"ART"iculate: Social Change

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"ART"iculate: Social Change

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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.

The project aims to empower young people to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential and to take social action in their communities through articulating their messages by Digital Media and creation of the arts. Global Developmental Corps (GDC) will deliver an innovative program for the youth to engage in hands-on on media production by producing Arts – photography, creative design, videography and poetry using Adobe Computer Software that the organization has secured and to tell their stories and share their perspectives on the social issues that affect them.
Global Developmental Corps will achieve the following deliverables:
 Train a minimum of 60 young people from the Free State province between the ages of 13 – 35 years to create media projects with a purpose.
 To submit a minimum of ten completed, high quality media project that will be exhibited in their communities.
 To facilitate at least one (1) exhibition between year 2012 and year 2013 in local areas displaying the talent and to contribute to social change though social media platform.
Global Developmental Corps will have access to the following resources to support the program:
 TRAINING: Offer training to young educators to develop critical thinking and to utilise digital media in the form of the arts to express their views.
 SOFTWARE: Using powerful multimedia software (Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements) to create graphic designs, photographic materials and videos.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Free State, like many provinces in South Africa due to the historic background of the country, still faces a challenge of brain drain and the lack of access to the digital media, creation of sustainability, skills development through the arts and a great lack of recreational facilities and non-involvement in activities that further contributes to youth inactivity. Therefore Global Developmental Corps aims to empower young people in under-served communities to communicate their ideas, exhibit potential and to inspire them to take action in the communities ultimately developing themselves and their communities. Currently there are not existing intervention offering this kind of service except through formal training that most do not have access to and this significantly contributes to the overall brain drain and lack of creative and innovative skills.

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

The project aims to empower young people from disadvantaged communities to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential and to take social action in their communities through articulating their messages by Digital Media and creation of the arts. Global Developmental Corps (GDC) will deliver an innovative program for the youth to engage in hands-on on media production by producing Arts – photography, creative design, videography and poetry using Adobe Computer Software that the organization has secured and to tell their stories and share their perspectives on the social issues that affect them.
Impact: How does it Work

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

Global Developmental Corps will achieve the following deliverables:  Train a minimum of 60 young people from the Free State province between the ages of 13 – 35 years to create media projects with a purpose.  To submit a minimum of ten completed, high quality media project that will be exhibited in their communities.  To facilitate at least one (1) exhibition between year 2012 and year 2013 in local areas displaying the talent and to contribute to social change though social media platform. Global Developmental Corps will have access to the following resources to support the program:  TRAINING: Offer training to young educators to develop critical thinking and to utilise digital media in the form of the arts to express their views.  SOFTWARE: Using powerful multimedia software (Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements) to create graphic designs, photographic materials and videos.
Sustainability

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

o To offer 60 young people between the ages of 13 – 18 ICT and Digital Media o To facilitate after-school program aiming to develop basic computer skills. The organization will appoint two facilitators who will train project beneficiaries and partner organizations to disseminate the skills to their populations within their areas.

Comments

Duncan Moeketse's picture

I believe that Digital Media can be a good source for young people to articulate their ideas for social change and to make a difference in their communities. How has your idea inspired this type of innovation to build the next generation of leaders committed to change?