Apply to Join

Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab

by The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD)
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab
Giving Youth a Free Space to Learn at Media Lab

Summary

The Media Lab will create space to nurture democracy through civic engagement, public discourse, and media literacy by enabling youths, specially-abled, and citizens to learn: 1. Photography and filmmaking without having to attend a formal photography and filmmaking school 2. To learn to express their views on important issues like civic engagement, climate change, good governance, and democracy. 3. To lead change in communities and be a smart consumer of news and information.

$10,087
total raised
84
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
6
years

Challenge

Lack of opportunities after school leaves young Bhutanese (making up to 50 percent of the population) vulnerable. Crime rates in the country, in connection to drugs and alcohol, have increased by 95 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Youth unemployment stands at 10.2 percent while suicide is a mounting problem. All these issues make enabling youth with new skills and opportunities ever relevant. BCMD's Media Lab offers a unique chance for youth to learn filmmaking, multimedia, and photography.

Solution

BCMD will use a multi-pronged approach to engage and empower Bhutanese youth and citizens: 1. To create a space to learn photography, filming, podcast, citizen journalism, and active citizenship. 2. To capture important issues and participate in decision-making and democratic processes. 3. To resolve problems in their communities through step-down asset-based Community Mapping and Leadership training. 4.5. To be a smart consumer of information and news and make an informed decision.

Long-Term Impact

Media Lab creates free space for youth and citizens to learn new skills and knowledge, and grow as a citizen through effective communication, and leadership skills. Their learning of important issues like climate change, gender, and good governance through photography, podcast, and films will empower youth, marginalised groups, and citizens to participate in policies and decisions affecting their lives and communities -- contributing to nation-building, democracy, and civic engagement.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bcmd.bt
Updates on the Lab's progress
BCMD's Home Page
BCMD's Facebook Page
BCMD's Twitter Page

Organization Information

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD)

Location: Thimphu, N/A - Bhutan
Website:
Twitter: @Bhutan_CMD
Project Leader:
Siok Sian Pek-Dorji
Executive Professional Director
Thimphu, N/A Bhutan

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.