2011: The journey

A classroom block

The posts from here on tells the story of our engagement at Naidovi Primary School. Since my last visit in 2009, a new library block has been built. This was made possible through the support provided by the Japanese Embassy and the people of Japan. This is probably the first time foreign aid has been given to this school for capital works. We will spend the next two weeks and a bit in this block. The Handing over speech tells a bit more about this project.

The school library

As we commence this journey, we are grateful to the support that we have received from the following individuals: Kar-Tin Lee, Andy Yeh , Sabrina Menezes (QUT – School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education), Martin Betts, Kelvin Modderman, Carmel Sang (QUT – Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering), Eugene Zhang (SEMIA), Issac Pursehouse (Engineers without Borders), friends, and relatives.

There is a sense of uncertainty about this project. How will this project pan out? But I tend to agree with the following quote:

“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”
― Richard P. Feynman

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