PCI-Media Impact

My Community: Capacity, Community and Change We work with partners around the world to produce Entertainment-Education (E-E) programs rooted in our three-pronged My Community approach to communications for social change. Using a combination of serial dramas, talk shows and community mobilization, we: Strengthen the capacity of our local partners to effectively use communications to catalyze change; Create a community of constituents who support our collaborative work; and Promote positive changes in audience knowledge, attitudes and behaviors around target issues. As a result we are promoting a new generation of change-leaders using communications to effectively turn up the vo...
May 29, 2014

Screening at Eagle Academy!

We are proud to update the My School-MyCommunity page with some exciting news from the Bronx!

 

One of our partner schools, Eagle Academy for Young Men, recently screened their student-made film, broaching the subjects of poverty and gang violence, for their fellow peers. The students organized the event themselves, extending an invitation to their classmates to come view the film and participate in a lively discussion afterwards. 

 

Not only did the students marshall a solid turnout from the school, they also attracted the attention of the local media! Please click the link below to view a local news story on Eagle Academy’s film and the screening:

 

News 12 Report

 

Our other schools are currently in the process of filming and editing their final products. We are excited to see how thier films turn out alongside the content that Eagle Academy has produced!

 

Check back soon to find out more about the films that these students are creating!

May 14, 2014

Mrisho Mpoto Releases his Music Video in Tanzania

In an effort to confront elephant poaching in Tanzania, along with alternative livelihoods and bushmeat consumption, PCI Media Impact launched My Wildlife - My Community, which involves a radio serial drama called Temboni, which is airing its final episode this Saturday along with community outreach initiatives.

A key accomplishment within Tanzanian communities was Mrisho Mpoto's release of his music video, Deni La Hisani (A Debt of Courtesy), at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The purpose of this press conference was to launch the video while encouraging media stakeholders to report on both bushmeat trade issues in Tanzania and the My Wildlife - My Community project, of which Deni La Hisani is a key component of the campaign. Additionally, the conference involved an overview of the entire program and promoted reporting to measure the results of the program.

In addition to discussing the video itself, Mrisho, who is a Tanzanian musician, activist and songwriter, discussed the importance of preserving wildlife for the nation's future, promoted the accompanying radio drama Temboni and engaged media and political stakeholders who have great influence in creating awareness and laws that focus around preserving the wildlife of Tanzania.

Because of the success of this event, we are now in the process of raising money to create season II of the radio drama Temboni, deepen community mobilization activities and create more events with Mrisho that will highlight key issues and community engagement.

Thank you so much for your continued support as we expand our programs to end elephant poaching and to preserve a sustainable future for Tanzania!

Apr 18, 2014

Hokule'a: Chartering a new course to sustainability

Hokulea at sunset
Hokulea at sunset

“If we view our Earth as an island it becomes apparent that we must change course to ensure a healthy, sustainable world” Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew

In May, as we celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity Diversity: Island Biodiversity, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe -- Hokule‘a, and Hikianalia -- her sister voyaging canoe, will set sail on a three-year voyage around the world to charter a new course for a resilient and sustainable future.

The voyage will be led by a new generation of navigators that will use the signs of the waves, winds and stars to find their way to the Third International Conference of Small Island Developing States (UNSIDS) in Samoa in September 2014. These courageous navigators will bring the stories of our worlds islands and oceans to inspire leaders to take action for a sustainable and resilient future. The Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew will carry this message to more than 25 countries during its 47,000 nautical-mile voyage.

Take Action to Support the Hokulea: 

  •        Make a donation to help its incredible crew take the message of islands and oceans globally
  •        Confirm your countries support to the Voyage arriving in your country
  •        Share news of the Voyage and its incredible journey
  •        www.hokulea.org

The Global Island Partnership is assisting the Voyage to leaders of island countries and countries with islands. Learn how you can support this innovative partnership: www.glispa.org.

Inspirational Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson.
Inspirational Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson.
3 years, 49,000 miles, 0 technology
3 years, 49,000 miles, 0 technology

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