David Sasaki wants to meet Fred in Kampala, Uganda
Wonderful! Fred Kayiwa was very interested to meet with you. His telephone
is: 256782371003 and I have asked Sasha Mrkailo to send you his email (my
laptop is broken) and I am also informing our groups of your visit to Uganda
and Kenya. Fred and all, please write to David Sasaki osopecoso@...
Fred's picture and more information are at:
David, when you are in Nairobi I hope you might connect with Kennedy Owino of
Nafsi Afrika Acrobats they work with the poor children including from the
Kibera slums which perhaps he might show you, but especially I am interested
if he might show you the office at the apartment about 1 km away that he
would like to set up. We would like our networks to have a base in Nairobi
because it's often that our participants meet up there. A halfway point
between Kibera and the rest of the world where we might meet.
Thank you for engaging us and I look forward to working with you on the
Rising Voices mission and all your heart's concerns!
+370 699 30003
Data , "David Sasaki" <osopecoso@...> Rašyta:
>Greetings from Kampala. Thank you so much for offering to help
>connect me with your colleagues and friends here in East Africa. I'll
>be in Kampala for the next couple days. Then I'll likely head to
>Kigali for a few days - then back to Kampala -> Nakuru -> Nairobi.
>It would be really excellent to connect with Fred Kayiwa here in
>Kampala. Could you send me his contact information?
>I'll also apply to the various Yahoo groups so that I can participate
>in conversations there.
>Thanks again for all your kindness.
>On Sep 11, 2007, at 9:33 AM, Andrius Kulikauskas wrote:
>> David, I'm curious where you'll be in Kenya and Uganda. We have
>> quite a
>> few participants there, including Kennedy Owino in Nairobi (who leads
>> Nafsi Afrika Acrobats and is working to open an office for our
>> near Kibera), Samwel Kongere in Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria near
>> Mbita, Kenya who is training thousands of women in ITC and
>> entrepreneurship, Tom Ochuka in Kisumu, Kenya who works with the deaf,
>> David Mutua who recently organized a Teachers Talking workshop for ITC
>> in a rural area near Nairobi, and Fred Kayiwa in Kampala, Uganda who
>> represented us at the Omidyar.net conference in northern Uganda. You
>> can reach them all through our working groups Holistic Helping
>> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holistichelping/ led by Janet Feldman
>> Learning From Each Other
>> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningfromeachother/ led by Pamela
>> McLean. I share the Rising Voices newsletter and the Rising Voices
>> group's url http://groups.google.com/group/risingvoices?hl=en with
>> groups Thank you for your newsletters! Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu
>> Sodas, http://www.ms.lt
>> David Sasaki wrote:
>>> Hi All:
>>> For the next week I'll be traveling around Kenya and Uganda and
>>> regular internet access might be difficult to come by. There is also
>>> some exciting news early in the week - especially for the younger
>>> individuals on this mailing list, so I'm going to go ahead and send
>>> out this week's newsletter a few days early.
>>> *Knight Foundation and MTV Partner on **$500,000 "Young Creators
>>> Award" to Fund Digital Journalism Projects that Strengthen Community
>>> Ties *
>>> MTV and the Knight Foundation have just announced that a special
>>> category of the upcoming Knight News Challenge will "award up to
>>> $500,000 to young creators with compelling ideas for using digitally
>>> delivered news and information to enhance physical communities -
>>> improving the lives of people where they live, work and vote."
>>> "The Young Creators Award is open to young community-minded
>>> worldwide with big ideas such as: anything that informs and inspires
>>> community using bits and bytes; new ways to deliver news on emerging
>>> platforms, such as cell phone documentaries; new types of operating
>>> software for news collectors; and journalism games. All entries
>>> require three elements: 1) use of a digital media; 2) delivery of
>>> or information on a shared basis to 3) a geographically defined
>>> community. Although there is a category for commercial applications,
>>> most entries are "open-source" and must share the software and
>>> knowledge created. The number of grants awarded will be based on the
>>> size of the ideas; no idea is too large or too small."
>>> You can find out more
>>> at http://think.mtv.com/ and www.youngcreatorsaward.com
>>> *Two new resources on citizen journalism*
>>> I know I've been promising it for weeks now, but the first in a
>>> of Rising Voices outreach guides is nearly finished. Before we
>>> announce the guide publicly I will first distribute it on this
>>> list. I
>>> hope that you can give feedback and let us know how it can be
>>> to better serve your outreach project or proposed project.
>>> In the meantime, two different groups have just recently released
>>> their own guides on citizen journalism. Wendell Cochran and Amy
>>> Eisman have put together /Tools for Citizen Journalists: Deeper
>>> reporting builds community/ <http://www.kcnn.org/tools> and the
>>> International Journalists' Network has just released a Flash-based
>>> guide titled /10 Steps to Citizen Journalism Online/
>>> And that's it for this week. We've got a lot of exciting stuff in the
>>> works including our own soon-to-be-released /Introduction to Citizen
>>> Media/ and a new Rising Voices websites. Plus updates from our five
>>> fantastic projects and a date announcement for the next round of
>>> microgrants. Stay tuned.
>>> If anyone on this list is based in Kenya or Uganda and would like to
>>> meet sometime during the next three weeks, please email me off-list.
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