On Saturday 5 May, I received an email from Social Media Exchange (SMeX) asking me to represent them in a workshop hosted by NaseejCYD in Egypt titled “Social Media and Alternative Learning techniques.” The workshop was on May 16 and I had only 12 days to prepare myself for the event, here’s how I organized myself!
Day 1 – Saturday 5 May:
× Got an invitation from SMeX to represent them in the “ Social Media and Alternative Learning Tools” workshop held by Nassej CYD in Egypt on May 16 (which is in 11 days).
Day 2 – Sunday 5 May:
× Got cameras and Facebook guides from SMeX
Day 5 -Wednesday 9 May:
× Receive invitation for the workshop from Nassej CYD
× Search online for the Egyptian Visa application form and other requirements
× Called the Egyptian Embassy to confirm documentation needed
× Filled application form for Visa
× Went to the Egyptian Embassy and applied for the visa
Day 6 -Thursday 10 May:
× Received a tentative plane ticket schedule the Nassej CYD team members
× Confirmed the plane ticket
Day 7 – Friday 11 May:
× Did a research about Egypt
× Wrote a blog post about Egypt (check it out “Egypt: Brief Country Profile)
× Went to the Egyptian Embassy to get my visa
Day 9 – Sunday 13 May:
× Decided on what to pack, wrote them down, and made sure that I have them all ready by time
× Recharged the camera battery, flip cam battery and other equipment
Day 10 – Monday 14 May:
× Get more Facebook guides from SMeX after getting several requests
Day 11 – Tuesday 15 May:
× Received the preliminary agenda of the workshop
× Packed my bag
Day 12 – Wednesday 16 May:
× Took my bag, backpack, and passport and flew!
Bon Voyage to me!
PS: Planning is key to success!