KAWA Launches National Website Competition

KAWA Uganda in collaboration with the Uganda Communications Commission and the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) is introducing a national annual Website competition for secondary schools with ICT Clubs in Uganda. This will be a Project-Based Learning activity developed by a group of students in each school based on the 17 Sustainable Development goals (SDGs)

The 17 The Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN

Motivation for Participation

This is an opportunity for ICT Club members and the rest of the students together with their teachers and the whole school to shine by showing out what can come out of that computer lab. UCC has supported over 1000 secondary schools in both urban and rural areas with functional computer laboratories. 

Students who will participate in this competition will gain better skills in web design and web development ranging from the use of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and Php as well as graphical and coding programs. Groups of students will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process until when the website is ready. Assessment will be made on the standard procedure followed until the final competitions in October this year.

For the first time, our students will practically get involved in Web engineering, Web content development with a clear understanding of client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, Web server, and network security configuration, and e-commerce development depending on the topic chosen.

Procedure for Participation

  • Fill out the form from this link https://forms.gle/PhN8Xq3ZEfB3Tnkz5 Deadline is 13th June 2022
  • Use the subdomain provided by KAWA. Each ICT club got a free subdomain name and free hosting on the KAWA server to upload their website and above all improve on their practical skills in website development. Check the one for Busia SS below.
https://busiass.ictclubs.ug/home/
Busia SS ICT Club Website

Students are encouraged to use all the resources available on the internet to research, build their technical skills, discover their innovative nature, build interactive websites with feedback facilities from users, and upload their websites on the KAWA server before the deadline.

  • KAWA Team will be supporting all the students and teachers through face-to-face and zoom meetings on weekends to help them develop better skills in handling the task. 

Different roles in a team

  • Programmer: Is one who knows how to build the sites, s(he) must know the software and tools to use to build the site. e.g. Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP.
  • Graphics Designer: Is one who knows how to design images. Graphics are used in websites to make them look attractive. Need to be able to use programs such as photoshop. Remember to respect copyright, copying of images from existing work is not allowed.
  • Content Researcher: Is one who will search for the information needed to make your site a rich educational site. s/he will search the internet, books, and magazines for sources of the information about your topic. It is important to document all research and include a reference page, with attention to copyright.

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