I happened upon this old LinuxJournal article about how the University of Zululand in South Africa used MySQL and other Free Software to make do with a 128 kbit (and later 768 kbit) internet connection for their staff and students.
This made me remember the trip I made to another African country, Burkina Faso, 15 years ago:MariaDB project, it can be hard to keep up motivation at times. It helps to remember why I am doing this.
It must be about the time when some of these kids should go to University or start up new projects. Maybe some of them will work with software. I want them to be able to invest in local skills and infrastructure that they need, rather than in software licenses funding nice houses and boats in other countries: