Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO)- RIC-NET an ICT and Information Network in Rwenzori region and Computers for Schools (CFSU) are implementing a Project Improving Effective Teaching/Learning of English Language through ICT enabled innovative methods. The project is implemented in 30 Primary Schools, 6 Secondary Schools and 2 Teachers Colleges in the Districts of Kasese and Kabarole in Uganda and its founded by ICCO, IICD, EDUKANS, C4C
It was yet
another brighter moment at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel kampala where connect for
change and wash partners through I-Network stormed the place for a website
design and akvo tool training.
training facilitated by IICD/I-Network ICT advisor and Luuk Diphoorn and Elma
den Toom from connect for change attracted participants from RWECO represented
by ICT Officer Yosia, Diocese of Jinja (health dep’t), Health Child, Health
Needs Uganda (HNU), LACODEF, Mango tree, computers for schools Uganda (CFSU),
ELECU, FAWEU, UCMB, UNHCO and I-Network the hosts.
training lasted for two days from 15th-16th August 2013.
This was basically for organizations implementing C4C projects to get more
skills in the use of these online platforms.
implements a project with Connect for change through CFSU in primary and
issues trained in was the use of websites, having a good website and what it
takes to have a functioning website. It was such an interactive session that we
got to learn more from each other.
important tool during the training was the akvo RSR (Really Simple reporting). Akvo
makes it easy to bring your projects online and share progress with everyone
involved and interested. This includes those who are funding the work you do or
who wants to see things from your perspective. This is a tool that or an online
platform at www.akvor.org
were taken through the platform and how it works. Accounts were created for
every partner that participated in the training. It was also noted that any
project officer can sign up and always update the page with activity updates
especially on connect for change projects.
Creating an Akvo user account.
the Register link at
the top of your project page or the Akvo home
Choose your organisation and continue to the setup page.
Enter a username. Your
username is what you will enter to sign in to your account. Make it something
easy to remember.
Enter your first and last name. Your
Akvo RSR account is yours.
Updates and comments will display your name, not just
that of your organisation.
Enter a password. Eight
or more characters, capital and small letters mixed with some numbers, is the
most secure. Entering it twice verifies you typed what you thought you typed.
Enter your email address. So
we can send you a confirmation email.
Click the Register button. Follow the instructions in
the account request email you will receive. Your account request will be
reviewed by either your organisation’s administrator or an Akvo staff
administrator. Within a couple of days you will receive an email confirming you
have been approved, and then you can sign in to Akvo RSR.
Participants wave their certificates high after the training.
and CFSU page on the akvo.org site is found at Akvo.org - Effective
teaching-learning processes by ICT and so at that page you can be able to
see a number of updates on the effective teaching learning processes by ICT
project implemented here in the Rwenzori region. We updated the page with some
stories during the training.
important aspect was all about capturing good photos and easy videos that can
tell ones story or report easier while reporting online. Participants
interviewed them themselves and all these captured videos will be uploaded by
the Akvo team.
It was such
an interactive training that members at the end of it all were told and
encouraged to always update their project pages with activities or what they’ve
implemented. However these activity updates are not meant to be long stories
but few paragraphs with pictures and straight forward to the point.