Storyboard workshops at Tataba and Sigana, May 2009
David Leeming, consultant, with Ellison Gito, Youth Coordinator IPG, Fraser Bako, FM operator for Buala, and Clifton Bazil, Commerce Officer IPG visited Tataba and Sigana (and briefly Kolotubi) between 23rd and 30th June 2009.
One-day workshops were held at each village to develop storyboards for content development for the community radio, for the Phase 2 of the project.
Youtube of the workshops, Tababa and Sigana Community radio and Email stations
The workshop agendas (briefly) consisted of:
List of participants
The following participated
|Chris Havi||Youth Coordinator for Tataba Ward|
|John Durani||FM and Email operator|
|Robert Guare||Chairman, Community media committee|
|Ben Talovunagi||Secretary, Committee and Village Chief|
|Carolyn Badi||Assistant Youth Coordinator|
|Salet Vaelyn||Youth Member|
|Susan Mareta||Youth member|
|Mary Alistan||Youth Member|
|Wandil Haiv||Youth Member|
|Ellison Gito||Youth Coordinator, Isabel Province|
|Fraser Bako||Buala FM Operator (and expert canoe driver!)|
See list in the gallery below (18 participants)
At Kolotubi the FM radio has been inactive for one year due to a fault. It is now fixed. However, there is no Youth Coordinator and the FM committee needs to be reformed. The team met with and briefed the operators Selwyn and Janet, and the IPG Youth Coordinator is to help reorganise the committee and youth representatives. It is noted that there is a lot of interest in the station in the community, which is also large in a fast developing part of Isabel with industrial potential.
Networking with the wider community was discussed, and the participants noted the following possibilities for collaboration and thus obtaining support and assistance with content development:
- Youth stakeholders such as participating members of SIDT have capacities such as script writing, drama, etc.
- Rolley Bogese, Isabel musician, has volunteered to help develop musical content, i.e. by recording music for lyrics developed by communities about the issues
- Guguha DLC can aid communities by creating Wikieducator articles and uploading audio content that communities can share
- One idea already very demonstrable was to share local community news between stations. See the Youtube (above), for illustration of Sigana community radio presenting local community news
- Text based ideas and content (storyboards, community news, lyrics, drama scripts, transripts etc) can be shared by PFnet email. Audio content can be burned on CD and forwarded to other stations and to Guguha for uploading.
On Thursday 4th June, we held a very useful one day workshop in Honiara , to look at the storyboards that were developed in Tataba and Sigana, and to see how the expanded community can assist in their development. Jody, Ender, Nelson and Andy attended from SIDT and Andre from MWYCA, plus Patteson Khana, Chairman of Susubona, whom we were fortunate to have in Honiara. The workshop venue and lunch was provided by CYP.
The workshop produced the modified, improved storyboards shown below.
Our friends at the workshop have elaborated on the storyboards, for instance SIDT are offering to script the drama in Storyboard 3, after we indicate what the Sigana community wants from the drama. This shows the value that networking and collaboration add to such an endeavour.
We will have another one day workshop on 17th when we can hopefully start to pull things together.
The equipment funded by CSP is arriving, and we will be able to equip ALL the FM stations very soon. Sigana email equipment to reconnect them this week.
David is traveling to Isabel again between 6th and 13th to start the communities on the actual content development. Susubona, Kolotubi and Lelegia communities (Youth Coordinators and FM operators, plus Patteson) will be coming down to the Sigana workshop.
This will be updated soon (written 6th June 2009).
Storyboard outputs from Sigana and Tataba, modified and improved by participants at the CYP workshop
| Sigana Group 1
Conservation and concerns about shortage of natural sea resources
|Sound effects of sea etc|
|Music||Presenter introduces||Pre-recorded interviews about sea resources||Narrative about why sea resources should be conserved||Community opinions||Summary by presenter||Music – theme song|
|Theme song recorded by Sigana|| Presenter interviews 2 community reps with good story telling skills and knowledge of the issues
|| The narrative will refer to the previous interviews and also the UNDP conservation project might provide some input and ideas into this component. Networking with Moses via email will help.
||With some good lessons learned to educate the community|
| Sigana Group 2 developed from original idea by Tataba
Reviving our customs – high lighting customs that are special to Isabelians. This can be a regular program.
|Sound effects of fishing etc|
|Music||Presenter introduces||Presenter introduces and explains briefly about Kwarao – custom fishing with a vine||Interview and story telling with elder||Community opinions||Summary by presenter||Music – theme song|
|Lyrics to be written by Sigana with help from networking and song recorded with help from Rolley Bogese||Can be repeated with different custom|| A suitably skilled elder or community member to tell the story in Pidjin language. A second version can be made using local language and also in English
The presenter will let the elder tell the story and then ask a few questions to fill in any gaps and clarify things.
| Sigana Group 3
Influences brought back to the village from town, associated with youth and “urban drift”. (Work in progress)
|Music – locally recorded instruments||Presenter introduces|| Music
|Drama about the influences from town, written and performed by youth members||Pre-recorded views of elders and other community members, about the issue||Summary by presenter||Music – theme song|
| * Suggestion that community can select best lyrics and award
|| Youths can discuss and consult with community to prepare the outline of the drama. SIDT be asked to help with script writing.
| Sigana Group 4
Disadvantages (ill effects) of Drug and Substance Abuse
|Music Theme Song||Presenter introduces||Educational narrative researched by youth members||Debate with invited panel from MU, Youth Leader, Chief||Summary||Music|
| * YMHP has a theme song
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