Proposals in Digital Storytelling

Nigeria: Generation Tech: The Global Village for PLHIV (People Living with HIV)

Friends Africa’s proposed project is targeted at providing a voice for young people living with HIV by allowing them share their stories online, improve their skills as well as build their capacity using digital technology.This project is designed to empower this group to become competent in using social media.The project aims to leverage innovative technology solutions which will add value and improve the lives of young people living with HIV. The objective of this project is to connect, and inspire a new generation of technopreneurs to building a sustainable business model

Ghana: Youth Voices Jamestown – JT Live Radio

We are a group of young people in Jamestown, Accra, who have recently established an online radio station to connect members of the community, celebrate their vibrant arts and culture, and offer production skills training to others, giving people a voice as citizen journalists reporting on the social issues affecting them in this deprived district of Accra. We will run bespoke training for 3 trainers, who will train 8 committed young people (16-24) in content production and digital storytelling (audiovisual), with their content presented online via the website, blog and social media.

Guatemala: Life and Territory

The goal is to bring the reality of other peoples to Guatemala, find, know, recognize and feel-as Latin American brothers-as with identities, but also various objectives and common struggles. We want to bring the sample in communities and schools and conduct a Community Media Training Workshop with young Mayan boys and girls.

Kenya: Africa Stories Project

Kenya has over 40 tribes that make a rich and diverse culture. Each of these have distinctive rich stories that have been passed on from generation to generation around fireplaces in the rural areas. These stories were used to teach morals, etiquette, and other social norms, to preserve traditions, and to act as oral historic records of family migrations, significant occurrences and so on.Since most of these stories were passed on orally, there are very few written or recorded accounts in existence. We therefore want to capture these stories and preserve a large knowledgebase of our stories.

Palestine: Humans of Palestine – ناس فلسطين

ناس فلسطين “Humans of Palestine” provides a glimpse into the daily lives of Palestinians. (Inspired by the Facebook page “Humans of New York”) Portraits for Palestinians’ daily life from the Gaza Strip, West-Bank and Palestinians citizen of Israel ناس فلسطين – بتحكي قصص ومواقف من يوميات حياة الفلسطيني يوميات الفلسطينيين في محافظات قطاع غزة والضفة الغربية وفلسطينيي الداخل

Moldova: Youth Power

TEKEDU NGO will implement a five months project that will contribute to the level of ICT Education of children, aged between 11 and 17, from 3 residential homes in Moldova, thus increasing their participation through online presence. The NGO will organise theoretical and motivational presentations, delivered by bloggers, IT freelancers and social entrepreneurs from Moldova. After 2 months of presentation we will launch a mentorship programme for children to receive additional knowledge on how to create their own blog and how to administrate it.

USA: Telling Maya Migrant Stories

We will equip and train Guatemalan Maya migrants in New Bedford to use digital video and audio to record their own and others’ memories about the Guatemalan genocide and postwar violence, and also experiences of migration to the U.S., including exploitative and unsafe working conditions and racially-motivated violence in New Bedford,. Selected stories will be edited and uploaded onto a Youtube channel and shared on our website. This project will allow migrants to combat stereotypes and marginalization, and is part of our campaign to secure dignity and justice at work and in the community.

Sri Lanka: Adahas

Adahas in Sinhala means ideas. Adahas.lk is a website that uses storytelling as a technique of generating social consciousness on issues faced by young Sri Lankans on a daily basis. In post war Sri Lanka there is a serious need for a platform where young people can share their stories and reconcile with their pasts. We raise awareness on important issues such as social cohesion, sexual and reproductive health and rights, eliminating racial discrimination and gender based violence through real life stories of young Sri Lankans told via text, photography and video clips.

South Africa: Lalelani (Listen to Us)

We run a youth empowerment project called Game Changers which aims to provide a group of unemployed youth with skills to help them gain employment. These young people come from a township where having a stable job is a rarity and any job opening in their area receives thousands of applications. This is not a story just true of our young people here in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg but of young people across South Africa. We would like their voices and experiences to be heard through a video blogging program that will initially focus on what it is like to be young and unemployed in South Africa.

Kenya: Amplify Dandora

A Participatory Video research and education rights project in the Dandora Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Over five-days, the Eves Day School team, facilitated by mutiny arts and supported by InsightShare, will teach camera skills and story development to the young residents of Dandora. Together, they will produce a short film that promotes understanding in young people about their education rights, as underpinned by the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The film will explore what would be needed to facilitate access to education, and look at stories of hardship and empowerment within Dandora.