Thank you for your letters and your energetic work at our lab!
Thank you for your connections in Nairobi and also in Tanzania. Please get
permissions from people who would like to sign up for your new working group
Samwel, thank you for your information about your new bank account which I
received from your address skongere@...
Samwel, How do you plan to spend your team's money - about 400 USD? Will you
give it to individuals? and who are they? Or will you use it for something
for your community? Or will you do both? Please tell me more so that I can
approve and then send you the money.
Also, when do you need the money?
As we discussed, $500 is for you and your family so that you can provide for
yourself until March 31, 2007, and $400 is for your team. I ask us all for
ideas how we might help Samwel Kongere get wireless Internet access set up
somewhere in his area so that he would not have to spend so much for
Internet. Samwel will be coming to Europe in the fall of 2007 and he is
interested to train regarding that. Or do we have other ideas? What would
be most valuable for you and your community? Please know also that if you
meet your targets then you will receive up to 500 USD bonus and also I will
be giving bonuses to our online community for helping and they may provide
you with more work in the future. So we can think about a bigger project if
you are thoughtful regarding what is the smartest investment.
Samwel, let's consider also how you could go to the World Social Forum,
January 20-25, 2007, http://wsf2007.org/
Maria Agnese Giraudo is
contributing to you $100 that she is earning from Jeff's team. Would you
agree to apply that for your travel to WSF? Also, when will you send the
translation for ProWiki? When we get that we should be able to send more
money to you.
The transporation costs are: Mbita- Homabay- Nairobi (USD 85) x two rounds)
= USD 170. There is also a 5 euro registration fee.
There is also an activity registration, which might be a good idea. Could we
do a MinciuSodas and/or MyFoodStory activity? What do you think? Our lab
could be part of the regular process. http://www.wsfprocess.net
for activity registrations is November 30th 2006.
Samwel, I don't know if you qualify as a "youth", but there will be
accomodation for youth at the "international youth camp", see:
There is also information about accomodation here:
Possibilities include campgrounds and also homestays. Perhaps while you are
in Nairobi you can find somebody who would let you stay with them and learn
how much they might charge you or how we might best help them.
Samwel, also one project that might be good for the World Social Forum would
be if together we all wrote a short workbook about our lab and our network
and how people can join our activities. You could print and distribute
perhaps 100 booklets and also we can make them available as PDF files. Let's
think about that! It would be great to get out a first version and then keep
Samwel, Greetings to William Wambura, Helen Mahoo, Leonard Boniface, Ibrahim
Halkano and all in Tanzania! Please tell them all that we're finding many
good opportunities for them to help build simple websites. The need that we
have for MyFoodStory is to take a story such as your interview with fisherman
and make a nice web page to present that information, as you have at your own
home page. Samwel, please know that your interviews - the "raw material" - is
the most precious thing that you can give us. It is best if people tell their
own story, and interviews can help them to do this. Also, it is best to focus
on one individual at a time, so we can appreciate each point of view. The
"raw material" is most valuable, others can analyze it and study it, and
consult with you, that is not so important. Once you collect such raw
material, then your team in Tanzania can create pages from it, for example,
for Janet's website http://www.kaippg.org
That would be good practice, to
try to make a page that she could add to their site. Please also let us know
how we can help our colleagues in Tanzania, how we can help them with web
design and other skills, and what would they like to contribute?
Samwel, Thank you for all your great energy with which you lift us!
+370 (699) 30003
The Organizing Committee has allocated a youth only sleeping bag tented area
or camp for youth that will be available at minimal cost that covers the hire
of the tent and ground charges. An adjacent solidarity accommodation area with
similar facilities will also prioritize young people, should the other camp
The youth accommodation area is located within the WSF terrains enable young
people to save costs on expensive accommodation and transport. It is hoped
that the proximity of this area to the terrains will enable young people to
fully engage through creative means in making deeper connections and
consolidating alternatives at the IYC.
A fee schedule, how to apply for accommodation and other pertinent
information will soon be posted on this website.
All participants in the World Social Forum 2007 event will have to make their
own arrangements regarding accommodation during their stay in Nairobi. This
means that all individuals, groups and organizations will have to make their
own reservations, as well as take care of their own expenses.
To accommodate the number of people expected to take part in the WSF2007
event in Nairobi, many different types of accommodations will have to be
used. The variety of accommodation is also intending to take into
consideration that the participants come from all walks of life – even though
all part of the world wide social movement.
The WSF2007 secretariat has published a list of hotels, hostels, and guest
houses in the city of Nairobi. The list includes the name and address of the
hotel/hostel/guest house as well as basic contact information such as phone,
fax and e-mail. Websites, where available, are also listed.
The list of hotels is divided into tree separate sheets (top end (above US$
100), middle (US$ 20-100), budget (below US$ 20)) according to their
accommodation rates in US$ for single rooms. You will find the standard rates
for single and double rooms.
Download the list of hotels in Nairobi (xls document).
Besides traditional accommodation in hotels and the like, WSF2007 in Nairobi
is also providing accommodation for the participants in a number of different
campsites. Rowallan Campsite is situated west of Nairobi City Centre and
another campsite is found in Machakos (a town east of Nairobi). These
campsites are open to everyone. Read more about them, and find out how to do
you booking, here.
International Youth Camp & Solidarity Campsite
At the WSF2007 venue in Kasarani (Moi International Sports Centre) a specific
youth camp (capacity of 1.000) will be established, as well as a solidarity
campsite (capacity of 2.000), providing cheap accommodation. More information
on these campsites, including information on rates and how to book, will be
Finally WSF2007 is providing access to family home stays - where participants
can book rooms in private homes in Nairobi. More information on this
accommodation option, including information on rates and how to book, will be