The first-ever IEEE SIGHT Day will be held on 28 April, the date the first SIGHT group petition was submitted in 2012. Activities are planned from 25 April – 2 May, so there will be multiple opportunities to take part. This event is designed to foster a spirit of community for the global SIGHT network, increase awareness of SIGHT within IEEE, promote the opportunity to support SIGHT financially, and celebrate the impact SIGHT volunteers and groups are making.
Due to the current global health situation and related complications caused by COVID-19, we strongly encourage our members to plan virtual activities and make good use of the professional education resources that both HAC & SIGHT have developed. There are many options for a virtual training event to build your SIGHT group’s capacity such as a workshop, webinar viewing, or online course! If you would like to host a virtual event but lack a platform to do so, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
One of the educational opportunities now available is the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Education Forum – a dedicated, interactive space for IEEE members and staff to gather virtually and learn about topics related to humanitarian activities, sustainable development, and how technology and technically trained individuals can contribute.
The Forum is designed to accompany HAC and SIGHT’s free online educational curriculum which can be found on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). This is an opportunity for those who take the online courses to discuss and explore the topics further with their peers and skilled IEEE volunteers.
Be sure to follow SIGHT on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on daily activities and opportunities to celebrate. Contribute to our online community celebration by posting with the hashtag #SIGHTDay2020.
Another way to celebrate is by donating to IEEE SIGHT through the IEEE Foundation. With your support, SIGHT can better meet the growing interest among IEEE members to conduct projects that address challenges in underserved communities around the globe.