The students get down to work

This was the first day of the fieldtrip collaborations and some of the students were a little nervous. They needn’t have been because with the exception of not really understanding the bried, the students from Kenyatta were very keen both to learn and share the knowledge they possessed – which of course is the perfect recipe for collaborative learning.

We had been led to believe that the students understood the concept of community media centres….when it became clear that this was not the case Willice from the International Youth Council explained the hopes for Ngong, the community we are visiting today, and I gave an impromptu lecturette on community, community networking and community media centres. After that things ran much more smoothly and all the participants engaged most productively.

I leave the students to describe their activities but I was most impressed with both sets of students and am really looking forward to the next 2 days and the concluding presentation/exhibition.

Unfortunately, the trop home was not so good. It took us 3.5 hours for a trip that should take 40-50 minutes. This included an hour and a quarter waiting on the police to accept a bribe from the driver to give him back his licence for a minor traffic violation resulting from the chaos and confusion their traffic management was causing. I had not experienced police corruption before, only heard of it, but it angered me immensely.

We arrived back at the apartments only to find no water at all….so showers and toilets were no gos…..a frustrating end to an entertaining day. As I write this we are running a little late as getting 14 people through 2 showers is a challenge! Oh yes……the water is back on as of 7.00 a.m

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