Changemaker: Sadiq Miah
Indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict. I want to use FVI in the best way possible and try to create works of expressive arts with these communities to both act as a platform of expression and leadership while providing vocational skills training. Equipping communities to express themselves using communication media whilst giving them a platform to share their social issues. Ultimately, reinforcing and holding accountable the multinational mineral companies on a global scale.
Future Voices International is a pioneering grassroots level project enabling young people living in poverty the chance to be heard. Future Voices International is a cascade training program that is creating summer media schools, lasting 4-6 weeks in deprived regions of the world. The aim of the project is to teach, and bring to the realisation of young people that they do have a voice, and a right to be heard. We aim to give young people a chance to be part of the information age, helping them express themselves creatively through media and giving the participants a platform to share their stories with the world.