Snacks and Literacy in Kenya
- Dear Samwel,
Thank you for your letter, which I share more widely. You are very
thoughtful and it is a privilege to work with you. We're all very happy
that you'll be attending Africa Source II.
Did you win some support for your travel?
Yes, I plan to send you 100 USD some time next week for work that you
might do for our lab. Let's think about the best work. That might include:
* Experimenting with the literacy flash cards so that I am able to tutor
you, you know how to use them, and you can teach children and see how
they enjoy playing with them.
* Signing up others in Africa who you'll meet who would like to
participate in our Open Leader network, and explaining to them how we're
collecting this information and what we want to do with that.
* Put up the information that you've collected, perhaps directly in our
wiki as I have done for George Omolloh:
* It would be helpful if you might organize an open discussion group (in
the Public Domain) especially with other Africans you might meet.
Perhaps you might invite them to Janet Feldmans' new group on "holistic
* It would also be good, I think, if you learned a little bit of PHP
programming so that you might help me create an online database for the
flash cards. And if you might be able to work with PHP programmers who
might help you and others learn.
* You might organize an open group of website builders who would like to
help teach each other. I would like to see such a tutorial group at our
lab. Perhaps you could sign up people who want to learn and who can help.
These are some examples of work that you might do that would be valuable
to us. Let's see what others might be interested in and perhaps that
will help shape what we do and what resources we might have. My first
priority is to invest in you as a person. You are most helpful to us if
you participate as an investigator at an experimental research station
in Kenya, as you have for us. Then our next priority is for you to be
able to sustain yourself with a business.
I note your key concept "motivation". Also, is there a big question
that you don't know the answer to, but intend to answer? Please let us
know. That will help us understand how your efforts might be most fruitful.
Thank you, Samwel, for all that you do!
I share your letter.
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As a matter of fact I am very much happy to the way things are moving
lately with us in the Open leader forum. I just have to thank you and
Janet for giving me a wonderful exposure and the insights for my longing
career ahead for my community is very much beneficial. I have been
stupidly busy exploring the facts put in your mail you wrote, if
anything fostered can be fulfilled using the new findings. This will
mean going back and reducing the snacks proposed budget and that is not
bad provided we have a start for the business a head of us.
You know that the proposed budgets can be altered giving the right
decision to tackle the issue at hand. I so much obliged with your
sentiments to be the business organizer and have some two people and I
act as their agent to make the business going and this will make me not
pay rent and something for the legal requirements. This is a good idea
and I have braced it wealthily. What you do is to reduce the budget and
confirm to me what we can use to facilitate the business here because
what I did was the actual research finding and moving forward with these
findings can do the business a good start definitely.
But… How will I get the snacks locally here? My found partner Kenneth
Odoyo Osodo was asking if I can give some few details on how I will
receive the snacks and the literacy materials to store in his premises?.
He is a wealthy of knowledge man he is one of my advisors and when I
told him the proposed business, his idea was as the same as your
suggestion and he is offering me a joint where I can store the materials
before I distribute them to schools, beaches, and nearby markets using
the services of other group members to help in facilitating business
while doing monitoring and putting data down here for our progress as
the organizer of the whole affair. He was constructing a corridor which
is small and doesn’t need much rent, put electricity which is already
connected to the premises and was happy if we could use the corridor
when finished for the business, it is a viable area, open to pedestrians
and other commuters to and from Mbita point our small trading centre.
This will be our experimental camp and this is the whole plan.
The games the children like are of animal’s expeditions, sporting in
general, fighting games, word puzzles, swimming, soccer, netball,
jumping, wrestling, boxing, athletics and other indoor games etc. It
will mean you send the flash cards in PDF version and then you will give
me some tutorials and how I can download them and make the flash cards.
This mean your online tutorials to me are of paramount help towards
this. We have to think of this idea of online connection as you
mentioned here,” I think that your ideas on having an online connection
are very good. For example, the cards could include a code that
children might enter to win a prize, which might include more cards”.
On this Africa source II workshop in January, I must thank you in
advance on what you have decided to pledge for me, I am thankful as
always you have come to MY RESCUE Whenever I have huddles here and
there. The pledged amount will make me have a start and if I can get it,
it will be of importance to me because I am going down the line doing
the arrangement. With the situation at hand I will go by Road. My total
budget stands at USD 250.00 I need to get the Yellow fever vaccination
because my area is not a prone zone while Uganda might have this as
other regions here in Kenya.
The hours I have worked for the group is vital to me because they give
me ability to know where I am going and what quality of support I am to
the community and the international networks I am involved in. The going
might be tougher but my involvement gives me an opportunity for a better
working experience in the future. I know your awards will depend on your
decision and that I have no suggestion to make for you.
I am only waiting to see your inputs and later this will make me have
plenty of help to our group. Let me have the tutorials then. I am going
to join the holistinghelpgroup. Let me get your comments.
samuel kongere wrote:
> Dear Andrius,
> Please receive this attachement for the updates of our chocolate updates
> Samwel Okech kongere
> Nyamuga primary school
> P.O BOX 191,
> MBITA 040305-KENYA.
> Computer specielist
> Community Development diploma student
> UDOGO youth development group-coordinator
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