My village diary 12 – “He called the school principal to inform a student that her mother was suddenly ill”

Cellphones communication in a remote village in south eastern Kenya-12

  1. As I was meeting with teachers and students at my former school, a father of one of the students called the school principal to let him know that his wife was suddenly ill. He requested the principal to inform the daughter and allow her to leave school immediately to take care of her siblings while he took the mother to the hospital.
  2. Earlier, when I arrived at the school, the principal was meeting with a mother of one of the students to discuss his disciplinary concerns. She had booked the appointment via cellphone.
  3. As I was meeting with the teachers, the chair of the school parents association called the principal to inform him that he was unable to attend the meeting due to a family emergency. He shared his opinion about the school project over the phone.
  4. Another parent called the school principal to book an appointment to discuss the poor performance of her son.

After the meeting I interviewed some of the teachers about cellphones communication. I will blog about it later….

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