Re: [holistichelping] Great to Hear from You, Ken (C)/pole sana abt your father!/Ken and George O: hope you link up again!
Thanks for your comforting words. My father's memorial service will be next month and I am busy preparing for the ceremony now. I will update you later.
I indeed worked with George Onyango at SIDAREC for sometime and I was there when the Radio Station idea was being floated. I was in charge of ICT/Media projects. George and Lucy were very supportive in ideas. Iam glad they have won an award for supporting youth projects in slum areas. I will definitely try to get in touch with them after i finish with my Dad's issue. All the best and good luck!
--- On Thu, 9/18/08, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
Subject: [holistichelping] Great to Hear from You, Ken (C)/pole sana abt your father!/Ken and George O: hope you link up again!
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 10:04 PMHello Dear Ken,It's wonderful to hear from you, though I and we are very sorry about the loss of your dad, which I think happened in January or February, at the height of the violence and losses in Kenya, including for yourself with your home.Your father's passing must have been doubly hard in this context, and we extend our love and support to you to cope with these tough challenges. It's heartening to know that you are having a memorial service (or did have one?): we will certainly be there with you in spirit, and through the times and challenges ahead. I'm sure you have arranged something that will be comforting and uplifting to all who knew your father. He surely lives on in you, and in that sense, there is no death, only life everlasting.I'm delighted to know that Ricardo and Maria have been so helpful, with this and also other activities. Thanks immensely to these friends, to Andrius, and more!!I do recall you working with SIDAREC in some capacity, and I hope that you can again, this time as SIDAREC and KenTel. George is here with us, in fact, so you can hopefully link up in this context too, and we can all work together on ICTs-related projects in and for Kenya.With greatest blessings and deepest condolences, JanetHi Janet,
I hope you are fine. I must have missed this great episode as I have been offline for the past few days organizing for my father's memorial service and ceremony. As you are aware, I worked for SIDAREC as a volunteer for sometime with Lucy Mathai and George Onyango. I will try to get in touch with them for more information. Thanks alot for your updates.
--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Janet Feldman <kaippg@earthlink. net> wrote:
From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@earthlink. net>
Subject: [mendenyo] CNN to Feature SIDAREC (Kenya) and Architecture for Humanity (Saturday August 30th)
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Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 8:19 PM
On Saturday, August 30th, at 7:30pm on CNN, Architecture for Humanity's latest project, a full-fledged media center serving youth in slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya, will be featured. For more see these websites:
And read more below about the Open Architecture Contest, including the overall winner: SIDAREC (Slums Information, Development, and Resource Centers), at http://www.sidarec. org. SIDAREC is an amazing nonprofit started by young people, and it is young people who still manage the organization and are served by it.
The media center will help to transform many individual lives, the communities in which SIDAREC operates, and also a city whose slums are among the worst in the world. Please tune in Saturday and hear more about the outstanding work being done by these organizations.
Thanks and all best wishes, Janet (Feldman, KAIPPG International and ActALIVE, kaippg@earthlink. net)
CNN's Charles Hodson presents the second Principal Voices program: "Principal Voices: Design for Good" at the times below: http://edition. cnn.com/CNNI/ Programs/ principal. voices/design/
Saturday, August 30 (SIDAREC featured today)
Sunday, August 31
Monday, September 1
SIDAREC SCOOPS THE 2007 AMD Open Architecture Challenge: An ultra-modern technology media lab and radio station to be constructed in Mukuru Slums
SIDAREC is an acronym that stands for Slums Information Development and Resource Centres. This is a community based organization operating in the slum areas of Mukuru and Majengo in Nairobi, Kenya. SIDAREC was formed in 1996 as a youth group but later developed and changed status to an NGO in 1997.
It is instructive to note that SIDAREC was founded by a group of youth who have managed it to date. The primary
target group for SIDAREC is children, youth, and women living in these slums. SIDAREC pillars (programmes) include: Youth Reproductive Health and Development, Early Childhood Development, Community Media and ICT, and Livelihood.
Empowered slum community with easy access to information and opportunities that enable them to lead a decent life on a sustainable basis.
To build the capacity of slum communities through provision of quality services in the areas of Information, Communication, and Technology, as well as advocacy and socio-economic initiatives.
