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Re: [holistichelping] Wendi, Janet , all help with Includer blog!/Tom and Peter: new ideas (yes!)/"family"

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  • Samwel Kongere
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    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 4, 2008
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      --- Samwel Kongere <jambita1@...> wrote:

      > I am home in Rusinga after various visits. Am
      > joining
      > Peter and Graham in working with solar power. At
      > home
      > am using solar power charging phones et al. I am
      > grateful to Ricardo, Chris and Graham. I will up
      > date
      > you Mina while i go to Nairobi to meet others.
      > Samwel.
      > --- Sabrina Jung <mina.academy@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > Hey dear all,
      > >
      > > does anybody know people who know more about
      > > COB HOUSE BUILDING
      > >
      > > SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      > LIKE
      > > KENYA
      > >
      > > PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CREATE A CREATIVE NETWORK IN
      > > KENYA
      > >
      > > ??? I am interested to get into touch with people
      > of
      > > such an interest to
      > > share and get joined together.
      > > Thanks a lot,
      > > Best wishes and with appreciation of this
      > wonderful
      > > group,
      > >
      > > Mina
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 1:26 PM, tom ochuka
      > > <tomochuka@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Dear Janet,
      > > > Sorry for much care thi s time hope you got
      > some
      > > mails to you about some
      > > > activities with us ,,just recently the deaf as
      > > adisabled group can achive
      > > > much by networking nad inclussion. your concern
      > > for this gruop has made us
      > > > achieve much.most of this we ha dicussed with
      > you
      > > like about juiliana and
      > > > all.see aseparate note
      > > > Thanks
      > > > TOM OCHUKA
      > > >
      > > > --- On *Fri, 10/3/08, Janet Feldman
      > > <kaippg@...>* wrote:
      > > >
      > > > From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
      > > > Subject: Re: [holistichelping] Wendi, Janet ,
      > all
      > > help with Includer
      > > > blog!/Tom and Peter: new ideas (yes!)/"family"
      > > > To: holistichelping@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Date: Friday, October 3, 2008, 11:46 PM
      > > >
      > > > Dear Andrius and All,
      > > >
      > > > Hello and thanks immensely for all this
      > wonderful
      > > news! I'm delighted abt
      > > > the flashdrives, Andrius and Wendi, and am sure
      > > they will be helpful.
      > > >
      > > > My apologies for taking some time to respond to
      > > this note: I have been off
      > > > in another world, it seems, doing a lot offline
      > > with caregiving, and also
      > > > some things related to Haiti, a place where I
      > have
      > > deep roots and many
      > > > friends.
      > > >
      > > > Andrius, I have no recent pix of myself, and the
      > > one I am using when people
      > > >
      > > > ask for photos is a funny one (an international
      > > woman of mystery...in a
      > > > beret and sunglasses, holding a piece of folk
      > art
      > > I call "Vincent Van
      > > > Cat").
      > > > Is that OK, or do you want ones where people can
      > > actually see my face :)))?
      > > >
      > > > The only one I can think of, which I don't like
      > > that much but it suits the
      > > > purpose, is the photo that goes with the story
      > abt
      > > me--written for a RI
      > > > newspaper--that you have posted among MS
      > > materials, Andrius (not sure
      > > > exactly where it is now).
      > > >
      > > > I think it's a wonderful idea to do the blog
      > like
      > > a storybook/novel, and we
      > > >
      > > > can surely think of many more ideas to
      > contribute
      > > on the theme of
      > > > technology
      > > > and inclusion.
      > > >
      > > > Some ideas that come to mind, related to people
      > > you mention below, are
      > > > linked to disabilities (or differing abilities)
      > > and inclusion, HIV/AIDS and
      > > >
      > > > inclusion, rural communities and inclusion,
      > > agriculture/ farming, young
      > > > people, women. I think of some of this related
      > to
      > > Tom Ochuka and Peter
      > > > Ongele, given the work they do.
      > > >
      > > > An arts/handcrafts focus would be interesting
      > (I'm
      > > thinking of Wendi and
      > > > Sam), and the preservation- sharing-dissemin
      > ation
      > > of traditional knowledge
      > > >
      > > > (Fantsuam Foundation). Some focus related to
      > > income-generation, as well as
      > > > to ICTs directly (training on, access to,
      > building
      > > of) would also be great.
      > > >
      > > > I think it's very important for us to move
      > beyond
      > > the "donor-recipient"
      > > > approach to helping others, so I am eager to
      > pick
      > > up on some of these ideas
      > > >
      > > > related to research and other things we might do
      > > to engage with and include
      > > >
      > > > the deaf community in Kenya and elsewhere in our
      > > MS-related work, as well
      > > > as
      > > > helping to make linkages from the local to the
      > > international levels for and
      > > >
      > > > among people with disabilities, and between
      > these
      > > individuals and groups
      > > > and
      > > > the world-at-large.
      > > >
      > > > The bottom line in all of this, as David so
      > > rightly characterized it, is
      > > > understanding that we are "family": the people
      > > here at MS, those of us
      > > > living in the urban USA and those of us living
      > in
      > > rural Cameroon, those of
      > > > us who are hearing and those of us who do not
      > hear
      > > but who have many other
      > > > abilities, those of us affected by HIV/AIDS and
      > > those of us who are not. If
      > > >
      > > > we work with that in mind, inclusion will become
      > > both a way of "viewing"
      > > > and
      > > > a way of "doing".
      > > >
      > > > Thanks so much to you and all, and I will be
      > back
      > > more regularly as soon as
      > > >
      > > > possible. Do let me know abt the pix too (esp
      > the
      > > one where I am "feline
      > > > fine", haha!).
      > > >
      > > > With love and blessings, Janet
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: "Andrius Kulikauskas" <ms@...
      > > <ms%40ms.lt>>
      > > > To: <holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com
      > > <holistichelping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > >
      > > > Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:32 PM
      > > > Subject: [holistichelping] Wendi, Janet , all
      > help
      > > with Includer blog!
      >
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