Youth

Project Location

Country: 
Uganda
City: 
Kampala

Organization

Organization Name: 
Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
James Ssenabulya
Address: 
P.O. Box, 1051 Nakaseke
Telephone: 
+256 782 699495
E-Mail: 
ssenajimmie@yahoo.com

Website

facebook.com/nakasekeruralyouthsustainablelivelihoodsinitiative

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Project Type

Helping youth step in the job market

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Mobile ICT training is an ICT training initiative that is aimed at equipping the young people with basic ICT knowledge and skills as a means for literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building, preparing them for future employment. The project targets rural underserved young people in rural areas of Nakaseke, in Central Uganda that have been left behind in terms of ICT skilling, thus bridging the digital informational gap between their counterparts in the urban centres.

 

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Uganda developed its initial ICT national policy in 2003 in which the framework document recognized that the country needed to embrace the goal of lifelong education for all. The policy also addresses literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building with strategies that include integrating ICT into mainstream educational curricula as well as other literacy programmes to provide for equitable access for all students regardless of level. Efforts have been made to introduce ICT both in primary and secondary schools of Uganda so as to equip learners with the necessary skills and tools that would prepare them for the job market.

Although the country’s national ICT policy lays emphasis on providing infrastructure to schools, this has not yet been realized mainly in rural schools as the adoption level is still low.

There have been hindrances ranging from low income to support the programme, limited power supply to rural schools, shortage of ICT teachers and many others. Irrespective of these challenges, the government has moved on to make ICT education as one of the compulsory subsidiary subjects at secondary levels of education. It is a very big challenge to many rural students and schools as they can’t afford to own computers as their counterparts in urban schools which has created a digital divide among the rural and urban students.

It is behind this background that the Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative was established. The project is conducting an ICT training programme to rural schools and communities to help them acquire skills as a means for literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building in rural areas.

The Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative, a rural youth project that also runs other community development programmes on agriculture and health, started with 3 laptop computers that we used to carry out training. As of now, the project has grown and boasts of 15 mobile computers that can at least accommodate the average class population of 60 students at a ratio of about 4:1. Our project has a committed, competent and experienced training team of trainers with a very rich expertise in conducting and managing ICT training classes. Each day of the week, the team moves to the different schools and communities as per the training schedules. The training involves both theory and practical tailor made lessons.

How long has your project been running?

2015-07-01 00:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Specific obectives for starting this project are;

  1. To prepare the young population for future employment opportunities
  2. Equiping the young people with ICT skills that would help them to compete with the ever changing world of technology
  3. Bridging the digital gap between the rural and urban youth in terms of access and usability of ICT tools.

The instruments used in achieving these objectives are;

  1. Computers
  2. Still and Motion digital Cameras
  3. Mobile phones
  4. Sound recorders

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We have achieved a number of successes; 1. Since its establishment two years back, the programme has benefited over nine hundred (900) students and out of school youths from the community, among which many have been employed and others have started their own business centres. 2. We have continued to register an overwhelming number of students offering the subject however much it’s a new subject on the national curriculum, to especially rural learners. 3. We have also helped to improve on the way teachers deliver their lessons. We have organized special trainings for them to equip them with skills on how to effectively use ICT tools to simplify their teaching methods. 4. At instructional level, we have been able to help students understand how to use computers to improve their learning using e-resources like Encarta and the Encyclopedia that have added to their general better performance. We have done various assessments and we are keenly monitoring our learners to see their continuity with ICT. We have also been able to find job placement for a number of our youth trainees from our community as our main goal for empowering rural young people for future employment.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

We usually interact with over 200 young people on a monthly basis.

These we meet them during our school training programmes around the community schools and at our local training hub. We also reach others online through our online platform and by short messages (sms) direct to their mobile phones.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Sale of products or services
Specify: 
Community Based Organisation (CBO)
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2020-06-01 00:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Other practitioners can pick some good lessons from our project;

  1. That we can use the available resources to support our local communities not waiting for donations and grants only.
  2. That ICT skilling can help the young people cope up with this ever changing world of technology.
  3. That as individuals, we can help do something towards community development without waiting for our governments.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
1. First, rural communities had a bad attitude towards technology which required a lot of sensitization for mindset change of our communities. 2. Startup equipment and facilities like hardware. Such equipment is still very expensive in Uganda and this required much investment with no external support. 3. Frequent hardware and software breakdowns that require replacements and routine maintenance. 4. Unstable or completely no power supply to rural communities has greatly affected our lessons at some point, as computer power runs out and the alternative is costly to maintain. 5. Poor transport infrastructure has also greatly affected our programme and this has caused hardware breakdowns. 6. There is limited access and connectivity to the internet. Many times, we have failed to conduct internet-related lessons such as web design, email and internet searching, due to poor connectivity. Among the many challenges we have, we are trying to make strides to solve some of them. 1. We are seriously trying to partner with government to increase on the hardware equipment we have for better access. 2. We have trained a well qualified technical team to help us with hardware and software breakdowns. 3. We have started engaging our local government to support our cause to improve transport and electricity infrastructure in the rural areas we operate in. 4. We are already hopeful about the government's effort to move the internet backbone around most rural areas which will improve the connectivity.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
1. Considering the ever increasing demand for ICT training services, we are aiming at increasing our reach to further rural young people so as to give them equal opportunities to access and get skilled. 2. We are also looking forward to adding more and better training equipment to accommodate the ever increasing demand for the service. (like projectors, computers and other digital gadgets) 3. We are planning to start up ICT training camps during school breaks (holidays) to equip more youths who may not be beneficiaries of our routine schools outreaches with skills. 4. We have plans of establishing a fully-fledged vocational training centre that will offer mainly ICT training and other developmental courses and programmes in order to equip the young generation with skills that would contribute to sustainable livelihoods. 5. We are eagerly looking forward to partner with global players of ICT to increase and improve our skilling program. 6. We also hope to spread the idea to other rural communities to give chance to many more young people around the country.

Project Location

Country: 
Switzerland
City: 
Zurich

Organization

Organization Name: 
Global Changemakers
Organization Type: 
Association

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Gabriela Jaeger
Address: 
Dufourstrasse 61, 8008, Zurich
Telephone: 
+41
E-Mail: 
gabriela@global-changemakers.net

Website

http://www.global-changemakers.net/action-tools/

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Project Type

inn

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Online education tools to build skills of young people in project management, social media and fundraising in order to implement their own innovative initiatives.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

The Global Changemakers model is unique in it's kind as it provides a round approach that goes from identifying promising talent, enhancing their capacity through training, tools and connections to supporting their initiatives. Changemakers are running successful, ground breaking initiatives. Since 2007 Global Changemakers has been working with the most talented youth Globally and we have developed online educational materials that allow young people to learn the necessary skills to design and implement their own world-changing ideas. Since April 2014 Global Changemakers has worked on translating this tools to be able to reach out to more youth. We have just finished the Italian version of this proven and unique tools.

How long has your project been running?

2014-03-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Through the use of our tools we want to allow young people to design and implement innovative ideas that have a positive impact in their communities and the world at large. The tools are interactive and open source downloads that guide young people step by step in defining, designing, implementing and promoting these type of projects. They have educational videos and real examples of our Global Changemakers who have run successful and innovative world-changing projects.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
- We have Changemakers in 128 countries. - We have conducted over 50 Changemakers events - Our extended network reaches out to over 100 thousand followers - Our tools have been used by international organizations such as Peace Corps and World Vision. - Our tools are available in 7 languages.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

- 200,000 people were directly involved in Changemakers' activities
- 4 million people were beneficiaries of Changemakers projects
- the global interaction is mostly online (through Facebook, Twitter and our Website), however the projects lead by the changemakers are on the ground and mostly grass- root face to face activities.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2015-07-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
Our Changemakers conduct cascade trainings based in our model and toolkits in their own communities. We have changemakers in 128 countries.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Engaging young people in project work is not a new phenomenon. Traditionally, however, a youth project has been one that is conceived (and typically implemented) by adults on behalf of young beneficiaries. The Global Changemakers approach enabling young people to develop their own strategies for issues that they care about has proven to be highly effective.
Once selected and trained, the Global Changemakers are allowed to apply for funds to start up their own initiatives. So far we have supported 280 projects world-wide. Most of the members of our network, have however initiated projects of their own, finding funding from different sources, but supported and mentored by the Global Changemakers network and partners.
After the event has taken place, we will open a call for applications for projects from participants to propose initiatives to bring about positive changes in their communities. The projects will be conducted by the Changemakers but mentoring and follow up from the core team and partners will be provided.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Project Location

