· March, 2014

Proposals Social Networking from March, 2014

Kenya: Community Transparency Network

CTN proposes to initiate a community communication hub in Vihiga county to enhance community members participation in decision making of matters affecting their lives and sharing their experience with the global world.The group will run a county weekly edition, a social media platform where members will be able to access vital information and also share. The group will also run a community journalism training center where coverage of public resource management from village level to county level.

Zimbabwe: Widows’ Voice Campaign

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.

Zambia: Fundi (Hunter in English)

The data Fundi projects aims to provide Web 2.0 training to presenters from four community radio stations based in Zambia's Southern Province. The purpose of the training is to create a provincial network of presenters who will build a blogtalk radio station online, where their programs will be aired. They will also be introduced to blogging. This will give a voice to residents in those communities, who are usually ignored. Apart from state owned ZNBC, the Zambian Law does not allow radio stations to broadcast nation wide. Using this online platform, that law can not prevent a wider audience.

Nigeria: Our Culture Our Heritage (OCOH Project)

The project is aimed at restoring and promoting the culture back to its original form through the use of citizen media With the innovation I intend to use the youth from the Efik community to realize and achieve the aim of the project Through the use of modern tools of communications. According to the Nigeria Education policy it is stated that the native language of a particular community should be used in teaching the learners to enhance effective comprehension of what is being taught ,it is the reverse in my locality.With the ocoh project our culture will be promoted.

India: Rural Women and Youth Capacity Building Project

The Project aims at building the capacity of a Group of Women of Rural Education & Empowerment Development Trust, in rural India by improving their accessibility to relevant and up to date information. The group will be exposed to modern methods of individual and community development. The project will build internet connectivity using the 40 computers currently available in the Resource Centre's ICT Lab., organize sensitization workshops, seminars and visits to vocational institutions. This will enable them to perfect their handcraft work, farming, and other activities they have started

Indonesia: Grassroot Voice and Traditional Art for Peace

Grassroot in my community will be do a focus grup discusion about our cultural and play a role about the topic that already choice by the member of this group. Thus, this topic will be done in a role game which is integrated with traditional art.The topic must be completed with local and traditional art and could be modified with local folklore. The member of the FGD will be learn traditional art (traditional musical instrument that will be arrangment to send peace meassage around the world).

Cameroon: Graffi Expression

The Graffi Expression is a project designed to train 10 selected actors the fields of art, craft, music and culture, on how to use the internet as a tool to express, expose, promote and market the fast fading rich grass field arts and culture of the Anglophone grass field minority region of Cameroon.

Cameroon: Websites for Schools

This project aims to create websites for schools in Cameroon, train teachers on how to update the website and also how to use social media in schools. We hope that by the end of the project, 500 primary and secondary schools in Cameroon have websites and are able to use social media to sell the schools mission. This project would therefore facilitate communication with schools, train teachers on how to update the school's website and also how to use social media in schools.

Cameroon: Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap: is an initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide by setting up a sustainable, mini digital media studio in Kumbo, Cameroon and to train young people on how to create digital media (Audio, Graphic, and Video) and how to share the produce through the internet especially on blogs and social networks such as YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, BlogSpot, Reverbnation, soundcloud and Flickr)

Afghanistan: Election Success by Empowered Youths

Through this project we aim to empower, give awareness to school students that they have the ability and potential to better monitor 2014 presidential election of their community. Through this project we will train students on how to attend the election day not only for voting to their target candidate but also to observe the voting office if they are really observing rules of fair election or not,in case they find any issue we will prepare a report and will publish that on Facebook, independent Commission for Electoral Complaints, and Each candidate Facebook page on behalf of our organization