|RIC-NET ICT Assistant and the newly recruited U-reporters with Tags hanging smartly along their neck|
Just as the heart connects many tissues of the body, RIC-NET is here to connect Kamwenge district to the rest of the world through the use of U report as a reporting tool. “Despite the heavy rains, that occurred on NOV 27, 2012...several community members within Kamwenge district flocked to attend the U-report training that was held at St Stephens Cathedral East Ruwenzori Diocese Kitonzi Village Kamwenge Town Council. The purpose of the training was to introduce the tool and how it is applied in field of responding and posting information.
|participants raising up phones they will be using in reporting.|
“U-Report being a free sms based platform designed by UNICEF to enable the young generation in voicing out silent issues affecting them in their communities “through the use of their mobile phones.
Several community members including the young, youths and elderly from various villages of kitonzi, kigoro,kakinga and kyigore turned up for the training of which a total number of 40 people(22 being men,18being females) where recruited as U-reporters.
|participants registering on u-report platform.|
By the end of the day, all members where very excited for the new innovation and had understood the use of U-report platform for sharing information across the globe.
In his remarks, Mr. Sunday k. Joseph Chair Person of Kitonzi ward thanked the efforts of
RIC-NET and appealed for continued support and recruitment of more U-reporters in various sub counties of Kamwenge district.