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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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

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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