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Re: [mendenyo] Re: Tragic News: Passing of our Dear Friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo

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  • Samwel Kongere
    I have received this sad news and tragic demise of Maria who opened my eyes by buying me a laptop in 2006 when she came to Kenya for the first time. My visited
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      I have received this sad news and tragic demise of Maria who opened my eyes by buying me a laptop in 2006 when she came to Kenya for the first time. My visited at my home in Rusinga island twice 2006 and 2007, i and Maria traveled together, attending elearning Africa 2007 in Nairobi, 2008 in Accra Ghana organized a group of young people in Tanzania and more. I had visited Maria Agnese Giraudo at house 2009 at Rome- Santa Marinella.... How could death add more injury to my stressed life? I very grieved! Oh Maria! My children will miss you, i implore you death!!!. Why now? Chris May you tell more about this unbelievable news of cruelty crunch!
      Samwel.

      On Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 4:50 AM Etc/GMT+12 Andrius Kulikauskas wrote:

      >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.
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      >> 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.
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      >> May her soul rest in peace, and may we remember her with love and joy always! Janet
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