Hey, I’ve mentioned the support I’ve provided for the computer center at Mfangano Island, and have recently received a few updates from people who have been using the center. I wanted to share their stories with you. I shared Eric’s story about not being able to press the keyboard buttons earlier this month, and here’s Nancy’s story:
I am Nancy, I was born in Mfangano and raised in Kisumu City. All my life I familiarized myself with technology, everything around me was connected to the use of computers and other electric devises. After nine years of living in the City, I was to move back to Mfangano to work in the EK Center as a radio presenter. I was thrilled by the idea because I did not know what to expect in the Island since it was considered a remote place without any development. I knew life was going to be quite different and difficult especially on the communication part.
To my surprise, things were different from what I thought. As I got into EK Center, I was amazed at the sight of it, the different kinds of programs that were run in the center, especially the IT and Radio department. I was relieved, they had the programs I thought would be a problem, communications! The first thing I did was to sit next to a computer and opened my favorite site, I usually use for communicating with my friends and the rest of the world, ‘Twitter’! Later I was taken to the radio, and for the first time in my life, I was heard speaking on the radio. I never thought such a great thing could happen to Mfangano Island; It gives me more reason to be a Suba! Connecting with my friends all over the world from this ‘remote’ Island sounds a dream, to be exact so unreal!
Nancy Sungu is a young girl, who is a radio presenter with the EK Community Youth Radio