"Google in Birzeit" Event Introduces Services, Ambassadors
On 2 October 2013, Birzeit University organized an extra-curricular activity entitled "Google in Birzeit" to explain the Google website and its various applications and to introduce the roles played by Google “ambassadors” in Palestinian universities. The event was attended by university students, especially those in the Faculty of Information Technology.
Birzeit University Google ambassador Nadine Handal said that the activity introduced ambassadors like herself and Google’s many uses to students.
"The importance of having Google’s ambassadors in Palestinian universities is mainly to spread awareness of Google various applications that assist students in their studies and research,” she explained. “Google’s different applications facilitate the learning process and pave the way for academic development. [Ambassadors] also inform students about grants and opportunities provided by the Google company.”
The event included several games and a trivia contest, and was attended by Google's ambassador at An-Najah National University, student Azzam Fatayer.