Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Monday, December 20, 2010

First Deployment Trip: Planned Objectives and Tasks Accomplished

Here's a quick summary of the objectives of our recent trip to Lesotho and what we actually managed to accomplish. Much more detailed information will follow soon.  
  1. Deliver computers and supplies to Nohana Primary School:
         Completed, except scanner - repair part ordered 
  2. Provide secure storage for laptops and project supplies:
  3. Supply additional educational and HIV/AIDS materials:
         Partially completed, ongoing 
  4. Set up a generator and charging system to power the laptops:
         Mostly completed, system functional, will be fully completed soon
  5. Set up a network server with internet access:
         Not completed, though we expect it to be completed before the new school year in January
  6. Train the teachers in computer skills, how to use the laptops for lessons in their classrooms, basic laptop reformatting and repairs, and generator operation and maintenance:
  7. Negotiate contracts between all parties involved:
  8. Develop community and regional support:
         Successful, ongoing
All in all, the project has been a great success thus far. There were a few glitches that still need to be addressed, but that's not unexpected when working in a developing nation and a very remote setting. All the glitches are being actively dealt with, and we believe they will be resolved in the very near future.