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Constructing Kenya - a US / Kenya university collaboration

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Nearly two years ago I shared how mobile technology was bringing rural schools in Kenya into the 21st century. Masinde Muliro University brought mobile workstations, loaded with science simulations, to a remote two room rural high school that had no electricity and no internet. It created a learning experience that was not possible before – a proxy for laboratory science in a school with no laboratories.

 

 

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The impact was profound, paving the way for some students to continue their education at the University level. The project also resulted in additional funding that added 5 more rooms to the tiny rural secondary school.

 

Thankfully, the story didn’t end there. With an HP Catalyst Leadership Fund grant, architecture and construction management students from the University of Washington (USA) collaborated with students from Masinde Muliro University on a life-changing experience of their own. Working together, they designed a laboratory building tailor-made for Kenya.

 

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Congratulations to all the students and faculty from the University of Washington and Masinde Muliro University…

 

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Jim Vanides, B.S.M.E, M.Ed.
Global Education Program Manager
Corporate Affairs
Hewlett-Packard

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