Proposals Youth Advocacy
Kenya: Campus for Transparency
Campus youth are also adversely affected by a lack of transparency but they have few avenues of talking about it, and the project aims to identify champions of transparency:give them a platform to add their voice through citizen journalism/media.“Campus” students will have an opportunity to increase their awareness on corruption risks, corrective actions and milestones/success stories and also influence others by collecting and sharing human interest stories of how corruption has affected the society and above all tell positive stories that will trigger social behaviour change.
Uganda: Advocacy for Social Action Through Photo-Images
The project provides empowerment and practical for social action using technology for: Public Engagement- Training tools in; leadership, Research & Documentary photography so as to create a traveling exhibit for galleries, libraries, and other public spaces within the 5 Divisions of Kampala District to advocate for solutions to challenges facing youth in low-income slum communities in Kampala, and; Youth Empowerment-train participants in; ICT literacy, entrepreneurship skills development and digital image editing, help them use acquired skills competencies for empowerment.
Bangladesh: Citizen Journalism Project for Women
The project I'm proposing is simple. I would like to train up to 20 youth women citizen journalists under the facilitation of journalist, expert on social media. I would like to train them 3 important things (1) blogging, Wikipedia, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter & Youtube (2) how to utilize them in a way that is relevant to their lives (3) how they can train their peers how to use them as well. End of the workshop participants are able to gain knowledge & skills on social media and they will be motivated to work for their community.
‘INGOOMA’ basically means ‘drum’ in the Maragoli accent of western Kenya. In the days past, a large ‘ingooma’ was placed into the Maragoli hills, that was used to communicative important information to the community .It was the focus of the entire community, and they relied on its boom to know how the situation was in the community and what to do in different situations. This project intends to use citizen media as a modern day ingooma, to share and impart important information among young people of the Maragoli community, as a way of empowering and providing exposure to technology.
Rwanda: Les Enfants de Dieu
Les Enfants de Dieu (EDD) is a Kigali based school and home for one hundred former street boys. These boys are caught in the gap between Rwanda’s past and the future as the country shifts from an agrarian economy to becoming an East African IT hub. To include these children in the country’s future, we at EDD want to launch our own computer literacy program. We will use a Rising Voices Microgrant to buy seven Google Chromebooks and a year of internet access. Led by our dedicated staff of teachers, social workers and volunteers, the project’s goal is to teach the boys the basics of IT.
Kenya: Girl Power Clubs Africa Community Connect
Girl Power Clubs Africa (http://girlpowerclubs.blogspot.com) is a women leadership program that trains teenage girls to become agents of positive change through sport, culture, art and dance. New clubs were recently launched in rural Siaya County, which also has amongst the highest rates of poverty, child mortality, early marriage and pregnancies in Kenya. The aim of the project is to give girls a voice, to enable them to begin to pinpoint issues that affect their lives and seek help through providing a communication system between the clubs and the Girl Power headquarters and change agents.
Macedonia: The Educational Platform
We would like to propose the implementation of a learning platform on which people would be able to record themselves teaching certain skills, like foreign languages, computer sciences, drawing, cooking, etc. Those videos would be preserved so that any other visitor coming on our website would have the possibility to review them, and hopefully, to show his/her gratitude by recording a video as well. We also organize seminars, in person, and we would like to make them easily accessible. Entire project would be attached to our website, www.danaucime.mk.
Serbia: Attention Please!?
This project will largely increase the number of youth from 15 to 19 years old actively involved in youth programs through social media campaign. Young people are using social media non-stop. Less than 1% of them is using social media for education & making changes in their communities. They will learn about programs for the youth, opportunities they have and, most important, how to use different social media platforms to reach their goals. Together with them, we will plan one big campaign with the aim to increase the number of youngsters actively involved in the youth programs from 1 to 5%.
India: Regenerating Urban Areas through Youth Participation
Addressing the two issues confronting youth empowerment, i.e. under representation of youth in development affairs and high rate of unemployment; we propose to redefine youth participation in planning the future of Indian cities by creating a grassroots-driven process that inspires youth to undertake social entrepreneurship roles in urban areas such as in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The idea is to create an online social innovation platform that has its roots in networking, sound advocacy and active participation principles. Training and workshops will be deployed to build capacities
Egypt: Educate Young People
Educate youth village targeted There are no services out where the youth of the village called Village Salamouny belonging to the center of Akhmim, Sohag Governorate needs youth of the village to the Center for Computer Education and means of social networking, because the village does not have this service to the difficulty of transportation and suffer most of the girls and young people in the movement of the center in order to Acetkmilo their research scholarships inappropriate, the idea was to provide their requirements in the village to solve the problem they have