Tag: Mom 2.0

How Twitter is changing lives on the Cape Flats and beyond

How Twitter is changing lives on the Cape Flats and beyond

Over the last two years Twitter had a very big impact on the lives of many in the RLabs community on the Cape Flats. The journey with this micro-blogging platform started in 2008 when a number of young men and women were introduced to Twitter for the first time by Rafiq Philips from Web Addicts …

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Older Adults growing on Social Networks

Older Adults growing on Social Networks

Over the past year we’ve seen an increase in interest from community members who are keen to be active on Social Networking sites. The Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) have been running Social Media programmes for adults over the past 2 years and this year they’ve experienced high volumes of participants in all their classes. The …

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Social Media for Social Change – South African Edition

Social Media for Social Change – South African Edition

Below just a presentation to indicate some of the activities at RLabs and how we using Social Media for Social Change. These include Social Media training with mothers and women from Cape Flats community (Mom 3.0), ex-drug addicts and unemployed (The Reconstructed), Senior Mobile Sessions and Social Media for Teenagers. Other activities also includes the …

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Let’s chat…with Mel

Let’s chat…with Mel

Thanks to Christopher Mills for the recommendation I appeared on a local TV talk show “Let’s chat … with Mel” hosted by the beautiful Melanie Bala. I had the opportunity to share more about how women on the Cape Flats was using blogging as a tool for social change to share stories and messages of …

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Social Media and Geeky Moms

Social Media and Geeky Moms

Yesterday we launched the second year of our Mom 2.0 programme where we teach women from our community (Buzz at RLabs above)how to use Social Media to share stories, local news and to connect with other women globally. This year’s programme will be different in we will not just explore various Social Media technologies but …

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The Reconstructed and Mom 2.0 Graduation

The Reconstructed and Mom 2.0 Graduation

Today was another highlight for the Reconstructed Living Lab as we celebrated with our second group of graduates for The Reconstructed. We also had our first group of the Mom 2.0 programme graduating this year and what an exciting experience. After seeing how the lives of men and women were reconstructed over the past year, …

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Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed Graduation fever

Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed Graduation fever

It is that time of the year again where we will have 19 graduates of our Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed programme graduating for completing the RLabs Social Media course. This has been an amazing year with men and women from the local community excelling and using social media beyond all expectations. From blogging, social …

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Exciting Weekend of Reconstructing Communities

Exciting Weekend of Reconstructing Communities

This weekend started with lots of excitement when we had a visit by the US Consulate General at the Reconstructed Living Lab and had the privilege to share our experiences of using technology to bring about social change in our communities. The weekend also continued with training with the Mom 2.0 and Reconstructed Team. We …

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Twitter Moms

Twitter Moms

Our mothers part of the Mom 2.0 project being exposed to micro-blogging twitter and interesting to see how they engage with one another using this technology.

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Twitter School

Twitter School

Today the Reconstructed Trainers had a session with the Mom 2.0 ladies teaching them mroe about the micro-blogging tool Twitter. The ladies really impressed me how they embraced the technology and by the end of the day they already had more than 500 tweets amongst them combined. Not bad for a first day of Twitter …

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