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The Evangelical University in Africa and Esri Germany will organize Summer School about GIS in Bukavu ,DRC from 12th through 19th July 2015. GIS means Geographic Information Systems which is a key and cutting-edge 21st century technology.
The third GIS Summer School’s program in Bukavu will aim at creating schools database in the three districts of Bukavu city(Kadutu,Ibanda and Bagira). Highschool students (secondary schools pupils ) will have to gather data from schools by using GPS and questionnaires.During this week ,the activities will be conducted under the motto <<Gather-Comprehend-Apply>>.
The main objective of the third summer school in Bukavu is to demonstrate how pupils (highschool students) could utilize GIS technology and GPS in order to study data gathering process in the schools of Bukavu city by means of a questionnaire. By means of GIS tools , data will be analyzed ,set on maps and published. Database must be used for analytical purpose and future improvement in the educational area.
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A good education is one of the most important products a human being could receive in society. It enlarges human spirit with knowledge , It enables the growth of human mind with knowledge ,it acts as a key to success for an individual and therefore contibutes to a significant growth and positive impact on the country.
To ensure a high-quality education , educational institutions should be regularly investigated and visited. In order to know the school location and its real configuration ,GIS could help to identify differences but also provides assistance to the Ministry of education to plan on a fair share of resources.
Theory and practice.
The activity will be launched by the introduction of GPS and GIS tools presented by specialists of the Evangelical University in Africa and Esri Germany which will be followed by practical assignments in the field as well as in the computer lab :
• Taking pictures through the use of GPS.
. Collecting and analyzing data.
. Observe, take pictures with accuracy and describe properly.
•Differentiate, assess and decide.
•Recognize database data.
• Make a distinction between genuine environment and its technically altered description.
Working with GIS.
• Data entry.
• Data checking.
• Designing maps.
•Presentation of results during the closing ceremony.
Up to 24 highschool students(senior 4 and 5 secondary schools) with a good proficiency in english language, computer skills and geography will be selected from 12 highschools(secondary schools) located in Bukavu . Participating in the camp is free of charge including accommodation ,meals, assistance, computers and the use of software.
Required external approval.
Candidates must obtain approval from one of their teachers, school adminsistration, and parents who gave them permission to participate.
We call students (pupils) to design a genuine GIS plan within the 7 days of their school vacation. Highschool students (pupils) will visit schools, collect and analyze data under an effective supervision. Throughout the summer school , highschool students will be escorted and supported by UEA’s experts and ESRI Germany.