St. Denis Ssebugwawo Secondary School

Arriving after lunch, I thought I would find an uninterested crowd of students.  To my surprise, I found a loud interesting crowd that shouted out my name even before I could introduce myself.  I found a class full of enthusiastic senior five students and we had an interactive session from the get go.

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I made a presentation about the project ‘kumusha takes wiki ‘, and why St. Denis should collaborate with us. I did get the students attention and interest, which made the presentation an interactive one. Only a few students had heard about Wikipedia and those few didn’t know how to contribute to it. As I went on with my interactive session with the students I realized, this would be work in progress. I realized a one off presentation would not be enough for the students to get a better understanding of Wikipedia and the whole idea of content generation.

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We then had an activation, where a student setup an account as an example for the others. The idea was for students to open their accounts after the activation. I was inspired, by the students who have to collect money amongst themselves to buy internet connection for the computers. I will be able to follow up on the account opening on our next activation.

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We concluded by deciding on our start up article which will be the school article.  We divided the class into five groups, and each group is meant to work on a section of the school article.

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Am looking forward to working with this group of students to create articles about their school and home area.

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