Building mobile, multimedia capacity for rural youth: Jamaica

Lead Organisation The Container Project
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
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Brief Description The Container Project, which involved a 40 ft cargo container being retrofitted into a 14-computer laboratory, made possible training in various new ICT skills for a number of marginalized youth, in collaboration with overseas and local partners. The training provided covered, among others, digital music production, digital photography and videography. This project aims to build capacity within the Container Project to assist a rural community in creating a range of multimedia products which will have a material impact on the lives of its people, in particular of its marginalized youth. These products will be disseminating in traditional public education sessions, as well as on radio and cable television. The immediate objectives of the project are twofold: (i) to train the core group of managers/trainers in fields such as multimedia centre management and leadership skills, videography, digital art and music production for use on local radio and cable channels and community/public education, and maintenance of multimedia equipment; and (ii) to build capacity within the Container Project to develop local-content training materials for multimedia skills. In fulfilling the above-mentioned objectives, the project will build confidence amongst the marginalized communities concerned and open up new avenues for freedom of expression.
Contact name mervin Jarman
Contact email mervinmongrel@hotmail.co.uk
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Regular Postal Address The Container Project, Palmers Cross, Jamaica
Affiliated Organisations HEART-NTA, ICT4D Jamaica
Funding Agencies IPDC/UNESCO
Target Beneficiaries Rural youth
Start Date 25-04-2006
End Date 25-04-2006
Project Budget US$20,000
Current Status completed
Countr(ies) Involved Jamaica
Sector Social cohesion and security
Description of ICT Components Capacity building to undertake ICT training
Millennium Development Goals 1. Poverty Eradication
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