Building Youth Media Capacity

 
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May 14, 2014

Igniting Youth Creativity

Postcards from Argentina
Postcards from Argentina

The Youth Media Team at TakingITGlobal would like to extend sincerest thanks for your generosity in supporting young change makers around the world to creatively express themselves using digital media. Here is an update of what our inspiring youth projects are working on and how their work is help to  ignite youth creativity around the world.

Postcards from Argentina

As part of their Media Program, Youth from Argentina worked together to not only create inspiring media pieces but also to find a way to share their inspiring messages with as many people as possible. As part of their yearly exhibition, the youth decided to create a series of postcards that featured their media pieces. The postcards were shared with those near and far and were a huge success in helping spread the word of youth creativity. 

Storyboarding in Toronto

Earlier this year the TakingITGlobal Team had the opportunity of facilitating a Storyboarding workshop for youth in Downtown Toronto. During the workshop, the youth learned more about the purpose of story boards, the elements of story boards, and how to go about creating their own boards for short films. Youth worked in groups to narrow their ideas for their media projects and brainstorm on the message, characters, scenes, and visual cues of their storyboards. The workshop was a hug success and resulted in the creation of truly inspiring media pieces. 

Youth As Story Tellers

Last month, a number of our youth created media pieces had the honor of being featured prominently in the Ontario Council for International Cooperation's yearly magazine. This year's magazine focused on the State of the World's Youth and examined how art can be used to help youth deal with global issues. TakingITGlobal had the opportunity of speaking at the Magazine Launch Party about the importance of youth expression through Art and Technology.

Storyboarding in Toronto
Storyboarding in Toronto
Youth As Story Tellers
Youth As Story Tellers
Mar 14, 2014

Youth Creativity Exhibited Around the World

The Youth Media Team at TakingITGlobal would like to extend sincerest thanks for your generosity in supporting young change makers around the world to creatively express themselves using digital media. Here is an update of what our inspiring youth projects are working on and how their work is being appreciated and exhibited around the world: 

Global-Peruvian Christmas Exhibition

Over the December holiday period, the youth media team from Peru worked to put together an impressive exhibition for the Holiday season. The media pieces exhibited during the festive holiday focused on using digital media to highlight Peruvian cultural themes and traditions. The exhibition was extremely well attended and generated a high volume of traffic estimated at 1500 people. By providing youth with a platform to share and exhibit their work, they were able to gain the self-esteem and encouragement they needed to remain motivated to continue building their creative confidence. 

Macedonian Creative Collaboration 

Also during the Christmas season, two groups in Macedonia collaborated to bring to their community an exciting youth digital media exhibition. The youth were charged with arranging the exhibition and were involved with setting up the space, documenting the exhibit and giving speeches to the audience. By being completely involved in the exhibition process, the youth were able to work on and develop their presentation skills which are a vital part of building their media capacity. 

Youth-Led Media Q&A in Baltimore, MD

Youth in Baltimore shared their media pieces by hosting a film screening followed by a Q&A. By taking ownership of their media skills and artwork, the Baltimore youth media team led an impressive Q&A session following the screening of their short film. Audience members unfamiliar with digital media were able to ask the youth about the tools and processes used to create the film. Being able to walk audiences though a step-by-step explanation of the creative process provided youth with a great sense of pride and accomplishment. 

Dec 1, 2013

Youth Building Their Creative Confidence

The Youth Media Team at TakingITGlobal would like to extend sincerest thanks for your generosity in supporting young change makers around the world to creatively express themselves using digital media. Here is an update of what our inspiring youth projects are working on:

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Addressing Domestic Violence Across the Globe

The collaborative documentary is currently being edited and finetuned by the Bonaire team and we are really excited to see the final product soon! The collaborative mini-documentary raising awareness about the effects of domestic violence around the world has come a long way in the past few months. The youth from Bonaire, Uruguay, Egypt, and Kenya have been putting their creativity together to fine-tune and finalize the documentary. Overtime, their documentary has been changed and developed to encompass the vision of these youth from around the world. The teams are working diligently to complete the documentary and prepare it for its debut.

