I LOVE BEING A GIRL EXPERIENCE PROJECT

I LOVE BEING A GIRL EXPERIENCE PROJECT

Bukedea, UgandaBukedea, Uganda
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

A youth self group founded in 2007 registered with Bukedea Civil Organizations Network that uses modern and innovative approaches to social work for the long term benefit of women, children and youth

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Youth population is increasing explosively particularly in developing countries as a result of rapid urbanization and high fertility rates. This increase is bringing large number of social and economic problem affecting women mostly. For instance the impacts of physical, social and cultural quality of both rural and urban environment on young people are enormous, and affect their health, life-styles, and well-being. Besides this, globalization and technological developments are affecting them both positively and negatively. The rapidly advancing ICTs help in addressing social and economic problems caused by the rapid growth of youth populations in developing countries. ICTs offer opportunities to young people for learning, skill development and knowledge sharing. But there are downsides

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The project aims to support young women and girls’ exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. The idea is all about collecting video interviews of young women who want to share their experiences about being a girl and published on one Public Domain (PDI), this will involve the use of ICT technologies. A set of questions will encourage young women to speak about their sexuality, rights and hopes in an open and positive way, presenting stories on how they overcome obstacles and what they feel needs to change. Testimonies describing experiences of being loved, being encouraged, being informed, inspired, being in peace with one’s body and gender, having space to discuss insecurities and gain support will emphasize the importance of all kinds of empowerment in order to make conscious and informed choices about relationships, sexual behaviour and reproductive choices.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The proposed project primarily aims at supporting young women and girls’ exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. Collecting video interviews of young women who want to share their experiences about being a girl and published on one PDI/e-centre, it involves use of ICT technologies, generating, transforming, disseminating information/knowledge to marginalized communities. Priorities to public domain information (PDI) in critical social areas such as reproductive health, sexual rights where testimonies describing experiences of being loved, being encouraged, being informed, inspired, being in peace with one’s body and gender, having space to discuss insecurities, gain support will emphasize the importance of all kinds of empowerment in order to make conscious and informed choices about relationships, sexual behaviour and reproductive choices published. Basis for the design and implementation of a community-based knowledge exchange and capacity-building program; To design a sustainable e-knowledge model for rural-suburban communities that would enable them to; plan and implement a capacity building program in critical development areas; develop criteria and impact indicators;develop content appropriate to the social and cultural conditions of the communities;facilitate the production, packaging and transformation of content to suit requirements of existing community and ICT delivery channels and; activities are:- Research,Design and Management of PDI,Capability-Building/Training,Content Development i.e. website creation, voicing and video interviews published;Linkages
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

ICT to bridge the socio-cultural,political,technological divides between the urban and rural women and hasten the transformation of communities for Universal access to digitized PDI, the utilization of which could lead to improved quality of life of women, communities. Primary Users are the community development workers who are expected to access PDI-based development messages from the connecting or access points. End-Beneficiaries Another group of users include the regular clientele of targeted groups. End-beneficiaries have direct access to the connection points. Thus, there may be a need to train them in IT literacy as well. Community ignorance, political issue can affect the growth and more probably partners in the field of youth.
Team

Founding Story

In many countries of the world, it had been shown that government and industry have made considerable contribution to their national development goals through judicious application ICT. Great strides in technological innovations have made it possible for rural-urban communities to have access to the digital world at affordable costs. These technologies are also recognized as important tools in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in supporting the goals of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) as expressed in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005). As enunciated by the (WSIS) Declaration of Principles, the building of an inclusive Information Society shall be pursued through partnerships and cooperation among governments and other stakeholders, i.e., the private sector, civil society and international organizations (A-17). This partnership shall be in areas of shared social and economic development objectives where the IT industry can provide innovative solutions
About You
Organization:
Oluwa Youth Activity Group (OYAG)
About You
First Name

Lucas

Last Name

Akol

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Oluwa Youth Activity Group (OYAG)

Organization Country

, XX, Bukedea

Country where this project is creating social impact

, XX, Bukedea

Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Male

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

Oluwa Youth Activity Group have received awards in form of trainings, capacity building and Donations from Kolir Sub County Local Government, Miroi Growers Cooperative Society, and Beesfordevelopment UK.

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Equity.

Social Impact
What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)

Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to health care, Policy change/advocacy.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

The project is not only about the young women in the testimonies. We hope that other girls watching the testimonies will be inspired and feel empowered, that after seeing the videos they will reflect on their own life, who they are, the choices they have made, and the fact that they have certain rights as a girl. We hope to encourage girls all over the world to respond with their own videos and comments 80% of the targeted women will have access to internet, share information, knowledge with free access to the public domain information.
Empowered with full rights to speak about their sexuality, rights and hopes in an open and positive way, presenting stories on how they overcome obstacles and what they feel needs to change.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Collecting testimonies will highlight experiences and thoughts in order for young women to feel good about themselves and their sexuality.
We believe that girls who are informed, life-skilled, aware and empowered will live a fulfilling life.
As a result E-learning system including the requirements for a sustainable e-knowledge system - infrastructure, networks, knowledge exchange and advocacy designed;
The Project shall have documented the system, thereby facilitating the scaling up to other sites/communities.
Key result areas based on indicators such as:- availability of knowledge in localized, simplified and cost-effective form; accessibility to knowledge, e.g. reach, access points, costs, time factor; and impact of knowledge, e.g., empowerment, cooperation and growth based achieved.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Formation of new central government and shifts in regional government
Need to re-establish working relations with partners on central and regional levels
Need to re-establish working relations with local partners
Signing MOUs with partners stipulating responsibilities and ensuring succession of activity
Identifying local NGOs as key partners not dependant on political dynamic
Limited ICT capacity and access to internet in youth centers, schools and universities
Delays in creating functional networks and e-communities
Explore possibilities with Internet providers for sponsorship and/or reduced prices for educational establishments
Less funds raised from donors than anticipated
Insufficient funds to implement all project activities as planned
Donor-funded activities planned.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Research Design and Management of PDI an Open Access e-Knowledge Capability-Building/Training Content Development Linkages, Netw

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Research Information needs analysis Inventory of existing and accessible development messages Training needs analysis Pre- and P

Task 2

Design and Management of PDI an Open Access e-Knowledge Conceptualization, planning and management of the System Utilization of

Task 3

Capability-Building/Training Conduct Training courses for project actors and stakeholders including planners, project managers,

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Girls watching the testimonies will be inspired and feel empowered, after seeing the videos they will reflect on their own life,

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Content Development Information needs assessment Inventory of videos, knowledge banks/data bases on development, Inventory of a

Task 2

Linkages, Networking and Advocacy Establishing an advocacy program for needed legislation and enhancing public visibility Estab

Task 3

Process Documentation, monitoring and evaluation Developing process documentation methodologies and tools Indicators, methodolog

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

In partnership with OYAG, Local Government, stakeholders, community in project activities will be encourage. Other organisation of similar objective shall be identified this would be of more importance for the sustainability of the project.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

I am an IT Specialist by profession human resource/talent will be available and multimedia i.e. voicing, video edition is one of the needs we can offer as OYAG

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