July 2011 Blog Posts (14)

What Somali Needs?

I have just read an article where the UN is calling for more funding for the Horn of Africa. I don't object that it is a good cause by good people but that is not what Somali NEEDS. Every other factor Somali is facing against the backbone of starvation was created by the conflict that has been going on for as long as I remember, before I even learned that if you put 1+1 you get 2.

 

For close to 20 years the world has stood and watched Somali turn into a FAILED STATE run by…

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Added by Mildred Odongo on July 31, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Laying firmer foundations for our youth

One-third of the Kenya's population is under 20 yrs old. Many of them are in schools and colleges and will want jobs as soon as they clear. Don't forget that there are millions already out in the marketplace seeking unavailable work.

Out of 13.7 million youth in Kenya,slightly more than half live in poverty,yet they have needs that include food,shelter,health,intimacy and luxuries. All these require money to fulfill and when they lack it,they turn to creative ways of getting it. Sadly,many… Continue

Added by James kipruto korir on July 29, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

MIGRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The complex effects of both local and international migration today touch the lives of more people and loom politically and socio- economically larger in more countries and more and more regions than ever before. The phenomenon’s causes, however, have remained largely the same; economic, personal insecurity, intolerance, political exclusion, oppression, conflict, war and various forms of chaos and catastrophe.

Chaos and catastrophe may be triggered off by global warming and climate…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 27, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE MANDATE FOR UNESCO.

The World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This definition considers that development should occur in such a way that the capacity of the natural environment to meet present and future needs is not compromised.

Education, both formal and informal, public awareness and training are key processes by which human…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 22, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

CAPACITY BUILDING IN GENDER – INCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY FOR ENHANCING LIFE SKILLS: THE CASE FOR CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS IN AFRICA.

The Chrysalis community learning centers project in Africa has been launched within the framework of the capacity building for the Education For All (EFA) program with the financial and moral support of UNESCO.

The objectives of the project are among others:-

  1. To eliminate redundant costs and pockets of development success and failures from town to town, focusing on the learning needs of a town’s small groups----the by product is learning that is 100% relevant to…
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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 20, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

THE AFRICAN YOUTH AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION

Young people make an important target group within the demand side in this consumer society and play a determinant role in future consumption patterns. Yet they are not given the special attention they deserve when considering consumption patterns. In most cases they are regarded as ‘victims’ of contemporary consumer culture.

However, while some young people are more concerned about the future of the earth they will inherit, some others are taking initiatives in proposing alternatives…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 19, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

THE AFRICAN YOUTHS AND THE INTERNET GOVERNANCE ISSUES

Information and communications technology is transforming the world and producing ‘knowledge’ or ‘intangible’ or ‘weightless’ products to which traditional economic principles do not apply. The internet is an important element of this weightless economy and the users of the internet are among the world’s most closely observed specimens of humanity.

Uses of the Internet

Generally speaking the internet makes it easier to deliver what participants in the economy have always…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 18, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

AN ABC FOR THE PROPOSED CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS AT ZAMBIA

A  African heritage for better education through Chrysalis

B  Bulletins and information through story telling.

C  Chrysalis whom the youths answer the call.

D  Democracy is essential to all.

E  Education and enlightenment are the bed rocks of development.

F  Four pillars of learning and the truth they convey.

G  Global village is the dream of all.

H  Hundreds of youth and adult participants are targeted.

I   Internet connectivity and…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 17, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

POEM ON: AFRICAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE

 In Africa, we are all alike

Like each flake of snow, floating through the sky

We are all unique, we are all alike

Take a look around, you will see its true

You are a lot like me, I am a lot like you

Every body has eyes, they come in different shapes

Some are brown, some are blue, some are grey

Every body has skin, it comes in many shades

It may be dark, it may be light or in between

Everybody lives, everybody…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 15, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

AFRICAN HERITAGE IN YOUNG HANDS - A NEW CONCEPT

Africa’s rich cultural diversity is indeed a treasured heritage. Yet the dawn of this 21st century is heavily marked by rapid and massive changes, standardization, mass production, consumerism, the eroding of identity and cultural roots as well as violent manifestations of intolerance, conflicts and discrimination. Hence in order to preserve and to continue to benefit from our rich diversity, there is an urgent need to ensure the safe guarding our cultural, natural and intangible…

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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 12, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

My revolution is to bypass you”

In a small town in Lesotho, we met with town leaders about Community Learning Centers and discussed how youth could work with weavers to show them how looms throughout the world are constructed, wool produced, dyes made, and patterns used. The excitement in the room was outstanding. But what created a profound leap…

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Added by Richard C Close on July 7, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

My revolution is to bypass you”

In a small town in Lesotho, we met with town leaders about Community Learning Centers and discussed how youth could work with weavers to show them how looms throughout the world are constructed, wool produced, dyes made, and patterns used. The excitement in the room was outstanding. But what created a profound leap…

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Added by Richard C Close on July 7, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

“I can not be silenced”

We define our self-worth by contributing to society.

 

Youth do that with each text message. The days when we just had to be silent in school or work are gone. Texting gives everyone a universal voice that cannot be silenced. Poverty…

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Added by Richard C Close on July 7, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments

A Sketch of Democracy

»A Sketch of Democracy«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe

In the garage of my imagination

I mend a mangled manifestation

Of my politician brutalised life,

Spray-painting rust corroded ideas

Of a liberation struggle gone sour

While trying to salvage my elusive future.



I looked out of the window of destiny…

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Added by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe on July 5, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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