Country: 
Kenya
City: 
Nairobi/Kenya

Organization

Organization Name: 
International Transformation Foundation(ITF)
Organization Type: 
Association

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Kubwimana Venuste
Address: 
P.O Box: 68141-00200 Nairobi
Telephone: 
+254770306839
Fax: 
+254207253901
E-Mail: 
venuste@itfsecretariat.org

Website

http://www.itfsecretariat.org

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Project Type

Education from 19 to 29 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

The 1 Slum 100 Computers project provide free computer training and entrepreneurship mentoring to disadvantaged youths in Eastern Nairobi slums and informal settlements. At completion of the training and mentorship, loans them computers and other technological devices to help them set up a computer based business such as cybercafé, respectively to the business plan designed during the training/mentorship.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Within a session of 6 months, 30 youths in 3 groups with 10 members per group receive free Computer training in applications related to cybercafé business services:
1. Introduction to computer: Ms. Office and Typing
2. Graphic design
3. Internet /web services.
Simultaneously, these youths will receive an entrepreneurship mentorship - Each group is requested to identify a local mentor and the Project assigns another mentor to each Group (a mentor: An experienced business person with 15+ years of diverse general business experience). These mentors help the group members to complete 9 modules course intended to help them create a business plan for the group and to document this plan with an elevator pitch, a business plan summary, and an Investment Profile. 9 modules course:
1. Mission, opportunity and strategy
2. External Environment
3. Target Market statement
4. Operations and value chain
5. Organization/Human Resource
6. Business Model
7. Metrics
8. Operating Plan
9. Financing .
At completion of this training & mentorship, each group (Leader) present their Business Plan Summary to Project and partners Leadership, mentors, and invited audience in a Public graduation conference. Each group then receive a loan package of basic equipments worth not exceeding 3200 $, respectively to their business plan. For self-sustainability, the program requires loan repayment with interests of 12-15% if paid within 6 months and 12 months respectively.

Note: the 1 slum 100 computers project was developed and is operated by International Transformation Foundation (ITF) a youth led nonprofit organization on principles of stimulus and inspiration of change and transformation of youth for individual achievement. Providing youth self development programs encompassing leadership and entrepreneurship. ITF Secretariat is based in Nairobi-Kenya under the leadership of Secretary General-Mr. Venuste Kubwimana.

How long has your project been running?

2012-12-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

The 1 slum 100 computers project provide local youth who are generally poor combined with
Opportunities to make self earned income, the project’s idea is to challenge the participants to design and run computer based services resolving the community’s challenges whereby they could earn revenues from providing services to the residents and from other services already offered in the community but lacking computer/technological aspects.
Each 1 slum 100 computers project activity is measured against own pre-designed metric:
- Computer training: each course has deadline and participant pass a test
- Entrepreneurship mentorship: each course has time limit and worksheet that each participating group must be able to complete it.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
By today 9 youth groups meaning 90 individual youth members have graduated from 1 slum100 computers thus 9 computer based businesses are up and running ranging from cybercafé, web designs, graphic designs etc.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

The 1 slum 100 Computers program operate in sessions with one session comprising 3 youth groups with 10 members each and each session last for 6 months.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Fee
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2014-06-29 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2015-11-29 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