Creative Confidence

The young people from Guatemala have been using various forms of ICT to enrich their understanding of civic engagement and community involvement. Throughout this period they have also been identifying various ways to empower and engage young people within their communities to increase the youths creative confidence. The ongoing media projects continuously raise awareness about issues they are passionate about and are most prominent in their everyday lives. The scope of each project is increasingly becoming integrated into Guatemalan community life.

E-Seeds Digital Empowerment 4 young women artisans

As an on-going initiative organizations in Mexico and Guatemala are collaborating their resources to work with young indigenous women artisans from rural areas as a way to enrich their understanding of art & technology. The goal is to continue increasing young woman’s employability across communities and cultures to break the cycle of poverty. These young indigenous woman are continueing on a journey to build their creative confidence and create a form of sustainable income for themselves and their families

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Jul 11, 2013

Youth Creating Change

Youth from Bonaire working on documentary
Youth from Bonaire working on documentary

The Youth Media Team at TakingITGlobal would like to extend sincerest thanks for your generosity in supporting young change makers around the world to creatively express themselves using digital media. Here is an update of what our inspiring youth projects are working on:

Addressing Domestic Violence Across the Globe

Finetuning a collaborative documentary is both a rewarding and challenging process. The collaborative mini-documentary raising awareness about the effects of domestic violence around the world has come a long way in the past few months. The youth from Bonaire, Uruguay, Egypt, and Kenya have been putting their creativity together to fine-tune and finalize the documentary. Overtime, their documentary has been changed and developed to encompass the vision of these youth from around the world. The teams have been meeting on a monthly basis and working diligently to complete the documentary and prepare it for its debut.

Creating with Purpose

The young people from Guatemala have been using various forms of ICT to enrich their understanding of civic engagement and community involvement. Throughout this period they have also been identifying various ways to empower and engage young people within their communities to make a positive change. The ongoing media projects continuously raise awareness about issues they are passionate about and are most prominent in their everyday lives. The scope of each project is increasingly becoming integrated into Guatemalan community life. 

E-Seeds Digital Empowerment 4 young women artisans

As an on-going initiative organizations in Mexico and Guatemala are collaborating their resources to work with young indigenous women artisans from rural areas as a way to enrich their understanding of art & technology. The goal is to continue increasing young woman’s employability across communities and cultures to break the cycle of poverty. These young indigenous woman continue to be exposed to technical software training, materials, and resources they require to integrate themselves into the fast-changing global economy.

Youth Advocacy and Community Involvement
Youth Advocacy and Community Involvement

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Apr 8, 2013

Youth Creativity Coming to Life

Youth taking photographs for media projects
Youth taking photographs for media projects
The Youth Media Team at TakingITGlobal would like to extend sincerest thanks for your generosity in supporting young change makers around the world to creatively express themselves using digital media. Here is an update of what our inspiring youth projects are working on:

Addressing Domestic Violence Across the Globe

The collaborative mini-documentary raising awareness about the effects of domestic violence around the world has come a long way in the past few months. The young people from Bonaire, Uruguay, Egypt and Kenya have been dilignetly working on putting together the different aspects for the documentary - from script writing, to filming, combining different scenes and editing it all into one main video. The documentary is scheduled to be exhibited within the month of April. 

Creating with Purpose

The youth from Guatemala are continuously working on media projects that promote civic engagement and peaceful communities through the use of ICTs. The media projects the youth are working on continues to expand as they raise awareness throughout their communities. The scope of the projects have been expanding and is becoming more integrated into community life. 

E-Seeds Digital Empowerment 4 young women artisans

Sites in Mexico and Guatemala continue to work with young indigenous women artisans from rural areas continue to deepen their understanding of art & technology as a way to increase their employability and break the cycle of poverty. These young indigenous woman continue to be exposed to the software training, materials, and resources they require to integrate themselves into the creativity sectors of the job market. 

Facilitating media workshops with young girls
Facilitating media workshops with young girls
Using editing software to create media projects
Using editing software to create media projects

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Taking IT Global

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.tigweb.org

Project Leader

Kareen Matushek

Toronto, Ontario Canada

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