The School of Business Administration is offering the following courses in AFRICA!
If you are interested in disassembling/assembling a computer, creating networking components work, basic electronics and understanding how servers work, then this class is for you! Not only will you be tinkering around with electronics and software, but you will get a chance to apply your new found skill. You will get to set up a fully functional computer lab in AFRICA! That's right - Africa! You will work with Kendu Adventist Hostpital and Ruby Kraft Primary School in Kenya. Plus, you will be able to tour and be emersed in the culture and wildlife that Kenya is famous for.
|Dates & Time||Topics|
|Feb 4, 2018 (8:00-12:00)||Computer Hardware/ Software Introduction|
|Feb 25, 2018 (8:00-12:00)||Networking Basics|
|Mar 18, 2018 (8:00-12:00)||Basic Electronics|
|Apr 8, 2018 (8:00-12:00)||Test 1|
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Global Information Systems. This course is an introduction to Global IS. You get to explore culture, infrastructure, information management, communication, team dynamics, ethics and other issues as they relate to information technology and information systems in the networked global community.
Friday March 23, March 30, April 13, April 20
|May 6, 2018||Leave for Nairobi Kenya|
|May 7, 2018||Arrive in Nairobi and overnight at the East African Union Guest House|
|May 8, 2018||Leave for Kendu Bay|
|May 9, 2018||Introduction to area of operation (am) Introduction to INFS226 (pm)|
|May 10, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm)|
|May 11, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm)|
|May 12, 2018||Attend church Afternoon hike in the neighborhood|
|May 13, 2018||Rest|
|May 14, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Staff training|
|May 15, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Staff training|
|May 16, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Staff training|
|May 17, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Staff training|
|May 18, 2018||Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute operations tour|
|May 19, 2018||Orphanage visit|
|May 20, 2018||Boat ride in Lake Victoria|
|May 21, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Student training|
|May 22, 2018||Classes/Labs (am-pm) Student training|
|May 23, 2018||Leave for Masai Mara|
|May 24, 2018||Wild Life Safari|
|May 25, 2018||Wild Life Safari Leave for Nairobi|
|May 26, 2018||Nairobi National Park (am) Giraffe Center (pm)|
|May 27, 2018||Shopping|
|May 28, 2018||Fly to ORD|
|6 Credits + 1200 USD|
|3 Credits + 3000 USD|
Kendu Adventisty Hospital (KAH) was established in 1925 by two Danish nurses - Karen Nielsen and Carentze Olsen who served the hospital for 25 years. The primary mission of the medical facility is to serve communities in and around the Homa Bay area by the shores of Lake Victoria providing full medical care.
In 1948 the School of Medical Sciences was integrated with the hospital operations. The school offers degrees in Nursing, Clinical Surgery, and Clinical Medicine.
In today’s world, competency in any profession cannot be defined without computer literacy. Information Technology plays a major role in the delivery of health care services and it is therefore critical that the college ensures that all its students get optimal exposure to computers within means. Our goal is to setup a college level computer lab designed to support their educational goals.
Ruby Kraft Primary School (RKPS) is an Adventist elementary school within the campus of KAH and was established in 1992 to cater for Hospital workers’ children .
RKPS offers the first level of this system as well as Pre-school program for ages 3-5 years.
Although the school was initially established to serve the workers’ children, it has since expanded and extended the services to the community at large leading to a current population of 300 pupils.
The Government of Kenya is revising the education system and has recently introduced ICT as part of mandatory curriculum for all primary schools, both private and public. With this new development, private schools such as RKPS have been left with a challenge of sourcing for computers and other relevant IT equipment since the government’s support with equipment is mainly limited to the public schools.
Kendu Bay, a small rural fishing town, is considered the oldest town in Homa County in the shores of Lake Victoria. The town’s primary industry is fishing and farming. Kendu Bay is located 7 hours northwest from Kenya’s capital Nairobi through the country’s “sugarland”. The town is home to about 30,000 residents. It is also popularly known as the birth place of Barack Obama’s father.