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All 100 Edubuntu computers in Ghana have been deployed!

Back in October I spent 2 weeks in Ghana helping a team begin a deployment of 100 desktops shipped to Africa ICT Right in Ghana by Computer Reach based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately due to a series of unforeseen events, we weren’t able to see the deployment of all 100 systems to completion. While […]

Updates from the deployments in Ghana

I mentioned in my Ghana trip summary blog post that the deployment of and training for the 100 Edubuntu computers shipped over would be continued by volunteers from Africa ICT Right. I’m happy to report that Daniel Kwaku Ganyoame has been keeping us updated with progress and has been sending photos! On Tuesday, 30th Oct. […]

Ghana trip summary and thank you

My trip to Ghana this month was an adventure. It was the first time I’d traveled to a developing country, one of the most ambitious projects I’ve had the pleasure of joining and quite the cultural experience. I’m also happy to say that “Plan B” was a resounding success. Plan B? Our intention for traveling […]

Visit to the port in Tema and journey home

Wednesday was my last day in Ghana! My flight wasn’t until the evening, but wanted to stay near Accra just in case there were transportation or other problems which may prevent me getting to the airport on time. Beth Lynn and Nancy got up bright and early to meet up with professor Ayorkor Korsah at […]

Final training and e-waste recycling

On Tuesday Nancy and I finished up training with some of the Africa ICT Right (the non-profit we’re working with here in Ghana) volunteers we’re working with while Dave, Daniel and Beth Lynn went down to the port to handle transactions there to move the process of the release of the computers along. In the […]

Back in Accra, shopping and more training

On Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel in Ho and then had a great team meeting where we recounted some of our worst and best moments of the trip. Certainly the most disappointing part of this trip was that we haven’t accomplished what we’ve set out to do: deploy 100 computers to the […]

Training in Ho and monkeys at Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

Today we got up at 7AM. First up was breakfast and then a training session for some of the teachers we visited last week. The first woman who arrived taught junior high school ITC and Nancy was able to work with her one on one before others arrived. Four of the other teachers, all of […]

Journey to Ho and visiting the EP Schools

Today was our journey to the town of Ho. We met up with Daniel at the station around 8:30. The station was a confusing series of “tro-tros” – 12 seat vans that will take people all over the place, from around the city to around the country. Fortunately Daniel could easily navigate the chaos and […]

Wrap up at the Street Academy and Google Ghana

This morning we went over to the Street Academy for our last time this trip. We were met by journalists from a local newspaper who had been told about our visit, so there was a photo op and Dave was interviewed about our work and the deployments. We then set up the laptops in the […]

Street Academy in Accra Edubuntu Training

Today we took the re-imaged laptops back to the Street Academy in Accra, Ghana so we could do some training. We were delighted to meet with three of the attendees from the Accra Linux Users Group we visited on Saturday who have volunteered to help maintain the deployment at the school. The day began with […]