Presentation to BU Staff and the Students

Oct 16, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments


When my col­league­Una and I arrived in Bamyan Uni­ver­sity (BU here­after), we met with the deputy chan­cel­lor of the uni­ver­sity in the after­noon since the chan­cel­lor had been to Kabul for his health checkup. As I explained in my ear­lier blog, we did a needs assess­ment sur­vey of BU back in April of this year and then we were able to raise some funds for their inter­net, solar power and com­puter labs facil­i­ties. We arrived here on Octo­ber 12th, 2011. The fol­low­ing day, we pre­sented a more detailed overview of the fol­low­ing 10 days of train­ing and equip­ment instal­la­tion to the uni­ver­sity staff and the stu­dents. Since I am giv­ing a train­ing in the open source, Open­StreetMap and Crowdmap, I pre­sented a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about those two. Una is train­ing the uni­ver­sity stu­dents and some pro­fes­sors in social media. She talked about what she plans to teach the trainees. Today was the 16the and the sec­ond and last day of Open­StreetMap train­ing. I enjoyed teach­ing the stu­dents and pro­fes­sors to use smart phones to col­lect gps data and to work around Open­StreetMap. It’s 11:05 and as I am typ­ing I am sit­ting in the restau­rant of the hotel that I am stay­ing in (for bet­ter inter­net con­nec­tion) and Una is work­ing is putting fin­ish­ing touches to her pre­sen­ta­tion on social media train­ing for tomor­row. After 2 days of social media train­ing, I will have another 2 days of Crowdmap train­ing with the uni­ver­sity stu­dents and professors.

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