It is possible for youth who could not afford basic education to successfully run their own businesses provided they have a tailored training.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Initially we have challenges securing funding and desired mentors (a mentor: An experienced business person with 15+ years of diverse general business experience). These mentors help the participantsto complete 9 modules course intended to help them create a business plan for the group and to document this plan with an elevator pitch, a business plan summary, and an Investment Profile. We had few local companies who had sponsored /were sponsoring our (other) programs. We decided to ask these companies for mentors as sponsorship surprisingly many companies were interested in providing their CEO, HR and business development officers and some money from their social responsibility fund!
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
The 1 slum 100 Computers project is self sustainable by third year in operation. Our ambition is to replicate it in other locations of Kenya with slums and then in other east Africa’s countries by 2020. But this can be quick if we are able to secure at least 100000 USD we will be able to replicate the program in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Project Location

Country: 
Colombia
City: 
Bogotá

Organization

Organization Name: 
Juanete Comunicaciones S.A.S
Organization Type: 
Cultural Institution (foundations, museums, galleries, etc…)

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Juan Fernando López
Address: 
Cra 13 # 82 - 29 apto 401
Telephone: 
(57) 3102963081
E-Mail: 
jl@juanetecomunicaciones.com

Website

www.vocescomunes.com https://vimeo.com/user25657508

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Project Type

Education from 19 to 29 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Voces Comunes (Common Voices) is a communicational training project for the youth of indigenous and afro descendant communities in Colombia. In which through: A) An 8 days workshop, B) A continuos technical and theoretical accompaniment and C) A second workshop (a 4 days re enforcement workshop), the communities create their own communication collective and learn to produce their own content and media. Our goal is that giving them this knowledge and the necesary equipment, the youth represents communities interest and express themselves freely, and use communication and ICT as a tool for change, social inclusion, fostering self-recognition and community empowerment. Voces Comunes is also a place on the Internet where the ethnical minorities, that are often invisible to its governments and predominant cultures, can communicate, connect, interact, gather and share all the content produced by them as a result from the project, making a noticeable impact.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Voces Comunes is a communication project developed for the youth of indigenous and afro-descendent communities in Colombia. Through practical workshops in their territories and continous accompaniment, they learn how to operate the computer, audio and video equipment that the project provides them, the communities will acknowledge and strengthen their communication skills with the use of the ICTs. All this through: A) An 8 days workshop, B) A continuos technical and theoretical accompaniment, C) A second workshop (a 4 days re enforcement workshop), D) the communities create their own communication collective and learn to produce their own content and media, allowing them to share their visions, cultures and processes in a better way, a way of their own.

Communication is a powerful tool that contributes to social inclusion, fostering self-recognition and community empowerment. It provides communities with the possibility to design and disseminate messages not just about their cosmovision but also using their own language and symbols. If such messages emerge from each community, they will respond to their particular context and, therefore, they will contribute to actual empowerment and self-advocacy. If youth of ethnical communities have access to the new technologies they will be able to produce accurate information about themselves. Moreover, they will have the power to make visible their experiences, needs and strategies to cope with conflicts. Through this, they can make their voices heard and find echo in other communities. Voces Comunes, being a network in itself, understands networking as a suitable and desirable outcome towards the strengthening of local and global relationships.

Due to our focus on the youth of ethnical minorities, Voces Comunes support community objectives related with their youth as: A) The participants of the project in each community strengthens their role and commitment within, they become the voices of their communities. B) The partincipants find the importance of communication as a motor for expressing their realities and as a tool for preserving their culture and surviving the challenges they face. C) In zones of violence, armed conflict and paramilitarism, the young participants of Voces Comunes have a new and different life option. D) Using the knowledge in communication acquired in the workshops, they can have an additional source of economical income. E) The young participants assume a new roll within their communities: they become the teachers in the communication for the generations that follows.

Voces Comunes has a website in which disseminates the contents produce by the communities and encourage the visibility, social inclusion, free expressions and interactions of each one. It allows communities participating in the project to share their content and find out what others have produced. In this website they will make evident problems they have in common, at the same time that they will identify successful conflict resolution strategies to reproduce. Our goal through this website is to consolidate a network in which the communities that are part of the project can post and share their own content and see the productions that others communities made. A place where they can comment, learn from each other experiences and share them with the world. With Voces Comunes, the indigenous and afro-descendent communities of the region will take advantage of Internet to be visible, heard, known and included.

