Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Settling into Kigali

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.

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