[Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] [IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion
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Mon Jan 8 14:53:41 EST 2018
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 2:28 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2018 6:26 PM, "Samson Goddy" <samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> Outreach programs like this is healthy to the community. I am very happy
>> for movement in Asia.
>> Thanks Devin.
>> I second the Motion.
>> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 2:50 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>>> Devin Ulibarri is returning from Japan, where he ran a number of Music
>>> Blocks workshops. While he was there, he also met with METI (the Japanese
>>> ministry of economics, trade, and industry), which has a interest in STEM
>>> education and with whom he initiated talks about doing a large-scale
>>> initiative in Japan. He has been invited back to follow up on the work at a
>>> school in Yolohama and to have follow-up meetings with METI. He is
>>> requesting funds to support his travel:
>>> * between US $800-1200 for airfare; and
>>> * approximately $40 for local transportation in Japan
>>> He has accomodations accounted for and hence does need funds for a hotel.
>>> Motion 2018-02: Provide Devin Ulibarri with travel money for March
>>> workshops and follow-up meetings in Japan of an amount not exceeding US
>>> Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:
>>> The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
>>> does special science festivals about once a year and they would like me to
>>> be their special guest in March (3/16). For planning purposes (and for the
>>> best airfare rate), it is important to know whether the airfare would be
>>> paid for in advance. I asked if they have a budget to pay for airfare for
>>> their guests and they do not.
>>> I will try to schedule one or two additional meetings around that time
>>> as well, if possible. For example, I would like to meet with METI (Ministry
>>> of Economics, Trade, and Industry) once, perhaps the Friday before, and try
>>> to do a couple workshop at a middle school in Tokyo that expressed interest.
>>> It is the same school as described in these blogs:
>>> (They were impressed with the initial showcase, so they asked me back to
>>> be the special guest in March. That is how this got started.)
>>> The school is asking for various information (e.g. translated bio,
>>> translated C.V. and Resume), which I am preparing right now. I am almost
>>> complete with all of the documents, including a "What is Music Blocks?"
>>> slideshow presentation in Japanese, of which the most recent draft(s) may
>>> be accessed at:
>>> Walter Bender
>>> Sugar Labs
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