Last year Mozilla Philippines Community had visited a lot of schools. The team already conducted events on the 3 main Islands of the Philippines, when we visit schools there are lots of student volunteers sign-ups, they are all willing to share their time and talents for the Mozilla Community. and certainty this student volunteers also organizes their own set of events to promote Mozilla’s Mission and Products.
But then there is this thought in my head. that keeps buzzing up on me whenever I am with the student volunteers. it’s like there is something lacking to them. Then it comes to me. YES they are active in their own events and online meetings, but they never get to see other student volunteers in action, except if there is one BIG and MAJOR event.
Upon planning of the event the primary objective of this is for students volunteers to meet new friends, plan events together, and of course have FUN over a cup of coffee and pastries, and of course first round is and will always be free. (This event was held last May 18, 2013)
So What made this event different from the rest of the meetups? Well One cool part of this event was there is an event that is held simultaneously in the same venue, the event is dedicated on the introduction and Demo of the FirefoxOS
Second, the day before this event was held. The Firefox Student Ambassadors program was launched, active student volunteers can join the program and be the one resposible for promoting Firefox, FirefoxOS and grow the Mozilla Community on their schools. Student volunteers who are present during the meetup eventually became the leaders of the Firefox Student Ambassadors Clubs within their schools. How’s that for Kick starting the project!
The Mozilla Philippines team updated them on what is happening on the community, including events that will be happening soon and in the near future. I also discussed to them the new features of the Firefox Student Ambassadors that is not found on the former project (Student Representatives)
Goodie bags to the lucky student volunteers who had attended the event!
Thanks to all who supported the Student Volunteers Meetup! And I will assure you guys and girls there are more events like this to come!