Social IT Workshop

The Social IT Solutions workshop, supported by J-WEL at MIT, will equip undergraduate and graduate computer science students at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the areas of information communication technologies (ICT) for development, digital media, and design learning. Students at DIT and SUZA currently have access to a computer science curriculum, but given demands of that curriculum there is little time to think analytically or entrepreneurially about the socioeconomic impacts and development potentials of information technologies. According to interviews with educators, students are often socialized to understand programming languages and code apart from the country’s socioeconomic conditions and development challenges. Furthermore, very few female students are studying computer science at DIT. To help address these issues, the MIT team, which will include three graduate students, will work alongside faculty from DIT and SUZA to facilitate a two-week intensive workshop for Tanzanian computer science students. 
Project Team: Lisa Parks (MIT), Rachel Thompson (MIT), Iago Bojczuk (MIT), Han Su (MIT), Joseph Matiko (DIT), Abubakar Bakar (SUZA)
Warda Ridhwan Ramadhan

Warda Ridhwan Ramadhan

Warda is a third year Student taking bachelor of Information Technology with Education in the Department of Computer Science of the State University of Zanzibar major IT and Physics.  She completed mid-secondary education in 2014 before accomplishing her Advanced studies in 2016 with combination of Economics, Geography and Mathematics.

Shamymu Yassin

Shamymu Yassin

Shamymu Yassin is a student at State University of Zanzibar pursuing a Bachelor of Information Technology and Application Management (BITAM). Shamymu is interested in opportunities that may be available to empower youth as a long-time advocate of the needs and welfare in community, and she has been working with different NGOs and would be thrilled to continue to do so in a volunteer capacity. She has volunteered as Climate change capacity builder at Norwegian Church Aids (NCA), Forum for Climate Change (Forumcc) and as sexual and Reproductive Health capacity builder at Dharmendra Kumar Tyagi (DKT International),As Front desk officer at Ministry of Home Affairs, she assisted program participants with DARVELO Cycling sports. She is also a young entrepreneur.

Moza Mohamed Mbarouk

Moza Mohamed Mbarouk

Moza Mohammed Mbarouk is a final year student in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology taking Bachelor of Information Technology Application and Management. Her interest is programming and networking for social well-being. She has participated in several social events inside and outside the University.

Kuluthumu Maulidi Tengeza

Kuluthumu Maulidi Tengeza

Kulthumu is a bachelor degree student in the department of Computer Science and Information Technology of the State University of Zanzibar who hold registration number BITAM/4/16/158/TZ. She has experience in social media, online security, system administration, digital literacy and digital citizenship which she acquire them in practical training sessions. She has also worked in her community as a volunteer and customer care specialist.

Asiya Juma Mustafa

Asiya Juma Mustafa

Asiya is a first year student of Bachelor of Information Technology and Application Management (BITAM) from The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). Learning from real life experience has always been her motive and interest. In 2017, she did her field training at the Office of Chief Government Statistician in Zanzibar as an IT Officer and then in 2018, she voluntarily work as Website Designer at HASNET ICT Solution for 3 months.

Zamzam Juma Hamad

Zamzam Juma Hamad

Zamzam Juma is a first year Bachelor of Information Technology and Application Management (BITAM) at The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). She did her field study at Commission for Land in Zanzibar during 2016 as an IT technician.

Haidar Abdulkadir Mohammed

Haidar Abdulkadir Mohammed

Haidar is a bachelor degree students taking Information Technology, Application and Management from the State University of Zanzibar. He graduated diploma in Information Technology in 2014/2015 academic year before join degree programme in the same University. He participated in several software development project such as website designing for business companies, mobile application of elimu ukimwi (learning app about aids and hiv) and kipindupindu (cholera) that available in play store.

Abdulswamad Mussa Makuya

Abdulswamad Mussa Makuya

Abdulswamad, a second year, BSc. In Computer Science student from the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). He have recently finished his Diploma in Information Technology there with an honors first class GPA and a Best student award. Through his years of learning, he has been gaining a bold volunteer experience through contributing to endorse projects, at SUZA’s Center for Digital Learning, SUZA App Club, and Darvello North Zanzibar Sportive. He is also an entrepreneur.

Abdulrahman Mohamed Said

Abdulrahman Mohamed Said

Abdulrahman is a third year student taking Bachelor degree in Information Technology Application and Management. He is interesting in Information Technology (IT) and it application in society development and welfare. He participated in several social programs where he learn many things regarding social IT events.

