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Re: Our Protein is gone, What can we do?

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    Samwel Kongere of Rusinga Island, Kenya, Thank you for your thinking which I hope inspires our own thinking, too. I share your letter more broadly.
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2009
      Samwel Kongere of Rusinga Island, Kenya, Thank you for your thinking which
      I hope inspires our own thinking, too. I share your letter more broadly.
      Congratulations to Pamela McLean and all on a wonderful chat
      http://www.worknets.org/archive/ Andrius

      Dear all Social Community changers,

      Why Rusinga Island community can’t get the abundant Fish (Tilapia) they
      used to have
      as their staple food and economy earner as before? May be; because of too
      pressure of fishing and fishing trends in the Lake Victoria, the second
      fresh water
      lake in the world, which was rich with fresh water Fish; which formed the
      food to the populace living around here.

      The fisherman has become a real peddler and a hunting wanderer, without
      control of
      order, out of moral due to poverty; Families can’t have food on top of
      their tables
      due to unplanned empowerment strategies laid by the inhabitants,
      government, and law

      To me sustainability can come through empowerment and lasting peace.
      Poverty is the
      worst and the enemy of survival and conflict. It is really immoral to
      have economy
      for a minority while large swathes of population languish in abject
      poverty. Such
      wants gives birth to groupings that seek micro change without clear cause
      and often
      violently. These hovels deprived state, most of the population falls prey to
      diseases and pandemics such as the HIV and aids, a hungry and disease
      prune populace
      is a powder keg that nudging to rise up.

      Programmes like micro-finance society, fish farming, and local community
      (responsible), agriculture that seeks to inject money directly are the way
      They known to engender development projects they are most needed. Others
      that seek
      to empower women and youth economically have proved runaway successes in
      food on the table and dousing one more reason for upheaval. To me, this
      one of the
      millennium development goals agreed upon by the governments’ world over.

      Grassroots’ initiatives whether by community, governments, specialist,
      groups, or donor inspired ones, like non governmental organizations have
      added to
      the outreach to community level? Definitions of micro developments are as
      many as
      there are on the planet. But one thing is certain; as one says, cessation of
      conflicts, and provision of basic services like water, food (security and
      livelihood), shelter, security, literacy, gender equity, child rights etc.
      Form the
      basic and the lasting cornerstone of a world without food on the table’.
      It is not
      gainsaid, it must be researched from history to the present state of
      from political legacy, infrastructure etc.

      Trainers of trainees programmes which are said at higher levels but not
      at the grass root village! It should mandate to review law, laws relating
      public order, security, auctioneers, court brokers, and more so to children;
      especially the physically challenged’ For one children are considered a
      special and
      marginalized group in the society despite the 17.6 million of them
      constituting to
      50 percent of the population.

      Why must I and other community life changers engage on a particular set of
      group of
      the populace (Children/ youth and women)? I had volunteered in a child
      and family
      development programme a NGO for 8 years taken to short courses on
      nurturing the
      children and development of families in general. I read that’ ‘the
      children act
      defines child abuse as anything that causes, physical , sexual,
      psychological, and
      mental injury to a child, but not restricted to parents, emotional states,
      caregivers, and general populace (1982)

      According to International Labour organization who trained me two weeks on
      vulnerable children (MVC) and micro business start ups, According to ILO-
      million school-age children work to make ends meet; this is an abuse; also
      in the
      Kenyan Society children and women are viewed as property by extension,
      this has made
      them to vulnerable mistreatment and abuse’ whether they have food or not;
      is a
      matter of their own survival’. Samwel!
      Social Community Network/Information Coordinator,
      'Aliving hope is desire' When it is socially lived!
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