Proposals in Poverty

April 15, 2014

Bangladesh: Social Networking for River Erosion Victims

The general objective of the project is to enable a number of youth (All of them from river erosion victim families) to acquire professional skills on making surveys, documentation, photographs, documentary films and above all using social media to let the world know the current situation of their community. At the end of the project, we aim to enable young people to set up a blog that covers the Southern issue and attempts to introduce the issue over a wider range. In addition, the project aims to establish a supporting network of

April 14, 2014

Uganda: Citizen Journalism Training for Deaf Youth

Sawa World will train 10 youth with hearing impairment in videography and community leadership with our popular training called Citizen Journalism and Community Entrepreneurship. The youth from the largest slums in Kampala, Bwaise, Kamwokya and Rubaga, will learn how to use photography and videography to document successful, locally-created and practical solutions to self-employment and improved livelihoods.

Uganda: Citizen Journalism and Community Entrepreneurship Training for Deaf Youth

Uganda has the highest rate of youth in the world. 77% are between the ages of 15 and 24 years. However, 83% are unemployed due to the lack of vocational skills and youth with disability face the toughest challenges. We will train 10 youth with hearing impairment in videography and community leadership with our popular training called Citizen Journalism and Community Entrepreneurship. They will learn how to use photography and videography to document successful and practical solutions to self-employment and share them with other disabled youth for inspiration and instant replication.

Philippines: Urban Poor Participatory Video Production

The project is a participatory video workshop and production to enable the urban poor to tell their own stories and make their own videos. These communities of the urban poor participating in this project are those victimized by demolition, displacement and disaster in the last three years, making more severe the more permanent conditions of joblessness and hunger they suffer. The project aims to (1) teach the urban poor to tell their own stories and make their own videos and (2) publish and share the video and materials produced and lessons derived.

April 10, 2014

Canada: Planting the Seeds of Community Change

The project will train 10 low income psychiatric survivors to document and share their stories of growing and eating healthy food via urban agriculture work opportunities in local community gardens. The project supports an ongoing community collaboration to create a food security model and economic development tool relevant to the low income community of west end Toronto/ Canada. Project participants will: learn new skills to produce and share online stories (in video form), mentor the video production efforts of others and document the personal discoveries / benefits of their experience.

Nepal: Making the Unheard Voices of Squatters Heard

Squatter problem is serious in Nepal. They don’t have fixed land & reside in Government lands. Thus, they have mental threats about demolition of their houses by governmental and political forces. Proposed project will be executed in squatter area of Mangalpur of Chitwan. Media like photographs, blogging and video will be used to reveal squatters’ status and problems faced by low caste squatter to sustain their culture, will also be exposed. At last, the project aims to focus attention of civil societies, government and universities in addressing problem of squatter society of 30 households.

April 7, 2014

Rwanda: Innovation of the Agricultural Techniques

This project is based in the rural area in Eastern province of Rwanda where people live mainly by agriculture. Since last years the agriculture production is decreasing and so we find some people flying the region to other parts of the country. The peasants need to have enough information to have enough crops and so to improve their living conditions. This project will help them to be able to use their land adequately because they will share all information regarding the agriculture because until now everybody works individually without consulting the experts in that scope.

April 6, 2014

Yemen: Voice of Youth

Because the absence of coordination between Non State actor and local authorities in all governorates, we decided to implement the project of voice of youth and women in order to create a partnership between local community and local council , the partnership will help community to participt in making policies for the local council, to deliver the needs of development to the local council , so this project will help by using ICT to link the communities with local council and the media mean

April 5, 2014

Uganda: Raising Voices for Vunerable and Orphaned People

Given the fact that most people especially in Africa is your note in the leading part of the government, their views are not heard off and they end up suffering i believe through this funding the people of the low status like the orphans, widows, street children, mentally affected, disabled persons, those affected by the war shall be able to raise their in terms of decision making that affects their lives positively in different aspects of life like economic, social, physical among others and this is because we are all equal given that fact circumstances contribute to their neglect.

India: Information Exchange for Farmers on Climate Resilient Agriculture

Nearly 70% of West Bengal’s population are villagers where every third person is poor; 70% of them are depends on Agriculture. Climate change has increased vulnerability of the populations with negative impact on Agriculture Production and yield quality. Disasters, like increase of cyclonic events and storm surges and make the state vulnerable. About 42% of the state area is flood prone and and many parts of State suffer water shortage and drought. The impact is creating food insecurity and hunger. Proposed project will inform and capacitate farmers on climate smart and indigenous farming.