A rural youth project

A project that connects young people with disability in a rural area with each other via multimedia or social media.

For this example case study:
The ILC Activity Area is individual capacity building (also Information, linkages and referrals).
The ILC Focus Area is remote/rural delivery.

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1. Why is your idea important?

  • Young people with disability in rural and regional areas are particularly at risk of being socially isolated.
  • We surveyed young people and they told us they’d like to be more connected with their peers through social media.
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2. Who will you work with?

Young people between the ages of 12-25 with disability and living in rural and regional areas.

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3. What will you do?

Connect young people up to a social media platform that allows them to share knowledge and advice and make new social connections.

4. What changes will take place?

  • Increased skills and capacity.
  • Increased use of information to make decisions to shape and plan an ordinary life.
  • People with disability are connected and have the information they need to make decisions and choices.

These case studies are from the ILC Commission Framework, a document that you should also get familiar with.

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