Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Project team meets in Kenya

November 1st was a great day.  All our project members got together in Wamunyu village at the Kenya Connect Learning Resource Centre, which is midway between Kyaithani (where our schools are located) and Machakos (where our host Rotary Club is located) and only about an hour from Kyaithani village.

Our Project team meets in Wamunyu Kenya 
It was the first time that the teachers and administrators from the two secondary schools had met together with our Rotary project members from Machakos and Canada.

Even more significantly, we were meeting at Kenya Connect's Learning Resource Center and meeting with their two IT field managers/trainers (James and Patrick).

Over the past several months we have been working together with Kenya Connect in Maryland USA and Kenya to determine how we can best work together to leverage off their experience in implementing/operating a Learning Resource Centre so close to our own area of eastern Kenya.  The opportunity to have three similar Learning Resource Centers with common objectives and sharing the support structure is encouraging and compelling.

In addition to updating everyone with the status of our project, everyone learned about the capabilities of the Kenya Connect Learning Resource Center and was able to see it first hand, including some computer demonstrations by two grade 6 students being taught by Patrick and who first touched a computer only 3 months ago.

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