lunedì 28 febbraio 2011

Our 1st weekend: a safari at Samburu park

The team spent his first weekend in Kenya on a beautiful safari at Samburu park.
We were staying in a tented camp (with a rather basic accomodation), but the visits in the park at sunrising and sunset were really astonishing. We were lucky and able to see nearly all the animals, at least 4 out of the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo) and the fifth (rhino) simply is not present at Samburu.

domenica 27 febbraio 2011

Visiting Karatina Post Office

Meeting with the 'big boss' of Postal Office in Karatina, near Nyeri. This visit is part of the information collecting work we are doing for our project. Even if Karatina Post Office has only 12 employees, it servers about 1 million people and its Postmaster Mr. Gakuba is really a 'big boss'.......

Team 'Twiga' with Karatina Postmaster

giovedì 24 febbraio 2011

2011 feb 24

Just started our second working day here in Nyeri. This morning some student from Kimathi University were visiting us. They are very excited about the Community Day we will have with them on March 3.

I will teach them how to setup an interactive whiteboard using a PC a projector and a Wii remote.
The original idea for this activity can be found at J. Lee's site:

Afternoon was spent with Bill in Nyeri trying to interview people on the street about Postal Corporation of Kenya services for our project.

mercoledì 23 febbraio 2011

2011 feb 23

Our team decided to enter the Post Office in Nyeri and trying to speak with the boss.

Mr Mulundi is the Head Postmaster and was willing to talk to us and share much information. It has been very interesting and also he showed us the Post Office 'behind the scenes'.

By the way, our team has been named 'Twiga', and the twiga is showed here below.....

martedì 22 febbraio 2011

Arrival in Nyeri

The Team Kenya 2 arrived in Nyeri.
Nyeri is the the administrative headquarters of the country's Central Province and is the place where our team will live for a month.

Our first restaurant in Nyeri

Nyeri street views

Shop in Nyeri
Sir Robert Baden-Powell burial facing Mt. Kenya

lunedì 21 febbraio 2011

2011 feb 21

The day has been spent visiting IBM East Africa first and then our customers: Postal Corporation of Kenya, Kenya ICT Board and Directorate of e-Government  Cabinet Office, Office of the President.

CSC Team Kenya 2 at Kenya ICT Board

sabato 19 febbraio 2011

2011 feb 19

Arrived in Nairobi at night and willing to meet group, but got sick and went to sleep.