How do we get news reports from media dark regions into the mainstream?

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Group 2

Project Title:

How do we get news reports from media dark regions into the mainstream?

Project Participants:

Abdul Hay Sadrey, Yogen Shah

NGO Project Lead:

Muni Seva Ashram, Vadodara

Technologist Project Lead:

Srinivasan Narayan

Project Presenter:

Abdul Hay Sadrey

Group Number:


Problem Set Format

Problem sets and solutions provide a method that details everything you need to get support to a critical problem to which an NGO or a grassroots organization faces.

Using txtWeb, an NGO can ensure that staff and semi literate folk in far- flung areas can send critical information to a central repository. This information can be used in various ways for information dissemination, follow up action, spreading awareness etc.

Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved?

With hundreds of staff working on dozens of different projects that impact thousands of people in remote, media-dark villages, there is need for a solution to collect data about the challenges faced by them, and feedback on the solutions offered, in a speedy and cost-effective manner.

Summary of the Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.

Using txtWeb’s SMS solution, general population at large can text (in a particular format), relevant information. This information is collected in a central repository and further action is taken up according to the nature of information sent out. Also, a response is sent to the user as a mark of acknowledgement.

Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?


Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea?

Follow-on Actions

Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.

  • Train staff in using the proposed solution to report problems by category
  • Train students, patients, tribal populations and other beneficiaries in using the proposed solution