This morning 12 more people enrolled at the RLabs Academy, this time for the 12 week Software & Mobile Development course that will run every Wednesday from 9am till 12pm. The course will be facilitated by Munier Parker, Researcher & Developer at Mxit Lifestyle. Munier comes with a wealth of experience in software development. He is currently doing research that involves leveraging techniques that use expert knowledge to enable novices to create menu-based cellular applications. Read more about this here…
All the RLabs staff are attending the training and make up the bulk of the class with another member from the community also making use of this opportunity. Everyone attending the class had a chance to introduce themselves and briefly state what the expectations are for the course. First session will start on 09 March in the Rlabs Creative Space.
There was an air of excitement in the Creative Space while setting up for Day 1 of the Legacy Program. This seemed to be shared by the students and Rlabs staff alike when everybody had a chance to “check-in” during the introduction session run by Rene Parker.
setting up new gmail accounts
The first session was run by Craig Ross who explained the benefits of using Gmail. Most of the students already had email accounts, however some of the students needed to setup new ones because the names they used aren’t suitable in the event they apply for a job. Craig explained that we (the class) needed to maintain a level of professionalism in process of building a legacy.
session 2: "Dream Your Dreams"
Session 2 was run by Life Coaches, Andy and Sue Horne about “Dream Your Dreams.” Andy went on to explain what the students can expect over the next 6 months. Some real life stories were shared about a person who dared to dream their dream about becoming a pilot at 40 years of age as encouragement to the students. Later on everybody had to write down the stuff they all wanted to do before they die and then share that with the group. It was great to hear the excitement in the voices of everyone who shared their dreams.
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, then, you are an excellent leader. – Dolly Parton