Monday, 24 November 2008

Community and Communications

On Saturday 15th November I attended "Community and Communications" at Royal Holloway College:
Speakers included Shirin Madon (LSE), Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Tech), Josh Underwood (London Knowledge Lab), Richard Duncombe (IDPM, University of Manchester), Uduak Okon (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Avril McIntyre (LifeLine)

All the sessions were relevant to my interests in ICT for Education and Development - but I will just mention one - Josh Underwood's - because he was talking about Vesel which has the most overlap with our projects.

David Mutua, Marcus Simmons and I first learned about Vesel when we went to the London Knowledge Lab back in July for a workshop related to PCF5 -Pan African Forum 5. We were particularly interested in Vesel because it links UK and Africa, and the part of Africa in links with is David's Kenya.

Vesel involves two sites in Kenya, and one is a school, Silanga school. (The photo shows Josh talking about Silanga school, the display behind him includes photos sent by the school.) The school has its own presence on the web which includes regular news and photo updates.

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