Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS)
Lead a GKSS Chapter
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Who can apply: University and FET college students may apply to start a GKSS chapter on campus. Should there be more than one application from one campus, Geekulcha will connect all applicants.
GKSS Support: The GKSS chapter will be provided will branding materials fro the activation. For the programmes and activities, Geekulcha will provide funds support. The committee may seek additional funding.
GKSS Chapters Around The Country
0 chaptersFree State
2 chaptersNorth West
1 chapterNorthern Cape
1 chapterWestern Cape
The Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) is aimed at getting students into Tech and Innovation Leadership for students on campus in generating an understanding of the digital environment, becoming inspired, and enabling life-changing innovation.
The country need a next generation of problem solvers, captains of industries and leaders of society at large, the GKSS initiative was create to help build and prepare leaders of tomorrow in the ICT sector.
TechnologyGetting an industry head start
InnovationSocial, Civic and Inclusive solutions
Who leads a GKSS chapter?
GKSS chapters are created and led with passion, desire, hope and will for change on campus and society. A Top 6 Leadership gets formed and drive the key activities of the chapter.
Geekulcha challenges GKSS chapters to drive the following:
- Gender balance in the Top 6 Leadership structure
- There must be a 1st-year student who must be groomed to lead higher
- A Tech and Innovation manager who leads partners tools
Mapping with HERE Technologies
Here Technologies is a company that provides mapping and location data and related services to individuals and companies. It is majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies, whilst other companies also own minority stakes.
GKSS Leaders get to be Ambassadors of HERE Maps on campus and drive Mapathons and other activities that requires location services.Start Developing
GKSS In Numbers
Geekulcha Student VacWork Program
Giving real working experience to students before finishing tertiary education to get a taste of the industry and be ready for what's next.
One of the things that emerged from #SS19Hack Industry Discussion in Kimberley 9 days ago is a request for more VacWorks especially for 2nd/3rd years students.Read More Apply Host Students
Why GKSS was created
Key Mandate of GKSS
Female, High Schools and the Elderly's digital/tech skills development.
To build solutions that enhances social, civic, ecducational and economic goals.
Growing a vibrant scene of a proactive and sustainable Geek Culture on campus.
GKSS Weekly Activities
With aim of ensuring that no student is left behind, GKSS chapters drive
weekly activities for Enlightenment and Excitation in the ICT sector.
Remember School Monday
Wonder Woman Wednesday
Open Source / Games Dev
Monday Motivation (projects)
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Gaming Friday (technologies)
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GKSS Light Moments
Train The Trainer
Geekulcha values growing the GKSS Leaders who in turn, helping the growth of students on campus on various aspects of career development. Train The Trainer sessions are done quarterly for GKSS chapters.Train GKSS Leaders
Building what Matters
As leaders of the Geek Culture on campus, the GKSS chapters are challenged to build solutions that takes care of the needs of the students beyond Covid-19.
GKSS leaders are encouraged to take part at Hackathons and work on projects that addresses challenges in the different sectors. Special challenges will be hosted from time to time for GKSS leaders.
All GKSS chapters are required to enter the GKSS 2020 Innovation Challenge and make use of Open Source digital/technological stacks of choice in building solutions that bring about change on campus and society.
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”
Competition between is encouraged between the GKSS chapters wiht a hope and intention of channeling growth onto the leaders.GKSS Leaders Challenge