Kids in the old city, Kano, NigeriaFirst order of business is to let you all know that Eugene has photos on his flickr site which you should all check out.  It’s very difficult to live up to his consistency and quality of photography but Scott and I are trying very hard.  Eugene also posted various videos from the week he was here.  The only one I can load on this connection was from our tour of COBTAK. I’ll link to more when I can find them or you can click on “more from user” to see his other videos from the trip.

Second since I’m only here for 9 more days panic has set in about being able to finish what we set out to do.  Scott and I are going to wrap up our web design training tomorrow afternoon with a open session on html/css and WordPress for content management.  We will also do a morning session tomorrow possibly on databases or data analysis with spreadsheets (TBD from our review this evening).  In the meantime I’m cranking away on Insaan (the RH Leaders DB tool built in rails).  Also we have plans to develop 2 additional sites for partner groups the Mumbayya House (Center for Democratic Research and Training) and possibly the Health Tech Institute in Makarfi.  If that’s not enough we still need to spend time at dRPC to go over computer maintenance, the website and their email situation.

Lastly we spent more time at Spice Foods and met a friend from Jos who is originally from the Philippines .  It was an fun an educational night the ended up with Scott and I sharing ONE bike home in the rain after midnight.  It also turns out there are police road blocks everywhere after midnight in Kano (so be careful).

update: more videos from Eugene

  1. Hiking Dala Hill
  2. Indigo Dye Pits
  3. COBTAK Tour