Satellite Fundi

Fundi is a Swahili word for “skilled person.” I’ve worked with the bike fundi, the solar fundi, and Surya likes to joke that he is the computer fundi. This is Ramadhandi in action,the satellite fundi. I wish you all could see the excitement that the...

Moving Right Along

Thursday Sept. 16 8:30-9:30Drive to airport 11:15-12:30Flight from Dar to Arusha 1:00-1:30Meeting with volunteer coordinator of Noonkodin school 1:30-2:30Meeting with two Tanzanian network engineers who are available to help with the computer installation at the...

Local Tranportation

Without a car of one’s own, there are three vehicular options for getting around Dar es Salaam – Taxi, Bajaj, and Dalla Dalla. I want to give you a flavor of each. Taxi Bajaj (my favorite) Dalla Dalla Dalla Dalla Posta station in the city center The ride...

Merry Modems

I am feeling SO happy about modems at the moment! Particularly the one in this photo. Many Tanzanians have spent long hours helping me find a modem that would work with the Linux-based Powering Potential computers. Today we crossed the finish line 🙂 and I am a happy...

Q Bar and Guest House

When I was searching for a place to stay in Dar es Salaam I depended on the Lonely Planet guidebook. The Q Bar and Guest House: “Huge, spotless mid-range rooms. Food is served downstairs and there’s also a popular bar with live music on Friday...