Owning the diocesan webpage

 The diocesan priests of the Diocese of Manzini meet every month. At the beginning of the year they make the "year plan" indicating "dates" and "places" of the meetings as they do it every time in a different parish.

At one of their meetings they planned a three-day gathering on important themes. One of them was: "computers, social media, webpage...". For some reason they decided to ask me, the bishop, to help them with that. 

What we basically did was a first session of basic things like not leaving the computer without an updated antivirus and then we tried to identify common elements of interest as we could stay there for hours talking about these things.

One of them was "the diocesan webpage" which has been recreated and updated thanks to the hard work of Shereé at "Mariannhill Media".

We then planned a practical exercise. Those interested would be back one week later with a text and a photo they would like to publish.

So we did! Seven diocesan priests met a week later for the first training session.

Well... not everyone had prepared a text but they could find something in their computers they would like to publish.

They were all granted access to publish in the webpage and learnt to load their own material. We worked together for two hours and by the end 

We hope to meet again in the future to keep on learning and, more than that, to share on how this virtual space could help us be good news in the diocese of Manzini.

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