By Chioma Nnagbo
In a bid to create awareness of Google Crowdsource activities, the Nigeria Representative of Google Crowdsource and Fides Google Personnel, Uchechukwu Enem, spoke on the realities of engaging into Google crowdsource activities. She made this call on June 1st 2019 during a day workshop organized by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi to mark the 53rd World Communications Day Celebration
The talk was centered on engaging the youth and exposing them on photography and how best to use their cameras (phone and professional) to make money. The Speaker, Enem, took the audience through her life experiences and encouraged them to start saving. She added that through savings, she was able to secure and buy motorcycle for hire purchase during her days in the university. She told them how she started here journalism journey and how Fides has played a role in improving her journalism skills.
The Nigeria representative spoke on crowdsource image capture, image verification, sentiments, handwriting, translations and the need to improve them through Google crowdsource. She added that the information we contribute will help reduce bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and help Machine Learning. She spoke on the local guide program and explained why it was necessary to help the society through mapping and contributions. She spoke on other Google realities like Google Digital Skills, Google My Business and Google Street View
In her vote of thanks, Miss Enem thanked her parents, family members and friends for their support. She thanked the Nigeria local guides team for the Director of Communications of Makurdi Diocese, Rev. Fr. Moses Iorapuu, for his zeal in building young people and helping them realize their dreams and passion. She thanked him and his team for their hospitality and warm kindness to her.
In a special way, she thanked the Director of Communications, Awka Diocese, Rev Fr. Martin Anusi, for such an opportunity and for his commitment towards improving communication in the diocese. She thanked the management team and Fides staff for their support and encouragement
In his remarks, Fr. Iorapuu, thanked the speaker, Uchechukwu Enem, for exposing the youths on her life story, challenges and success so far. He encouraged all who participated in the workshop to practice what they have learnt. He thanked all the guest speakers at the event and praised the participants, the Catholic Media Practitioners for their time and contributions. In a special way, he thanked the and Catholic Artiste and Entertainers Association of Nigeria for the drama play, ‘ Angough Ime’, which depicted the killings of two priests and parishioners at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Mbalom in Benue State.