So, I'm mentoring a Zimbabwean blogger as part of MS Action Aid Denmark's program called 'Global Change' that partners bloggers from all over the world with the program's participants from Denmark and Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. The mentee bloggers will spend three months building their skills in online and offline activism both in Denmark and in fieldwork in Kenya (so envious!), culminating in Denmark just in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in December. The final challenge for the students at the end of the course will be to develop a project related to “climate justice“. As soon as my blogger has his site up and running, I'll be linking posts and tweeting.
Here's an excerpt from the full story over at Global Voices:
The Global Voices mentors are developing the new mentoring program themselves through IRC chat room meetings, a shared wiki for “lesson” ideas, a Google group email list, and a Facebook group.
Mentors intend to create enough documentation that the experience could easily be repeated by Global Voices or by others in the future. In their own blogs and tweets about the project, they will be using the tag: #gvmentors and we will be sharing developments and conclusions on Global Voices too. Later on, there will also be a student website at: globalchangenow.net