The final version of our website (www.vocescomunes.com) will be online in two weeks, meanwhile please watch our videos: https://vimeo.com/user25657508 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_Xy3WCI0mWBJlntbgaa3g/videos

How long has your project been running?

2013-01-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

- Establish communications collectives formed by young members of each community. We've achieved this by conforming the ideal group of young people as one of the first activities in the workshop.
- Sustain a project in which indigenous and afro-descent communities use communication as a tool for change, social inclusion and community empowerment. We've achieved this with the workshops, its practical exercises and motivational talks on the power of communication, as well as following every step of their learning process.
- Familiarize participants with the possibilities offered by the ICTs so they can produce and disseminate their own communicational products. We've achieved this with the workshops and by resolving every doubt they have.
- Establish the Voces Comunes network, a site in which many ethnical communities can connect, be seen, heard and included. A network that will help them strengthen their survival processes and life projects, and allow them to know the ones that others face. We achieve this by a continuos update of the Voces Comunes site and the interaction of its social networks.
- Disseminate the media content produce by each community in different platforms. We've achieved this A) through screenings in each community to show the productions the collectives made throughout the workshop, B) through Voces Comunes’ site and social media, and C) through applications to film festivals.
- Provide each community with basic equipment so they have the tools to produce their media content. The 4 communities attended so far have received a basic communicational kit.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
- Voces Comunes started operations more than a year ago. During this time we have formed our professional staff and consolidated our field research that allowed us to start working with 3 indigenous communities (from the Nasa´s and Arhuaco´s people) and 1 afro-descent community (La Boquilla) in Colombia. - We have designed and developed a 8-day workshop for each one of them, in which a group of young people that represents the community create their own communication collective and learns to produce media content and express themselves trough video, photos and audios. So far, we have 8 productions made by the communities after we developed the workshops. In this productions they've used the knowledge and equipments acquired, and most of all, they've used their own culture as inspiration. All their media products will be posted in Voces Comunes’ website (which is in the last phase of construction). - We have also made the research and approach in order to attend and work whit the next (8) indigenous and afro descendant communities in Colombia. - Other results achieved by the project: Number of participants of the workshops developed so far: 60 people Number of etnical communities attended: 4 Number of communication collectives created: 4 Number of video produced by the project: 36 Number of excersices of video produce by each community during the workshops: 6 Number of video productions made by the communities after the workshops: 8 Number of communicational kits given: 4
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

Voces Comunes' site is still under construction, therefore the last couple of months we’ve focused on the interaction trough social media (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram) and, our face-to-face workshops. Our Facebook page has been the most popular form of interaction, mainly because everyone can see any type of content (video, photos or information) in one place.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

- Communication and free expression should be more democratic because everyone can tell stories and everyone has stories to tell.
- Ethnical communities want and are ready to tell their own stories. They don’t allways need others to talk about their realities.
- Even tough Internet offers many different content, the digital users are interested in what the ethnical communities have to say and in seeing them in equal conditions (they can also be media producers).
-Communication is not only useful to inform, but to generate social changes.
- The indigenous and afro-descendant communities of Latin America are facing similar realities and challenges in order to survive. This is why they want to learn from the survival processes that other communities face.
- Like us, the ethnical minorities also have a voice and want to use it. As it has been said to us, they are planning to be the “best ancestors of history”, therefore they want to leave their legacy and show their culture, cosmovision and social problems through the use of ICTs.
- Even though the young representatives of the communities have not grown up using the ICTs, they know the importance they have and are eager to learn how to use them. Its commitment in this matter can be seen in the videos they’ve produce by themselves since we developed the workshops.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Future plan: Found raising, grand searching for next 3 years of the project sustain. Future plan: Re enforcement workshops (4) for the communities that Voces Comunes work with in 2013-2014. Future plan: Inicial workshop for new communities (Attending 4 new communities per year). Future wish: Voces Comunes for children: design the strategy to start early the recognition of ITCs and properties of communications: Photography, video, audio basic knowledge for children, prepare them to be around the community communicational project. Future wish: After attending the first 8 communities develop Voces Comunes Festival: To gather the young participants from each community, discuss each process and show all the productions and share experiences. Future wish: Voces Comunes Latin America: Expand the project and help other countries in Latin America to replicate it. Future wish: Global Voces Comunes: Expand the project and help other countries to replicate it.

