Thursday, July 30, 2009
Addressing Mang'u High
I finally addressed the whole assembled school in the newly built chapel at Mang'u. I pointed out the very healthy competition we had in our class and the great opportunity they have to learn basic principles which they can continue to use throughout their life. Electrical Tech. made doing an engineering degree in Australia a breeze. The ability to speak some French has made me many friends.
In the second part I tried to introduce satellite remote sensing and probably managed to throughly confuse everybody. The speaker following me was Prof. Chege who is an economist and works as an adviser at the Kenyan Treasury. He talked about University after high school and steps to take to go to Ivy League schools in the US - a couple of Mang'u men from last few years have ended up in Yale and Harvard.
Afterwards we sat around in the principal's office and discussed how the old boys can help the school. May be one of my photos will end up on the wall in the school.