Before I start writing any further of this event, I would like to congratulate “Mozilla Bangladesh” community for reaching ten thousand members on Facebook group. Our afford really showed that we strongly spread the Mozilla’s mission and vision through Bangladesh. We did our best by raising awareness about many benefits of Mozilla’s products in major universities, institutions and even schools and colleges in every district of our country. Now we want to move beyond and so we targeted more educational institution that haven’t reach the web literacy. To outset a journey with new purposes, we begin with a awareness program for the student of SSR Institute of Technology and Management.
Mozilla Bangladesh organizes an awareness event named “Mozilla Awareness Program” at SSR Institute of Technology and Management which is situated near Ashulia Bazar outside the Dhaka city. It was a two day program which we separately organize both for male and female students. We set off our journey early in the morning. The volunteers of day one’s program was Hossain Al Ikram, Rezaul Huque Nayeem, Towkir Ahmed, Nazir Ahmed Sabbir, Raahim UL Islam Rift and finally me. 🙂
We reached our destination at 10:30am and started to prep for the event and then we start our event at 11. The whole auditorium were filled with students and teachers and the honoured principle of the institution were here to attend the event.
The event begins with Hossain Al Ikram’s introductory speech about Mozilla’s history and their missions. He simplifies the subject of people’s right about privacy and security with an example of day-to-day life experience. He took a huge amount of time trying to explain the importance of using Mozilla’s product but a very simple way. For that, many students understand the full scenario and engaged in FAQs which was very remarkable to us. Every student who wanted to know about mozilla achieved swags.
After Towkir, I took the stage and describe about Mozilla’s two recent projects which is ‘Webmaker for Android’ and ‘Thimble’. Although it was only an awareness program, I define what Webmaker is, its purpose and what it could bring good in both personal and professional life. Then I talked about ‘Thimble’ and show how a student can learn web development. Then again Ikram practically showed ‘Firefox Hello’ and how it works.
Finally, the most important topic of this season were saved for the last. And that is “Firefox on Windows 10”. again Ikram describe how to make Firefox as a default browser and also showed a video. Students who brought their laptops(which was Windows 10 in it), we helped them to make Firefox as default browser. And the students get wristbands and Firefox badges for completing the procedure.
And then we finished our successful event by taking group photos with students and teachers.