Abdulhalim Mabrouk Hafidh

Abdulhalim Mabrouk Hafidh

Abdulhalim is a second year student taking Bachelor of Information Technology Application and Management. He has participated in several IT related social events such as mapathon to end female genital mutilation held by Drone wing at State University of Zanzibar or development mapping with Open Street Map. He has also worked in a Non-Governmental Organization called Organization of encouragement educational development in Zanzibar as head of Information Technology and bring many changes to society.

Mudathir Kassim Haidar

Mudathir Kassim Haidar

Muddaththir is a third year student in the Department of Computer Science and IT taking Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He has participated in several software development activities where he gain a lot on project management, software development, drone activities, CCTV installation and its remote control through a network and web development.

Mohammed Hafidh Said

Mohammed Hafidh Said

Mohammed Hafidh is a third year student at The State University of Zanzibar, current taking Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. He has participated in several social IT activities. He has experience in Freelance web development, conceptualized and developed couple of websites and web systems for small business use. For a year now, I have been working with a drone start-up called DroneWings as an IT consultant and financial manager of the company.

Abdullad Uwesu Abubakar

Abdullad Uwesu Abubakar

Abdillah is a third year student from State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) taking Bachelor of Science in computer science. He is co-founder of a company called DRONEWINGS, and participated in several entrepreneurship competition across the country. He also worked with Zanzibar Mapping Initiative (ZMI) for data collection using Drone technology for certain months, also from the same project I processed the ZMI data for final output. He is good in Pix4Dmapper for data processing, QGIS for data analysis.

Muhidin Yussuf Khamis

Muhidin Yussuf Khamis

Muhidin is a third year student taking bachelor degree in Information technology. He is interesting in software development and networking. He has worked in Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) Head Office at Mombasa Zanzibar as Practical Training with a support from IT Officer and Zanzibar Insurance Company (ZIC) Head Office at Maisara Zanzibar as Practical Training with a support from IT Officer.

Faki Makami Faki

Faki Makami Faki

Faki is a third year student taking bachelor degree in Computer Science in the State University of Zanzibar. He has enough experience in software development by using different language such as C# and Visual basic, web system development, graphic design, development and a bit knowledge on biometric. His dream is to improve his knowledge and finally use that knowledge to solve different problems that Africa society faced in term of technology.

Daniel E. Bwere

Daniel E. Bwere

Daniel E. Bwere is a first year Bachelor degree student in Electronics and Telecommunications at DIT. He is interested in Machine Learning, with aim at providing automated solutions in applicable areas.

Enock Lalusya

Enock Lalusya

Enock Lalusya is a final year bachelor degree student in Computer Engineering at DIT. He is interested in Software development.

Ethani Caphace

Ethani Caphace

Ethani Caphace is a second-year student pursuing Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication DIT. He is interested in IT and software development.

Gloria B. Wella

Gloria B. Wella

Gloria B. Wella is a second year student in Electronics and Telecommunications department at DIT. She is interested in mobile applications.

Kelvin Wilfred

Kelvin Wilfred

Kelvin Wilfred is an ordinary diploma student in computer engineering. His interests include software engineering.

Napendael T. Msangi

Napendael T. Msangi

Napendael T. Msangi is a second year student pursuing Bachelor in Electronics and telecommunication (DIT), interested in Software development, Networking and ICT.

Pendo E. Kweka

Pendo E. Kweka

Pendo E. Kweka is a second year bachelor student majoring in Computer Engineering. She is passionate in software designing and development.

Yusuph D. Shogholo

Yusuph D. Shogholo

Yusuph D. Shogholo is a second year bachelor student, majoring in Computer Engineering. He is passionate in electronics, Computer hardware engineering and software development.

Beatrice Boniface Manyaga

Beatrice Boniface Manyaga

Beatrice Boniface Manyaga is a third year Computer Engineering student at DIT. She is interested in Mobile Application Development.

Elisha Elia Nyagwaru

Elisha Elia Nyagwaru

Elisha Elia Nyagwaru is a third-year diploma student in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering (DIT). He is interested in controlling multiple devices through internet of things (I.o.T).

Joan Henry Francis

Joan Henry Francis

Joan Henry Francis is in her final year taking an ordinary diploma in computer engineering at DIT. She has a strong passion for web development.

Alex D Joseph

Alex D Joseph

Alex D Joseph is a first year Computer engineering student at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, His interests include using IT to provide business solutions to entrepreneurs and promote innovation in digital economy.

Baraka Sanane

Baraka Sanane

Baraka Sanane is a designer who loves painting. His interests include graphic design and technology.