Flashback for a second. Though it may seem like long time ago, it’s been a mere 2 months since Obama took the oath. A lot has changed since. On the evening of January 20, the President and the First Lady whirled through his new backyard stopping off at several different parties, one of which was MTV’s, perhaps to give thanks to the demographic most responsible for his being elected. MTV on that night featured three separate community service projects including the building of a library in DC, a home in New Orleans and a computer lab in Lihanda, Kenya, a Millennium Village in the western part of the country. The project is a joint venture by the Earth Institute, Millennium Promise and the UN Development Programme.
From start to finish the lab took just about a month to put together. It was a tremendous effort by our staff on the ground most notably, Richard Ogeda, our local education coordinator. You can see him in the video with the MTV host, Tim Kash. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think about the project and more broadly, the Millennium Villages.