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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Masimba, It s great to hear from you! I look forward to your letter. Nikos Salingaros is interested in your thoughts on social housing. I also hope to call
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      Masimba, It's great to hear from you! I look forward to your letter.
      Nikos Salingaros is interested in your thoughts on social housing. I
      also hope to call you some time in the future. Andrius, http://www.ms.lt

      masimba biriwasha wrote:

      >Dear All,
      >
      >I am safe and well, and filled with hope that Zimbabwe
      >will be fin e. [...]
      >
      >I have been busy setting up the book program. Iam
      >sorry for not getting back earlier.
      >
      >Anriud, I will be writing to you shortly.
      >
      >Cheers,
      >
      >Masimba
      >
      >--- Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      >>Hi! I want to ask if anybody is in touch with
      >>Masimba Biriwasha from Zimbabwe? Our lab member
      >>Samwel Kongere met him at Africa Source II and since
      >>then Masimba wrote us a few letters, but I have not
      >>heard from him since. In particular, he wrote about
      >>the demolition of the shanties in Zimbabwe. The
      >>political situation in Zimbabwe is delicate and so I
      >>wanted to check if he is all right because I had not
      >>heard from him. Our letters (and the ones he sent
      >>him) appear in public archives and I wanted to check
      >>if he understood that. He seems to be a rather
      >>public figure as an author so I assume that he is
      >>aware of all the factors. Please send me his phone
      >>number so that I might call him. Thank you!
      >>
      >>Andrius Kulikauskas
      >>Minciu Sodas
      >>ms@...
      >>http://www.ms.lt
      >>+370 (699) 30003
      >>skype: minciusodas
      >>Vilnius, Lithuania
      >>
      >>
      >>--------------------------------------------
      >>http://www.ms.lt/?thinker=masimba+biriwasha
      >>
      >>Dear Andrius,
      >>
      >>In reference to the discussion below, I just want to
      >>find out whwther Nikos Salingaros will be interested
      >>in doing some write up on Zimbabwe.
      >>
      >>We have interesting (weell sad) developments over
      >>the
      >>past two years with regards housing for the poor.
      >>
      >>Government, last year, demolished all the shanties
      >>in
      >>the urban areas of Zimbabwe, leaving over 700,000
      >>people homeless. The argument of government was that
      >>it wanted to make housing livable for the poor.
      >>
      >>Now, they are in the process of constructing
      >>low-cost
      >>housing for the poor.
      >>
      >>The level of the destruction of shanties is
      >>incidentally the biggest in the world.
      >>
      >>If Nikos is interested on more information, I need
      >>to
      >>know what exactly he is looking for, otherwise
      >>Zimbabwe makes an interesting case in this respect.
      >>
      >>Thank You
      >>
      >>God Bless
      >>
      >>--------------------------------
      >>
      >>Dear All,
      >>
      >>My name is Masimba Biriwasha. I am children's writer
      >>and publisher based in Zimbabwe. As most of you
      >>know,
      >>my country is currently experiencing a myriad of
      >>challenges. Children are obviously the worst
      >>affected.
      >>
      >>I have a dream to set up a book and computer
      >>distribution program in Zimbabwe, targeted at the
      >>most
      >>disadvantaged children.
      >>
      >>I am looking for any assistance that you can
      >>provide,
      >>either through advice, suggestions and links to
      >>other
      >>networks.
      >>
      >>The vision is to distribute 1,000,000 books and
      >>computers throughout the country.
      >>
      >>The idea is not to establish another bureucratic NGO
      >>but to have a program that has visible impact on the
      >>country.
      >>
      >>I have so far developed a proposal which I would be
      >>happy to share with anyone who is interest.
      >>
      >>The program is intended to be locally sustainable so
      >>that its not dependent on external funding but I do
      >>appreciate the importance of international
      >>solidarity.
      >>
      >>Childrren in Zimbabwe need your help today.
      >>
      >>If you have any ideas, please let me know.
      >>
      >>God Bless You All
      >>
      >>Masimba Biriwasha
      >>Harare, Zimbabwe
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >I have a strong feeling that every person owes it to him/herself, and to the cause which he is serving to keep their body strong and healthy, for better or worse, for disappointments and for trying positions.
      >
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