Reviewing storytelling tool architecture and code
Will continue later this week
Specs from Hector re: school devices and student’s personal devices
Tablets and devices around ~5 years old, similar versions of software
Working on sketching up the storytelling tool in different contexts - this
Presented our experiences in Colombia
Website - Avtar not here today
We would like to have other groups try the tool and provide feedback
Perhaps we’d like to get more modalities into it before showing it again?
Add Video and Transcribing Recorder?
Timing is also potentially an issue
Get some feedback on how various groups can use the tool in their contexts
Translation of our survey questions
Translating the responses - photos of handwritten responses! :)
Popular question - when will we do the next workshop??
Main issues - seed sovereignty, gender
Like the experience of writing some stories
Meeting with Hector, Pilar, Carolina soon - about future of project
Expensive to do the workshops, to bring students to Fresno etc
How to continue El Planeta Es la Escuela?
Idea - make it a once/year festival in Fresno
Gather groups from Medllín
Youth and tech focused
Working toward the festival is good motivation - do different projects with a goal of presenting it at the festival
Improve sense of collectivity, community
Can invite other groups beyond the project
Making sustainable connections
Themes related to tech and needs - how tech can meet those needs
Sustainability - worried about their dependence on Karisma - they have the resources to support themselves
Encourage a sense of collectivity and togetherness among the youth - beyond school assignments etc
James - how to engage them in sports activities? All ages, etc.
Working with an intern in Mexico who is working in inclusive design of websites - she is creating a coalition to support the work beyond Mexico
Outline for SDG toolkit complete - aiming for first draft this week.
Monica Sharma - https://www.radicallytransform.org/about2
Attended Guelph Accessibility Conference and connected with Speak Your Mind Foundation
Artist Friend from Montréal looking to turn brain scans into music / audio / vibration - using Muse headband - relates to work on Nexus - A link to the Nexus Science Lab video Liam mentioned: https://youtu.be/NNwc0VYRhUU
Another couple of videos about the Nexus
Could upload video content from Create2Learn to storytelling tool - internet speeds in the communities may be challenging, so centralized uploading likely to work better
Connecting with Sepideh and Simon about Sidewalk Toronto connection w IDRC
Follow-up action plan?
Storytelling tool co-design could be a part of that plan
What works within the plan?
Meeting next month with UWEZO?
Meet next week with James - we will find a time to meet to talk in more detail about next steps
So far mostly planning - not as much engagement - focus was on understanding the context in Rwanda - the informal economy (not sustainable)
They want training in inclusive design
How to work with young people who have never been to school? Those living in poverty/slums? Those with disabilities?
How to support these youth organisations to develop inclusive practices? To reach the young people at the margins? What tools?
How to support young people at the margins to support themselves? How to use the technology available to them? How to make it sustainable?
80% have access to cell phones
They have free access to internet in community centres
Community centres are not well utilized - no motivation, no sense of direction for those at the margins -
How to share learning across different project partners/locations?
Report is finished
Need to follow up with some of the young people
Was just in Uganda and Ethiopia:
Village savings and loan
Community budgeting e.g. developing community centres where information can be shared
Engage young people in sports activities?