After a very bumpy off-road journey we reached Sinandambwe to find Muhunya Solar already busy at work running cables and fixing sockets.
We delivered Raspberry Pi 400 computers, monitors, a large TV and a router. Most useful of all is the Raspberry Pi 4 RACHEL server. This holds lessons, stories and videos to promote learning by teachers, pupils and the wider community.
Day one started with a visit to Miombo Beekeeping Cooperative which consists of 11 women and developed from our donation of two hives. We are looking to support them as they move to 12 and then 100 hives over the next year.
We also had a planning meeting with the Siavonga District Education Board Secretary and some of her team. She introduced us to the District Commissioner who is fully supportive of our work.
We even met the local Chief in the car park!
Category : Training
We’re busy getting ready for a second physical computing conference- this time in Kafue. Following their successful event in May, Macloud, Farai and Francis will lead demonstrations on using the Raspberry Pi Pico to introduce pupils to coding and physical computing.
Delegates will learn to control traffic lights, buzzers and switches.
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On 29th May our Zambian partner teachers held a conference at Siavonga Teachers’ Resource Centre. Thanks so much to presenters Farai, Macloud and Francis and to Bridget for all your help with organising the event.
After a morning of demonstrations of physical computing, the attending teachers were able to have hands on experience in a series of workshops. It was a very successful event which we hope to repeat again in other districts in Zambia.