Changing Lives... One Minute at a Time
In One Minute uses the power of mobile technology and philanthropy to meet specific needs of women around the world.
Syrian child in Irbid, Jordan attempting to make the peace sign.
In One Minute Logo.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
If you could change a life in just one minute, would you? Inspired from my coverage of the refugee situation in Jordan in 2014, the role of women in society is largely swept under the rug. There are many in need, there are many doing amazing things by overcoming their obstacles and all of them deserve a platform to voice their needs. Staying true to my esthetic, I want to tell their stories on a visual platform and in one minute. Then I want the viewer that want to do something more than just hearing their story to do something. They can donate directly to the person (money, mentorship, skill) directly to that woman to their cloud account. Philanthropy is more than just money donation and it is doing something as simple has acknowledging someone in need and doing something about it.
Attached are photos of women I've interviewed and have stories that are worth telling and they deserve the help they are not receiving in their current situation. You can also view more at InOneMinute.org
Format for In One Minute videos in Jordan of refugee women.
Syrian refugee woman in Irbid, Jordan. Telling the story of losing more than 13 members of her family. One aspect that is noted by me with all refugees, they all have cell phones.
Mother sharing her story of imprisonment and struggle with creating a safe environment for her family to live in while in Jordan.
Syrian refugee woman in Irbid, Jordan showing her current living situation. She suffers from a rare medical condition that require specific medication and attention. All of which she has not received because of financial constraint.
Any and everyone woman in locations globally that need help and need the extra help in order to empower herself and willing to share her story with In One Minute will benefit. We are beginning in Jordan, where I have my contacts and organizations willing to help get the project up and running. As word has spread, we have people interested in Syria, Ethiopia, Libya, Myanmar and Nepal. It will work.
Screenshot of the InOneMinute.org website.
1. we create the cloud accounts for the women we have Jordan
2. our "dream" team captures their story for the one minute platform
3. we will need a beta group to see the material and test the technology (PeaceByTrade, etc)
We have found other startups that are interested in incorporating their company to help In One Minute. It is a matter of finding the right technology that will be accessible in the locations we go and find the stories.
Feedback from those within the countries we intend to go into first has been very positive. Women are willing to share their voice. From experts in the tech industry has been mixed, but leaning towards the positive. Aligning with the right technology and dream teams will be key. The community of those that would view the videos has been positive. So much so that people want to be involved to help.
SKILL SHARE (optional)
Things we need: A dream team tech team and mentor. Expert feedback on a continuous feedback in order to fine tune the concept. The right partnerships are aligning, but can be improved. A prototype of the mobile app in order to test the technology.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a freelance journalist with five years of experience. I spent 2014 in Jordan to cover the Syrian refugee situation in refugee camps and host communities. I interviewed women and children in the country and have since promised myself to find a way to help these women through technology.
IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?
Yes, I have implementation capacity and am interested in and able to make this idea real in my community.