(simul-posted on learningconversations.blogspot.com)

A week ago, we arrived in Kenya, and at this point, we have made our way to Mbita. This is a remote area by the shores of Lake Victoria. We are staying in a family home and getting to experience many local foods.

We have spent the last three days visiting schools in the area. For 2 days, we travelled in the back of a pick-up truck. Today, we travelled by boat to visit schools on even more remote islands in Lake Victoria. We have had the chance to speak with many students at various grade levels as well as their teachers.

I have been taking it all in, but am having difficulty processing it all. These schools do not even have electricity, and most are a long way from having even one computer. It will be a real challenge to make next week’s ICT workshops meaningful to the teachers who will attend.

So many thoughts are swirling around in my head, I cannot be coherent about them. I will post again over the weekend when I have had a chance to assimilate what I have seen.

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