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.

SSR Institute of  Technology & Management,Ashulia.
SSR Institute of Technology & Management,Ashulia.

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. 🙂

volunteers took a group selfie on the way to Ashulia Bazar..
volunteers took a group selfie on the way to Ashulia Bazar..

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.

We were all preparing for the program..
We were all preparing for the program..
swags were all ready to give away..
swags were all ready to give away..

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.

Hossain Al Ikram is taking the introductory part..
Hossain Al Ikram is taking the introductory part..
Auditorium were full of students and teachers..
Auditorium were full of students and teachers..
Teacher were asking questions to Ikram..
Teacher were asking questions to Ikram..

Then Towkir Ahmed took the stage and talked about MDN, Firefox OS and an important description about why we work on Mozilla? Towkir showed the basic procedures of how to contribute in these platform, what requirements needed to fulfil, and what achievements can be gained through the contribution. He told about MDN localization, building apps with simple HTML, CSS and JavaScript. And finally he told us about the importance of being a part of such a marvellous open source platform.

Towkir Ahmed talking about MDN..
Towkir Ahmed talking about MDN..
Student took a swag..
Student took a swag..

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.

I took the session about webmaker and thimble.
I took the session about webmaker and thimble.
Ikram showing a demo of 'Firefox Hello'..
Ikram showing a demo of ‘Firefox Hello’..

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.

showing the procedure of making Firefox as default browser in Windows 10..
showing the procedure of making Firefox as default browser in Windows 10..

And then we finished our successful event by taking group photos with students and teachers.

A Group Photo with SSR Institute of  Technology & Management..
A Group Photo with SSR Institute of Technology & Management..
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