journalists to write their (Tsamba/ Incwadi) blog telling the the world about their communities. The blog will have a twitter handle and Facebook page.
The Widows’ Voice Campaign is a project by Widows Empowerment Trust (a registered organization based in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe). This project seeks to use social media to amplify the voices of the widows who are marginalized and excluded in Zimbabwe. Through training of key focal persons who are widows in using smartphones, taking pictures and videos, citizen journalism, storytelling and using social media; the project will empower the widows to tell their story and share it with the world. It will further help reduce stigma, discrimination, exclusion and abuse of widows in rural Matabeleland.