Project Location

Country: 
Spain
City: 
Salou Tarragona Catalonia

Organization

Organization Name: 
School Elisabeth
Organization Type: 
School
Specify: 
The founding school Elisabeth founds the prize money and the cost of certificates along with the longest mailings of first school visit after that each school that has an exhibition pays to mail the tubes on to the next nearest school

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Nicholas Dean
Address: 
Escola Elisabeth C.Miguel Marti I pol 1, 43840 Salou Tarragona Spain
Telephone: 
696041117
E-Mail: 
europeanyouthmurals@hotmail.com

Website

http://europeanyouthmurals.wordpress.com/about/

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Project Type

Education up to 10 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Promotion of Peace within understanding of other cultures and traditions portrayed with the aid of Art-
Helping children gain an education in Africa with the exhibition of art works.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Teachers from around Europe are invited on a yearly base to participate in this project. The project encourages students to learn the English language and helps portray the importance of a universal language.
The project can act as a bridge from grammar into the spoken word
Bringing schools and the subjects together is paramount to progress in helping maintain peace for future generation in a vastly changing world. One of the main objectives within the murals project is to promote peace within understanding.
By understanding other cultures we also understand ourselves better.
In this life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends.
As the world is becoming more and more global and we coexist on a more global level we can’t just think there’s only one right way of living or that any one is valid. The need for coexistence makes the coexistence of cultures and beliefs necessary. In order to not make such mistakes, the best thing we can do is get to know other cultures, while also getting to know our own.
This is exactly what the murals project sets out to archive
The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
This project helps students to develop different skills : improve the teaching and learning of the English language; increase the use of ICT; improve the relationships and the knowledge among schools and cultural backgrounds in Europe; develop the main competencies though different activities: Treatment of information and Digital competence, Linguistic Communicative competence, Knowledge and interaction, citizenship, Cultural and Artistic competencies, Autonomy and personal initiative competence.
Students can show and increase their creativity while they create the murals, write short texts or produce different works (PowerPoint /prezi presentations, short videos and blog entries). Most of the works are produced in English and Visual Education Lessons, but they include contents of other subjects such as sciences, geography, history, music and citizenship in cooperation with the school library teams.
The idea of creating murals and short texts to accompany the murals as explanations is deeply based on cooperative work. The founding school Elizabeth gave the partners all the necessary instructions and guidelines to participate in the project, so that the participant teachers and students could work together and at their own rhythms/ pace, in order to develop the items and main subjects chosen .Students worked in groups to create the murals. Throughout the project ideas and suggestions are exchanged between the participant teachers on the net (the project continues to grow in numbers and ideas every year.)
Each participant school was free to use the software/ ICT tools teachers and students considered most suitable to achieve the aims of the project, in order to enhance the production of the murals and as a way to show their art works, on the website. On the twin space students can also learn about other web 2.0 tools that their partners have selected to show their murals (for instance photo puzzle, photo decorator, photo Peach. Voki, glogster, BlogSpot, Word Press, among others). Lousã team worked on prezi, PowerPoint, Photo peach, Movie maker, Microsoft auto collage etc. Creativity can be shown and developed while students produce the murals, write messages and short articles and create presentations for the twin space and blog.
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How long has your project been running?

2008-12-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

The fact that conflict has always existed among mankind and on a partial bases of misunderstanding and negative attitudes, with modern technologies we can make far greater steps than ever before in resolving this problem. The color of a mans skin being of no more significance than the color of his eyes can be underlined with the realization of similarities of culture, traditions and beliefs.
Never before has the youth of today had as much hope, for they are the adults of tomorrow.Technolagey is the stepping stone to peace.
An access window in to other human beings lives is open to many more than ever before. This murals project is another important method to help break the chains of negative thinking.
Children are the future and its up to the current generation to lead the way with dignity, compassion, respect and understanding so that they will one day lead the way with empathy, clarity and pride
With installation and encouragement of Pride by,satisfaction taken,in,something,done,by,,belonging to,a project shared around European schools. Respect with a feeling of deep admiration for them self and others by showing and sharing their abilities, qualities, and achievements:. Empathy is installed by understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to other cultures and traditions
Hope is installed by the feelings of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen believing that something good may happen from under standing each other a little better.
A state of mutual trust and support between allied nations brings friendship.
The power of abstract thought brings about understanding

