Proposals in Historical Documentation

Rwanda: Preserving Genocide Memories through Social Medias

As a freelance journalist, I want to train citizen journalists living in communities that were affected by the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. I have seen that people who survived it are not writing what they experienced. I fear that as time goes on, genocide survivors will get old and die without leaving genocide memories to the next generation. It is dangerous to forget what happened because there is a risk that it can happen again. I want to train young people to interview genocide survivors on what they went through so that they can publish those stories in blogs, YouTube and other social medias

Colombia: Digitalizando el Pasado

This initiative is a response to the need of documenting the local history of the 12th municipality people. The project is about putting the stories and events of the people who have their life experiences in these places into a tangible format (photographs, documents, interviews, anecdotes and elements that were part of the history). The implemented methodology is based on a reflective, systematic and methodical search for information through tools such as ICTs, with the aim to collecting information, and promoting digital literacy among the elderly participating in the process.

Brazil: Descubra Lençóis

This project tends to create a mobile app with historical and cultural information about the historical city of Lençóis, Bahia, Brasil (protected by Unesco ). We will develop this app together with the youth leaderships at the region and it will help them to increase their digital and historical knowledge. We are sure that locals and tourists using this app will have an easier access to the historical facts and backgrounds of the interesting diamond history. This includes historical houses, museums, churches, squares and main cultural events, etc.

Kenya: Tweets4D

Tweets4D is anchored on the high mobile phones penetration in Africa. At just over 600 million phones, it’s undoubtedly the most preferred ICT tool for information access. Tweeter has an SMS system which allows individual subscribers using feature phones to send short text messages at the local cost of service providers. We propose the Siaya County Community Hall Of Fame where we will use Tweeds4D to identify untold community stories and tales and highlight heroes. This will inspire and elevate role models as well as keep our culture alive. This info/content will be on a website.