SIDAREC submitted its bid to the global challenge organized by Architecture For Humanity in 2006. There were about 556 entries received from all over the world. The screening and selection process was very competitive and time-consuming. On Tuesday June 3, 2008, Architecture for Humanity and AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced SIDAREC as the winner of the 2007 AMD Open Architecture Challenge during the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.
AMD sponsored the 2007 challenge through 50x15, a global initiative founded by AMD with the goal of enabling affordable Internet access and computing capability for 50 percent of the world's population by the year 2015.
The winners, including one overall competition winner and two regional site winners, were determined by an international review board of jurors comprised of architects, technologists, and community members. SIDAREC was
not only the Africa challenge winner but also scooped the overall competition prize among three entries from Nepal (construction of a health facility) and Ecuador (establishment of an indigenous chocolate factory).
The site winner for SIDAREC is the Global Studio of Seattle, WA, USA, which will construct a technology media lab. This Community Media lab will include but is not limited to an internet centre, computer training lab, day care,
amphitheatre, elevated wide screen, and radio station. With the construction of this media lab, the youth feel like managers (who are also the pioneers), and they believe that it will become "the next Silicon Valley," in the slum area of Mukuru.
Benefit of Award to SIDAREC:
-Build institutional capacity in terms of technology.
-Generate revenue from the hire of amphitheatre, hall, computer training which will be ploughed back to social development activities.
-Establish offices within the facility as opposed to renting elsewhere and thus saving on this cost.
Benefits to be accrued by the community members:
-Narrowing of the digital divide.
-Increased affordability and accessibility of technology in the slum areas.
-Improvements in the surrounding environment by building a facility complete with a greening concept.
-Increased markets to local entrepreneurs through e-marketing and advertising.
About the Sponsors:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and
industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.amd. com
The 50x15 Initiative, launched by AMD in 2004 at the World Economic Forum, is a bold and far-reaching effort to develop new technology and solutions to help enable affordable Internet access and computing capability for 50
percent of the world's population by the year 2015. More than just goodwill, 50x15 is about fostering long-term economic progress and investment within high-growth markets in ways that benefit a wide range of people and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.50x15. com
Architecture for Humanity:
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and provides professional design services to communities in need. For more information, please visit
http://www.architec tureforhumanity. org
Open Architecture Challenge:
Each year, Architecture for Humanity hosts a global design challenge on the Open Architecture Network to harness the creativity and energy of the design community to address a different systemic issue facing those living in underserved communities. By reaching beyond the traditional bounds of architecture, the open design competition challenges architects, designers and others to solve inequities in the built environment affecting the health, prosperity and well-being of under-served communities.
Lucy Mathai, Executive Director
Slums Information Development & Resource Centres (SIDAREC)
P.O. Box 9687 00300
Tel: +254 020 246961 / 247356
Email: info@sidarec. or.ke, lucy@sidarec. or.ke
Galloway Media Group
Tel: (212) 260-3708
Email: laura@gallowaymedia group.comTravis Bullard
AMD Public Relations Executive
Tel: (512) 602-5667
Email: travis.bullard@ amd.com
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- Barbara, Thank you for sharing with us news from Fred Kayiwa in Uganda. I
send your letter below to several groups where Fred is active. I am sad
for the youth and for all on Fred's soccer team. I add my prayers.
I realize it is some time since I shared on the Holistic Helping list.
I want all of you to know that for those of you who are prayerfully minded
that one of Kayiwa Fred's 13 year old KJT team players was seriously hurt
today and is in a coma.
He was playing with a friend and was hit in the head with a heavy stick.
He has a serious brain injury and doctors are concerned about the
functionality of one of his legs.
Kayiwa Fred and his companion coach, Kabugo, are terribly distraught
because they are all like family there.
Whatever loving support you are moved to send their way would be very
The team players are feeling this very deeply, and I know Kayiwa Fred
would want you all to know.
The boy's name is Isma Sebufu. Both he and his coach, Kabugo are Muslim
and were fasting during this period of time.
Any good thoughts you can send to Kayiwa Fred to encourage him and his
team would be most appreciated.
Here's is Kayiwa Fred's website:
Thank you for the opportunity to post among some of Kayiwa Fred's good
friends and associates.
The very best to you all,
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