Kigamboni Community Center now applying “Train-the-Trainer” skills

Following our collaboration with RLabs at the Iringa Living Lab in the beginning of July, Brent Williams has now spent several days over the last two weeks at the Kigamboni Community Center (KCC) on the other side of the ferry.

Brent testing the driver's seat on the bajaj he rides to Kigamboni Community Center

Brent testing the driver’s seat on the bajaj he rides to Kigamboni Community Center

Brent has been training the community trainers with the ‘RLabs curriculum’ – how to use Gmail, Google Docs, Blogger and other social media tools – and how to pay to the training forward. Only promise participants need to make is that they will use the skills learned for teaching others, who will again train others. This way ICT literacy and awareness will quickly spread in the community. Brent also wrote about of the first training session at KCC in his own blog.

Yesterday was an exciting day as it was the first day for the trainers to start training others, Brent being there only to assist if needed. As Brent said, it didn’t take long for everyone to start helping everyone and it was really great… 🙂

Trainers training the first participants - click to see more pictures

Trainers training the first participants – click to see more pictures

Training sessions with Brent at KCC will still continue tomorrow and next week. Then Brent is off to Iringa to continue the “Train-the-Trainers” there. We are also excited about the opportunity and challenge Brent will be undertaking in training a group of deaf trainers at Neema Crafts in Iringa. Returning from Iringa, we’ll head for the first training sessions at the Zanzibar Living Lab, so the RLabs Social Revolution is spreading!

UPDATE 6.8.2012: See also Brent’s blog post ICT transferal on a grassroots level.

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4 thoughts on “Kigamboni Community Center now applying “Train-the-Trainer” skills

  1. Rlab is interesting, may you guys please share with us there curriculum!? We would like to know the curriculum so that we can scale them in rural tanzanian areas…

    May you guys consider me for mbeya region please…

    • I’ll see from RLabs what they can share and we can also see if it would be possible for them to visit Mbeya. Would you be able to travel to Iringa for the training in a week or so?

      • Hi Jukka, we will be available from 13th of august as currently gushit team is showcasing at nane nane exhibitions in mbeya.

        If the training starts somewhere around 14th august, we will be happy to attend it and Rlab is so welcome in Mbeya City.

        Thanks.

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