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"I often wonder what would have happened to me if I hadn't made that decision. I suppose I would have sunk. I suppose I would have found some kind of hole and tried to hide or pass. After all, we make ourselves according to the ideas we have of our possibilities. I would have hidden in my hole and been crippled by my sentimentality, doing what I was doing, and doing it well, but always looking for the wailing wall. And I would never have seen the world as the rich place that it is. You wouldn't have seen me here in Africa, doing what I do."

- V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Nov. 17th, 2008 @ 11:13 am Advice
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In the Spring of 2009, I’m moving to Sierra Leone to work with a local NGO in Makeni. I will primarily be working on fundraising and the development of programs; however, the E.D. asked if I would be willing to teach a few classes in basic computer skills.

Does anyone know of good reference for building adult education in Africa? Or teaching basic computer skills. There are plenty of resources and books to teach yourself, but I need a little guidance setting up a syllabus and structuring the class.

Does anyone know if there is a version of MS Office in Krio?

This is also my first time in country, so if anyone has advice on Sierra Leone or just general tips, I would love those as well.