September 22, 2017

Activities

Second kickoff meeting

IEEE Tunisia SIGHT held their second kickoff meeting for TAWASOL project. The kickoff meeting consists of an assembly of the entire TAWASOL team to agree on the milestones of the project and highlight the most important steps to be followed in the months to come. This meeting is considered special because it gathered the new ambassadors of the project and by the same way complete our team of ambassadors who from this meeting on will be covering all the regions of Tunisia.
Within this meeting, many sessions were held to clarify all the details of work to be done and to inform the different stakeholders of the new strategy to be adopted.

IEEE Tunisia SIGHT’s volunteers were present in the WSIS Forum 2k17. Our team took part of the hackathon Hack for health and was awarded by the ITU secretary general Houlin Zhao as Champion of the WSIS Prizes 2017 on category C4: Capacity building, for our project Tawasol.

TAWASOL team held a kick off meeting to introduce the new ambassadors to the project, its aims and future perspective. The new ambassadors were chosen from different regions in Tunisia and their mission is to impact their own town and help their region thrive. Our team presented a number of trainings that will serve the ambassadors to organize their workshops. It was all about teambuilding, learning and having fun !

On September 17, 2016, a kick-off workshop was held in the Sadiki School in Tunis so as to present the project to public and youth interested in volunteering. Hence, the day started with a booth, which was set up to distribute flyers and stickers. Parents, as well as students, were interested to know more about the project and eager to see similar initiatives happen around the country. One hundred and fifty kids were gathered all morning to mingle with the organizing team. Students were taught how to create their first website using the Weebly platform. Afterwards, they were asked to create a blog website for their school. The first workshop conducted in 2016 had a 50% participation by women, a key step in enabling gender parity in Internet access and skills. This pilot project has shown that these kids are eager to learn more about Internet connectivity. They all want to produce content, not only to consume information.