Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Defining success

Priyanka and Bryan are in Takaungu and are already conducting teacher and students assessments in order to track the progress of the program. With their evolving understanding of the XOs, the country and the village and the implications of introducing these laptops in to this small community, they established their goals.

"What is success for us: Success is having the building complete, having power installed, having the teachers excited about the XO use and able to integrate it into their curriculum and allowing students to explore 'learning by doing' rather than just being instructed on what to do.

Eventually, we hope that security will be a very minute issue through community ownership of the program and students will be allowed to take the laptops home, because learning could be enhanced.

Challenges: power, corruption of Kenyan government and providing appropriate services, sustainability of project on teacher's part and student's interest in using them." - Priyanka and Bryan

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