Posts tagged "Future plans"
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...

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...

Progress!

We talked to the teacher at the boys’ high school last night, and he confirmed that they bought one voltage stabilizer for their computers. We think that this can serve 5-6 computers at one time, but he’s going to do some testing and find out for sure. Board exams started at the school at the...

Winter 2009-2010 update

This is a mostly comprehensive summary of what we did in Bijawar this December. Computer maintenance We talked to the people at two computer shops in Chhatarpur – Microworld Computers, whom we were referred to by an acquaintance who runs a cyber cafe, and Computer Care & Ware. We stopped by Microworld Computers, but there...

September and October

Sorry that it’s been so long since the last blog post! There’s still an analysis in the works, but here’s a (very long) update on what’s been going on since August. To our never-ending surprise, the computer education program at the Boys’ HS School in Bijawar is going pretty well. As the students from the...

Round two: days twelve through eighteen

It’s been a week since I last updated this blog; sorry for the delay! We did a little bit more Word with the first batch of kids, then we skipped straight to Excel. I figure that the teacher can handle Word and more basic Windows stuff on his own, but he’s a little weak on...

Forging ahead

As promised, here’s another update of what’s been happening in Bijawar since April. One of the teachers at the Bijawar Boys’ HS School called us from Sagar (about two hours from Bijawar), saying that he was at a store, looking to buy some new equipment – chairs, tables, and assorted computer hardware – for the...

…often go awry

My apologies for posting this so late. This update should’ve gone up months ago, and I’ll post another update concerning the developments since April very soon. We talked to the principal at the Boys’ HS school in Bijawar on April 8th. We were scheduled to start the pilot computer project at the school from April...

The best-laid plans…

As per my last post, we were scheduled to start a pilot computer literacy program for students at the boys’ HS school in Bijawar from April 1 to 15. The principal of the school has now indicated, however, that he wants to move the whole program back by a week or so, starting April 6....

A work in progress

The last post detailed the state of our work in Bijawar as of January 12, and this one will focus on the developments since then. The faculty at the boys’ HS school was unable to start a computer pilot project in February because of the schoolwide preparation for the state board exams that the students...

Winter 2008-2009 summary

Note: What you see here is only the part of my summary that deals with issues and future plans. Click here to see the whole summary, which includes background information and a detailed explanation of the work we did in three weeks. Issues Education One of the major issues with computer literacy in Bijawar is...