Samwel Kongere of Rusinga Island, Kenya, Thank you for your thinking which
I hope inspires our own thinking, too. I share your letter more broadly.
Congratulations to Pamela McLean and all on a wonderful chat
Dear all Social Community changers,
Why Rusinga Island community can’t get the abundant Fish (Tilapia) they
used to have
as their staple food and economy earner as before? May be; because of too
pressure of fishing and fishing trends in the Lake Victoria, the second
lake in the world, which was rich with fresh water Fish; which formed the
food to the populace living around here.
The fisherman has become a real peddler and a hunting wanderer, without
order, out of moral due to poverty; Families can’t have food on top of
due to unplanned empowerment strategies laid by the inhabitants,
government, and law
To me sustainability can come through empowerment and lasting peace.
Poverty is the
worst and the enemy of survival and conflict. It is really immoral to
for a minority while large swathes of population languish in abject
wants gives birth to groupings that seek micro change without clear cause
violently. These hovels deprived state, most of the population falls prey to
diseases and pandemics such as the HIV and aids, a hungry and disease
is a powder keg that nudging to rise up.
Programmes like micro-finance society, fish farming, and local community
(responsible), agriculture that seeks to inject money directly are the way
They known to engender development projects they are most needed. Others
to empower women and youth economically have proved runaway successes in
food on the table and dousing one more reason for upheaval. To me, this
one of the
millennium development goals agreed upon by the governments’ world over.
Grassroots’ initiatives whether by community, governments, specialist,
groups, or donor inspired ones, like non governmental organizations have
the outreach to community level? Definitions of micro developments are as
there are on the planet. But one thing is certain; as one says, cessation of
conflicts, and provision of basic services like water, food (security and
livelihood), shelter, security, literacy, gender equity, child rights etc.
basic and the lasting cornerstone of a world without food on the table’.
It is not
gainsaid, it must be researched from history to the present state of
from political legacy, infrastructure etc.
Trainers of trainees programmes which are said at higher levels but not
at the grass root village! It should mandate to review law, laws relating
public order, security, auctioneers, court brokers, and more so to children;
especially the physically challenged’ For one children are considered a
marginalized group in the society despite the 17.6 million of them
50 percent of the population.
Why must I and other community life changers engage on a particular set of
the populace (Children/ youth and women)? I had volunteered in a child
development programme a NGO for 8 years taken to short courses on
children and development of families in general. I read that’ ‘the
defines child abuse as anything that causes, physical , sexual,
mental injury to a child, but not restricted to parents, emotional states,
caregivers, and general populace (1982)
According to International Labour organization who trained me two weeks on
vulnerable children (MVC) and micro business start ups, According to ILO-
million school-age children work to make ends meet; this is an abuse; also
Kenyan Society children and women are viewed as property by extension,
this has made
them to vulnerable mistreatment and abuse’ whether they have food or not;
matter of their own survival’. Samwel!
Social Community Network/Information Coordinator,
'Aliving hope is desire' When it is socially lived!