Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (by Kyle Solner)
In the main classroom, the home team works furiously, researching all things about Rwanda. Be it politics, economy, public health or geography, they aim to leave no piece of introductory information unturned. Other important topics being studied include climate & ecosystem, laws & regulations, food security, previous projects, and current energy, water, and sanitation sources/infrastructure.
Upstairs, the travel team brainstorms interview questions for the Rwanda natives, narrowing down a list of questions developed via a combined-class discussion from previous class session. They know as well as anyone the criticality of carefully asking the right questions while overseas. These questions vary from “where do you obtain your drinking water?” to “what materials are locally available?” among others.