Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya

by Kenya Connect (KC)
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Cable Needed for New Computer Center in Kenya
Jun 9, 2014

Cable installation is completed!

Working on the final touches for the cable
Working on the final touches for the cable

The cable installation at the Learning Resource Center is now complete! All 20 mac mini computers at the computer lab are now connected and can share information. We have additional 7 laptops that will come in hardy in our training program. There are also more connection points in the computer lab and also within the offices to allow more computers to be connected in future. All these computers can access the Internet through a GPRS router connected to the ethernet switch.

A group of 120 students and teachers who have been learning computer literacy skills were among the first to benefit from the cable connection. These students were able to learn the use of Internet as a communication tool and also for research. They were also able to learn how to send and receive  email messages. Some of the teachers had the opportunity to create their own email accounts! Another group of 200 5th  grade students from 5 different schools  benefitted from the cable through a online tailored  learning resource (Exceed Academy) developed by Avallain Africa and Jacarada designs.

"I am happy to learn how to use the Internet for research and communication. I will now be able to access more teaching materials for my students and also to communicate with my friends" Mrs. Alice, Teacher Makaalu Primary School

We also had our The School Fund (TSF) Secondary students use the Internet for their geocaching club to log in caches, check GPS coordinates and to follow some of their "trackable" items.  This would not have been possible without the Internet at the LRC.  Just this past week, TSF students met with college students from the U.S. to learn about entrance requirements and scholarship availability for university and they all used the Internet to search for this information.

The cable connection will be a great learning opportunity for students and teachers from our enrolled schools. Although the Internet connectivity is a bit slow, we are exploring ways to make it a bit faster by installing a dish, but then we would be required to pay reccurrent montly fees for the Internet.

We are very grateful to you all for making this project a success and how it benefits our 55 partner schools in Wamunyu!

The GPRS router providing internet at the LRC
The GPRS router providing internet at the LRC
A class from Nyaani PS doing Exceed Academy
A class from Nyaani PS doing Exceed Academy
Wamunyu ABC. The excitement of online learning!
Wamunyu ABC. The excitement of online learning!
A class from Kambiti PS doing Exceed Academy
A class from Kambiti PS doing Exceed Academy
One  way our students make use of the Internet!
One way our students make use of the Internet!
A class from Miini PS at the lRC
A class from Miini PS at the lRC
KC Geocachers club at LRC using the GPS
KC Geocachers club at LRC using the GPS
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Location: Wamunyu, Machakos - Kenya
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James Musyoka
Wamunyu, Machakos Kenya

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