Inventory for Bamyan University

Oct 16, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  3 Comments


This is from Thurs­day at Bamyan Uni­ver­sity. We are mak­ing an inven­tory list for the equip­ment that we have brought with to the uni­ver­sity in our Bamyan Uni­ver­sity project (more details in my pre­vi­ous blog). Pro­fes­sors Joya and Motamid are help­ing me with it. Pro­fes­sor Joya has got his master’s degree in Edu­ca­tion and Lan­guage Learn­ing from Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity. I love work­ing with Bamyan Uni­ver­sity staff.


We were send­ing all these equip­ment from the cap­i­tal Kabul through Par­wan to Bamyan which has been a very dan­ger­ous way lately. There have been sev­eral kid­naps and rob­bing. I have a smart col­league who put all the 40 lap­tops and smart phones and inter­net modems in these metal trunks and locked them all. We rented part of this big Russ­ian truck that reg­u­larly makes trips to Kabul from Bamyan and brings back sup­plies to the stores of Bamyan Bazaar. They put all these trunks in the back of the truck under other sup­plies so that any poten­tial rob­bers on the way wouldn’t see it. Every­thing made it to the uni­ver­sity alright and before us.
We labeled all the lap­tops and the smart phones and recorded their ser­ial num­bers on a spread­sheet. I asked Pro­fes­sor Abidy, our main con­tact at the uni­ver­sity to get bat­ter­ies for the label maker. He brought the AAA Chi­nese bat­ter­ies with a brand name of SQMY which looks like Sony with the first glance. The life of the bat­ter­ies was from turn­ing the label maker on to typ­ing “A-1″ and press­ing print but­ton. They died. We had to walk to Bamyan main bazaar, about 10 min­utes from the cam­pus to get good qual­ity Energizers.

  • http://twitter.com/sdpdx Marti

    So glad every­thing made it.…you are doing such good things!

    • Anony­mous

      Aww, thanks a lot, Marti. Thanks for the com­ment.. more updates soon..

  • Todd Ander­son

    yes, I got the same bat­ter­ies at a road­side mar­ket in south­east Morocco, also lasted about 12 sec­onds in a cam­era flash!

    Those are the burli­est IT chests I’ve seen.

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