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How War Child uses media and IT

WAR child HOW WAR CHILD USES MEDIA AND IT War Child and its partners make use of media, information and communication tools to protect children and allow them to develop to their full potential. This document aims to give an overview of tools applied in the programmes and projects over the period 2007-2013. THEMES 2+5= EDUCATION PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT CHILD PROTECTION PROJECTS, YEARS EXPERIENCE AND USED TOOLS 8. Lebanon oPt/Israel Afghanistan Sudan South Sudan 11 Uganda Sri lanka 7 Colombia Sierra Leone DRC Burundi NUMBER OF PROJECTS NUMBER OF TOOLS USED 3 6. 7. 10 DARKER - MORE YEARS EXPERIENCE BIGGER - MORE TYPE OF TOOLS VIDEO ONLINE 18 44 COMPUTER PHOTO 13 TELE- PRINT 17 PHONE MEDIA 7. RADIO/AUDIO 20 2 2 APP SERIOUS GAMES APPLICATIONS NUMBER OF PROJECTS PARTICIPATION 19 AWARENESS 19 INFORMATION SHARING IT LITERACY HELPLINE EDUCATION 4 MEDIA MONITORING MONITORING AND EVALUATION PARTICIPATION 19 PARTICIPATORY MEDIA ALLOWS CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP SKILLS, EXPRESS THEMSELVES, AND CONTRIBUTE TO POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. PROJECTS 10 COUNTRIES 12 10 Lebanon oP/Israel Sudan• Sierra Leone • S-Sudan DR Uganda • Colombia Sri lanka Burund 2007 2013 USED TOOLS THEMES VIDEO RADIO/ AUDIO PHOTO 14 ONLINE COMPUTER 2+5= PRINT MEDIA 2 LESSONS LEARNED V It allows for creativity and learning by doing, self- expression and experimentation. V It can easily be combined with other methods, for example theatre/drama. V It's a great way to stimulate collaboration and sharing. V Using new media, children and young people can break barriers by starting discussions on topics that would otherwise be very difficult to address. X Content is often lengthy, which takes a lot of time to edit into a presentable product. X There is a fine balance between quality participation and quality product; it's not always easy to combine the two. A clear decision needs to be made on which aspect has priority during project design. X Facilitators need to have the technical expertise to work with the tools and the programming expertise be able to guide a participatory process with children. X Time consuming. AWARENESS 19 MEDIA CAMPAIGNS AND ACTIVITIES USING A WIDE RANGE OF FORMATS, MEDIA AND CHANNELS. PROJECTS 9 COUNTRIES 12 12 Lebanon Afghanistan Sudan . Sierra Leone • Colombia DRC • Uganda Sri lanka Burundi 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES RADIO/ ONLINE AUDIO VIDEO 2+5= COM- PHOTO PUTER 16 TELE- PHONE PRINT MEDIA LESSONS LEARNED V You can create great content with a simple video camera such as a 'flipcam'. V You can tell a story with one powerful photo. V SMS text messaging can be an effective tool to reach and interact with people. X Organising campaigns requires the investment of significant time and money, and campaign results, including the number of people reached, and the effects, are difficult to measure or need to be estimated. X It is important to plan specific follow-up activities for campaigns, such as contacting decision makers regarding the commitments they made during the campaign. INFORMATION SHARING USING IT TO IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND SHARING OF INFORMATION TO PROMOTE CHILDREN'S AWARENESS, DEVELOPMENT, AND ABILITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. PROJECTS 5 COUNTRIES oP/Israel. fghanistan • Colombia • Uganda Sri lanka 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES VIDEO ONLINE RADIO/ AUDIO PHOTO SERIOUS GAMES 2+5= LESSONS LEARNED V Sharing information via online tools such as websites is fast and flexible. V Online platforms can be used for self- expression through the topics, stories, images and design. V Online communities can be safe spaces. X Working with volunteer web developers can be challenging: they may not always be available, for example. X Internet is still slow in many places; accessing text can work, but loading videos is often difficult. IT LITERACY IN RESOURCE CENTRES CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WORK WITH MEDIA, IT AND OTHER TOOLS CONTRIBUTING TO EXCHANGE, EXPRESSION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 4 COUNTRIES Sudan . S-Sudan Uganda Sri lanka 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES COMPUTER VIDEO 2+5= RADIO/ AUDIO PHOTO TELE- PHONE LESSONS LEARNED V Having access to computers can lead to a wide range of benefits such as employment opportunities, children going back to school, X Projects should be based on existing needs or a reduction in violence. V ICT resource centres provide safe spaces for young people to come together. V Working with experienced peers shows great results. V Adding ICT elements to existing child friendly spaces and community and youth centres can have great added value. X Technical problems and project delays are common. in communities to avoid that they are simply a 'technology-push'. X Electricity access must be incorporated in the project design and budget. X ICT solutions need to make better use of content that is available to share, via computers for example. HELPLINE PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES, REFERRALS AND ADVICE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OVER THE PHONE. PROJECTS 5 COUNTRIES Colombia DR Iganda Burundi 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES TELEPHONE ONLINE 2+5= LESSONS LEARNED V Involving children can have great results, for example, developing a song with children to help promote the helpline. V Being flexible in how the helplines are set-up in different countries works well. X A working referral pathway must be in place before starting a helpline. X Setting-up and maintaining local partnerships can be challenging. x Changing legislations can have a negative impact and restrict the work of the helplines. EDUCATION 4 TO ENABLE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO CLAIM THEIR RIGHT TO QUALITY EDUCATION. PROJECTS 4 COUNTRIES Sudan• SSudan Sri lanka Burundi 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES VIDEO COMPUTER RADIO AUDIO 2+5= ONLINE 3 APP SERIOUS GAMES LESSONS LEARNED X Content ownership must be 100% clear from the start to prevent issues later on. X Quality content may be available in one language but the lessons may need to be given in another. V Users tend to choose videos over text and audio files. V Research conducted by partner organisations allows us to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of the tools and collect evidence to base new models on. V High-quality content attracts partners and funders. MEDIA MONITORING TO IMPROVE THE PORTRAYAL OF CHILDREN IN THE MEDIA PROJECTS 5 COUNTRIES S Sudan ganda Burundi 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES RADIO/ AUDIO PRINT MEDIA VIDEO 2 ONLINE 2+5= LESSONS LEARNED V An important goal: children are often portrayed as victims only, and are rarely heard in the media. MONITORING & EVALUATION 2 BY COLLECTING THE RESULTS OF OUR WORK IN A STRUCTURED WAY, WE CAN BETTER MONITOR AND IMPROVE OUR PROJECTS. PROJECTS 1 COUNTRY Uganda 2007 2013 TOOLS THEMES COMPUTER VIDEO 2+5= APP LESSONS LEARNED V Setting up new tools for M&E can easily be done in a way that allows the tools evolve as M&E processes develop. V Using new tools, such as tablets for M&E is X Finding the right people to involve in monitoring can be challenging, especially in qualitative monitoring such as video interviews, for example. X Disciplined planning and implementation is required to use ICT tools for M&E on a regular both fun and fast. basis. These projects have been made possible by close to 100 partners and funders. For more information on our work see For questions related to this infographic, please contact [email protected]. SPONSORED 100% SPONSORED This infographic was created by Ontwerpwerk, The Hague

How War Child uses media and IT

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