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Just 19 Days Ago..KARUCO Students

February 16, 2020

Not quite three weeks ago, ETI got to spend time with KARUCO Faculty, staff and students. What a great day. ETI MEETS WITH KARUCO STAFF & STUDENTS ETI relishes each and every meeting with KARUCO students. The very reason ETI was formed in 2010 was to help KAD establish Karagwe University College (KARUCO), and to…

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Karagwe Summary – 2020

February 10, 2020

Three members of Team ETI have been back for three days and are catching up on all that went on while we were away. One team member – Bruce Engel – arrives home (NY) today. The highlights from the visit to Karagwe are so numerous that it is probable that I have left something out…

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KARAGWE 2020 – DAY 8

February 7, 2020

It is time to say ‘goodbye’ to our partners in Tanzania. This is never easy but the draw of home keeps us moving forward. We gather our friends at the Karagwe Hotel, exchange small gifts and say ‘so long’. Our trusty driver, Dastan, gets us to Mutukula (border) where we once again navigate visas, papers,…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 7

January 31, 2020

It just keeps getting better. 1. James Limirabo, Electrical Engineer, met with our Team ETI and KAD to share insights on his solar installation at the food processing facility near KARUCO. Great meeting.   2. Bruce and I (Jan Hansen) discussed the architectural design and ROC plans with Elgoodness Emmanuel Rwoto and Eledius Zinegula. We got…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 6

January 30, 2020

Another amazing day. 1. University of St Thomas Prof, Dr. Bob Nistler, set the stage for today’s workshop with educators Johanes Wilson and Fraiska Yonah Daniel from Karagwe by donating his books on teaching reading, writing and speaking: Raising literacy. 2. The tour of the food processing plant was revealing. In addition to getting necessary…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 5

January 29, 2020

The ETI / KAD Summit Conference is going so well. Highlights are: — Reconnecting with friends and partners, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) Karagwe Diocese (KAD); — The presentation of Bruce Engel’s work about which Bishop said, “If 80% of this comes true, it will be a masterpiece”. — Visiting KARUCO and getting…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 4

January 28, 2020

What a day 1. Bruce Engel (BE Design, NY), rolled out the pre-design work on the Rural Opportunity Centers and got solid feedback from KAD. It’s so invigorating to have conversation when local leaders ‘own’ the ideas. 2. We committed to “do this together”.  ETI presented each member of KAD with a United States /…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 3

January 27, 2020

What’s a day’s drive in Uganda without Ben’s annual stop at the equator? Our friend there demonstrates how water flows clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and stands still at the Equator. All within 40 feet of ‘each other’. Those reading who’ve traveled with us, know how fun it is to…

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KARAGWE 2020 Day 2

January 26, 2020

2 flights down: One to go to get to Entebbe, Uganda. Looking forward to ‘landing’ at the 2 Friends Hotel, resting, then seeing our partners in Uganda & in Tanzania. But we’re doing our best to live in the present, and to enjoy the adventure of getting there. Adventure it is.

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January 26, 2020

Team ETI (Sohan, Steve, Jan) are meeting up with Bruce Engel soon in Amsterdam. The team has its pitstop in Amsterdam. 7.5 hrs in flight (MSP-AMS) ‘down’ & 7.5 (AMS-EBB) to go. Then a night in Entebbe before the 6 hr drive to Karagwe. We are eager to arrive but enjoying the journey.

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