A boxing match
Hungry for sweat in Hluhluwe
Today, we were supposed to have a sponsor meeting. Unfortunately, our contact at the company got sick and the meeting is therefore postponed. Instead, we took a team building breakfast at a local cafe. This was very nice and cozy, and a wide range of things were discussed, including Hampus crazy (or rather messy) christmas […]
Hiphop? No, we prefer Opera!
According to Google Translate, “hluh luwe” means “sweat hungry” in Javanese, a language spoken in Java, Indonesia. That is probably just an unrelated coincidence, but never mind. It is now confirmed that we are going to Hluhluwe, a small town in the eastern part of South Africa, next year, just like so many other CESA […]
The Glenn of Gothenburg
For the fourth consecutive year, Opera Software will be our partner during the project. Today we visited Hanna Björk and Niklas Beischer at their office in Gothenburg and discussed the cooperation, and came to an agreement. This is the first year for Hanna, but Niklas has been involved since Opera’s first year with CESA.
CESA 17 – It’s jubilee time!
Yesterday, we got the first glance of next year’s computers. Together with Samuel, our chairman, we took one of the electric cars at Chalmers and drove to the City of Gothenburg Västra Hisingen‘s (Swedish: Göteborgs Stad Västra Hisingen) office, since they are the donors of “our” computers. Once we arrived, the representative of Gothenburg, who like every […]
Our Final Adventures
For the tenth year in a row, CESA will make a journey to southern Africa next summer, providing schools with computers and computer knowledge. We are the lucky ones who have gotten the chance to keep the project going for 2017. From left to right: Daniel Ahlqvist – vice-chairman Hampus Dahlin – member of the […]
Victories, sad realizations and some time for reflection
Our time here in Hluhluwe is coming to a close and we have never felt three weeks fly by so fast. It feels like we know every road, every alley of this place and it will be a strange experience leaving. But now we are getting ahead of ourselves as there has been a lot […]
Becoming a Hacker
Work continues in South Africa as we retraced our steps back to a school we had visited the very first week, namely Bonga High School. Where we once sadly had to turn back at the doorstep we were now invited to check on their computer lab which were having some difficulties. Once we arrived at […]
Programmers in Hluhluwe
With our white car now replaced by a glistening blue we felt prepared to go back to work. Early Thursday morning we started our day at Mduku High School who had requested some help from us, but we did not know with what. After a half-hour drive we arrived at Mduku for a positive surprise: […]
Back to School
Since Saturday we have had a lot of things to do. Apparently our stay here is really bad timed with several national holidays when the schools are closed. Last week they were closed because of the election and yesterday was the National Women’s Day here in South Africa. Since this happened on a Tuesday, Monday […]
The election is over and it is finally time to get to work! Even with the computers still stuck in customs there is plenty of work to be done which we were eager to start with. We had heard that there was a school located up in the mountains that CESA had visited two years […]