“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever”– Kofi Annan
Kshitij Agarwal is a busy professional working with Intel but his commitment towards a good cause made him a volunteer. To help the students of Pratishtha, the skill development training centre of Reaching Hand, he volunteered to lead a workshop called “ Effective Internet Search” on March 18, 2017.
The sessions covered tips for Google searching, identifying fake information on the internet and utilizing online tools for daily life such as booking bus and train tickets.
He also showed the students how to edit a ‘Wikipedia’ page and asked not to trust everything they read online. In order to verify information, he told students to check multiple sources and see if they match.
His power point presentation showed live Google searches to refine results and help students find the information they need online. Kshitij made sure of the students’ involvement by asking them to do several tasks online especially, asking them to book a train or bus to the destination of their choice and consult multiple websites to find the fastest and cheapest option. This was done using tablets and students’ smartphones.
The students remarked that the workshop was of immense help as they have now learned to check multiple sources online.