JANUARY 2019 Feasibility Trip

Abdul & Harpal visited Kenya for a very quick trip to conduct a Feasibility Study and also lay the foundation for The Thika Alumni Trust (TTAT) 2019 Projects in Kenya schools.

Chania Boys High School (CBHS)

Enhanced the existing e-Learning Centre at CBHS as requested by the school by the provision of 6 new clients and upgrade the old RACHEL Servers to new Internet-In-A-Box Servers (IIAB).

Built a small 2 desk Development/ Experiment Shop by the installation of IIAB Development Server plus 2 Workstations (2 x Raspberry Pis, Keyboards & Mice) – to be used for IT Development, Teacher preparation & Student Experimentation. The donation of a Powerbank will enable the school to take their Development server out into the field to conduct their experimentation.

New e-Learning Centre at Chania Boys High School

The school was presented with a new WIFI HP Inktank Printer, which will enable staff to print from anywhere with their laptops, smartphones and desktops.

The school were also presented laptops, Video Camera, Routers, A4 Whiteboards, 7-inch Portable Monitor, numerous USB flash drives and various other educational materials.

Deputy Headmaster Simon Bahome checking IIAB content on new desktops

Gatuma-Ini Primary School (GPS)

Installed a test e-Learning Centre – one Server & 2 clients – at GPS. This was to enable GPS to start using the Internet-In-A-Box (IIAB) server with their existing government provisioned Tablets, which have been sitting in a safe for over a year.

As an addition to the lessons already provided by Shanti last year the teachers were given a further tutorial on the content on the IIAB Server and how to use this material on their government provisioned  tablets. The tutorials will be further enhanced on future trustee visits.

The school was presented with a new Wi-Fi HP Inktank Printer, which will enable staff to print from anywhere with their laptops, smartphones and desktops and the TTAT also donated hundreds of pens and pencils and USB flash drives to the school.

Children excited to hear they can start to use their Tablets

Ituru High School (IHS).

Discussions were undertaken with the school Headmaster, Peter Kariuki, and Heads of Departments on the feasibility of building a 50-Desk e-Learning Centre at Ituru High School in June 2019.

Classroom which will become the new 50-desk e-Learning Centre

Harpal & Abdul were shown around the designated classroom for the e-Learning Centre which will need to be significantly enhanced with Electricity Power points if it is to be ready for a June implementation.

Left the school a one IIAB Server 2 Desktops – as the pre-cursor to the installation of a full-scale e-Learning Centre at the school and also to enable the teachers to familiarise themselves with the Server & Raspberry Pi content.

Existing ICT Room 20 Computers 60 Students