In our latest show we visited Virtual Africa with Alanagh Recreant of Uthango. Alanagh gave us a very spirited tour of several of the main areas in the four-sim region and we all learned a great deal. I would encourage viewers to visit Virtual Africa themselves – there is a lot more there than we had time to show.
What we did cover, though, included some fascinating projects. In the first part of the show we heard about a fascinating projects to bring bicycles to a school. We went on to visit a recreation of a township (basically, a shanty-town) which is not yet open to the public and talked about Cape Town-based Uthango’s development projects; and finally we visited a wildlife area where you can adopt a Meerkat. The show ended with us attempting to take a balloon ride – but we were so busy talking we nearly missed it! Alanagh was a wonderful host and was a fount of information.
We came away extremely impressed by Virtual Africa and also by Uthango’s work in Africa in real life. Many, many thanks to Alanagh for showing and telling us so much.
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