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The Lewa Marathon: My Experience

The Lewa Marathon: My Experience

Camping, outdoor fun, and keeping fit are part of an undocumented culture within BRCK. You see, more than half our team is always very excited when there is an outdoor activity. The Lewa Marathon is a significant activity on our calendar and BRCK has taken part for the past four years. This experience is purely about … read more

BRCK Expedition Pemba Photo Essay

BRCK Expedition Pemba Photo Essay

I struggle to be like Erik and get my images edited and up on Instagram in the middle of chaos.  I come from the days of big cameras, film, darkroom, and long periods between clicking the shutter and realising a final image.  I like to think about my pictures.  I’m never happy with them and … read more

Pemba Experience

Pemba Experience

How well do I know my Swahili language now that I have it as one of the languages that I speak fluently? Pemba expedition has helped me put this on the litmus paper and today’s challenge is purchasing Sim cards for PicoBRCK and SupaBRCK which are to be deployed at Kokota Eco Primary School in … read more

Of Dhows and Drones

Of Dhows and Drones

Increasingly tech companies are moving to Shenzhen, Taipei and Seoul. At the same time, BRCK is getting itself further and further into the remotest parts of Africa. We are a unique company, and we have a unique perspective on tech that makes life mostly hard, but ultimately fulfilling. We talk a lot about ‘You can … read more

Pemba Shimoni

Pemba Shimoni

This BRCK expedition to Pemba has been 2 years in the making, and in that time my mind has often considered what it would be like for me to come back to this place. When we left over three years ago, it truly was in a blaze of glory. After accepting a new job in … read more

Breakfast at Mukururo

Breakfast at Mukururo

When you hear about breakfast at Mukururo base near Amboseli, what do you think it looks like? Some hyenas eating a lion’s leftovers? Well… I would also think the same but 4th Nov the view right outside the camp was breathtaking for the team and I bet even the hyenas would agree with me. The … read more

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Metis for Metrics

It Takes a Village: The Importance of Metis for Metrics

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 … read more

Beyond the Technology There’s Always a Community

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, … read more

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