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Tragic News: Passing of our Dear Friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo

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  • Janet Feldman
    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
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 23, 2011
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      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
    • Andrius Kulikauskas
      Janet, I am very sad to hear that Maria Agnese Giraudo has passed away. This is so unexpected. I met Agnese at an Open Content conference in Milan, Italy.
      Message 2 of 6 , Feb 23, 2011
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        Janet,

        I am very sad to hear that Maria Agnese Giraudo has passed away. This
        is so unexpected.

        I met Agnese at an Open Content conference in Milan, Italy. She
        attended as a research librarian specialist, but her interests were much
        broader than that. She traveled every year to Tanzania, where she
        adopted and mentored a young man, William Wambura, and she supported
        many projects as a sponsor and advisor. She hosted me several times at
        her home in Santa Marinella, Italy, and many others as well. She greatly
        appreciated our work together with Samwel Kongere in Kenya, so much so
        that she visited him, I think more than once, and brought him to
        Tanzania to help organize and inspire UYOGA. She was very active in
        including Africans in Italy, and was very concerned about threats to
        democracy in Italy by the Berlasconi government.

        She was the daughter of a senator, and she had the heart of a senator.

        Agnese, Ciao!

        Andrius

        Andrius Kulikauskas
        Minciu Sodas
        http://www.selflearners.net
        ms@...
        (773) 306-3807


        2011.02.23 10:29, Janet Feldman rašė:
        > Dear Friends,
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        > 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
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      • ACTWID KONGADZEM
        Dear Janet and all, We in  ACTWID Cameroon thank  you for sharing this information with allof us.Wejoin you allin Learning fromeach othertosay   that  her
        Message 3 of 6 , Feb 23, 2011
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          Dear Janet and all,
          We in  ACTWID Cameroon thank  you for sharing this information with allof us.Wejoin you allin Learning fromeach othertosay   that  her soul   should  rest in Perfect    Peace.
           Sincerely Wendi      Losha  Bernadettee   on behalf  of other   members

          From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
          To: "holistichelping@yahoogroups.com" <holistichelping@yahoogroups.com>; "mendenyo@yahoogroups.com" <mendenyo@yahoogroups.com>; "learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com" <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wed, February 23, 2011 5:29:47 PM
          Subject: [learningfromeachother] Tragic News: Passing of our Dear Friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo

           

          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


        • Pamela McLean
          I am struggling to believe this. Such a vibrant personality ... so active... so many conversations we were in the middle of... i will miss her. It is sad, sad
          Message 4 of 6 , Feb 23, 2011
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            I am struggling to believe this. Such a vibrant personality ... so active...  so many conversations we were in the middle of... i will miss her.

            It is sad, sad news.  Thank you for letting us know. 

            Pam

            On 23 February 2011 16:29, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> 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


          • Kennedy Owino
            Hi All, I am deeply shocked, saddened and hard at believing that Maria Agnese Giraudo has suddenly died. Death is cruel and ruthless! it has robbed me off a
            Message 5 of 6 , Feb 23, 2011
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              Hi All,

              I am deeply shocked, saddened and hard at believing that Maria Agnese Giraudo has suddenly died.
              Death is cruel and ruthless! it has robbed me off a Friend, a Teacher, a Mother and a Mentor.
              Maria's life has been cut short so ubruptly and at such an untimely moment.
              Reflecting the last moments and coversations i had with her, i can not hold back the deep remorse cutting through my heart.

              In my last conversation with her, she said she was preparing her house to accomodate Nafsi Africa Acrobats next Month.
              Least did i know that she was preparing a space that we could borrow examples and learn from.
              She made her house big enough to host all the acrobats and many more but stretched her heart beyond unbelievable limits to embrace a multitude.. the World.
              She gave up her comfort zones for the sake of the less fortunate, and spent her money to the less penny to support charity and deserving causes.
              Maria, empowered me both in the virtual world and in the real world.
              She visited and shared with my family in Rusinga, Nairobi and Denmark.
              The door to her house in Santa Marinella was always open to me, my friends, family and my group of acrobats at any given moment we chose to knock.
              The last moment i saw her ,was a couple of Months ago when she visited me and my wife in Denmark.
              With a radiant, gallant and brave smile she kept on sharing about her crusades, championing for people to stand up against the dictatorial and oppressive Governments and systems in Europe and Africa.
              She kept on saying a "revolution is necessary, Aluta be ignited where it doesn't exist and Aluta continua where the fight is up"
              She sweared to petition more, protest more and just fight, keep fighting for righteous and truth, fight to make the world a better place.
              It is sad she is dying when the values (liberty, freedom and democracy) she stood up for were starting to be a revelation in Africa, and Arab countries.
              Maria stood up and fought for the depressed, oppressed , less fortunate, immigrant communities, Africans in Diaspora, the poor, women, mothers, Youths, children e.t.c
              I constantly asked her about her family and all she said was "The people i see surrounding her are her family".
              The world has lost an important figure who has left great deeds as a living monument to be learnt from.
              May her investigatory question and those great deeds be models her family and friends could learn from and particularly emulate and keep alive!

              Condolences!

              Ken Owino
              Nafsi Africa Acrobats


              --- On Wed, 2/23/11, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:

              From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@...>
              Subject: Re: [mendenyo] Tragic News: Passing of our Dear Friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo
              To: mendenyo@yahoogroups.com, "learningfromeachother" <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 11:20 AM

               

              I am struggling to believe this. Such a vibrant personality ... so active...  so many conversations we were in the middle of... i will miss her.

              It is sad, sad news.  Thank you for letting us know. 

              Pam

              On 23 February 2011 16:29, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> 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



            • David mutua
              Dear Friends, I sympathyse with you all, Maria s family and friends at this time of mourning. She always expressed her opinions open and said it as it
              Message 6 of 6 , Feb 24, 2011
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                Dear Friends,
                I sympathyse with you all, Maria's family and friends at this time of mourning. She always expressed her opinions open and said it as it is. My respect to her always delt on that. Lets ask ourselves what legacy are we going to leave behind. Maria, those that you touched will remember you forever.
                 
                God bless her soul. R.I.P Maria.
                 
                David N. Mutua
                Programme Director
                Centre for African Learning and Development (CALD) - Kenya
                Returned VSO Volunteer.
                Independent ICT4D and Education Researcher and Practitioner.
                Tel: +254 720 462 559
                E-mail: davenzainga@... or davenzainga@...



                From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@...>
                To: mendenyo@yahoogroups.com; learningfromeachother <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Wed, February 23, 2011 3:20:14 PM
                Subject: [learningfromeachother] Re: [mendenyo] Tragic News: Passing of our Dear Friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo

                 

                I am struggling to believe this. Such a vibrant personality ... so active...  so many conversations we were in the middle of... i will miss her.

                It is sad, sad news.  Thank you for letting us know. 

                Pam

                On 23 February 2011 16:29, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> 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



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