I feature an interesting website, blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page or other online destination related to Waterloo Region on CKWR with Randolph J. Johnston called #WRawesome Online, Mondays at about 12:30. Here is the Midday with RJ’s Facebook page.
I hope by doing so that I’ll help people find places online that help them to connect to their community–online and in the real world. By doing so, I hope to help people find online places that they might not find otherwise and make our community a better place to live.
For folks looking for communications advice, you can get tips from each selection featured. I’ll highlight at least one example in my weekly post.
Today, 20 Mac computers are in Kenya and on their way to a school thanks to Project Macfrica. A team from Waterloo Region lead by Matt Scobel is making this delivery that will give the students opportunities similar to their North American counterparts. It’s a heartwarming and inspirational story.
In this #140 Conference video, Matt talks about the project which he initiated.
The project’s website is a great example of using technology. The project’s blog contains frequent updates of the trip to deliver the computers. It’s a great way to let folks–especially donors–know what is happening and the impact of the project.
It’s great to see a local grassroots efforts make an impact far away.