The TechKobwa team from the US arrived over the course of two days. The team included Louise Hemond-Wilson and Celest Metuassalol from IBM; Laurie Dillon, Blair Fleet, James Holly Jr, and Emily Wilson from MSU; and Anna Jarman from Carlton College.
All were greeted by drivers from the Park View Apart-Hotel. On Tuesday night, with all of us assembled, we enjoyed a late meal in the hotel restaurant. This experience provided us our first lesson about life in Kigali: things move a bit more slowly than we are accustomed to. But the food and staff were great. And the delay kept those of us who just arrived awake until a respectable hour, after which we collapsed for a well-deserved night's sleep.
The next morning, we found that we had landed in a lovely location. We also met a very friendly staff as we gathered for the drive to our first appointment: Carnegie Mellon University's ICT Center of Excellence in Rwanda.