23 October 2012: The 22 Dell laptops, donated by California State University Fullerton, are currently undergoing setup for Windows XP. This is one step closer before the laptops depart from California and arrive to the new Usevya Youth Center in Mpimbwe.
9 July 2012: The Prime Minister’s Office generously agrees to sponsor the shipping costs to bring 22 Dell laptop computers to the new Usevya Youth Center in Mpimbwe.
5 June 2012: 22 Dell laptop computers have been donated through California State University, Fullerton’s Mpimbwe Project Philanthropic Foundation. The gift was arranged by CSU Fullerton’s Women and Gender Studies Program as part of their new “Sister Cities” project–a project that gives CSU Fullerton students the opportunity to learn about Tanzania and to support the Mpimbwe community in their efforts toward economic development. These generous donations will make it possible for the community to have its very first solar-powered computer lab, connecting Mpimbwe to the Internet and to the world.
25 May 2012: First use of the coaster, for an educational tour for village and Sungusungu leaders on 25 May, once the rains had subsided.
1st May 2012: The coaster for the Day in the Park project arrived in Mpimbwe