I think that's wonderful. It's a great example of "cross-cultural
collaboration" as Pamela wrote. Agnese truly loved Nafsi Africa Acrobats.
Andrius Kulikauskas, http://www.selflearners.net, ms@..., (773) 306-3807
2011.03.02 11:20, Kennedy Owino rašė:
> Dear Pam and All,
> Please add this to the tribute page you have opened at Dadamac.net.
> The family and friends of Maria will be meeting for Maria's memorial
> on Saturday 26th March 2011 to disperse the ashes at the sea and do a
> mass atSt. Pius V (in Rome).
> At 16.30 there will be a commemoration ceremony.
> Please share this and spread it to those who would be interested to
> attend the occassion.
> I will be attending the ocassion together with Nafsi Africa Acrobats
> who are currently touring Europe between February to September.
> Nafsi Africa Acrobats who had been close acquaintances of Maria will
> be perfoming at the ceremony in honour of their Heroine, Teacher, and
> This is a first step to salute and show respect to the late Maria, who
> loved Perfomance Arts and supported it with her entire heart.
> We are thinking of more tangible ways that we would initiate to keep
> her in our memories and keep her legacy alive.
> Perhaps start an Arts event in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda that would be
> bringing together her admirers, her dear friends in East Africa and
> probably beyond to remember her.
> For sure, there would be more ways to honour her.
> We are interested in brainstorm with others who are interested in
> setting up an initiative of some sort, Maria's memorial,
> Maria foundation or something.
> Ken Owino
> Nafsi Africa Acrobats
> www.nafsiafrica.org <http://www.nafsiafrica.org>
> - On *Thu, 2/24/11, Pamela McLean /<pam54321@...>/* wrote:
> From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@...>
> Subject: [learningfromeachother] Following the sad news of the
> untimely death of Maria Agnese Giraudo
> To: post@..., "learningfromeachother"
> <email@example.com>, "Mendenyo Men-denyo"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Holistic Helping"
> Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:39 PM
> The sad news of Maria
> <http://www.dadamac.net/network/maria-agnese-giraudo>'s untimely
> death circulated through Minciu Sodas
> <http://www.dadamac.net/network/minciu-sodas> on Wednesday,
> attracting many shocked and sorrowful responses, and testimonies
> about her life and her work.
> Many of us first heard the news from Janet Feldman
> <http://www.dadamac.net/network/janet-feldman> - leader of the
> Minciu Sodas group Holistic Helping - who wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> It is with a very heavy heart that I am posting the news--just
> received from Chris Ouma--of the sudden passing of our beloved
> friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo.
> More details will follow, but I wanted to send this to everyone
> now. I hope we can find a way to honor her and keep her memory and
> legacy alive. She meant so much to many of us, and was a rare
> spirit of caring and commitment in today's world.
> May her soul rest in peace, and may we remember her with love and
> joy always! Janet
> *Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial*
> As a first step I have opened up a space at Dadamac.net called
> Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial
> where we can gather our tributes together, and see if there is any
> way we can collaborate in response to Janet's hope expressed
> above. If you are interested in being involved (perhaps simply by
> helping me to collect up in one place the testimonies that have
> been posted in various Minciu Sodas groups) please email me
> - with Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial in the subject line of your
> email - and we will look at next steps together.
> *Maria's funeral* will take place on *Friday 25, at 15:00 *and
> another ceremony will be organised later - see email below from
> Samwel Kongere <http://www.dadamac.net/network/samwel-kongere>
> (leader of Minciu Sodas group Mendenyo)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Samwel Kongere* <jambita1@...
> Date: 24 February 2011 13:37
> Dear Friends,
> it is with immense sadness that I am sharing with you the news
> that our beloved friend Maria Agnese Giraudo has passed away a few
> days ago.
> The causes are yet to be ascertained; however, her death is
> apparently linked with malaria.
> I wish to inform those of you who could attend it that her
> funerals will be held *tomorrow, Friday 25, at 15:00*, at the
> "Cappella del cimitero di Santa Marinella" (Via dei Cipressi); the
> cemetery should be located just before S. Marinella coming from Rome.
> Another ceremony to remember properly Agnese and her
> passionate activity towards Africa will be organised in the coming
> I apologize for those of you who already knew this bad news.
> Best regards,
> Roberto Dati
> Forwarded by Samwel.