Phoenix Project

Python Namibia: Boldly going forward

Posted on 9 October 2015 by Chris Juniper

Please visit our Phoenix Website and click on the news article and video http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/phoenix-project  for Daniele Procida’s inspirational talk on how our project is making a difference in Namibia. Software really can transform the developing communities of Africa! Professor Judith Hall, Phoenix Project Lead  
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Phoenix Project Website Now Live

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Chris Juniper

Great news, the Phoenix Project website is live and truely kicking http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/phoenix-project/home There’s loads of content: get to grips with the all important project reports from all over both universities.   But don’t just check it out once, we will add: ​more project reports as they update  a regular new feed a monthly new pod-cast with reflections from staff in University of Namibia and Cardiff
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Rhannu profiadau: Y sefyllfa ieithyddol yn Namibia ac yng Nghymru / Sharing experiences: The linguistic situation in Namibia and in Wales.

Posted on 18 September 2015 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Jonathan Morris (from the School of Welsh) Yn y cofnod blog hwn, mae Dr Jonathan Morris o Ysgol y Gymraeg yn rhannu ei brofiadau o fod yn rhan o daith ddiweddar y Prosiect Phoenix i Windhoek… In this blog post, Dr Jonathan Morris from the School of Welsh shares his experiences of being part
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Get involved! @PCUTL @PhoenixCUni #pcutlhours

Posted on 31 August 2015 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Authors: Clare Kell (PUCTL) and Nicola Pulman (Phoenix) Cardiff University’s Educational Development Team hold a number of Continual Professional Development events throughout the year for its lecturing staff. These events include monthly twitter hours via their Twitter account (@PCUTL) where guest contributors are invited to lead a discussion about a particular aspect of teaching and learning practice.   The next #pcutlhours
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UNAM students visit Django Conference at Cardiff University

Posted on 3 August 2015 by Chris Juniper

  Blog Post Author: Dr Vincent Knight (School of Mathematics) The DjangoCon 2015 organising committee were delighted to welcome Jessica and Michael, two students from the University of Namibia, to the conference in June. They had the opportunity to not only listen to world class presentations but also interact with professional software developers who were eager to
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Phoenix Teaching and Learning: together!

Posted on 10 July 2015 by Chris Juniper

We have had 2 weeks for intensive, high octane, fun, interactive teaching, training, learning and working together.   The team is exhausted, but feeling happy, satisfied. New projects developing, much to do going forward into the future. Some more marvellous photos from Paul Crompton, all with permission. Professor Judith Hall Phoenix Project Lead [image_grid images=”3346,3347,3348,3349,3350,3351,3352,3353,3354,3355,3356,3357″]
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Phoenix in Rundu and Windhoek achieving goals

Posted on 9 July 2015 by Chris Juniper

And so, after a lot of very hard work teaching, the team start returning to Windhoek. More meetings, more projects to start, all in line with poverty reduction and health promotion. Phoenix forward and making a difference. Our Memorandum of Understanding is renewed and so we steam ahead. Professor Judith Hall Project Lead Phoenix  
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Phoenix work continues: Community, town and city

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Chris Juniper

The work continues for Phoenix in Namibia.  We find a very very crowded hospital, very very busy, understaffed but immaculately clean (we could learn a lesson here in the UK to be honest). We listen to people to understand.  We gain increasing support from health leadership of Namibia. It is very rewarding.  All picture with permission and
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Phoenix Operational: Public Health and Anaesthesia

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Chris Juniper

Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project is on the ground delivering goods in Rundu, Northern Namibia working with our African partner University of Namibia.  We are together making an impact in many areas of Health and Medicine and our contribution has been noted at the highest level:  we have the complete support of new Minister of Health Bernard
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Namibian Mathematicians arrive at Cardiff University

Posted on 30 April 2015 by Judith Hall

Mathematicians from University of Namibia (UNAM) have just completed a fact finding trip to Cardiff University as part of our Phoenix Project.  UNAM has vast numbers of students that need teaching basic maths, and only a tiny number of staff to teach.  There’s a high failure and drop-out rate. Martin Mugochi (Head of Department), Jean-Baptiste Gatsinzi and
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