The Office

It’s been a month now since I’ve left Malawi and I’m missing various things about my so-called Third World life.

A couple of the things I’m missing most are my colleagues and our humble office… the project hub for iHRIS Malawi!

It’s difficult to explain the journey that we as a team and our office at the Ministry of Health has gone through. Better to illustrate with some time lapsed photos. There are a few gaps. So it might seem slightly like a “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” style TV show.

May 2013 - Already version 2.0. After we cleared the room, rewired it and brought in sensibly sized furniture.

May 2013 – Already version 2.0. After we cleared the room, rewired it and brought in sensibly sized furniture.

December 2013 - Version 3.x. Re-networked again to connect up more machines and squeeze in 2 extra places to sit!

December 2013 – Version 3.x. Re-networked again to connect up more machines and squeeze in 2 extra places to sit!

One of our many Magic Whiteboards... stuck on the back of the main door.

One of our many Magic Whiteboards… stuck on the back of the main door.

At last... a proper, big whiteboard!

At last… a proper, big whiteboard!

Slightly warped panoramic photo taken during a team meeting. Reverse view of the office.

Slightly warped panoramic photo taken during a team meeting. Reverse view of the office.

January 2014 - Just before Release 1 went live and Cenk's departure, we had an air conditioner installed!

January 2014 – Just before Release 1 went live and Cenk’s departure, we had an air conditioner installed!

I couldn’t resist a quick reference to this gem from The Office (UK version of course; Original and best). I hasten to add that our Tech Support is not like this. Enjoy! 😀

New and improved iHRIS Support placard

New and improved iHRIS Support placard

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