Here goes, again

As we‘ve mentioned previously, quite a few of the “long-serving” computers in Ruaraka need to be replaced to assure that IT teaching at St. Scholastica Catholic School may continue. Michael Schmelzer and Werner Buchholz had made a great job of prepping the exchange. The new server hard drive was all ready, and Michael had obtained a further 36 drives for […]

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Getting ready for our 2020 Kenya trip

Following our stay in Kenya in January 2019, Michael Schmelzer got to thinking about how we could get rid of all the failure-prone hardware in the IT classroom. So he put together a small client computer and showed it to everyone at one of our meetings. Sure, there were a few concerns, such as the client being too small or […]

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Visit of Sr Emily from Kenya

For many years Linux4Afrika has supported St. Scholastica Catholic School of the Benedictine Missionary Sisters of Tutzing in Ruaraka, Nairobi. Invited by Linux4Afrika Sr. Emily, principal of the school, was our guest for some days at the end of March. A considerable and multicoloured program had been planned for Sr. Emily by the host families Scholtz and Merkel: trips with […]

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Pallets for Kenya

With a last big effort three pallets for Kenya were packed on Saturday, September 26, 2015. As professionally as before Werner and his crew made the hardware ready for shipping. On this weekend Afizou of the organization STABA / STALCA (Saar-Togo, against illiteracy) had come to Freiburg from Beckingen, Saaarland, and so his van was packed with hardware which will […]

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Meshed Networking

Today we did some wireless testing for our digital village concept which we plan to role out in the easten cape. The concept is quite simple, it is to connect small rural villages with no access to affordable communication, access to educational progammes, an offline Wikipedia database which can be accessed by all and free local communication between villiages. Practically […]

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Supported Schools

Tanzania faces a skills shortage in ICT, and somewhere along the way the rot sets in, so that only a small fraction of country’s Computer and Information Technologies graduates are female, which means that an enormous number of skilled jobs are closed to girls when they leave school, and the E-skills industries, in turn are finding it hard to get […]

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