We’ve finally arrived in Hluhluwe and made ourselves at home at the hotel we’re staying at. The hotel is called Hlulala hotel which is a roughly 5 minute drive to Stars for life’s headquarters.
Our first week has been short as South Africa’s national women’s day took part this week so we had a few free days of our own. On Wednesday we met up at Star for life’s office and got a tour of their premises and we also got to meet our main contacts Phakamani and Mduduzi. During this meet-up with Phakamani we went through the plan of what schools to visit and what to expect from them.
On Thursday we went to the first school: Ndabazamanina high school. This school had a computer room set up and the computers were all working for us, so what we did was to clean them up a bit and make sure they looked ok. We also helped install one of their printers and held our first lecture.
Students sit in groups and go over a computer.