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Shika na Mikono Presents at National Teachers' Training Workshop

The week of the 21st through the 25th of October, Peace Corps’ Shika na Mikono hands-on science team was invited by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) of Tanzania to help facilitate an INSET workshop for national and regional trainers in Morogoro.  The workshop provided various Math, Science, and Language trainers with the necessary information and resources to train other Tanzanian teachers upon return to their respective regions.  Sessions focused on educational improvement, including Big Results Now (BRN), classroom and presentation skills, an

Food Security Training in Morogoro! Apply today! No, seriously, apply ASAP.

Enclosed: an excellent introduction to the substance and necessity of the upcoming Food Security Training, penned by our very own temporary DPT, Jolie Dennis. You will also find the application itself. It's highly competitive, so apply soon and well. Bahati Njema!

Advice from your Unfriendly Neighborhood ICT Volunteer

People keep asking me how to deal with Excel documents on Macs or how to deal with starter MS office without having to pay for the actual full software.  The answer is download Libreoffice (formerly OpenOffice), a cross platform FREE office suite that has all the functionality of MS Office.  Libreoffice can open MS office files and save in MS office format (just select Save As from the ubiquitous File menu and pick a format that looks familiar.  You are all very smart people, you can do this.).

John Clay Memorial

Volunteers and staff were saddened this past weekend to learn that friend and fellow volunteer John Clay passed away from cancer.  A memorial service was held at the office on Tuesday afternoon and you can stop by a memorial in the office upstairs.  Those who remember John are encouraged to send stories, memories and pictures to Sara Tomasikiewicz to be included in the following:


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