Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
In today’s Reconstructed Session I could sit back as a student. The session was facilitated by Marlon Parker, teaching us all about video blogging (Vlogging). We did a practical session where we recorded some videos and uploaded the videos on YouTube, the tool that we will use to store all our video. After adding videos on YouTube we posted some video post on our Reconstructed Blog.
The guys was really excited about this session because all that they want to do is to share their stories with people out there that is addicted to drugs. I’m just as excited to see how they are going to use video blogging on their space
here is a video Kyle Stevens: Servanthood
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Caroline Ngwenya, Linnet Chihaka, Nyasha Ziyezwa, Lynn Kanengoni (grade 10) and Mary Ngwenya (grade 11) are students from Cape Town High school.
The above Students offer to do community service as a Life Orientations project. The aim of their project is to do research and work in an environment to offer a service to the community to disadvantage people. Impact Direct Ministries has the privilege out of many Organizations that the students are volunteering there time to.
One of the projects that the Impact Centre focus on is Senior Wellness and that was the main reason that attracted the students to do community service.
When asking feedback the girls replied "Our first impression that we felt love, among the volunteers that work at the Impact Centre"
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
As I am getting ready to attend the World Wide Web Conference in Port Elizabeth this week I was reminded of a paper we presented at the same conference in Cape Town last year titled "Blogging as a change agent to empower citizens in communities with tension". Below is a short abstract from the paper:
"The power of the Internet as a facility is that it has allowed many people worldwide to use it without feeling the real bite of the term ‘cost’. It comprises of numerous technologies that create an interesting question: How far has the information technology world come in terms of development? The introduction of a Web 2.0 technology known as weblogs or blogging has fast become a popular choice of application used on the Internet. Blogging prove to have both major advantages and disadvantages when used in the business environment. Not much research has been conducted on the personal impact blogging has on individuals. An issue that this paper addresses is in determining how helpful blogging can be when used by a group of individuals that are in the phase of drug rehabilitation. Ex-drug addicts and gang members from the Cape Flats in Cape Town were used as a case to investigate how much of an impact blogging had on them on a personal level, in their everyday lives and others that surround them. Blogging could be an alternative assisting or possibly empowering individuals in communities with tension allowing them to express themselves and see the world from a new perspective."
Source: Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications 3-5 September 2008, Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday, September 5, 2009
but then i start to think how close it is to the holidays and then i don't mind the walk i just say
to myself it's almost done then i can go to my cousins to just take a breathe
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Impact Direct Ministries is very devoted to the seniors of the community and have committed themselves to a group of 20 -30 seniors of the community.
Every Monday these seniors come to the Impact Centre where they are taught various life skills, arts and crafts and exercise . Today the ladies did a talk with them about healthy lifestyles and nutritional diets. After the talk it was the guys slot to do exercises with the Seniors But this was not going to be any exercises.We set up the Wii console in the main hall of the Impact Centre.Today they were going to get a full body workout as the pictures will explain.They were naturally exited and there was a great buss in the Centre.We let them play bit of everything ie. bowling tennis etc.
There are lots more of technology that we are wanting to introduce the seniors too eg how to operate their cellphones (properly).These are exiting times and we cant wait to make our Seniors techno savvy .Stay tuned for a bog post on how our seniors use their cellphones to make a change in their communities.
Thursday we are having our first Social Media for Social Change work shop with NGO’s. The purpose of this workshop is to see how NGO’s can possibly use Social Media to strengthen or further their cause.
I will do the session on blogging and how NGO’s can use blogs in their Organization.
Anyone can be a blogger in just a few clicks and the stats can prove it there are 183,102 blogger 162,662 new posts and 309,806 comments and the numbers keep on growing continuously this stats is just on one platform and their are many others tools. All this bloggers ,comments and new posts is in a world of their own name blogosphere.If you want to be part of the blogosphere you got to know a few words blogging this is the process of adding a post and blogger this is a contributor to a blog.
Blogs is about publishing content (stories,information etc) and to get a audience. The web2.0 is about creating sharing and engaging, blogs give you the platform to add videos,pics,audio and mainly text this make up the 3 creating sharing and engaging.
The big Question What is Blogging?
A blog is merely a tool that enable you do anything from changing the world to sharing your shopping list. (quote of a blogger)
Blogs is a type of website, it can be whatever you want it be (quote by craig ross)
A Blog is short for Web logs, is basically a online diary/journal -this directly answers the question what is a blog.
Why NGO’s should blog this is a great opportunity to create relationship and facilitate conversations. Blogging gives you a personal inside view of whats happening in your Organization. It allow you to recruit volunteers and helps with accountability to donors.
here is a tip
Don’t focus on having a great blog, focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.
you can download my presentation Social Media for NGO’s