Sao Tome and Principe Partnership

Youth to Youth Update by administrator
July 14, 2008, 11:44 am
Filed under: Phase Three

Teaching at the high school came to a conclusion on Friday.

Jake, who taught the first week focused on hardware. The teens learned about the parts of the computer and what their names were in English while we learned what their names were in Portugues. They also began developing their troubleshooting skills.

Chris, who taught the second week, focused on software installation and continuted helping the studnets develop their troubleshooting skills.

The East St. Louis teens were instrumental in the instruction of the class acting as lab assistants throughout.


Installation Update by administrator
July 14, 2008, 11:36 am
Filed under: Phase Three

Today’s post is coming from the Santana Secondary School. We are currently installing four computers here. The internet connection, while not the fastest, has been the most reliable as the lab here is connected via a land line and not wireless internet which will drop you from the network often as many people try to use limited bandwidth. I have, in fact. just learned that my post last night never made it to the internet. Look for an update on the High School lab to follow.

There are currently two groups in Santana installing labs. Chris and I are here at the Secondary School, simlar to a middle school, while Jake and the East St. Louis teens are installing 10 computers at the city building.

Last Saturday we installed two machines at a girls traning facility located at roça São João.

Tomorrow we will be able to make our installations in Guadalupe and Neves.

Half of the computers located at the High School are ready for use and we will spend the afternoons this week preparing the rest.

Welcome Summer 2008 Project! by administrator
June 29, 2008, 6:50 pm
Filed under: Phase Three

Welcome to the summer 2008 project blog. This is a continuation of a two year project joining the resources of the University of Illinois and the people of Sao Tome, West Africa. This summer the project is supported by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the East St. Louis Action Research Project and the Academy for Entrepreneur Leadership. The project consists of two parts: the first is the expansion of information access points by establishing computer labs in secondary (middle) schools and the second is technology (hardware) training for Sao Tome high school students. (Technology Transfer as a Form of Social and Economic Entrepreneurship)

The summer project began on June 12 when I arrived in Sao Tome with my daughter Ashley. While I work on the logistics of the project and contacted government officials and partners, Ashley is teaching English to secondary students. The main group from UI and East St Louis arrived on June 26.

Paul Adams, team leader