Dounia Project

The Dounia Project aims at creating a safe and nurturing space where students from different urban areas around the world can complete their homework and participate in a set of extracurricular activities during non-school hours, which will allow them to develop the necessary skills to compete in an increasingly globalized world. DP's overall goal is to create a global network of programs where young people can interconnect with each other, exchange their ideas and find ways to make their world a better place.
Nov 23, 2016

Selection of Countries

Former DP students becoming trainers
Former DP students becoming trainers

 

The Dounia Project team whose members are located around the world met virtually to discuss the progress of the implementation of the new version of the project. We started the recruitment process by identifying two classrooms in two different countries that will pilot this new phase of the initiative.

The guides and toolkits that will accompany our partners in the implementation and operation of the project are completed and will be sent to the selected countries.

The guides focus on web TV shows production including editorial and content production, research and interview processes, video making, editing, online distribution, and marketing. Moreover, the toolkits contain step-by-step lessons on global collaboration, cultural sensitivities and awareness, facilitation of online interactions, discussing global issues and how they are represented at the local level.

We are extremely excited to finalize the selection process before the end of the year and get started with the training of staff in 2017.

Jun 28, 2016

Getting closer to the launch of Dounia Project's new programs

Youth Video Conference USA/Morocco
Youth Video Conference USA/Morocco

Dounia Project teams are preparing themselves for the launch of the new program activities focusing on climate change and digital mapping. New partnership opportunities with local organizations and schools have emerged and we are working tirelessly to ensure that we will be able to provide tools and activities that would meet everyone’s needs. The team is currently reviewing the curriculum to provide a more solid and complete package, which would include the visual arts and digital media. Our developers are also working on a digital platform to offer a safe and active space specifically dedicated to our youth participants to share their work and communicate with their peers around the world.

We are currently applying for small grants and urging our current supporters to help us raise enough funds to continue developing the digital mapping platform and secure its on-going maintenance in order to complete the preparation phase. Most importantly, we want to continue providing to our youth quality programs and ensure their preparedness for the future and we will make certain of it with our new program.

Jan 21, 2016

Dounia Project is back with new projects

Presenting a digital mapping project at COP 21
Presenting a digital mapping project at COP 21

It has been a long year of preparation for Dounia Project and its new programs. First, the team has developed a curriculum on how to create web video shows and podcasts including a step-by-step guide to developing youth-friendly content for the web. Moreover, we have applied to several grants to have the necessary funds to launch a newly designed Dounia Project website and a digital platform where youth-produced content can be uploaded. We are also adding a community-mapping dimension to the curriculum as a tool for digital storytelling. 

The project is taking some time to be reshaped and reconstructed in a way that it addresses the needs of youth today and throughout the world. Our objective is to empower youth through the use of innovation tools and provide them with the necessary skills to embrace the opportunities available to them. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that all these elements are included in our curriculum and that our tools are properly up to date. 

So far, we have reached out to a few high schools, clubs and universities in Morocco, the US, Mexico, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Malaysia that have shown interest in the project. We had to move the timeline for the launch of the new edition of the project to August 2016 and spend the next seven/eight months in the planning, preparation and completion phases. We are planning on recruiting participants before June 2016 and start the project by September 2016. 

Stay tuned for more updates! 

 
   

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