Proposals Freedom of Expression from March, 2014
#GoBig will be a social media activity where people will be using different social mediums, slogans and pictures to highlight the injustice and corruption we are facing in Pakistan. Its like giving voice to people, their feelings, what they think is happening. It will not focus on ethnicity, racial or sectarian discrimination. It will be more like what happening around them in their close vicinity, surrounding, comments on the kind of education they are getting is good or not.
“Buluba Speaks” is for Training lepers on how they can express themselves using podcasts. These podcasts will cover stories and explore ways of reuniting these people with their families and the community after conducting training workshops in live broadcasting, recording and editing of podcasts. We will then create an online site where all these stories will be posted and distributed to local radio stations and shared with the global community. Historically Lepers have been rejected by the community and therefore their voices need amplification using traditional and modern media.
Community projects of ‘Suri Natun Juger Pratyasha’ focuses on empowerment of children (and mothers) through awareness creation, bringing them under the network of education through non-formal education. In addition, sporadic (ad hoc) interventions of functional literacy/life skills education are also components of projects. All such initiatives strive to empower children (and mothers equally,) bring them at forefront and groomed suitably for managing their life and responsibilities successful.