Technology Evangelism – BITSA Style

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BITSA, Baraton Information Technology Students’ Association, is the official IT Club at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. One of the activities we do is technology evangelism.

I first heard of technology evangelism from a colleague who worked with a major software manufacturer as an academic developer evangelist less than a year ago.

As a club , we picked up the idea  and organized our first technology evangelism program on 29th May 2009 and hosted it on campus. The event was dubbed ‘Bitsa ICT Literacy Drive‘ and we invited five schools from our district out which only Kapsabet Boys and St. Joseph’s Chepterit Girls were able to attend.

Recently, we organized another technology evangelism program, but this time we went to their various schools. The school’s which participated in the program are:

  1. Kapsabet Boys High School – Sunday 2nd August 2009
  2. St. Joseph’s Chepterit Girls School – Sunday 2nd August 2009
  3. Terige Boys High School – Sunday 2nd August 2009
  4. Kapsabet Girls Secondary School – 4th August 2009
The team at St. Joseph's Chepterit Girls with some of the students

The team at St. Joseph's Chepterit Girls with some of the students

The crowd at St. Joseph's Chepterit

The crowd at St. Joseph's Chepterit

The agenda for this technology workshop was to show students how they can use technology for their education, thus the theme, ‘Engage Us’.

Most of the presentations were done using videos such as this one. Where there was no electricity (many thanks to KPLC!) we had to resort to huddling around small laptop screens in turns to watch the videos.

All in all the crowds were superb and the objective was met. Hopefully we’ll get to see the repercussions when the KCSE results come out in February next year. (We kinda told them that Googling for information  would help them achieve this =])

Long live BITSA!

The BITSA Team at ST. Joseph's Chepterit

The BITSA Team at ST. Joseph's Chepterit

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