If you haven’t been following my Twitter stream you may wonder where I’ve been. Well, right this moment I’m in Singida in northern Tanzania, sitting at a desk in ActionAid’s district office here. All is going well with Project TOTO.
Today (D5) we’ve drove north from the capital Dodoma, headed for Mwanza on Lake Victoria. I reckon I’ll only get to post meaningful — or at least lengthy — material once I get a few hours to myself. And I’ve no idea when that’s likely to happen.
It’s half-way through my time in Tanzania and we’ve travelled half the country it seems. I can’t post much while on the move — have you ever tried to type on a netbook while your 4WD is doing 60km/h down a dodgy temporary road dodging b-double petrol trucks which suddenly emerge from the dust right in front of you? So I’ve decided instead to take copious notes — mental, pictorial and on paper — and let the writing emerge once I return to Sydney.
Meanwhile, check out the photos Lena Aahlby took, posted over at Archie Law’s blog.
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I love the irony of a blogger sent to Tanzania to teach others to blog… being too busy running around the country and riding in bumpy backseats to have any time to blog!
I really can’t wait for your stories when you get back – if your twitters are so entertaining, what will the blog posts be like?
Don’t let your head explode Stil : )
@Mark Chenery: Thanks, Mark. Yes, plans have had to be… flexible to accommodate the changing itinerary. Originally we were to have Monday and Tuesday in the Dar es Salaam office, but that turned into just one — and one interrupted by administrivia and a long lunch at that.
Today was 9.5 hours in a car, and then after lunch at 4pm-ish another car-borne journey around Mwanza. I’ll write more about that later — because for the first time since I arrived I have a little solitude, a little time and the Internet all at once.
Touched by the empty computer rooms… because why we call it a computer room at the first place is that we intend it to be a comp lab but the resources are scarce. I really look forward to the day when children in Zanzibar will be learning computers as early in age as the children in the western world. Inshallah.
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