What we do
Empowering community reporters
We want to assist commmunity reporters in a sustainable way. That is why we provide them with practical training as well as looking for opportunities that help them to earn a living.
We train talented youth that have the ambition to pursue a media career in video reporting with a mobile phone. Trainees learn how to take advantage of the phone as a multimedia tool. By participating in our practical training they get the expertise and experience that is crucial to finding employment as a media professional. In this way reporters are trained to cover local developments and thus give a voice to their community.
Facilitating sustainable community media houses
Young reporters encounter difficulties in earning a living as correspondent for national media. At the same time there is growing demand from domestic and international organisations and media for local video content . We want to locate a group of young reporters in new multimediahouses that generate and sell local reports these clients.
A multimediahouse is a commercial entity with a social objective: empowering trained youth economically and voicing the community issues to a larger audience. To ensure commercial viability, providing additional services to the local community can be explored (multimedia resource centre). A community multimedia house can voice issues relevant to underrepresented communities in a self-sustainable way. In 2010 we facilitated the startup of a pilot in Nairobi (Kenya). If successful, this model van be copied to other areas and countries.