In the context of the project "Education for social integration of population affected by the volcanic eruption of Chaitén," an initiative of the Research Center on Vulnerability and Socio-Natural Disasters (CIVDES) the "Radio Workshops" line of action was developed, using Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology between 2012 and 2013. The objective was to incorporate community communication through radio as an instrument of social reconstruction in Chaitén, with a special emphasis on the development of skills, networking and making youth visible in the local environment. 12 workshop sessions were implemented during the project, with 8 youths aged 14-18 from the Juan José Latorre School of Chaitén. This activity revealed various areas of interest including strengthening and community support, social spaces and the recognition of the natural heritage of a city still under reconstruction. Finally, the ethical and political dimensions of community action, the generation of conditions for a successful intervention, and the place of professional investigative and interventional dynamics are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Strengthening community participation through the local radio. A proposal for participatory-action-research (PAR) with youngs in Chaitén|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)