brck expedition

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Metis for Metrics

September 13, 2016

A question we get asked often at BRCK Education is about data supporting the effectiveness of our work. Potential customers, donors and investors want to know what metrics we use and have to verify that the Kio Kit improves learning outcomes. The truth is that the Kio Kit doesn’t have any impact on learning. The…
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Beyond the Technology There’s Always a Community

We started early in the morning on the third day at Kiltamany and we were all late. As soon as we arrived at school, we started the meeting with the teachers and tried to get a picture of their challenges: what you do like, why you decided to be a teacher, what you don’t like,…
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Opportunities Change Minds

Kiltamany is composed of 10 villages surrounding the Samburu National Park. They are far away from the city, in some kind of deserted landscape, with no piped water and no electricity. Kiltamany Primary School is the only school for the whole community, with around 200 students, scarce chalk and studying materials. Sylvester, a Samburu Junaenda…
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BRCK Education Expedition 2016 – Kiltamany

September 5, 2016

Day 0 comes before Day 1, and what a Day 0, traveling to the Kiltamany! The original plan was to leave for Kiltamany at noon, but that was not to happen. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, passed by BRCK office much later than expected and got the whole building excited. In the process, he took a great…
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BRCK Expedition 2016 – Mt Kenya: Update

March 15, 2016

It has been three days since our team set off for Mt Kenya and so far the climb has gone well! The weather station, through the PicoBRCK has been sending back data, which you can view here and you also follow the team’s progress up the mountain via GPS. We will leave the equipment there…
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A Little on PicoBRCK and Mt Kenya

March 12, 2016

In the next five days (from the time of writing this), a small BRCK team (Kurt, Fenda, Dado, Paul, Jeff and myself) will pull off something incredible that will mark the beginning of a beautiful era of Kenyan Engineering. We will go up Mt. Kenya and install the first ever Kenyan made weather station running…
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Coming Home

December 17, 2015

Today marks the last day of our annual expedition. We had a great time, learned a lot and made many new friends. It seems to be over all too soon, especially given that we feel that we were just getting started. With our endless spirit for adventure, we could have gone further into our beautiful…
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Chasing the Sun (Days 3 and 4)

November 28, 2014

Catching up on a few updates at once here, you can read about Day 2 of our trip here. It’s 6am in Lusaka, Zambia as I write this. The last two days have been a blur as we covered over 1,700 kilometers from Dodoma to Lusaka in what can only be considered as marathon sessions…
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