Today was our first day at the North West University (NWU), where we will be working during this assignment. Our goal is to create a CoLab (collaborative laboratory) which would get together education, industries and the local government in an effort to increase the level of e-literacy of the people in South Africa, and particularly of the North West province.
In the afternoon, we held a conference with the rector and representatives of the NWU, the iNeSI (Ikamva National eSkills Institute), and with the IBMs CSC team to mark the kick off of our effort.
We presented our plan of action and how we are going to approach the forming of a Colab. After the conference, we had a photo session with all participants.
Here is the press release, check it out to find out more about starting the 7th CoLab in SA at the Mafikeng Campus:
In the evening, it was time for the Birthday celebration, where my wonderful team surprised me with a cake, candles, singing and a goody bag - it was a party to remember!!!
Kisses and hugs to my family - I know they think of me, and wish that we were together today!