Monday, 24 March 2014

Visit to University of KwaZulu Natal and preparing for final presentations to our sponsors #ibmcsc South Africa

Continuing to catch up on my blog posts from the final days of our trip to South Africa…

Last Tuesday we headed back to Durban to visit the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

KZN University
School of Education at KZN university

Having looked at how could be used to support teachers who are currently working in schools we also wanted to understand how they are trained at the university and what scope there might be to include TeachersTryScience in that process.

It's a pity that we were only able to connect with them at the end of our time in South Africa as it felt that there would indeed be some good possibilities for collaboration.   Something for us to hand over to our local IBM colleagues in South Africa for them to follow up on when we are gone.

Back to the hotel and some focussed attention on completing our final report and presentation that we would be delivering to our sponsors on Wednesday and to the IBM team back in Johannesburg on Thursday.

We pretty much finished the work around 7:30pm so headed over to the mall for our dinner.  We were joined by others in the group for a "Wakaberry walk".

Group outing to Wakaberry

Trying to use up loose change

And then a walk back through the largely deserted mall.
Food area

Central area has had cars in it and now rugs

Including passing by the "outside" seating for one of the restaurants, have to say that it always felt a bit odd on arriving for a meal when they asked us if we wanted a table "inside or outside" !
Would you like to sit inside or "outside"

Hard to believe that the whole project is coming to a close and Wednesday will be our last day in Pietermaritzburg.

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