Posts Tagged ‘google’

Kigamboni Community Center now applying “Train-the-Trainer” skills

This is a post written by my Jukka Siltanen , Associate  Expert at TanzICT. TanzICT our partners and also the organisation we are doing consultancy work for here in Tanzania. TANZICT is a bilateral project between Tanzania and Finland. They work in the areas of information society, ICT sector & policies, mobile, ICT4D and entrepreneurship.

Read what Jukka wrote:

Following our collaboration with RLabs at the Iringa Living Lab in the beginning of July, Brent Williams has now spent several days over the last two weeks at the Kigamboni Community Center (KCC) on the other side of the ferry.

Brent testing the driver's seat on the bajaj he rides to Kigamboni Community CenterBrent testing the driver’s seat on the bajaj he rides to Kigamboni Community Center

Brent has been training the community trainers with the ‘RLabs curriculum’ – how to use Gmail, Google Docs, Blogger and other social media tools – and how to pay to the training forward. Only promise participants need to make is that they will use the skills learned for teaching others, who will again train others. This way ICT literacy and awareness will quickly spread in the community. Brent also wrote about of the first training session at KCC in his own blog.

Yesterday was an exciting day as it was the first day for the trainers to start training others, Brent being there only to assist if needed. As Brent said, it didn’t take long for everyone to start helping everyone and it was really great… :)

Trainers training the first participants - click to see more picturesTrainers training the first participants – click to see more pictures

Training sessions with Brent at KCC will still continue tomorrow and next week. Then Brent is off to Iringa to continue the “Train-the-Trainers” there. We are also excited about the opportunity and challenge Brent will be undertaking in training a group of deaf trainers at Neema Crafts in Iringa. Returning from Iringa, we’ll head for the first training sessions at the Zanzibar Living Lab, so the RLabs Social Revolution is spreading!


I am attending the g/South Africa Conference

Tomorrow I am attending the Google South Africa conference that will be hosted at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Unfortunately I did not attend day 1 as I had other commitments. I have however heard good reports online about day 1 and am now more exited to see what lies in store for us. I know this conference has lots to offer and I know that I am going to learn so much from it.

Here is the agenda for Day 2: For Business, Tech Entrepreneurs and Marketers.

Day 2 will be chock-full of Google product demonstrations aimed at tech entrepreneurs and marketers. Their goal is to help spur innovation and business growth in South Africa and across the region. Google want to inspire business to make the most of the web and mobile space!

Sessions will help you understand how to:

  • Use online tools to create and monetize content
  • Market your products and services online and with mobile.
  • Improve your online presence with web and mobile technologies
  • Use additional online tools to manage your business more effectively

Stay tuned for updates as I will be tweeting and blogging from the conference.


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