Re: [mendenyo] pro peace SMS?/fantastic idea! (what do Kenyans think?
- Thanks Janet,
Since nobody else did comment on this idea, I think I will try it
myself by using skype and the phone numbers we already have. What do
you think about words and the message? If you can (if you have the
time and energy) please take time and edit it here
http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?SMSforPeace ( if you don't have the
wiki username use username: Visitor password: Visitor )and then I will
start sending it.
Thank you, Sasha
--- In email@example.com, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
> Dear Sasha and All,
> This is a fantastic idea! SMS messages about HIV/AIDS (education
and prevention) have been very popular in Kenya, and people in
general--as well as youth in particular--are attuned to that form of
> What do our Kenyan friends think? That would be key, as well as the
wording of any such message. Hope we'll get feedback soon, and make
this thought an action!
> Thanks for the brainstorm (SMS=Sasha Makes Storm, haha!), and here's
to "phones for peace"! Janet
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: frogkailo <mrkflux@...>
> >Sent: Jan 29, 2008 4:53 AM
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [mendenyo] pro peace SMS?
> >Hi All,
> >This is just an idea
> >Can someone tell me is this of any use , what do you think?
> >Also you are free to add or delete something or all of the text of the
> >spposed SMS for peace. Please join us on the wiki (its really
> >easy,contact me in the chatroom http://www.worknets.org/chat/base/ and
> >I will show you how to do it) and help me write this, or give your
> >Write on this page
> >This is just an idea, and I need to write it down before I forget it.
> >We can send SMS to people in conflict (from various tribes)
> >I imagine some text like this:
> >Demand Justice peacefully! Nobody can steal you your voice and your
> >rights! Justice is the fruit of peace and peace the root of justice.
> >For pro government tribes like Kikuys: demand your voice be listened!
> >Do it peacefully. If the majority voted for the President then your
> >voice must be heard! Nobody can usurp your rights. Activate sit ins,
> >peaceful protest, public happenings (theater, speeches, sport events)
> >devoted to showing your rights to support your vote. Focus your energy
> >on your demands, don't dissipate your strength and energy to mindless
> >violence and rioting. Do it peacefully, riots are destroying your
> >economy and you will be out of job tomorrow. If you block the roads
> >you wont have food and medicine soon. If you burn homes you wont have
> >where to live soon. This all will end, sooner or later and then you
> >will need to live again with all of your neighbors, they don't have
> >another home and you don't have another home. Peace and justice for
> >A Focus is being made on having a wireless internet connection for the
> >community to help them have a place for information handling and
> >transfer. There is motive of taking risks to help the community
> >Yahoo! Groups Links