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“Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems” is a project of the U.S Department of State, organized by YES Alumni Bangladesh.

 

In today’s Information Age, a new era has begun with the technological revolution. With current technology it is possible to do almost anything with a little interaction. The world is just one click away! The Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems – TSSEP – is a workshop followed by an assignment for conscious high school students (Grades 9 to 12) – the future of the nation who want to resolve any social problem with the help of technology. The TSSEP workshop will strengthen and ignite the inner force of the students about using technology as a tool for resolving social problems.
It is an opportunity for students to be engaged with such a noble initiative, after being trained by some of the most reputed journalists, social activists, and technological experts of the country. The team from each school will be using their newfound knowledge to make a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of a selected social problem. The best representation of the problem and solution approach will be awarded the “Best TSSEP Award” during the closing ceremony.

The TSSEP will have representatives from 10 schools. Each school will send a team of three students enthusiastic about challenging social problems around them and possess the qualities of good leaders.

The Workshop
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center, Dhanmondi-27, Dhaka

The workshop day will be extensive with continuous seven hours of session’s time with health breaks. Through the sessions the students will learn about:
• Identification of Socio-Economic Problems
• Find Your Story
• Be a Journalist
• Tips for
o Writing,
o Editing and
o Interviewing
• Digital Storytelling
o Videography
o Photography
o Drawing
• Social Media for Social Problems: Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; Blogging in a different way!
• Webmaking
• Make Your Own Cause: Planning and running a social cause

The Assignment
10 Days, 16-25 March 2014
Location: Students’ own communities and schools

Task One: Each school will create a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of the identified problem and upload it on Facebook. They will spread the story using social media and other digital communication tools. In the whole process, they will try to find out a solution to the problem.
Task Two: Each team will hold a seminar in their own school and let other students know about different techniques and knowledge they have gained from the workshop.

Closing Ceremony
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Venue: American Center, Baridhara, Dhaka

Each school will present what they have done as Task One and Task Two in form of a short video presentation in front of audience from different sectors of the country. The jury board will decide which school gets the “Best TSSEP Award”.

Mozilla webmaker took one of their sessions where they were shown the tools of webmaker. Me along with Ashickur noor bro took 2 different session and also talked about open web.

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Speakers

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Speakers

They were enlightened with mozilla volunteership and how it works. Some students seemed interested and contacted me later.

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Also some students wanted to do mozilla webmaker event at their school. At the end of the event they were given out swags.

 

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Students during seminar at their respective school

All the videos they made for the competition.

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