Hands-On Training and Coaching in using ICTs effectively to support your communications work: We plan to visit more organisations in the course of 2009 for hands-on, on-site work in developing communications strategies and using specific tools appropriate to your work
Final Knowledge-Sharing, Lessons Learnt Reflection gathering was held in December. A report on this event will be available soon.
The sms bulktool project aims to utilise the fastest growing and most popular technology in African countries; the cellular technology or in this case; The Mobile Phone.
The previous version of the SMS Bulktool (version 2.0), launched in 2007, was used by 13 HIV/AIDS organisations. As this version needed to be improved it was decided to develop a new version 3.0 in 2008. The new version is user-friendlier and provides much better features for the users. This version was presented and tested during the SMS Manager & Communication Toolkit trainings in South Africa and Kenya in November 2008. Currently, it is used by 8 organisations.
STAR partners apply for an account (with 5000 sms messages sponsored) by contacting the STAR programme coordinator.