A hectic last week
Learners using their new computers at Mmemezi High School.

At this moment we are sitting at Mugg & Bean (the best coffee shop in the country; not sponsored advertisement) at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, waiting for a plane to take us back home to Sweden, via Dubai once again. The three weeks of work for CESA – Computer Education in Southern Africa […]

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Both ups and downs during second week
From left to right: Matilda, Hampus and Daniel.

The second week for CESA 2017 has had both some good and less good parts. On Monday we had prepared a lesson in web development for the students at Bonga High School. They already had some experience in HTML, but we introduced both some CSS and some Javascript. The class was very much appreciated by […]

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Fixing, teaching and donating
Children at Izintambane Primary School.

The difference between schools in Sweden and South Africa is huge. At least when it comes to computer usage. That is what we have learnt this week. So far we have visited seven schools in the area around Hluhluwe, including both primary and secondary schools. The main tasks have been to fix issues with the […]

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Holiday is over. Time for work!
On the top of the Table Mountain.

The past three weeks in South Africa have been amazing. We started out by visiting Robben Island and the Cape Point, climbing the Table Mountain and exploring Cape Town during the first four days. After that we went to Stellenbosch and experienced the most extraordinary wine safari you could imagine, and became friends with Justin, […]

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The start of an adventure…
At Arlanda waiting for the aeroplane.

We have left Sweden! This morning I (Daniel) and Hampus took an aeroplane from Gothenburg to Stockholm, where we met Matilda and continued to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. During the flight we watched several movies and played a quiz game which was won by Hampus. We are now at the Dubai International Airport […]

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45 Days of Fortune(r)?
In Matilda's apartment when planning the 45 day trip. The pineapple pie can be seen in the middle.

Computers, Ubuntu, stickers, Wikipedia, pallets… You have heard it before. What about the actual journey? We might not yet have told you, but it is almost all sorted! On our way from the shop where we bought the extension cords with multiple plug sockets (see the last blog post), I (Daniel) and Matilda discussed naming […]

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Roy and the pallet shop
Matilda having a good time with a pallet collar.

Have the CESA 17 project been cancelled, you may wonder? No! Despite a very silent blog during the last couple of months, we have been very productive. A short summery: flight tickets have been purchased and the computers are ready to be shipped to South Africa. Now to the longer summary. Last time, we reported […]

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Welcome to the CESA zoo!
Matilda removing a sticker and destroying her hands.

The project keeps going on! What has happened since our last update? The computers have been cleaned, stickers have been removed and, last but not least, the computers now have new operating systems! Last Thursday evening was dedicated to the computers, with Daniel and Hampus starting to change operating systems from Windows to Ubuntu on […]

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Open your eyes and see… Computers!
Hampus carrying a box to the new room.

Today we got the computers from Gothenburg City Västra Hisingen! With the help of some amazing people everything was moved into CESA’s room in less than half an hour, which without a doubt has to be some sort of world record. Huge thanks to Gothenburg City Västra Hisingen and Glenn yet again for making CESA’s work possible! […]

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Lions sleep in the jungle, computers in…
Daniel visiting the 2017 CESA room at Chalmers.

Finally, our computers have somewhere to sleep at night, just like the lions in Africa! Thanks to Chalmers, we will be located in a room in the Maskinhus at Campus Johanneberg. The room is quite big and is today used as a storage for a few tables and chairs. Uhm… a few was an understatement… […]

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