Musings From the Road
FPM's Executive Director Rev. Joseph Mulongo spent most of 2022 stateside, as a full-time student at United Theological Seminary, and he used this opportunity to explore new technologies that would be game-changing back home. Two of the organizations he found in this search were WaterStep and WorldPossible. After receiving training in their innovations (water purification methods and a digital library server for communities living off the grid), Joseph spent this past winter break in Mulongo, where he trained the board of the El Dorado Nursing School in what he at learned and set up in the nursing school's new digital library with the RACHEL server. Bishop Mande reports that when regional and national-level government officials visited the school soon after, they were blown away at finding such a well-managed and high-tech school in such a remote location. How could it be that one of the best nursing schools in the country is located in the village of Mulongo? They may be bewildered, but the FPM team knows the secret to the school's success.
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