10. Promotion of Creativity and Cultural Content in the Digital Environmental Many Hands International

Many Hands International
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Vaihoho is an oral tradition that is accompanied with poem and music in the Fataluku ethnic group. Currently, this tradition is at risk in relation to its sustainability, since most practitioners are elderly. Justino Valemtim was a cultural detainer of Fataluku and researched for many years collecting poems and songs of Vaihoho. Unfortunately, Mr. Justino Valentim passed away in 2014, as a consequence the most of knowledge has been disappeared. In honor of the death of Valentim and to preserve this tradition, MHI together with the family of Justino Valentim took initiatives by digitizing the works collected before death in order to protect from humidity and inappropriate storage. Furthermore, the oral tradition of Vaihoho is a significant cultural element of Fataluku ethnic group, therefore, the digitalization of this tradition is important for the next generation and for those who are interested can easily access this tradition when available on the internet.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
Reported achievements include; 1. a notebook full of manuscripts of poems and notes of Vaihoho has begun to compile collections whose dating of material was from 1999 to 2014; 2. the original materials are now reallocated temporarily at Lautem Cultural Center, Timor-Leste; 3. the staffs are trained on digitalization; file nominating, folder structure based on IDEP guideline; and 4. the staff also have learned measures how to store materials properly when handing them back to the family of Valentim;
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