Youth Reporter Project

Amplifying young voices through digital storytelling and media literacy.

Are you a young individual with a passion for storytelling and a desire to make your voice heard in the digital age? Look no further! Plan International Nepal is thrilled to unveil an innovative initiative that puts the power of creative media, journalism, and storytelling into the hands of young people like you – the Youth Reporter Project!

Two youth reporters using their mobile phone to film a story.

What is the Youth Reporter Project?

The Youth Reporter Project is a groundbreaking participatory media project designed specifically for children and young adults. It’s all about empowering YOU through the art of digital storytelling. We believe that young voices matter, and we’re here to help you harness your creative potential.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial to hear from young people – the future leaders of Nepal. Our project serves as a bridge, connecting young voices with supporters and decision-makers, ensuring that their concerns and aspirations are heard and acted upon. This powerful initiative was designed to empower and engage the youth of Nepal during the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis. At its core, this project is all about giving young people a platform to share their authentic stories, a the challenges posed by the pandemic and beyond.

Four girls are holding a mobile phone and laughing.

Mobile journalism

To equip our youth advocates with the tools they need, we’ve provided training in creative media skills such as photography, writing, and visual storytelling. These skills enable them to effectively raise critical issues and insights through their social media platforms, ensuring their voices resonate far and wide.

Our commitment

As part of our COVID-19 response, Plan International Nepal trained and empowered 52 youth communicators. These young individuals are on the front lines of community support, reporting on critical issues, and advocating for change. The Youth Reporter Project began as a platform to amplify their voices during challenging times, and continues to showcase the resilience and determination of Nepal’s youth. Join us in amplifying young voices and championing their causes, together we can create a brighter future for all.

Three youth reporters posing after completing mobile journalism training.

“Through the Youth Reporter Project, we found not just our voices, but our power to shape change. Thank you for believing in us and giving us the platform to be heard.”

Muna, Srijana, Neha

Key achievements

  1. Digital content creation training: Successfully trained 52 youths in the art of crafting impactful digital content.
  2. Geographical reach: Engaged youths from 7 diverse districts – Banke, Bardiya, Makwanpur, Sunsari, Sindhuli, Kalikot, and Jumla – with participants aged 15-24.
  3. Youth reporters development: Provided comprehensive training to youths, shaping them into adept youth reporters.
  4. Varied content production:
    • Produced 20 thought-provoking blogs
    • Conducted 8 insightful interviews
    • Created 5 compelling audio stories
    • Developed 1 captivating photo journal
    • Crafted 1 engaging animated video
  5. Application of knowledge: A remarkable 90% of the trained youths actively applied the acquired knowledge in the development of blogs and interviews.
  6. Positive impact: Feedback from 95% of the participating youths highlighted that the training significantly contributed to honing their media skills and enhancing their knowledge in the field.

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