This morning we woke up early and were excited to start our first day of classes!
After the breakfast, ‘Ms. Sofia’, ‘Ms. Leenie’ & ‘Mr. Olliver’ were picked up by the university driver with a jeep to go to CDTI & Arusha University. About 40 students and professors were invited to the computer classes in a freshly painted and furbished room where the Deloitte computers were installed.
Charlotte and Sebastiaan gave their classes to a group of 20 people from Tanzanian NGO’s in the meeting room next to the hotel on laptops. They even had 2 nuns as “students”, so you an imagine the group was rather diverse!
Today, ‘our students’ got to know each other via some “ice-(not sure if it’s common in Tanzania) breaking-games”, like BINGO (see pictures below) & interviewing. Then they had an introduction to the internet. In the NGO-class they also installed Skype on the computers, which made the students very excited, calling & chatting with each other. We were also glad someone proposed to translate to Swahili.
Some funny things happened today; electricity shut-down, beamer broke down, “students” that could’nt switch on their computer, students with no computer knowledge expecting to learn something about programming, participants (young & old) loving our games, etc.
Quote of the day from our IT guru Sebastiaan on a question about troubleshooting: “Google is your friend, my friend” (one of the participant’s name is Friend!).
Now we’re off for a nice & well-deserved dinner (we’re starving!!)