Who is coming to Dadamac Day
The Dadamac day organisers are (in Nigeria) Alheri and Chollom and (in UK) Nikki and me.
Alheria and Chollom will gather their guests around the computers at the Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC). They are inviting some local teachers and trainers who have been TT participants, and maybe some other members of the UK-Nigeria team. Perhaps around a dozen people will be there.
Orignally they hoped to also invite teachers who had never seen a computer before. However inviting newcomers would put the whole thing on a completely different footing. It is a big cultural leap to join an online dadamac session when you have never used a computer before - perhaps never even seen one. Also, greater hopitatlity should be shown for such new guests, - in fact, it would probably need a full rice meal after the online time (rather than the usual snacks and locally made drinks) and that is really beyond our budget. So it will be old friends who are invited - adn it will be lovley to meet them again, and introduce them to others in Dadamac's network.
Nikki and I will be sharing information about Dadamac day with people in our online network - people who have some connection with Teachers Talking or Dadamac. We have no idea who will log on to the chat room as a result - but as we don't have to prepare any snakcs beforehand the numbers are not so important. (We are checking with the chat room in case there is a maximium number of people who can log on there. If there is then it will probably be a be question of first come first served.)
We also hope to bring in other people from BarCampAfrica (which is where we will be).
If you know that you are joining us onine, or hope to, or can't but would have liked to - please consider writing a comment. Dadamac is all about helping people to connect with people. Writing a comment is a good way to add to your network and will encourage newcomers to be part of our network too - so we all benefit.