I did not expect to have this large number of girls who want to have the knowledge of blogging and social networks, so we enforced to looking for aÂ volunteer to be just responsible for receiving these emails andÂ registration. After our success in the first workshop, we received many emails from NGOs candidates their workers to attend our series ofÂ workshops. In addition, the most surprising thing that some men called us racial because these workshops are just for female, and they cannot be enrolled in our series of workshops
Rising Voices congratulates its grantee Hiperbarrio from MedellÃn, Colombia for winning the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Digital Communities category and with it a 10,000 euro prize. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media. From the Ars Electronica website:
Engineering a single laptop to serve the educational needs of young students throughout the developing world is no easy feat. Designers at MIT's Media Lab needed to keep the cost of the machine well below $200, and yet it required many of the same features that owners of traditional laptops have come to expect: a wireless internet connection, USB ports, a color display, a built-in webcam, and a processor powerful enough to record and render video files.
During the blogging training session
I am writing a series of posts about Nomad Green's workshops from 5/4-5/14 in Ulaanbaatar. This post is the first of them.
â€œThey burn used tires just to get warm?â€ I asked.
â€œYou have no idea how cold it is in Mongolia's winterâ€ Boum replied.
As a Taiwanese living all of my life in this humid and hot island, I've never imagined that one day I would visit Mongolia, make dozens of friends there, and share their concerns about their crumbling mother land.
In our globalized world - where a single trip to the gas pump or supermarket is also an ethical decision which reveals our concern (or lack thereof) for the welfare of individuals and environments in other countries - it is readily apparent why we would need a global moral code to help guide our actions and their far-reaching repercussions.
Rising Voices grantee Drop-In Center continues to discuss issues that impact people living with a drug addiction. On his Web blog, the organization's leader, Pavel Kutsev, reacted to the Ukrainian government's recent decision to tighten rules concerning medications that can be used by drug users to mitigate the abstinence syndrome (also known as drug withdrawal).
Last month we introduced Ghaida'a Al Absi's project Empowerment of Yemeni Women Activists in New Media Techniques which will train a number of women activists of Yemen in collaboration with the Hand in Hand Initiative. It is one of the latest grantees of Rising Voices.
On Thursday 20/05/09, we started our first training course inÂ blogging and social network.Â The teamÂ went to All Girls Association in order to prepare the training hall,Â hang the banner, check the PCs and ofcourse we did not forgetÂ to prepare the break.Â
We recieved 14 activists to have the blogging training. We started at 9:00 am. Each trainer talked about her self.
In the First day of training we covered theÂ following topics
1- Creation of blogs in blogger
2- Morals of blogging
3- How to fame the blog