The three key ingredients of the approach are:
- Internet connectivity;
- Local talent in the driver seat;
- Scalable solutions that work in rural setting.
- local talent working on clearing for high voltage power lines to the Ubuntu Campus;
- local talent working on new roads to a proposed site for Bio Energy production;
- local talent working on replacement of a worn out water pump;
- local talent working on building a classroom for LITA, the ICT-training branch of the proposed Ubuntu Leadership Academy at Macha;
- local talent working on finishing the MICS House, the future housing facility for destitute children at MICS, currently already in use for the school and to house a family for guiding the children;
- local talent finishing the first two rondavel housing experiments at Macha;
- local talent putting some improvement on the roof of Vision Broadcasting House at the onset of the rains;
- local talent working on new technology implementation at LinkNet in a make shift laboratory environment, in both network mesh technology and access and accounting technology.
Well, after writing this blog I will continue working on putting the oral information into written format on locally defined and tested ideas and plans for health, education, transport, communications, education, health, and agriculture. Great I have got access to Internet in the whole of Macha, on any devise, so we can continue communicating and interacting, over any cultural, geographical, time, and whatever barrier.
It is a great privilage to be alive and kicking in the African rural areas!