Community media

News

SPRING community volunteers sing a song about the importance of mothers.

On June 22, 2018, the USAID-funded SPRING project in the Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event in Bishkek to share important lessons and accomplishments of the project from 2014 to 2018. 

Photo of the three SPRING team members posing together.

SPRING participated in the CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference, delivering a presentation on engaging men for improved nutrition, and sharing research on hemoglobin measurement...

Group photo of the SPRING team at the event.

SPRING staff traveled to Nusa Dua, Indonesia to present on SPRING’s work in nutrition social and behavior change and to build skills among practitioners at the 2018 International Social and...

Thumbnail image featuring the logo for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health

This year, two SPRING videos received honorable mentions in the 2018 Pulitzer Global Health Video competition for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in New...

Photo of a group filming a community video.

SPRING’s community video approach in the Sahel places third in award that recognizes unique and compelling projects that impact real lives.

Galleries

Two community volunteers impersonate two babies as they perform a skit about the importance of appropriate complementary feeding.

SPRING in the Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event in Bishkek to share important lessons and accomplishments of the project from 2014 to 2018.

Twelve agents were trained in video production. One is a professional videographer.

SPRING/Guinea provided training on production and dissemination of community videos for MIYCF, hygiene, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture to community agents in Faranah and Mamou, Guinea.

Videos

Thumbnail image taken from the cooking video.

This series of 15 videos, starring Chef Daniyar Derkembaev, includes nutritious recipes for young children (6 – 24 months) as well as some that are great for the whole family.

Photo of a group of women and men gathering to look at a flyer on handwashing.

This video highlights learning and experience from SPRING's diverse community media portfolio through four key principles with examples of each principle in action, using various types of...

Photo of a man and a woman standing in a field of maize discussing something.

As they come back from the field, Mr. Mamane and his wife, who live in the village of Dan Fantoua in the Zinder region, talk about marrying their young [teenage] daughter. 

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of a group of men and boys working with shovels and tools.

The video is shot in the village of N’Walla, in the commune of Tchadoua. After these discussions, men and women understand the mechanisms that can break the cycle of malnutrition.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of a group of women and children at a water well, collecting water in buckets.

The video is shot in the village of Zagawa Haoussa, in the Zinder region, and talks about ways to preserve cowpeas in order to fight against malnutrition and increase women’s economic power...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Sahel, Niger
Photo of a woman tending livestock in a dirt yard.

Un élève est renvoyé de l’école pour défaut de paiement des frais de scolarité. Afin de résoudre ce problème, sa mère décide de vendre un de ses moutons.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso
Photo of a woman carrying a bushel of hay across a yard with a stone wall in the background.

Un élève est renvoyé de l’école pour défaut de paiement des frais de scolarité. Afin de résoudre ce problème, sa mère décide de vendre un de ses moutons.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso
Photo of a woman standing in front of a thatched roof home, feeding livestock.

Un élève est renvoyé de l’école pour défaut de paiement des frais de scolarité. Afin de résoudre ce problème, sa mère décide de vendre un de ses moutons.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso
Photo of a woman walking up some steps to a large building.

Salimata se rend au centre de santé pour la pesée un mois après son accouchement. L’agent de santé profite de cette occasion pour lui parler de la planification familiale.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso
Photo of a woman and man standing in front of a scale to weigh a baby.

Catherine se rend au centre de santé pour la pesée un mois après son accouchement. L’agent de santé profite de cette occasion pour lui parler de la planification familiale. 

Keywords: Community media
Location: Burkina Faso
Photo of a woman and two men working with farming tools in front of trees and plant beds.

In 2016, SPRING introduced the community video approach in Guinea working with our local partner, Winrock International and Digital Green. Through a rapid formative research process, SPRING...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Guinea
Photo of a woman and two men working with farming tools in front of trees and plant beds.

In 2016, SPRING introduced the community video approach in Guinea working with our local partner, Winrock International and Digital Green. Through a rapid formative research process, SPRING...

Keywords: Community media
Location: Guinea

Reports

Photo of a mother holding her child wrapped in a blanket on her back.

During our three years of implementation, SPRING/Ghana carried out a successful multi-sectoral program to improve nutrition within the 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions...

Photograph of a group of women in India using instructional cards

By combining the power of traditional storytelling with low-cost technology, the SPRING project and Digital Green (DG) have developed a community video social and behavior change (SBC)...

Cover photo: a group of several mothers and their children gathered outside by a tree. Photo by Souleymane Ouattara, Jade Video Production.

The SPRING project introduced a community media approach in Burkina Faso in February 2016 to reduce undernutrition. The goal of the SPRING pilot intervention in Burkina Faso was to...

Activities

Filming a group of women practicing healthy food preparation

In India, SPRING works with the UPAVAN project to promote improved health practices through disseminations of community-made videos.

Job Aids and Tools

Front cover [title] Photo-to-Illustration Guide A Resource for the Development of Health Communication Visual Materials [cover illustration] Foreground: a collage of nine illustrations of mothers with their children or by themselves. "USAID." SPRING logo”

This Photo-to-Illustration (PTI) Guide highlights a specific technique for creating high-quality illustrations through a process involving tracing a reference photograph and then scanning...

Two men and a woman set up a shot in front of a hut with a video camera. A group of villagers watches from between the hut and a straw wall.

Videos made for the community by the community have proved to be effective in causing social and behavior change in Sahel. This document serves as a “road map” to implementing community...

Briefs

Photo of three women smiling as they work a pump to fill a tub with water, a white bull stands to the left.

In this slide document, we present findings from a fourth round of data collection completed in May 2017 in Niger to measure the sustained effect of the community video activities. The...

Location: Niger
A man sits at a desk in a radio station. He is broadcasting.

Starting in 2016, SPRING partnered with six local radio stations to produce and air 60-second spots on high-impact nutrition and hygiene practices.

Location: Senegal

Success Stories

Photo of a man, Tengdo Kuzoba, standing by his latrine and tippy tap.

In rural Kpatia-Tengre, a 131-member community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region of Ghana, a lack of latrines resulted in community members openly defecating around homes and...

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

SPRING and Digital Green launched their Community Video for Nutrition Guide to help global agriculture and nutrition practitioners integrate community video for nutrition into their...

Keywords: Community media, Integration
Location: India, Niger