Adobe Youth Voices programme

Adobe Youth Voices is a program to ignite young people’s Creative Confidence – the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems – using advanced digital media tools and tested storytelling techniques. The main tenet of the program is that with greater creativity, and a greater belief in their own abilities, young people will be more engaged in their education and better prepared for a fast-changing global economy.

AYV is the Adobe Foundation’s global initiative to increase creativity, which we believe is critical to prepare young people to be the problem solvers, critical thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. Youth develop original media that highlights an issue they care about, identify solutions, and in the process foster critical creative skills and a passion to make a difference.

We have been a partner in the program since 2012 for AIF-AYV India Year 7, 8 and 9 Programs – 2012-2013 , 2013-14 and 2014-15. Started with 30 Ugta Suraj and other community children in village Nithari, Noida, the program enabled children to get trained in digital literacy and create original media using sophisticated tools and equipment for shooting, recording and processing. The program has enabled children to identify, feel and express their concern for specific issues through media creations – from videos to essays, animation to music – enabled through Adobe software and tools.

The creatives are showcased at community screenings and events held at different forums to spread the issue taken up by children and the solution conceptualised by them. The community screening is taken as a platform for local people to discuss the issues and be aware of their implications. The children get to share their experiences with the viewers. A few Creatives featured on Zee Business News Channel in The CSR Show, telecast on 4 October 2014..

Adobe Youth Voices programme

Adobe Youth Voices is a program to ignite young people’s Creative Confidence – the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems – using advanced digital media tools and tested storytelling techniques. The main tenet of the program is that with greater creativity, and a greater belief in their own abilities, young people will be more engaged in their education and better prepared for a fast-changing global economy.

AYV is the Adobe Foundation’s global initiative to increase creativity, which we believe is critical to prepare young people to be the problem solvers, critical thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. Youth develop original media that highlights an issue they care about, identify solutions, and in the process foster critical creative skills and a passion to make a difference.

We have been a partner in the program since 2012 for AIF-AYV India Year 7, 8 and 9 Programs – 2012-2013, 2013-14 and 2014-15. Started with 30 Ugta Suraj and other community children in village Nithari, Noida, the program enabled children to get trained in digital literacy and create original media using sophisticated tools and equipment for shooting, recording, and processing.  The program has enabled children to identify, feel and express their concern for specific issues through media creations – from videos to essays, animation to music – enabled through Adobe software and tools.

Learning Digital Camera Techniques

The creatives are showcased at community screenings and events held at different forums to spread the issue taken up by children and the solution conceptualized by them. The community screening is taken as a platform for local people to discuss the issues and be aware of their implications.  The children get to share their experiences with the viewers.

A few Creatives featured on Zee Business News Channel in The CSR Show, telecast on 4 October 2014.

 

Videos and Creatives:

Under Adobe Youth Voices, following creatives were produced by children:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mujhe Hak Hai (I have the Right!)

Mujhe Hak Hai‘  is an AYV-II video created by Class IX-X (2007-2008) students of Noida Public Sr. Sec. School, Noida (U.P.) highlighting the plight of underprivileged children in urban villages of Noida. These children are deprived of basic education, which is a fundamental right of every child. The video offers some possible countermeasures and other initiatives.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WKcuK7yBMs
On the completion of training, the following media were created by the youth –

My Choice of Career: https://youtu.be/4czTUepHEiU

This short film showcases the struggle of a young boy who is on the verge of choosing a career option. He loves Photography. The camera has always fascinated him and he wants to learn and choose it as a career option. However, peer pressure lands him into the vocation that he does not like. As a result, he does not succeed.  He regrets his decision. By chance, he gets another option to choose his career. This time, he chooses what he is himself interested in.

Social Media in our Life: https://youtu.be/xv4NVAR2bAo

This short documentary depicts the role of social media in today’s life. Social media has become an integral part of our lives and has become much more than just a tool for communication.

This documentary showcases the positive and negative impact of social media on our lives.

Water Conservation: https://youtu.be/1O_3pbFbCdc  

Water is a scarce commodity these days. Potable water for drinking is already on a decline. The wastage of this limited resource is very likely to add more woes for the coming generation. The essence of this video is to generate awareness on water conservation. It gives a strong message that we must conserve water and reduce its wastage in our daily lives.

 

 

A total of around 90 children have been a part of this program. They have together discussed, thrashed and conceptualized stories to express their thought processes. It’s the collective skills of self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility and persistence that make these children “a different being”.

A story Conceptualization Session

The children have not only inculcated their creative and critical thinking skills and expressing them through Digital media but they have also learned technical skills for handling the digital equipment and conducting finer processes of composing, editing and creating audio-visual media.

Learning and Practising by AYV students