Update - Mama Media Project Date - 2010-04-06
Mama Media Project is a community media and citizen journalism initiative aimed at equipping rural women with media skills so that they can report on issues central to human rights, human security and human dialogue. In this project, training is offered with the highest journalistic ethical standards that can yield public and/or socio-political change in an environment where women are empowered to engage in core community development issues as equal partners. The project relates to three fields as described below
1. The Target Group and Beneficiaries: At Least 40 rural women living in Mumias District in Kenya are enrolled to participate in training. They are described as disadvantaged representing a section of marginalized rural women and girls in Kenya. The target group are single mothers, widows, and teenage mothers, Orphaned girls who have dropped out of school or former commercial sex workers aiming to find a substitute source of income. Most are literate having achieved basic secondary education and have interest as well as talent in creative writing, photography and public speaking.
In this training program, we encourage media reporting that focuses on social political and economic change that is gender inclusive and benefits all members of the community from the bottom -Up. We seek to address human rights issues such as gender based violence, early and forced marriages, human security issues such as HIV& AIDS, Food Production, education, conflict resolution , good governance, democracy and cultural policy. We seek to foster innovation, experimentation, local solutions, learning and progress based initiatives on a commitment to equitable development.
our training is about sharing both indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge and experiences for rural communities to develop local skills and solutions they determine appropriate. We support the integration of communication with new media technologies that increase access to information and content sharing thus boosting Africa’s community development and social change. Mama Media project takes a pedagogical approach of learning by doing and earning. Trainees will be empowered to produce media work that can be sold through the internet (Courtesy of our partners The Press Institute and World Pulse). Our Training aims to cover topics on human rights, human security, Women issues and community development through the eyes of women.