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Children,and teachers,have been able to express their feelings emotions and beliefs with the aid of their art work.Joined together with the hands of friendship. Breaking down the boundaries of misuderstandings.Teachers have been given an extra tool to help improve the teaching of the English language Other subjects connected to the project such as Art crafts,,geography music,history,cultural issues have also been activated.The bridge that helps children understand why they are learning new languages has been built. The bridge has helped connect children from around Europe and help cross over from grammar into the spoken word.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

This year over twenty three schools from twelve different countries have produced over forty murals.
The project is updated every four weeks teachers communicate with the aid of the twin space,exchanging videos of progress and explanations of their schools and the area in which they live. Photos of progress are also logged by many teachers..Ideas are exchanged and students are able to contact each other with mails.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 3 to 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Other
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2008-12-30 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Hard work can help us all and if we work together we can over come,by join together with a message of peace within understanding.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The main problem has been gaining the interest of other teacher within the school at which I work.Because extra work is not all ways welcomed it has been a little difficult at times. I have taught others by example,that this project can work,is working and will continue to work towards helping the next generation. We are responsible for the children of to day for they will lead they way tomorrow.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
The European youth murals project has taken on a new direction which I feel to be a very positive step.The new stage helps students gain values.The murals art work exhibitions has enabled the project to begin gaining sponsours.This has lead to helping feed a village and whats more has so far enabled three children to gain an education in the surrounding village.The movement is gaining interest and I hope will lead to materials and a new school extension being built.The info can be seen on the web of the murals project and within the link to the other connecting blog,web. https://childrenhelpingchildrenwithart.wordpress.com/escola-elisabeths-donation-of-food/ https://childrenhelpingchildrenwithart.wordpress.com/an-education-provided-for-a-child-in-needthe-first-of-many/

Project Location

Country: 
South Africa
City: 
South Africa (Pietermaritzburg / KwaZulu Natal)

Organization

Organization Name: 
Outreach Social Care Project
Organization Type: 
Association

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Patrick Newton Bondo
Address: 
PO Box 12005, Dorpspruit, Pietermaritzburg 3206, South Africa
Telephone: 
+27 (0) 33 346 1609
Fax: 
+27 (0) 86 297 5905
E-Mail: 
oscarprojectsa@gmail.com

Website

http://www.facebook.com/outreachsocialcareproject

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Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
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Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

It gives youth the tools to access a range of socio-economic and political rights.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

The idea was born we have realised that ICT plays an important role in youth, especially girls and young women in facilitating community engagement with civil society; technology inspires to maximize the full potential and positive establishment connections with the communities.
“Technology has become the driving force of change in the modern world. It has altered our economic structures and ways we communicate”. – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Access to knowledge has become an effective force for transforming social, economic and political life globally. Thousands of girls leave schools with the hope of developing a career and sustainable life that often turns into a daydream.
ICT literacy plays a vital role in the growth and development of any nation, and research has shown that the higher the rate of ICT literacy, the better the potential to succeed. A high level of ICT literacy can reduce poverty and crime, contribute to economic growth, and improve the quality of life because people, when they can read information regarding HIV/Aids and other social issues, are able to make informed choices and feel more confident about them-selves.
With an HIV prevalence rate of 16.6 per cent amongst South Africans aged between 15 – 49 years, South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world.
It is estimated that 316 900 adult South Africans and 63 600 South African children were newly infected with HIV during 2011. This equates to an incidence of 1042 new HIV infections per day.
National mortality has strikingly increased by more than 86 per cent between 1997 and 2011 and HIV has been a significant contributor.
By 2011, the country had an estimated 2.01 million orphaned children as a result of AIDS. The integration of HIV/AIDS awareness into ICT literacy skills training is an innovative method that attracts girls and women, it’s motivates them to continue participating in the project now and beyond.

