June 28th, Our last Saturday

Wow, where do I begin?   Last week was a whirlwind of activity.  Our project leader Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D. was here at the start of the week to review our efforts, run a little interference for the team and celebrate on all the accomplishments.   Dr. Jim Bailey headed home Wednesday, Anne Gilroy and Jim Comes on Friday.

Julie is working hard to adapt her kidney course so she can teach the course via the Moodle system.  We have WiFi operating in three locations on campus. I almost have the backup server online.  On Friday, I taught the basic administration of the Moodle system to the schools technical support person, Jappah.  He took to it like a fish to water.   By the end of the day he’d built his own test course complete with a quiz.

This morning when I was down at the restaurant getting some coffee I overheard a man speaking and I thought “I know that accent!”   “Excuse me, do you mind if I ask where you are from?”  “Scotland” was the reply.  We chatted and discovered we are both from the Fraser clan!  BTW this week I did manage to play my small bagpipes at the school… not sure when they will get over that!

Today we managed some time off along with some shopping at the market.  Very educational and fun.  Next week will be intense, we know this as the clock is ticking much faster than before.

I thought some more pictures might be nice…

Everyone carries things on their heads here… in this case that’s a box of microscopes headed for the lab.

Carrying the microscopes

Carrying the microscopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the laptops awaiting students…60 of them!

the laptops awaiting students

the laptops awaiting students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne received this beautiful dress from the school

Anne Gilroy and the wonderful African dress

Anne Gilroy and the wonderful African dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset over the Atlantic

Atlantic Sunset

Atlantic Sunset