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Citizen Re-integration and IT in Nairobi Kenya and DRC

Citizen Re-integration and IT in Nairobi Kenya and DRC

Eway Foundation/MIT Student Volunteer Project

Objectives

1. Develop innovative solutions for internet and IT communication between project partners in the US and in Kenya.

2. Create a solution to barrier preventing the Eway/Dolphin partnership from taking the next steps.

3. Create a Service Learning opportunity for Eway/Dolphin participants and MITstudents.

4. Provide MIT students an opportunity to volunteer for 1-3 months.

Students will volunteer for Winter 2011-2012 (Summer 2012 possible)

Purpose of Project Partnership

Design and build a "Behavioral Modification" based citizen re-integration program aimed at youth in Nairobi Kenya, and the DRC.

Ensure the proper implementation of an "Ethical Citizen Media" project documenting the projects in Nairobi and the DRC.

Pre-Questions

1) What is a specific challenge facing your organization or community that you need to solve in order to be able to move forward with your vision?

A. The primary challenge is coordinating time to communicate and implement this component of our partnership with the Dolphin Anti-Rape Organization. A clear program design, along with an internet based portal for sharing ideas and program activities, will improve the project.

2) What kind of expertise is needed to help you solve this challenge? 3) In what ways might a student, or team of students, be able to help?

A. A knowledgeable IT team will assist our project directors with the expertise, monitoring, and co-management of technical and organizational tasks.

The outcome of the project will be beneficial to both MIT, and Eway Foundation/Dolphin project partnership.

Administrative roles will be filled once MIT students complete their commitment to the project. Eway program participants will receive mentoring and training from student volunteers.

(August - November) is when students will be looking for winter opportunities.

Comments

Breese's picture

Thanks, Darren!

Thanks for putting together such a great proposal! A few addition questions about the opportunity:
- Where would the MIT volunteer be based while working?
- Can you provide more specific details about what the volunteer would work on, and expected outcomes? You mentioned an internet-based portal to share ideas. Anything else? What skills do you require of the volunteer to achieve this?
- Can you provide some more background information about the organizations and the partnership?

Additional suggestion: try posting this opportunity in the Resource Exchange as well, for additional eyes on it!

Citizen Re-integration and IT in Nairobi Kenya and DRC

Eway Foundation/MIT Student Volunteer Project

Objectives

1. Develop innovative solutions for internet and IT communication between project partners in the US and in Kenya.

2. Create a solution to barrier preventing the Eway/Dolphin partnership from taking the next steps.

3. Create a Service Learning opportunity for Eway/Dolphin participants and MIT students.

4. Provide MIT students an opportunity to volunteer for 1-3 months.

Students will volunteer for Winter 2011-2012 (Summer 2012 possible)

Purpose of Project Partnership

Design and build a "Behavioral Modification" based citizen re-integration program aimed at youth in Nairobi Kenya, and the DRC.

Ensure the proper implementation of an "Ethical Citizen Media" project documenting the projects in Nairobi and the DRC.

Pre-Questions

1) What is a specific challenge facing your organization or community that you need to solve in order to be able to move forward with your vision?

A. The primary challenge is coordinating time to communicate and implement this component of our partnership with the Dolphin Anti-Rape Organization. A clear program design, along with an internet based portal for sharing ideas and program activities, will improve the project.

2) What kind of expertise is needed to help you solve this challenge? 3) In what ways might a student, or team of students, be able to help?

A. A knowledgeable IT team will assist our project directors with the expertise, monitoring, and co-management of technical and organizational tasks.

The outcome of the project will be beneficial to both MIT, and Eway Foundation/Dolphin project partnership.

Administrative roles will be filled once MIT students complete their commitment to the project. Eway program participants will receive mentoring and training from student volunteers.

(August - November) is when students will be looking for winter opportunities.

The MIT volunteers will be able to work from the comfort of their dorm rooms or campus. The project is internet based.

Although our long term objective is to create a platform similar to popular music and film download sites (FREE itunes) , to share and exchange culture, our immediate goals are to create a foundation conducive for proper communication and education-program activities, given the distance between the two groups.

Web 2.0 will allow us to connect and communicate with our partners, volunteers, and participants. We would like to create the most convenient way to share video (i.e. Skype, Web-conferences, and Webinars), and an overall integration of multiple communication and information sharing, including Twitter and Facebook. Our expected outcome is to have a proper way to communicate and share all aspects of the program, thus volunteers will assist in defining how the communication system will operate to ensure programs objectives.

Eway Foundation is the parent company of Eway Entertainment Group. Eway Entertainment Group was born in 2010 as a Limited Liability Company based in Los Angeles California. Our mission is to create a universal culture of peace through an entertainment structure. The Eway Foundation was established to further the goal of promoting a universal culture of peace through the exploration of music, film, and the Arts & Humanities.

