Jun 8, 2011

Wikimapa latest news! Updates from the field!

Dear friends and sponsors of Wikimapa project,

Rede Jovem Program Coordination team (responsible for Wikimapa project ) is very pleased to share some last news about our projects activities and have the pleasure to inform our updates from the field!

Today we went to meet some potential new wiki-reporters from Complexo do Alemão slum/chantytown for our next stage of Wikimapa project. We are now counting on a new sponsor for the project and now our focus will be to concentrate all efforts and community mobilization activities on the Complexo do Alemao slum area to ensure a great expansion and that we’ll fully cover and map all Points of Interest within all territories and sub-communities the  neighborhood! Wikimapa project now will count on a bigger team of Wiki-reporters and for now this is the only information we´re authorized to share with you!  

In few weeks all 16 young boys and girls, residents from Complexo do Alemão, will already be selected and will start the mapping activities to feed Wikimapa and share priceless information related to all vocations, resources and points of interest available on their neighborhood to ensure everyone can get to know -even if only virtually – all good things existent on the community!

The launching for this new stage and new sponsor of the project will soon be announced and probably on the first days of July Rede Jovem team will be able to tell you all details of this new round!

Send us feedback about Wikimapa project! Tell us what you think about this initiative and help us improve this methodology! With Wikimapa project Rede Jovem Program tries to evolve on the use of mobile technology to promote social change and empower low-income youth for producing content and contributing for community development. If you are responsible for some similar initiative or have the will to do something like that, contact us! We’ll be very glad to receive requests, doubts, feedbacks and suggestions!

That´s all folks, for now! In less than a month we´ll be sharing news about the launching for next stage of mapping activities!


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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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Natalia Santos

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