Yearly archive 2011

A new start

I spoke to the teacher in Bijawar a few days ago, and they’ve started computer lessons again! Success! One of the computers has gone missing, which is unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected. Expensive things have a tendency of disappearing in the village environment. Another one of the computers isn’t currently working, but the teacher is...

A quick update

We talked to the teacher a few days ago and urged him to restart computer lessons on July 1. I’ll let you know whether that happens or not.
Winding down

Winding down

Tomorrow is our last day in Bijawar, and we’re wrapping up all the things we’ve started this visit. We finally met with all three government officials a few days ago: the DEO, the CEO, and the Collector. They were all super positive about the work that we’re doing and the plans that we have for...
Pictures!

Pictures!

As promised, here are pictures.   Here are all the teachers gathered around a computer watching the Thriller video. The boys’ school was recently repainted in this great cotton candy shade of pink. It used to be a really dingy shade of yellow. The stairs in the picture above lead to what will eventually be...

The king of pop

For some time, the principal of the Boys’ HS School has been asking us to bring him a Michael Jackson CD. When we finally did, the teachers at the school immediately plugged it into a computer and couldn’t take their eyes off the (admittedly pretty great) Thriller video. I’ll have pictures for you as soon...