No, this is not about technology, even though what you see is the fibre optic internet connection at Handeni Folk Development College that was made possible thanks to sponsorship by Leksand Folk High School in Sweden.
My short term purpose here is to start learning Swahili and to assist FDC in use of the technology of internet.
The underlying purpose is yet for me to put in concrete words and my first period here is about exploring the motivation behind my 10 visits to Tanzania since 2007.
I know that since a long time my purpose of work has been around creating spaces to connect people and the company name MetaSpace reflects this desire. But I have yet to find out how this idea can be transformed into tangible products and services, and one could say that I am exploring Metaspace to develop my own business.
However, I know one thing: That I want to be out of developing this part of Tanzania, Tanga, as a place where people want to come to Connect, Combine & Cocreate ideas, learning, experiences and dreams.
I will be around here more or less the coming year combined with periods in Europe.
So here from Tanga Region we say: Karibu Tanzania. Welcome. And if you are thinking about a trip to Tanzania, please let me know.
There is so much more here than just Zanzibar and Serengeti.