TED Talks are supposed to make you feel a lot and after I saw Kate Simonds’ I’m 17, what I felt was a surge of belongingness. I wasn’t the only one feeling that way. Her experiences and ideas isn’t entirely different to what I had for the past few years and to what I sometimes feel right now.
Ask us about social security, ask us about environmental destruction, ask us about anything. Let us know that we matter because we do.
It’s true that not all of us will understand these policies right away. Just because we’re teenagers doesn’t mean that we don’t understand politics and similarly, just because you’re an adult, doesn’t mean that you do.
I AM A MOZILLIAN.
Back in April 2013, I first heard of the Mozilla Philippines Community in a IT Convention in AMA Binan. I used Firefox before but I didn’t have an idea that there is something more to the organization than its browser. It was summer vacation and I don’t have other things to do so I started to read about Mozilla more. A month later, I signed up to volunteer for my first Mozilla event, a WoMoz kick off party.
Speaking in front of a crowd scares a lot of people. A research done by the National Institute of Mental Health says that 74% of people suffer speech anxiety (link here).
As far as I know, being able to confidently express your ideas, thoughts and opinions is a huge advantage for every individual. So being a Club Lead for the PUP-SRC Firefox Club, I know that one of the training that we need to do is about public speaking. And last January 30, we held a mini Public Speaking Training. This is an echoing of a workshop I attended last February 2015 (link here
) and I reused the presentation, Faye Tandog used back then.
In celebration of the PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus’ IT Week 2015, with the theme ‘3D: #Dream # Develop & #Deploy; Ideas today for Integrating Tomorrow’ the PUP-SRC Mozilla Club partnered with Eligible League of Information Technology Enthusiasts to bring a Maker Party into the campus. A Maker Party is Mozilla’s campaign which aims to help people increase their understanding on the web and take greater control of their online lives. Below is a video explaining what a Maker Party is.
Firefox Student Ambassadors or FSA are individuals who are passionate about Mozilla, the open web, and the many benefits of Firefox and its products. The PUP-SRC Firefox Club is a group of FSAs in PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus. Initially, there were only less than ten members of the Club at the start of the 2015 academic year, but as of October 2015 there are (drumroll please) more than 30 members. How did we do this? We launched the #PUPSRCYearOfTheFirefox Campaign.
In the Philippines, Merienda is a term generally coined for a lighter meal eaten in between breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last July 28 and 29, I together with some members of the PUP-SRC Firefox Club held a MozMerienda, our own localized version of MozCoffee. With the increasing number of Firefox Student Ambassadors from PUP – Sta. Rosa, I thought that the MozMerienda is a perfect opportunity for them to have a formal introduction into the program and get to know more about the Open Web.
The FSA Leaders Camp PH is a 2 day camp for all FSA Club Leads in the Philippines for training and development of the future leaders of Mozilla Philippines. This camp aims to train student leaders to be more familiar with the Mozilla mission, to promote the FSA program in their own campus, get more familiar with the Mozilla products, develop camaraderie with other FSA’s and learn how they can shape the future of the open Web.
Back in 2013, I was invited for the 1st ever FSA Leaders Camp which was held in Laguna but I didn’t attend due to several reasons and when they sent invites for this event I confirmed instantly and was looking forward to it.