Shanti stopped over in Thika for 3 days in March 2018 as part of his Charity support trip to South Africa, Malawi & Kenya and spent time training teachers & upgrading RACHEL Servers.
Chania Boys High School
He provided further training to all staff on using RACHEL and training to IT Teachers on updating the Raspberry Pi software in the e-Learning Centre. He also took the opportunity to thoroughly investigate the science Labs set-up and to understand the lack of materials within this set-up.
He setup a RACHEL Server and a Workstation in the Staff Room at the High school and the Primary School to enable the staff to get a first-hand experience of the RACHEL system before they venture out to teach using the e-Learning Centre. He donated a number of laptops to be used by staff for Server Development and personal staff development. He also donated numerous headphones to make sure every workstation had a headphone such that students could watch lesson content containing videos and sound.
Shanti also donated a number of basketballs to the school as it’s existing stock was threadbare and depleted.
Gatumani Primary School
He set up a RACHEL Server in the Staff Room enabling instant access to RACHEL content – Khan Academy, Wikipedia, Books and tons more – via their government provided tablets. The same very tablets which were sitting in a safe as they were unusable due to lack of teacher training and content. Encouraged the High School to act as mentor to the primary school children in the use of digital equipment.
Showed the teachers how to access RACHEL content on their Tablets, mobile phones or laptops.
Shanti was asked to help with the activities of the Avionics Club.
The club was launched last year by Paul Kanyi, from Ninety Nines flying school located at Wilson Airport in Kenya. The Club meets once a week to watch aviation related videos, research from the e-learning and the latest trends in the aviation industry, make models of plane etc
The Club members attend airshows and the aviation congress forums to enable its members to gain an understanding of the needs of the aviation industry and enable its members to gain qualifications to join this industry.
One of the members has made a paper model of an airplane and another here demonstrating an IoT helicopter he has made using Raspberry Pi.
Shanti offered to put the Club members in contact with people working in the Aviation industry in UK.