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Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret

This blog was written in collaboration with Sam van der Poel: On the morning of our first full day in Ileret, we were fortunate enough to witness a revered local gathering: a post-wedding ceremony. Typically the day after a marriage family members, friends, and neighbors gather to socialize and enjoy a goat. Men and women [...]

By | 2018-06-09T03:42:32+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret

Elephants and Lions and Students, Oh My!

This blog was written in collaboration with student Emily Aviles: Wednesday night the Global Innovation crew went to bed early after dinner and a game of Uno to prepare for a game drive Thursday morning. While animal sightings are never certain on a game drive, the animals were cooperative and did not shy away from [...]

By | 2018-06-01T04:36:09+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Elephants and Lions and Students, Oh My!

On the Road Again: Global Innovation 2018

This blog was written in collaboration with Professor Rodrigo Peña: The Global Innovation Field School is on the road again. As we arrived to the Nairobi Airport, on Tuesday May 22nd, unexpected rain with low temperature was waiting for us. Even though the commute was long (almost 24 hours) and made us all exhausted, the [...]

By | 2018-05-29T04:08:24+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on On the Road Again: Global Innovation 2018

Congratulations Global Innovation Field School!

In their final week, the students visit a new area near Sericho, a small fishing town a mile away from the Ethiopian border. Here the group is introduced to new people and a new lifestyle. Very few people in Ileret town use fishing as a means of finding food sources. In fact, it is a [...]

By | 2017-07-01T20:45:10+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Congratulations Global Innovation Field School!

Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future

  This week the Global Innovation team discussed their ideas for long-term projects. The five short term projects had covered major aspects of the community’s ability to develop sustainably and thus are important topics the group will keep in mind on as they move forward. Among them are access to electricity, water management, building infrastructure, [...]

By | 2017-06-24T02:13:47+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future

A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology

One of the great prospects that Kenya has is its abundance of open flat land and solar power. Because of this, photovoltaic, or solar panel systems are a very favorable form of obtaining energy for the communities that need it. Professor Rodrigo has created a full day lecture around photovoltaic, or PV, systems to enlighten [...]

By | 2017-06-24T01:43:23+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology

The Road to Completion

Classroom Relocation Project Building a classroom is no small task, but the Global Innovation team is up to it! Last week, after consulting with Mwang’ombe, the team was generously offered many materials from the TBI campus to conduct their project. Metal and plywood was provided from the TBI Ileret facility and TBI staff offered to [...]

By | 2017-07-04T18:57:31+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on The Road to Completion

TBI assists local communities in the wake of disastrous floods

On Tuesday May 30th, a vast storm hit the Ileret area and brought an immense amount of rain. Within a short period of 9 hours, TBI Ileret facility documented a record-high rainfall of more than 200 mm (8 inches). This amount is much more than a typical rainstorm at Ileret (~20 mm), and more than [...]

By | 2017-08-15T15:59:20+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Featured, Field Schools, Global Innovation 2017, Global Innovation Field School, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI assists local communities in the wake of disastrous floods