Colombia Youth Edutainment Network
(Colombia)

Un Sueño por Cumplir—Antioquia

Summary

Short 12 minute video—fiction

This video is about a young boy and his grandfather. The boy is in a permanent stigma that creates tension between the adults and the young adolescents that live in the town. His group of friends invites him to form a band and not involve himself in the cultural and participatory activities of the municipality, who do not value talent, youth contributions or interests.

Historias del Parche—Bogota

Summary

Comic—Represents everyday situations that affect the coexistence between students in school. In the end, students are able to reflect on their actions and conflicts cease in a peaceful manner.

Asi No Hay Quien Aguante—Ibague

Summary

Radio novela—6 episodes, 6 minutes each.

This radio novela follows the history and plights of a neighborhood that is affected by an aqueduct that does not work well in the winter or the summer. The neighbors show little interest in looking for alternative solutions and the authorities do not believe that it is their responsibility either. At the same time, young people are living a contrasting at school: they want to participate in the decision-making processes that affect the school and their education, but the school’s rector will not allow them to and their collective initiative is repressed.

Lado A—Nariño

Summary

Radio Novella—12 episodes, 8 minutes each.

This radio novella presents the relationship between the adolescents and the adults within the community. The adolescents perceive the adults who are the leaders in the community as authoritative and corrupt. The adults perceive the leaders of the adolescent group as idealists, without cares and as threats to the community’s interests and functionality, which is reflected in their fear of change.

Realidades—Nariño

“Sonidos de la Tierra Mia”—Nariño

Summary

Series—10 episodes, 8 minutes each

Each episode presents situations described by children relating to the environment, education, participation, and the relations between children and adults.

 

 

PCI Media Impact and Fundación Social have partnered to train youth community-based organizations and Fundación Social’s staff in Entertainment-Education (E-E) methodology and communication for social change strategies. The program encourages youth to participate in community development plans to build a fair, caring, productive and peaceful society.

The program aims to strengthen the E-E and communications capacities of Fundación Social and community organizations to design and implement communication campaigns in the Bogota, Ibagué, Barbosa and Pasto regions of Colombia to promote the:

• Construction of a fair, caring, productive and peaceful society
• Inclusion of poor communities in the dynamics of development and democracy
• Legitimization of cultural expressions of youth in the community and the promotion of youth participation in community development planning.

Un Sueño por Cumplir—Antioquia

Objective

To contribute to the formation of youth organizations, participate in spaces of planning and to create responsible participation in the Municipality of Barbosa (Bureau of Culture and Citizen Coexistence of the Development Council—ALDEA VISION GLOBAL-, CMJ, Consejo Municipal de Juventud-, Casa de la Cultura, etc.). These promote the collective interests of youth related culture and art, while also respecting the differences among them.

Historias del Parche—Bogota

Objective

To improve the level of coexistence between adolescents, improve their lives and promote different strategies of respect, acknowledgment, tolerance and cooperativeness.

Asi No Hay Quien Aguante—Ibague

Objective

To contribute to the improvement of the quality of education in districts 6, 7 and 8 in Ibague through a generation of critical awareness of youth, their active and conscious participation in the educational process, the development of student organizations and to remind parents that these goals should match with their children’s.

Realidades—Nariño

Objective

To encourage the involvement and participation of young people to formulate plans and agendas of territorial development with the support of parents and teachers.

Sonidos de la Tierra Mia—Nariño

Objective

To encourage the involvement and participation of young people to formulate plans and agendas of territorial development with the support of parents and teachers.

 

Fundación Social
Corpo MINGA Permanente
Corporación Mirada Activa
Planes Estratégico Norte y Sur del Valle de Aburr
Fundación Juvenil Hikari Yami
Red interlocal de Procesos para la Convivencia
Corporación Grupo Enlace Social

PCI Media Impact and Fundación Social have partnered to train youth community-based organizations and Fundación Social’s staff in Entertainment-Education (E-E) methodology and communication for social change strategies. The program encourages youth to participate in community development plans to build a fair, caring, productive and peaceful society.

Listeners in Bogota (Kennedy and Bosa), Ibague (districts 6, 7 and 8), Nariño (The Union and Eastern Corridor) and Barbosa (Global Vision Village). The estimated audience reached is 33,500 adolescents and young people between the ages of 12 and 20. Adult audiences reached 64,000 and the total population reached in the four locations was 2,220,000. In Ibague, the group produced a radio series of 6 episodes that began airing at the end of October, once a week, into early December in schools and on a local radio station.

The groups in Bosa and Kennedy (in Bogotá) produced a series of five comic book stories, which have already been published to wild popularity. The books are distributed in schools. The effort also included a contest for readers to write the ending of the series, expressing themselves through cartoons and making a personal investment in the project and the issues it seeks to address. The winner saw his/her idea produced and distributed by the coalition.

In Barbosa (Antioquia), the youth coalition produced a short film that was broadcast in November in public squares and meeting places, in forums that included opportunities for community discussion.

In Nariño, the Pasto coalition produced a series of radio dramas written and performed entirely by children aged 10-14, while in La Union, the group produced a 12-episode radio drama for broadcast in colleges and universities in January 2012.

Listeners in Nariño (Pasto and La Unión), Antioquia (Barbosa), Ibagué and Bogotá. The estimated audience directly reached is nearly 100,000 people. The total population in the four locations is 2,220,000.

For PCI Media Impact, this program has provided an opportunity to enrich its methodological model, to adapt our model to the processes of local development on a larger scale, to link the model to broader political objectives from the perspective of communications for social change, and to strengthen the promotion of the adaptive qualities of EE by means of capacity building and community involvement.

Participants in these programs learned about and engaged with the issues addressed in each of the regional projects and the creative media platforms that helped participants to learn new information, express their opinions, discuss certain topics with their peers, and initiate community action campaigns. For example, one group in the municipality La Union designed a proposal called “La Venta está en Venta” (The Sale is Not for Sale) whose purpose was to motivate the community to make informed choices in the upcoming election. In each municipality there is currently at least one EE initiative in place, and the process of producing these programs has strengthened the management of organizations and groups such as radio programs and local channels, as well as public and private institutions such as schools and art and communications organizations.

Finally, on a practical level, through the use of different technologies and software such as Skype and Elluminate throughout the production of these programs, participants developed skills that help them to share audio, video, and graphic design materials. Additionally, through skills such as setting schedules for virtual meetings, creating agendas, preparing materials, and sharing online files, participants have gained a greater understanding of how to participate in the educational process of virtual learning environments.

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