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We help organizations create community driven, participatory video for development
We provide a tailored, hands-on, three-day workshop, training NGO educators or extension staff how to make, edit, and share video.
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We build the capacity of NGO staff working in underserved communities without electricity world wide.
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OMPT envisions a world where electricity, illiteracy, location, language, and materials are no longer barriers to positive social change. Through mobile video instruction, small improvements in knowledge dissemination fuel progress for individuals and communities.
OMPT fosters the transfer of knowledge in underserved communities by providing training and self-powered, mobile video education technologies to international NGOs working in the areas of:
civic engagement/ advocacy
By collaborating directly with established, in-country NGOs, OMPT can exponentially increase the impact of social change through locally developed and culturally sensitive content solutions.
Many NGOs are already bringing about positive social change through successful grassroots interventions that address problems such as:
The spread of disease: washing hands with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhea by up to 47%
Reliance on agriculture - 70% of the world’s poor rely on agriculture for all or some of their household income.
Illiteracy- 775 million people are illiterate
Lack of capital and trust for small businesses- 97% of micro-loans are repaid in full
Human rights violations- there are approximately 25 million slaves in the world today
However, NGOs are often understaffed and lack the resources to realize their full potential. This is made more difficult by the fact that some of the most underserved communities lack access to electricity, the Internet, or mobile phones. These are the communities that OMPT seeks to empower.
We engage in capacity building for NGO staff so that they can reach more remote communities and have a larger, more longer- lasting transformation.
OMPT visits NGOs in-country to deliver a three-day hands-on training workshop as well as the necessary equipment for making, editing, and disseminating video. The workshop is customized to fit the needs of the NGO and prepares the staff to gain the skills necessary for producing and showing culturally sensitive and locally relevant material.
Video breaks down barriers of:
illiteracy: people can visualize the message
electricity: our equipment uses solar and alternative power allowing education to take place anywhere
access: remote places can be reached with ease since content is portable and mobily accessible
culture/language: content is locally created and appropriate
content: viewers can all engage in presentations at the same time, reducing the need for printed materials
OMPT partnered with Save the Children in Nepal to increase the effectiveness of a literacy program. Through a video production workshop as well as distribution of camcorders and pico-projectors the group produced high-quality, literacy education videos aimed at primary school youth.
OMPT helped give the indigenous Panamanian Ngobe peoples a voice in their fight against corporate mining and tourism interests in their region. We partnered with a local civic advocacy organization, Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameño (CEASPA), which wanted to broaden this message through video but lacked the necessary resources and skills. OMPT delivered a workshop as well as equipment to create compelling advocacy videos that informed citizens of the Ngobe peoples' right to their land and way of life, the realities of the environmental impact of mining and violence surrounding the protests.