With the start of another academic semester in the United States, we are excited to introduce our Spring 2020 team and announce updates for the Maasai Automotive Education Center! First, let’s meet this semester’s new student team:
January Accomplishments: What have we done so far?
With classes starting at the beginning of January, our team hit the ground running. In order to bring our new team members up to speed on all that has been accomplished thus far with MAEC, we started the semester with full-team discussions, encouraging questions and ideas along the way. After this, we were ready to dive right in. With such a diverse team this semester, our individual strengths emerged as we began to understand how each member of the team fits into the roles this project requires. As a result, this month we have conquered the crucial task of establishing our goals for the semester. They are as follows:
This semester, our main focus is on the mobile repair kits. Our goal is to raise the funds to launch 20 mobile repair kits for implementation in March and June. So far we have:
Much of the team’s work on fundraising and curriculum development will take place in the first half of the semester. It is with these goals in mind that we move with excitement into the month of February.
February Goals: Where are we going?
With an amazing foundation established in January, our team is ready to tackle some big goals for February. As we enter the implementation phase of the project, we are beginning to focus more on how we are going to fund our projects and really execute our solutions. As we briefly touched on before, our big three goals for February include the following:
We look forward to another amazing month and want to thank you for reading! If you are interested in learning more about the project, contributing to funding the project, or learning more about the team, please feel free to checkout the rest of our website!
My name is Miles Miller and my Maasai name is Ole Rakwa. I have been managing the development of the Maasai Automotive Education Centre for the past year and am back in Maasailand with my team for the next two months to work on the first stages of implementation and research for MAEC. It’s good to be back!