Voices of Change Programme: Strengthening Capacities for the lives of children in Marcona
About Your Organization
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Is your organization a
Non‐profit / NGO / Citizen sector organization
Your role in Education
Administrator, Resource Officer, Other.
The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with
How long has your organization been operating?
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)
How long has your solution been in operation?
Operating for 1‐5 years
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
We aim to increase the communication skills of the school population in the district of Marcona, 8 hours from Lima, focusing our scope in two primary schools with poor students of the upper grades of basic level.
At Marcona, children need to express themselves, seeking a more inclusive world, of listening and respect since in the context of family violence and parental absenteeism within the home are the norm, with the economic turnaround of the district mainly mining, fishing and removal of algae, involving children in these actions.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Create spaces within the classroom to further their skills of expression and socialization through the use of audiovisual media (radio and television), generating skills to embrace new knowledge and opportunities.
These actions are inserted at the annual work plan validated by the school in partnership with the Center for Health and Education Coordination Unit of Marcona.
THE aim of creating radio or television equipment includes promotional messages of health and healthy lifestyles as a preventive level, and the conference in concert with the regular schedule of courses, impacting fully in the development of boys and girls
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
In March we had the campaign on the fight against tuberculosis, children in classrooms devised with the help of their teachers, prior awareness by the health post on the subject, scripts and messages for a radio spot to be released. Two children were chosen to deliver the message inviting the parade where health personnel, teachers and students marched through the main streets of Marcona, carrying banners and messages related. It integrated the knowledge of health, nutrition and counseling, taking the children to a clearer idea of recognizing symptoms and preventing this disease, when evaluating we had great learning results.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
There is no private organization that works programs of this type, area businesses support schools with infrastructure and equipment but do not fund capacity building programs in school.
Our peers are the State agencies and educational institutions themselves, the health center and the support of a private company for the emission of radio spots.
Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
Voices of Change Programme: Strengthening Capacities for the lives of children of Marcona.
Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
We promote creativity and the use of audiovisual technology in the classroom to take a message full of life.
This Entry is about (Issues)
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We have released a first radio spot.
We developed a partnership with the private sector, the health center and educational institutions.
It has validated the work plan for 2012, coordinating the work with preventive monthly holiday.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Cover the primary and secondary level in all seven public educational institutions of Marcona.
Bringing Business to provide audiovisual training certification for both children as well as for teachers.
Develop a radio and / or television program with the children and youth disseminated to local / regional level to encourage active participation and involvement of the student from their school, making their voices heard and create the change they long to see.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Funding: Currently there is support from one company to issue a radio spot on a monthly basis for a period of one year, we want greater involvement from other companies in place and applications for funds and discussions with the Municipality.
The involvement of a committed team: We are developing a volunteer program with young people to be trained in communication strategies and more teachers. We are making progress.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Goal generation of radio and television products
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Arrange meetings with the entities involved in the design, implementation and dissemination of each radio spot
Validate messages and reinforce the taught curriculum activities with pictures, posters, banners and other
Develop the plan to generate audiovisual in the classroom, computing schools.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Hands supporting voices for change program
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Design and implement the training module to support voluntary youth health center and municipality.
Make a fair annual audiovisual products made by children.
Insert the ICT training program for teachers of the schools allied to the project
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
Yta Roncal and Gabriela Chumpitaz devised the project Pinoteca, a space of socialization through leisure methodologies in Cerro del Pino, in Lima. In 2008, while still in college they involved volunteers to develop workshops framing messages of values and respect for children rights. In 2010 Afi forms in Peru, an association which bears the emblem Pinoteca project. It is in this year I am part of this development model that promotes education where the child himself is the protagonist and manager of change in their community by immersing in a curricular scheme but in an innovative way where each child creates, interacts, and expresses and questions to come up with solutions from his context and to keep improving as a person. Also impacting on everyone who is part of this team from their work situation as in my case, from Marcona.
Tell us about your partnerships
Marcona local partnerships involve:
Bar Paseta Health Center and Health Post Tupac Amaru.
France Educational Institution Elena Ramos and Francisco Bolognesi.
Local Education Coordination Unit - Marcona Cocoe
Marcona District Municipality - Environmental Management.
Private Enterprise Windfarm Marcona S.r.l.
Riparian local radio and Stereo 2000, with special rates for emissions.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
Health promotors and staff
Directors of Educational Institutions
Community representatives from the Private Companies
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list