"I ask for topics and photos and news that you'd like me to share. I want
to post about
* the Nairobi base - whether or not Kennedy keeps it
* Peter Ongele and Graham Knight's DIY Solar
* Peter Ongele's malaria nets project
* Our wonderful letters and ideas about including the Differently Abled
* Charles Williams work to include David Ellison-Bey and others
* our Saturday chats
* open source hardware"
I would be very much willing to give whatever informations which is to
be useful on the two projects...Graham Knight's DIY Solar and
Community Bed Net use accountancy and transparency as tool for Malaria
Control in the community.
Kindly outline the points to be included or what you exactly want on *Peter Ongele and Graham Knight's DIY Solar* so that I write something on it ones, may be to include photos in my report.
* Peter Ongele's malaria nets project*
The study was to be executed in Western Kenya covering for example Mbita
regions and Mfangano, Rusinga Islands. Questionnaires was to be prepared to
capture Community Accountancy, Impact and Transparency in
success of using
impregnated bednets to control malaria.The region has approximately 45,000
adults with over 10, 000 bednets supplied (Distributed Bed nets from
2003_2007). Since it remains un-clear if these bednets have been
distributed to the communities for reduction in vector
population and malaria cases, a study survey conducted was to give:
1: A follow up to the campaign going on with bednets.
2: Collaborative documentation of community evaluations on the use
of current tools for malaria control.
3: Collaborative documentation to measure the impact of usage of bed
in the communities.
collaborative implimentations by new programs and methods to
control malaria by the Governmental and Non_ governmental organisations e.t.c.
This I felt, would help bring us together and boost the strength our Lab.
work collaborative by creating a baseline
survey, with outcomes to boost to
researchers in the bednet industry and this is to
reflect whether they are giving best approach and tool to control malaria or some adjustments
would be needed to make them efficient and cost effective. Establish
collaborative and framework links with in the research institutions,
and communities for malaria control. So far, I've not gone to recommendable step with it
due to failure to get funds for this as individual community group. But we had done
preliminary survey, I have the raw data covering a small area...I've not got a flash Disk
to store the datas or the informations.I need to enter them
analysis and where to submit the report for the recommendations to be implimented.
Two the people who volunteered to do the work, so far I've not got any support to
compensate them at least for the little work they did. I might some thing to with
$400 for them. Having gone for the preliminary survey and got the result, I've developed
a proposal for this work. Well, I don't know whether this is within the interest of the
Lab. As you set up your budget and plan for the money you have got, can it be
possible to include me and the team who helped me in the survey for this malaria bed
net study to help boost their morale for team work and to continue to support me in this
kind of team work for $400 and $100 for me to help me in my financial constrain as I had
explained to you before since I would only get relieved come Feb 2009.
Andrius, earlier you mentioned something to do with
exchange game in Kenya in the spirit of Harambee
.....how is this done, and would we be connected with this man? What are the charity winnings...is it in
grants for projects/or individual money winnings?
Wish you best time all.