Re: Minciu Sodas wants partners for Palestine funding opportunity
- Awne, That's great news! Please help me get in touch with Alaa Youssef
of Zajel http://youth.zajel.org Can I include them in my proposal? And
can I include An-Najah National University so that I could work there as
some kind of professor? Who should I speak with there?
Awne, please also get in touch with Jafra-Wael Al Saad in Jenin, he is
also interested, globalpalestine AT googlemail.com and he's interested
in ecology, sustainability and the future of Palestine.
I invite all to let me know if you'd like to participate in my proposal.
Awne Abu Zant wrote:
> Hello Andrius ,,
> I like your new project so much and i will be so happy if i could help
> You and lead a team in Nablus again!
> I have many new friend and they are ready to help me and help you
> to do this project!
> I will call you today on Skype if you have free time , and we will
> talk about how we can organize the net step, until that time take care
> Your Friend Awne form Nablus
> To: globalpalestine@...; jessica.dheere@...;
> news@...; awnevip@...; youthexchange@...
> CC: email@example.com; minciu_sodas_AR@yahoogroups.com
> From: ms@...
> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 01:14:16 +0300
> Subject: [Minciu_Sodas_AR] Minciu Sodas wants partners for Palestine
> funding opportunity
> I would like to write a $500,000 proposal for organizing the Minciu
> Sodas social network in Palestine's West Bank as the headquarters for a
> global help room http://www.helproom.org <http://www.helproom.org/>
> responding to people around the
> world who ask for help, but especially, in troubled regions such as
> Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iran, Iraq...
> The U.S. government is calling for such proposals:
> and I would need to submit the proposal by this Friday, October 23.
> Most importantly, I need a team, and so I ask if you might join and/or
> recommend others. I then plan to submit similar proposals to the Knight
> News Challenge (here is my draft http://www.helproom.org/proposal/
> <http://www.helproom.org/proposal/> ),
> and to a Palestinian CEO I met earlier this year, and to others who
> might be interested.
> Since 1998, I lead the Minciu Sodas laboratory for independent thinkers
> http://www.ms.lt <http://www.ms.lt/> We help each other with our
> projects and also organize
> global teams for paid work. Our greatest achievement was the Pyramid of
> Peace http://www.pyramidofpeace.net <http://www.pyramidofpeace.net/>
> in Kenya in 2008 when for two months
> we organized 100 peacemakers on-the-ground and 100 online assistants to
> avert genocide. You may also know me because of the two months in 2006
> that I spent looking for Islamic independent thinkers in Israel and also
> Israeli-occupied Palestine. I gave talks on "fighting peacefully" for
> three weeks at An-Najah National University and showed at the Nablus
> checkpoints how to successfully engage both Israeli soldiers and
> Palestinian commuters by "looking at everything from your enemy's point
> of view". http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?HawaraCheckpoint
> My proposal now is to organize Palestinians to participate in our global
> Minciu Sodas network and especially our Help Room. The Palestinian
> youth that I met in Nablus in 2006 were all afraid to assert themselves
> to resist the Israeli occupation. The young Israeli soldiers were
> likewise afraid and felt morally insecure or simply wrong. This is not
> healthy for either Israelis or Palestinians. My wish is to give
> Palestinian youth an outlet for asserting themselves online by helping
> others around the world, rather than living as victims. They are very
> bright and experienced online and can help people around the world who
> are often in much more difficult situations. I believe this will help
> them better appreciate their situation, help them learn the dynamics of
> "love your enemy" (and "fighting peacefully") and prepare them for
> nonviolent, disciplined, moderate, empathetic, creative resistance which
> is the key to a respect of Israelis and Palestinians for each other as
> I hope to work with a core team (please respond!)
> * An-Najah National University in Nablus http://www.najah.edu
> <http://www.najah.edu/> where I
> and other volunteers would teach as professors.
> * Zajel Youth Exchange Program http://youth.zajel.org
> <http://youth.zajel.org/> which would host
> the Minciu Sodas volunteers we would invite from around the world,
> including Kenyans from our Pyramid of Peace.
> * Awne Abuzont lead our team of students in 2006 that collected 300 food
> stories for MyFoodStory.com
> <http://www.myfoodstory.info/index.php?tag=Nablus> and would help us
> organize students.
> * Jafra-Wael Al Saad has returned from Germany to Jenin and is
> organizing global villages. We would work with him to set up local bases
> at Internet access points and other centers throughout the West Bank.
> * Jessica Dheere is a social media expert in Arabic, working with Social
> Media Exchange based in Lebanon, and would help to set up our software
> in Arabic, along with media guides.
> We would provide funds for independent thinkers in Palestine to work
> with the youth, and also to independent thinkers in Israel to work with
> them, first online, and later in Israel and Palestine.
> Would you join and support my proposal?
> Please let me know!
> Thank you,
> Andrius Kulikauskas
> Minciu Sodas
> http://www.ms.lt <http://www.ms.lt/>
> ms@... <mailto:ms@...>
> +370 699 30003