Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of west_bank_outreach_and_training


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    66Liaison: Mallory Knodel, mallory@mayfirst.org
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    8 '''Micro-grant Funding Request: $3920'''
     8'''Micro-grant Funding Request: $5160'''
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    1010== Description of Applying Group ==
     
    2222Beyond training organizations in blogging, this project seeks to create administrator-level technologists for ongoing, in-house maintenance and further development of content management systems. This perspective will empower organizations to adapt their websites to meet their political missions, unlike an outsourced content management system, which may fail due to rigidity and stagnation of the design or functionality.
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    24 For one month, five organizations in Palestine will meet to receive training in the development of a Drupal website for blogging. Technologists from Stop the Wall (STW), Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), Union of Palestinian Women's Committees (UPWC), the Alternative Information Center (AIC), and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) will attend the trainings. The trainings will be conducted by a technologist from May First/People Link in the in-depth, administrative use of modern content management systems as well as independent media production. The project will bring together these five organizations for 40 hours per week for 4 weeks for the training in how to install, configure, design, and write content for their website. Rather than encouraging outsourcing of technology work, we believe that supporting in-house experts will increase the production and quality of website content for these five organizations.
     24For three months, four organizations in Palestine will meet to receive training in the development of a Drupal website for blogging. Technologists from Stop the Wall (STW), Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), Union of Palestinian Women's Committees (UPWC), the Alternative Information Center (AIC), and the Teacher Creativity Center (TCC) will participate in the trainings. The trainings will be conducted by a technologist from May First/People Link in the in-depth, administrative use of modern content management systems as well as independent media production. The project will bring together these five organizations for 40 hours per week for 4 weeks for the training in how to install, configure, design, and write content for their website. Rather than encouraging outsourcing of technology work, we believe that supporting in-house experts will increase the production and quality of website content for these five organizations.
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    26 To culminate and highlight the success of the project, we will announce and organize a day for blogging in solidarity with Palestine. We will aggregate each post to create a large, visible solidarity movement using citizen media. Additionally, It is our vision that this will be the first in a series of technology trainings to increase the network of progressive technologists in the Global South and communities of color. We will further build our 500-member network through trainings with international groups.
     26To culminate and highlight the success of the project, we will announce and organize a day for blogging in solidarity with Palestine. We will aggregate each post to create a large, visible solidarity movement using citizen media. Additionally, It is our vision that this will be the first in a series of technology trainings to increase the network of progressive technologists in the Global South and communities of color. We will further build our 550-member network through trainings with international groups.
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    2828== Background ==
     
    4141The Alternative Information Center (AIC) was established in 1984 by Palestinian and Israeli grassroots activists as a bi-national organization to promote the human and national rights of the Palestinian people and a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis based on progressive principles and respect for international law. (alternativenews.org, contact: Connie Hackbarth)
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     43''Teacher Creativity Center (TCC)''
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    4346== Project Plan ==
    4447Organizing partnerships: The project began by organizing with multiple Palestinian organizations in the Fall of 2010.
     
    5356Since September of 2010, MF/PL has worked with these five organizations to establish a political bond based in solidarity. The work of finding partnerships in Palestine has already been established.
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    55 The total time given to each organization will be one week, or approximately 40 hours. With five organizations, the project will last five weeks. These five weeks can be completed at any time during 2011, with adequate coordination and administration. We have identified three time periods in which the project can take place:
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    57         June 15 - July 20
    58         September 15 - October 20
    59 }}}
    60 At the end of the project's training period in Palestine, an ongoing relationship will continue between Rising Voices, MF/PL, STW, UPWC, MECA, and AIC through the creation of a monthly newsletter which highlights blogs produced on the new websites, the first issue of which can be expected approximately one month from the end date: May, July, or November.
     58The total time given to each organization will be approximately one month, with overlapping trainings, for an estimated total of 40 hours per week. The project will last twelve weeks, although some of the hours have already been committed. Our trainer is present in the West Bank and hopes to finish the full project by the end of October.
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     60At the end of the project's training period in Palestine, an ongoing relationship will continue between Rising Voices, MF/PL, STW, UPWC, MECA, TCC, and AIC through the creation of a monthly newsletter which highlights blogs produced on the new websites, the first issue of which can be expected approximately one month from the end date: in November 2011.
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    6262Relationships between the technologists will continue in a collaborative, ongoing way for support in website development and media production.
     
    6464== Budget Summary ==
    6565Expenses
    66 ||Travel||$1200.00||
     66||Travel||$1800.00||
    6767||''Trainer's airfare from Denver, Colorado to Amman, Jordan''||||
    68 ||Training hours||$1920.00||
    69 ||''40 hours for 4 weeks at $12.00 per hour''||||
     68||Trainer's Stipend||$5760.00||
     69||''40 hours for 12 weeks at $12.00 per hour''||||
    7070||Website hosting||$800.00||
    71 ||''$200/year for 4 organizations''||||
    72 ||'''TOTAL'''||'''$3920.00'''||
     71||''$200/year for 5 organizations''||||
     72||''TOTAL COSTS''||''$8560''||
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     74Other Funding Sources
     75||STW Hosting||$200||
     76||''Pledged membership July 2011''||
     77||Travel||$1800.00||
     78||''In-kind donation from Stop the Wall''||
     79||Other||$1400.00||
     80||''$900 pledge from STW and $500 from MECA''||
     81||''TOTAL RAISED''||''$3400.00''||
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     83||'''TOTAL NEEDED'''||'''$5160.00'''||
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    7485''See a full proposal [wiki:international_outreach_and_training here]