As the conclusion of another semester draws near here at ASU, our team is excited to celebrate all that we have achieved not only in the last month, but over the whole semester, and we look with excitement to the new team who will be joining when we return in August. We have continued to adjust to this online format but that hasn’t stopped us from advancing this project! Our friends in Maasailand are always on our minds, as the impact of the COVID-19 situation has been on the rise in Kenya. In this last blog post of the semester, we will be looking at the progress we have made this month, and we will also be looking to the promising future of MAEC.
As we have adapted to virtual classes and virtual team meetings, our team has continued to make great progress towards our project goals this month. The powerful functionalities of Zoom, Google Drive, and Slack, among others have kept us united and efficiently working to accomplish our tasks.
A Recap of this Semester’s Accomplishments
Goals for Next Semester
Although some members of our Spring 2020 team are graduating or moving on, the initiatives we have started and worked towards will need to bleed into future semesters for the MAEC to be a success! Together we have come up with some of the big key goals for those who decide to join the team next year. We find this vital to the overall success of the project because it allows consistency through the semesters, it consolidates our progress into objectives, and it allows transparency when looking back at how far we have come. These goals should serve as a message for our successors! Below is a list of our top objectives for the next team! Take notes!
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!