FamilyOnline.TV

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Training on media production for young people with special educational needs, persons with disability and people of diverse race

  

The venture aims to equip young people with special educational needs (SEN), persons with disability (PWDs) and people of diverse race with skills to work in the mainstream media production industry, especially in the fields of animation production and video shooting. Their finished works will be published through the SEN-themed online subscription channel “FamilyOnline.TV” operated by the project team.

The venture will run two cohorts, each with 15 target beneficiaries. After receiving the ten-class training, the trainees have to form small groups to produce themed animations and videos. They will receive allowance during their training and internships.

Eight of the trained beneficiaries will be selected to receive further training to be assistant tutors. Ten additional classes will be provided to improve their skills in materials editing, filming and teaching. They will also have opportunities to produce animation for business clients.

To raise public awareness, the venture will also publish contents related to SEN students and their families to their existing SEN community, such as experiences shared by SEN youth and their family members and interviews of professionals with expertise in SEN on FamilyOnline.TV.

The venture has received funding support from the SIE Fund for another prototype project.

Name of Organisation

(Not applicable)

Approved Funding Amount

HK$299,900

Funding Period (Status)

1 year (Active)

Expected Impact

  • To provide training to 30 SEN youths, PWDs and people of diverse race
  • To offer assistant tutor training and internships on commercial projects to eight selected youths

Milestones/Progress

As at April 2021:

  • Provided media production training to 15 SEN youths from three schools/NGOs and 10 of their parents
  • Provided advance training to four selected trainees
  • Produced and published 42 animated videos at social media pages and YouTube channels by the trained SEN youths
  • Prepared animation teaching materials of elementary and advance levels
  • Approached six business organisations and chamber of commerce for business collaboration
  • Received 17 subscribers of the SEN-themed online channel on Patreon platform

Website

www.patreon.com/FamilyOnline