Since our U.S. Peace Corps service ended in 2008, Neal and I have travelled annually to the Philippines to continue our work there. These visits are usually about a month, and it always takes a few days to get into the flow of life after being in America. We arrive with a plan of things to do but there are always unanticipated twists and turns, successes and failures, delays and miracles, that make each trip memorable.
Reneal IEO is visiting schools in the Philippines to evaluate them for suitability for 2014 IT lab projects. There appear to be many exciting opportunities.
It would be nice for a small non-profit like Reneal IEO to be able to plan donations and income, but more often they come like unexpected bolts of lightning following a series of seemingly unrelated connections. It proved so again on this trip.
We met with the scholarship committee on Easter morning to discuss plans for School Year 2013-2014...
The main mission of Reneal IEO is bringing to developing countries a low-cost computing solution that is tailored for schools. Much of our time in the Philippines this year will be devoted to this mission: checking out current installations and scouting for new ones for 2014.
The last day of School Year 2012-2013 in the Philippines was last Friday, so there has been a constant hum in the Compostela municipal gym of graduations and recognition ceremonies...
The annual Reneal IEO trip to the Philippines is underway!
We will never forget the day in March of 2006...
Reneal IEO will be traveling to the Philippines in March of 2013 to continue past projects and to evaluate candidate schools for 2014 installations. August of 2013 will find Reneal IEO in Tanzania. We continue to look for corporate donations of used laptops to support these projects. See our "How to Help" page for more information!