Posts tagged "Village life"
Making do

Making do

I haven’t updated in a while, but here’s a picture of the wires at the boys’ HS school. Pretty horrifying, right? Here’s a close-up. See the rock? The one tied to the wire to provide enough tension to keep everything in contact in all the right places? Yeah.

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...

Round two: photo dump

Here are some photos of cute children to tide you over until my next post goes up. How these kids are all related to me is too complicated to go into, so suffice it to say that they are.

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...

Round two: day four

Today we covered bit/byte/etc., as well as how to cut, copy, and paste files. I think that I need to emphasize the difference between cut and delete, though, because the distinction is fine and hard to grasp. We also covered how to manipulate multiple windows and figure out which one is currently active. We went...

Day thirteen

Something that I forgot to mention in yesterday’s entry was that we ran around like crazy for a couple of hours, trying to set up the process of bringing broadband to the boys’ high school. We managed to get the principal to cut the phone company a check for the required amount, and we turned...

Day six

In the morning, we worked with the high school girls again. Maybe because it was New Year’s and they’d been partying the night before, they seemed a little distracted and unfocused, but we tried to work through it with an exercise in Word. Kalpana came by to help out with her students. It might be...

Asha Rani

Asha Rani was recently elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Bijawar District, and she’s been making the rounds through the village. She came here today. This truck has been coming around once or twice a day, playing Hindi music and blasting announcements to publicize her visit. The street was totally filled by...