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The impact of the 2011 Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Face-to-Face Workshop on my life by Nansumba Winnie, SchoolNet Uganda AYV site, Uganda

The Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) workshop has impacted in me many skills and this AYV workshop has been different from all the workshops that I have attended which were about sexuality. Really my mind had been blank when it came to anything to do with media production simply because I thought that media production was the work of movie producers and cameramen and had nothing to do with me.

Me as Winnie, I never saw myself as a media person but what I learnt in this workshop is that we do not only need media skills for filming or producing music, it is better for you to have media skills or be media literate because in case of your wedding, graduation day or even birthdays, you need to know how to instruct the camera person on how you would want your photos to look like (e.g long shots, close shots, what background) so that at the end you get what you want.

Another thing is that Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) has not only made me believe in myself as a youth, it has also given me a voice to speak out my concerns. I can now talk about any kind of issue that concerns my community. We as youth have a lot to say but in most cases, we are not given a platform or a go ahead to talk about our concerns. As a person, I think that this is because adults (e.g. our parents) do not believe in us. They look at us as a problem or trouble causers in society. Now that AYV has given us a voice to speak our concerns, we as the youth we will come out and show the adults (parents) that they are wrong about us. We are more than what they think we are and can be responsible with our lives.

 As a person, with the voice that AYV has given me, I will help and reach many young people especially the young positives with different issues that concern them. I will encourage them to have a voice and to talk freely about community issues, their challenges and how to overcome the challenges. I will also encourage them to have a skill of self-discovery, to have role models who inspire them in their lives and be motivated to live as their role models.

While at the workshop, I also learnt some of the 21st century skills which I found very The impact of the 2011 Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Face-to-Face Workshop on my life by Nansumba Winnie, SchoolNet Uganda AYV site, Uganda The Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) workshop has impacted in me many skills and this AYV workshop has been different from all the workshops that I have attended which were about sexuality. Really my mind had been blank when it came to anything to do with media production simply because I thought that media production was the work of movie producers and cameramen and had nothing to do with me.

Me as Winnie, I never saw myself as a media person but what I learnt in this workshop is that we do not only need media skills for filming or producing music, it is better for you to have media skills or be media literate because in case of your wedding, graduation day or even birthdays, you need to know how to instruct the camera person on how you would want your photos to look like (e.g long shots, close shots, what background) so that at the end you get what you want.

Another thing is that Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) has not only made me believe in myself as a youth, it has also given me a voice to speak out my concerns. I can now talk about any kind of issue that concerns my community. We as youth have a lot to say but in most cases, we are not given a platform or a go ahead to talk about our concerns. As a person, I think that this is because adults (e.g. our parents) do not believe in us. They look at us as a problem or trouble causers in society. Now that AYV has given us a voice to speak our concerns, we as the youth we will come out and show the adults (parents) that they are wrong about us. We are more than what they think we are and can be responsible with our lives.

As a person, with the voice that AYV has given me, I will help and reach many young people especially the young positives with different issues that concern them. I will encourage them to have a voice and to talk freely about community issues, their challenges and how to overcome the challenges. I will also encourage them to have a skill of self-discovery, to have role models who inspire them in their lives and be motivated to live as their role models.

While at the workshop, I also learnt some of the 21st century skills which I found very relevant to my life. I also learnt about the whole process of media production starting with identifying the issue, webbing, story, storyline, script writing, story boarding, hands-on which involves putting photo shots on the computer then putting in words and the narrations.

Thanks to the AYV community, most especially our facilitators. relevant to my life. I also learnt about the whole process of media production starting with identifying the issue, webbing, story, storyline, script writing, story boarding, hands-on which involves putting photo shots on the computer then putting in words and the narrations. Thanks to the AYV community, most especially our facilitators.

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AWARDS

Over the years, SchoolNet Uganda has received a number of International and national awards for its contribution to ICT4D. Some of the awards are:

  1. Stockholm Challenge Finalist
  2. The Golden Nica Award by Prix Ars Electronica
  3. ICT Capacity Development Award by Uganda Communication Commission
  4. The Uganda Annual Best FOSS Integration Case Award, 2005