The Geater Good Organization has launched the Girls’ Voices For Change Competitions for the year 2018. This is a digital media contest for girls aged 13-19 years to create compelling digital media inspiring positive change in girls’ education. Participating girls will be awarded under four categories, namely:
- Participation micro-Scholarship: Each girl who participates receives a Kshs. 10,000 seed scholarship for her individual education related needs.
- Creativity in photography Prize: winners will get Kshs. 50,000
- Creativity in video Prize: shall be kshs. 50,000
- Big idea prize: shall be Kshs. 100,000
This competition is a collaboration between GreaterGood.org and Microsoft corporation. The submission deadline is October 5, 2018. Winners and awards shall be announced on November 15, 2018. For enquiries, contact- Phone: 0700063323/ 0754550620 and Email: gv4Change@learnkenya.org.
Girls’ Voices unites the power of personal storytelling, a global network of grassroots organizations committed to girls’ empowerment and education, and GreaterGood.org’s micro-funding community to address disparities in girls’ education. At the heart of Girls’ Voices is the idea that as more girls share their stories online, more people will be able to connect to their challenges and triumphs, and donate to their cause. In addition to supporting more girls financially, the experience of making compelling media will directly benefit the girls’ confidence, technical skills, and sense of empowerment. Over the next two years the project aims to expand education opportunities to thousands of girls.
The Girls’ Voices curriculum – inspired by youth media and girls’ empowerment initiatives- is designed to support small crews of girls (6 – 10 girls, aged 13 – 19) who can work together for two to six weeks. Each Girls’ Voices crew uses phones and simple devices to create and share their work, and connects online to receive encouragement and support from Girls’ Voices mentors and volunteers.
Girls’ Voices partners with grassroots organizations engaged in girls’ education, and trains youth leaders online to effectively support girls to create digital media projects. Partners identify a key barrier to girls’ education – transportation, tuition, books, tutoring – and administer small scholarships to address their education related needs