Landed safely in Zambia 16th Feb
Within two hours of touchdown we were in an unscheduled meeting with the British Council Project Officer for Digital matters in Zambia. We discussed how we might support his overall remit and fill in any gaps not addressed by other organisations at present.
Through him we then visited Computers for Africa and suggested to them the benefits of code clubs in the computer hubs they were involved in setting up.
Broke our journey south with a visit to Chilanga First Primary School to see their computer hub installed by British Council in partnership with Airtel. We soon identified that the Pcs would benefit from networking. In a huge school like this, more than 1300 pupils, it would always be a challenge to give computer access to all pupils . Once again we suggested code clubs as a great way to introduce pupils to programming. The head teacher was interested in our visit and is allowing several of his teachers to travel to Siavonga in a few days to learn more.