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The impact of the 2011 Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Face-to-Face Workshop on my life by Kigozi Davis, Masindi AYV site, Uganda

I am Kigozi Davis, AYV educator, Masindi AYV site. I joined this workshop on 9th Jan 2011 and continued up to the end on Friday 14th Jan 2011.

 I render my thanks to the AYV-Uganda country coordinator, Kakinda Daniel for the wonderful work done. First and foremost, the level of organization, facilitation and accommodation were so great.

There has been an all-time Internet service at the place of the workshop which enabled me reach out to the global AYV community.

The workshop has awesomely impacted a lot on my life. I see the person in me at another level. I see my tomorrow change.

On the first day, I got to know the details of what AYV is and what it about, the process of digital storytelling; coming up with the issue, the need for the issue to be relevant to the community and digging deeper into digital storytelling.

On the second day, I managed to get more of the life skills to make me move in life. Collaboration, technical, critical media analysis skills were some of the endless skills I acquired. I also got to know what it requires to come up with a good media. I got to know the different media production stages: getting the issue, webbing, coming up with a story, story lining and storyboarding.

On the third day, I got so involved in a number of activities that were taking me somewhere into the media production. I seriously got to know and realize the skills of enhancing the expression of the youth and engaging them in discussions on issues concerning them.

Friday marked the end of the training and the different personal experiences that were shared inspired me a lot to make me part of the AYV community.

I promise that I will extend the wonderful knowledge and skills I acquired at the workshop to the youth, local community and the AYV community.

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Over the years, SchoolNet Uganda has received a number of International and national awards for its contribution to ICT4D. Some of the awards are:

  1. Stockholm Challenge Finalist
  2. The Golden Nica Award by Prix Ars Electronica
  3. ICT Capacity Development Award by Uganda Communication Commission
  4. The Uganda Annual Best FOSS Integration Case Award, 2005