For more information on the Eway Foundation, please visit:
www.ewayentertainment.com

For information about the Dolphin Anti-rape and AIDS Control Outreach Organization:
http://dolphinanti-rape.org/

Partnership: The Dolphin Anti rape and AIDS Control Outreach Organization, based in Nairobi Kenya, is a registered Non Governmental Organization, delivering life-saving sexual violence prevention education. Our first corresponding project is the “Anti-Grab and Counter Technology Rapid Response” initiative. More than 3,000 individuals have reported using the skills taught by Dolphin to stop a potential rape and remain safe.

This first phase of the partnership's other trainings have been taking place since August 2011. Our second wave of program participants will arrive in November at the City of Joy In Bukavu.

We have also identified a group of male youth in Bukavu, who are awaiting our intervention to reintroduce them into mainstream society.

The project aims to:

Change male youth negative behaviors, norms and attitudes towards women, girls, and their communities; and be part of the solution, not the problem.

Darren Bunton

zoneziwoh's picture

Good Proposal

This is quite good and in case, you will need an hour of mentoring session by the month of October, from me, I will gladly offer. I will be available for the month of Oct, partly this Sept in Kenya. At least, with my little VOF training and my own personal experience in ITC, I believe I can offer a lesson on that.
I understand the first wave started this August and the second phase will be by Nov.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

Blog: http://zofem.blogspot.com/

facebook: Zoneziwoh

twitter: @ZoFem

Breese's picture

Darren's reply

Just want to make sure you see Darren's reply below :)

many thanks for the alert notice.

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

Blog: http://zofem.blogspot.com/

facebook: Zoneziwoh

twitter: @ZoFem

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

Thank you dbunton for this information. My club is presently developping manual and toolkit for our child sex abuse project and your proposal will guide us in puting this together.

Breese's picture

Response

Just want to make sure you see Darren's reply below :)

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

Thank you breeze, i replied to his comment

Breese's picture

My pleasure, Sunbo! I hope

My pleasure, Sunbo! I hope you share your toolkit with the PulseWire community when it's ready! Keep up the good work!

sunbo55's picture

Tool kit

Breeze i hope to do share it .

dbunton's picture

Ziwoh, It would be a pleasure

Ziwoh,

It would be a pleasure to work with you, seeing how I got my jump start from your example. I would surely like to put you in contact with my rep. in Kenya. For the month of October, could you assist with facilitating the Web 2.0, and social network communication structure with our collaboratives? We want our operations to be coordinated in such as way that we maximum communication- and implementation. In other words, we want our partnership to show stability by making sure our projects are aligned. I personally believe you have a great idea of what needs to be done, so thank you in offering your time, services, and expertise.

Sending a detailed email to all of your social network /IT medians.

Stay blessed!

Darren Bunton

zoneziwoh's picture

you are welcome.

hello dear Darren, thepleasure is mind. I will gladly support. please do inbox me as plan. i have just inbox my email address and look forward to speaking with ur network.

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

Blog: http://zofem.blogspot.com/

facebook: Zoneziwoh

twitter: @ZoFem

dbunton's picture

Sunbo, Wow, this is good

Sunbo,

Wow, this is good news, and very inspiring. Please let me know if there is any way in which I may be of some assistance. Perhaps we can coordinate some events to further promote the cause. When we educate worldwide, our impact is much stronger, as a result of the collective efforts; of those who share common values.

Thank you!

Darren Bunton

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

I am realy happy to know that we can work together. I have a meeting with my members today.i will discuss thia with them and get back to you before the weeks runs out.

dbunton's picture

Thank you!

Indeed Sunbo,

Thank you so much, and I will be waiting to hear from you :)

Darren Bunton

sunbo55's picture

Project Manual/ Toolkit

Darren and Breese i have placed the manual we developed on the Child Sexual Education on information sharing. Please review critic and advise. If i have not uploaded it to the correct place let me know.
You can also specify where you fill we can collaborate.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Dear Darren

We must be very lucky to come across this good news and since we had no idea about the august Activity in Bukavu, we are very keen not to miss this second phase as we plan to sent a team of women and girls over to Bukavu to gain from this training so that when they come back they will actually pass on the knowledge learned to our people in Goma which is on the north of Bukavu. So please please let us know when the activity is starting in November.

Please let us know when so that we act accordingly.

Thank you so much as we look forward to hear from you soon.

Best regards

Margaritta Lubengo and Sikitu Bayola

Goma,Eastern D R Congo

Dear Darren

We must be very lucky to come across this good news and since we had no idea about the august Activity in Bukavu, we are very keen not to miss this second phase as we plan to sent a team of women and girls over to Bukavu to gain from this training so that when they come back they will actually pass on the knowledge learned to our people in Goma which is on the north of Bukavu. So please please let us know when the activity is starting in November.

Please let us know when so that we act accordingly.

Thank you so much as we look forward to hear from you soon.

Best regards

Margaritta Lubengo and Sikitu Bayola

Goma,Eastern D R Congo

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