Thursday, May 9, 2013
A man named Innocent and his lumber yard.
Today was another wonderful day. I taught a second Operations case this morning, and had a lot of fun with the students when we had a mini class competition. To articulate the difference between line flow operations and batch process operations, I had two groups come up to the front to represent each process, and compete to see which group could make the most paper airplanes. It was a blast, and the rest of the discussion was another great learning experience for all!
After class, we went to the staffroom to get some work done. It was actually a great workspace, and we met some really great teachers who were lovely to talk to, and who'd like to spend time with us over the next few weeks!
On the ride home, we felt like we were on an African roller coaster. We travelled on the bumpiest clay roads for around fifteen minutes, before transitioning to a cobblestone road, and then finally arriving on the paved main road! It was also the first time we really saw poverty, and the kinds of images most people think of when asked to describe Africa. Although the people we saw were poor, they also had the most wonderful smiles I've seen. It's always so moving to see people really enjoy the little moments in life, and to be able to communicate with them with a simple exchange of smiles.