Adventures With and Without Technology

We started our day with a reality check: We are dependent on technology. After a struggle with the wifi, email and computers at our guest house, my group found the information we needed to start our strategic communications project for NISSA, an organization that combats domestic violence. We worked on creating a newsletter to send out to donors and community members. Then, we did what our generation does best: working on social media presence. We used our millennial skills for good by redesigning NISSA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and by creating channels on YouTube and LinkedIn. After work, we went exploring and learned more about Melville (the section of Johannesburg where our guest house is located). We set off for 44 Stanley, which is an outdoor market. It had a variety of food, art shops and galleries. Besides trying antelope for lunch, we bought traditional and trendy jewelry.

–Nicole Eldred