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Social Media for Social Change – 2010 Graduation

This year RLabs celebrated the 3rd annual graduation for the ‘Social Media for Social Change’ class. The event was held in spectacular fashion at Granger Bay Hotel School. The graduates were accompanied by their partners and they all looked amazing.

“You guys all look  absolutely beautiful, stunning, gorgeous and shiny and bright” said Rene Parker, director of Rlabs as she addressed the graduates.

Rene and Monique Ross from She’s The Geek fame were the Master’s of Ceremony (or is that Madam’s of Ceremony) on the night. These two ladies were also very instrumental in the training and facilitating the Mom 3.0 class of 2010. There were 18 ladies who successfully completed the course. See picture below

Mom 3.0 Class of 2010

The Reconstructed class of 2010 was a bit different this year. This time round the class was opened up to all members of the community who were only available for training in the evenings. This RLabs saw 13 graduates successfully come through the ‘Social Media for Social Change’ class of 2010. See the graduates in the pic below.

The Reconstructed Class of 2010

Bloggers  of year:

Gary SaaimanMelanie Willie and Melissa Johnson – They were the most active on the Blogosphere and all started started their own blogs.

Micro Bloggers of the year:

Megan Hickley and Wendy Jefferies – These two ladies were the most active on the micro blogging platform. The team put Megan to a challenge and she had to get 1000 tweets within  3 day but she did it in 7 days.

Social Media Enthusiast:

Vanessa Martin and Porchia Johnson – These two ladies came into our sessions not knowing anything about Social Media as they journeyed through we saw their growth and how they use Social Media to the max.

Social Media Socialite:

Jackie Biggs – Social Media Socialite was the Grand Prize and Jackie Biggs was the most active on all social media platforms that she has learned during the sessions. There was nothing that  kept her from missing a class. Watch this space for updates on her progress.

Well done to all the graduates of class 2010. Check out the pics of the graduation here


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Nokia supports the RLabs Graduation

The power of Social Media never seems to amaze us and especially when we have global brands that take an interest in local communities. Last week I sent out a tweet asking for sponsors for the RLabs annual graduation. This is the day when we celebrate the work by our community members who persevered and completed their course in using Social Media for Social Change.

It was therefore with great excitement when moments later RLabs got a response from Nokia RSA via twitter (@NokiaRSA) who offered to sponsor our Mom 3.0 and Reconstructed Programmes. Nokia will donate two special prizes (Nokia C 6 handsets) that will go to two deserving students who showed the most improvement during 2010.

RLabs would therefore like to thank Nokia for these amazing prizes that will go to the community members who have showed that with hard work and perseverance anything is possible.

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