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Re: [learningfromeachother] WWP - more books/summaries of chapters posted to forums?/Chris: Mostofa

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  • christopher macrae
    Janet you asked about mostofa and youth forums ... I am not sure I know the particular context so have copied mostofa in case he has additional info   I know
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 21, 2008

      Janet you asked about mostofa and youth forums ... I am not sure I know the particular context so have copied mostofa in case he has additional info


      I know he has set up a youth and schools support community in his own locality in bangladesh;


      I know that he will be helping several student unions pilot yunus forums when the new undergraduate year starts


      I also know that he is connnecting with clinton university youth social actions, a network that aims to interconnect 800 universities- I am not uptodate as to how africa comes into this


      I somehow feel that where people group together in a rural setting to develop apprenticeships -and start to network replication of this across several localities - and become an association of youth entrepreneur creation, they should try writing in to clinton to say we may not be an official university but we would still like to join in


      perhaps how a region of communities accounts for its youth is a fundamemntal metric we should be demanding more attention to - I expect this has to come from people up not government down

      --- On Tue, 22/7/08, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:

      From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
      Subject: Re: [learningfromeachother] WWP - more books/summaries of chapters posted to forums?/Chris: Mostofa
      To: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com, "christopher macrae" <chris.macrae@...>, holistichelping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, 22 July, 2008, 12:50 AM

      Dear Pam, Chris, David, and All,
      Immense thanks for this inspiring news, Pam and Chris, and I'm glad to see David here again, esp related to solar power and the excellent work he has done (and you, Pam) in this field. I've talked with Fred Ouko of KCYP abt coming into our forums, by the way, and he seems eager (this was initially related to POP, but am sure the interest will "migrate" :)).
      I'm sorry I have not been able to be more present for these discussions, but hope to do so in the fall. For now I wanted to say that I am so heartened to hear that there might be a chapter summary available at some point, and hope that will be shared widely with the forums, as poverty and its amelioration--as well as eradication!--is so crucial to all of our discussions and projects, no matter what the subject.
      Would it be possible to do this for each of the chapters (posting the summary on the forums), so we could all share in the "reading" and wisdom/insights in WWP, even if we are not able to read the book ourselves or engage in the discussion group?
      Chris, at one point last fall, Mostofa wrote to say that he wanted to start a Yunus-related youth forum. Has this happened yet, and if so, how can we be involved? 
      Thanks immensely for your great work on this subject (Pam, Chris, Ken, David, and all), and blessings to everyone! Janet
      ps Pam, you have also written wonderful mails on the subjects of education and insights that might be helpful to Andrius and I in our discussions of command/consensus structures. I did read those and hope to give you the thoughtful reply you deserve as soon as I can!
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 2:08 PM
      Subject: [learningfromeachother] WWP - more books

      Chris and everyone

      By now David Mutua should be safely on the plane flying home to Kenya.

      On Saturday we were able to meet Sofia Bustamante at the Brixton Hive, and we collected ten copies of the Mohammed Yunus book Creating a World Without Poverty, for use in East Africa. Thank you for making this possible Chris.

      I was also able to introduce David to Mamading and Tav.

      Tav and Sofia had just come back from making videos about the work of Mohammed Yunus. When the videos are edited they will be short and I hope they will help us to learn.  If they might be useful then we will need to find the best way for people to see them. I think  that they will be on youtube, but I wonder if people in cyber cafes can watch youtube ok. Video can take a long time to download.  A cyber cafe manager may not provide sound. Not everyone can get to a cyber cafe. There are various possible problems. We will need to rub minds once we know more about the videos and their relevance.

      Mamading told us that he has written a summary of chapter one of "Creating a World Without Poverty". I am hoping we will be able to share it through LearningFromEachOther.


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