SU Students contribute as Panelists on UN Social Good Summit 2013
Strathmore University students lead by the President of the Student Council, Maxwell Oloo also took stage as panelists to discuss the Social Challenges facing the youths, how social technology is being used to solve these challenges and whats the impact of social technology in future especially social media. The students, Edward Akongo (BBIT 4), Eddy Charles (BTC 3) and Maxwell Oloo (BBIT 4) added their voices on how youths must be involved in policy formulations, civic engagement, democratic participation and social innovation especially social media pioneering social efforts that will leave lasting impacts. Social media is prevalent in today’s society, and its effect is certainly noticeable, noted Eddy.
Maxwell explained how this generation has become much more socially aware due to social media and that social media would considerably affect the future generation. He added that the rise of such a medium of communication had resulted in a paradigm shift that would transform society from this point in time forward.
Edward explained the importance of keeping our National Heritage by protecting the endangered animals due poaching and how technology especially social technology would be used to achieve that.
The Fourth Summit explored the power of technology to instantly connect people together, donate to a charity in one click, disseminate news as it is happening, and break barriers of access in the most remote parts of the world.