"one Voice Can Change" - Youth Empowering Young Voters
This project is a contest among youths to produce a 1-2 minutes public service announcement (PSA) to raise the awareness of the Lebanese public especially youth voting for the first time in Lebanon on the power of peoples' votes, election's integrity, democratic elections process and accountability.
The topics of the PSA will be selected by the youth in collaboration with a group of experts and consultants in the fields of elections and film production. The PSAs will be filmed and screened in universities and on TV stations to raise the awareness based on peer to peer learning concentrating on elections' integrity and the power of each vote to make a change. The youth will receive one week training on producing PSAs, methodology of delivering the message through PSAs, leadership, public speaking, conflict resolution, skills for facilitators. Each one will receive a flip camera to start shooting their movies.
A committee, which will evaluate the PSAs, will include: TV producers, reporters, journalists, directors, associated university professors, actors, actresses, donor's representative and Project's management. The committee will select the winning PSA's to be screened as part of the awareness and media campaign before the elections. The 10 youth winners will act as facilitators in at least 10 Lebanese Universities, where they will show the winning PSA's to students and discuss the right of accountability, anti-corruption and democratic elections process.