November 28, 2009 § 1 Comment
November 25, 2009 § Leave a comment
The laptops for our pilot project MoCo finally arrived.We could now give each organization two laptops that would be allocated and used by the counselors that was allocated to do the online counseling.
Over the weekend Marlon, Craig, Mikey and myself was busy sorting out the laptops and making sure it could connect online.It was a long day but we got everything sorted out and the laptops was ready for delivery.Monday was delivery day and the organizations would soon be ready to go online form their new laptops
Watch this space as we go and deliver the laptops to the various organizations.All glory to God for the great things He is doing.
November 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
On Thursday we launched our pilot project called MoCo (Mobile Counselling) services and all the NGO,s involved came together at The Impact Centre for the launch.All of the various representatives from the different organisations first met met for some nibbles and something to drink before MoCo went live.
After filling out tummies and quenching our thirst, it was time get down to some serious work.We had each organisation set up at their own station as they got ready to counsel young people out their on their mobile phones that is facing problems with substance abuse and other issues.
I am so proud to be part of the fisrt ever mobile counselling service in the world.And to be playing an intrical part in all of this.
Here are some stats as to how the first day of counselling session went:
During the first two hour session of the pilot, 103 subscribers made contact with us and 2034 messages were sent to people in need of support in the area of drug addiction.
November 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
I found myself doing a presentation at Bridgetown High Secondary School, my old high school ,this week.I did not complete my schooling at Bridgetown High and left the school under very poor circumstances.
It was a good feeling being “back at school” and for all the good reasons as well. Not to reek havoc like I did in the past.I never thought I would be doing presentations in my old high school,not in a million years.So here I found myself going from being class clown , to giving these kids a contact that could possibly save their lives.
My prayer is that they use this MoCo contact when they are facing any issues or problems in their lives.I am ooking forward to chatting with the kids of my community via the MoCo counselling service.
November 17, 2009 § 2 Comments
With all the training done with the delegates from the 5 NGO,s ,it was now time to role out MoCo (Mobile Counseling) at the various schools that was ear-marked in the high risk areas.
This initiative aims at taking support for learners at schools across Cape Town as part of a pilot to test mobile counselling as a tool for drug intervention.MoCo will be live on Thursday 19th November.We are looking forward to making contact with these kids and help them with the difficulties they are facing.
This project is a collaboration between RLabs, Impact Direct, Department of Social Development, SANCA, Dopstop and Sultan Buha
Stay tuned for more on this project.
November 11, 2009 § Leave a comment
We only had like half day worshop on Day 3.We started the day off with the praticipants again presenting their homework that was given to them the previous day.The day consisted mostly of re – capping,answering question and discussing the way forward.
After that it was time for the handing out of certificates which was done by the CEO of Impact Direct Ministries Roger Petersen and the project manager of RLABS Rene Parker.
This was the end of the workshop and in the week to come we,along with the participants will be rolling this out at various schools in The Western Cape.We will be giving the learners a contact that they can add to their current mxit they have on their phones.And through this contact we will be assisting them with whatever problems and issues they might have.
I just want to say thank to the participants for the support and being easy to learn.God bless them and the great work they and their various organizations are doing.