Friday, September 2, 2011

Wireless novices

Last night was an exciting one for the Novices at Wat Pasaviet.

A skype session was set up with a volunteer who had recently returned home from the project and the novices eagerly took the chance to chat with "Mr Bob" live from New York.

Having his video image projected onto the classroom wall and his voice booming out at almost the same volume he used to teach made it seem as if he had never left.

Many questions were asked about how he handled the recent wild weather and we got an online tour of his house and even got to talk to him as he sat in his garden.

This was a practice session for another one that Bob is setting up with his own students from the school where he teaches and the novices are looking forward excitedly to the chance to chat with people of their own age on the other side of the world.