How long has your project been running?

2013-11-29 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Addressing ICT’s and delivering quality computer training and the use of mobile phone for youth, especially girls and young women in townships and rural communities of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa is perhaps the greatest challenge facing South Africa. Accessing to global information through ICT, has empowered the disadvantaged communities to make informed choices and decisions regarding their socio-economic development and be effective in the society.
In the rural context, ICT and related e-applications has enhanced opportunities to generate income and combat poverty, hunger, ill-health and illiteracy, and are keys to improving governance and rural services. As we bridge the digital divide, we narrow the chasm that separates those with and without access to information and knowledge, thereby broadening opportunities for better life. Greater access means earlier achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It means less poverty and hunger, and more environmental sustainability. And it has translated into greater equality and empowerment for youth, especially girls and women.
Information Communication and Technology- ICT has provided sustainable solutions. Today’s ICT cuts across all fields of life and governance. The ICT industry offers exciting job opportunities to people with computer skills.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
This Project has produced changes in attitudes and increased knowledge and skills which equipped and motivated the community and individuals to continue providing services to youth, especially girls and young women after the project has end. To scale up and strengthen the activities, more involvement of the beneficiaries and their communities from planning to completion ensuring that they take active role and ownership in the project so that sustainability can be ensured. The Project has used ICT literacy to bring about meaningful changes in girls and young women’s daily life. We desired to see the girls and young women at the centre of the project for sustainability and accountability. The Project has involved all the stakeholders including the communities and the beneficiaries which are keys to project success and project sustainability to take the ownership of the project. To be empowered to take control of their lives, and the successful project being replicate elsewhere. The monitoring tools has been put in place such as reporting, monthly meetings, project visits and advisory meetings has been held regularly and information has been channelized to the review the progress of the project with all stakeholders including the primary beneficiaries. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and facilitators compiled weekly reports including a detailed description of training attendance, full participation in the project, home visits, family situations; challenges faced and required follow-up steps. Counselling sessions were recorded in individual’s file, together with home visit reports. see more in the attached form...
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

The project has directly interacted with 1000 youth monthly with the support of 10 facilitators, monitoring and evaluation officer and intents to interact with the larger community through mass social media, in future upon acquiring funds to sustain the activity.
We value the power of communities. We know that by working together and building capacity, we can achieve the greatest goals and ultimately make contributions that benefit people at the very bottom of the economic pyramid.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Sponsorships
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2014-04-29 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2016-12-30 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

ICT Education for youth, especially girls is the most successful tool to bring the positive change in the lives of poor and marginalized young people. We are providing access education with minimal operational overhead. Transparency must be maintained and considered biggest tool to achieve the objectives particularly in the developing countries as where we are currently serving. As project, we always and available to support those who wants to replicate the modality of our work.
The integration of HIV/AIDS awareness into ICT literacy skills training is an innovative method that attracts girls and women, it’s motivates them to continue participating in the project now and beyond.
To conduct small oral test at the beginning of the implementation of the project, monthly assessments to be conducted and at end of the project to evaluate the overall of the achievement of the project. This information is the key to the organisation to measure the impact, the success and the achievement of the project and how you can improve in the future and how the project can be replicate in the other communities.
This information will give the beneficiaries an idea if they did achieve their goals and able to go to the next level in their life.
To be committed and empowered disadvantaged and underprivileged girls and young women who may have thought they would never be able to do that as we are living in a World of 4 R's: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and computeR literacy

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
In the initial time the communities were not collaborating towards the project and they have negative perception towards ICT education, especially men. More awareness was conducted to make them aware of the important of the ICT and role it plays into our lives. Although valuable lessons may be learned from best practices, there is no one formula for determining the best level of ICT integration in the educational system. Significant challenges that policymakers and planners, educators, education administrators, and other stakeholders need to consider include educational policy and planning, infrastructure, language and content, capacity building, and financing. “The program starts with identifying issues that are close to the youth and their communities and then demonstrates how technology can be used to make their voices heard on these issues.” “It is important to let people experience the technology in a non-threatening, fun way.” “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others”
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
see the attached form
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