Connecting local responses around the world
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lloyd M Handongwe Sep 6, 2010. 1 Reply 0 Likes
During one of our programmes, Called the frontier process. Young people from various communities were gathered for 6weeks to stimulate local responses.One of the major challenges, identified by the…Continue
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 4:38am 3 Comments 4 Likes
I have been a way for long and good to be back.
If you have been following the news, Nigeria has been trending in terms of suicide and kidnapping
In the past three weeks, more than 20 people have committed suicide and the number keeps increasing everyday. Nigerians are very strong people with so much energy to build resilience against any form of threat, but today we losing all that.
Causes of occurrence have ranged from Depression, Poverty, Retrenchment at work, Poor…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2012 at 12:15pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
Greetings to you all from Nigeria.
As part of my Job as the newly appointed ANTI-AIDS club president is to design the activity plan of the club which I have done. The club has been in existence for the past 15yrs and as faced so many financial issues. The least of the support given to the club has always been condoms and I.E.C material and the student need more than this material support. The club has been running on individual contribution
Posted on December 16, 2011 at 12:30am 0 Comments 0 Likes
Chipo is 15 years old and an orphan. Her father died in 2001 and her mother died six months ago. She is caring for her little sister, Nolly, and two brothers, Farai and Edwin, as there is no one else to look after them. There is no money for food or school fees and the landlord wants the rent they owe. Mr Gift, the store manager, offered to cancel her food bill if she would ‘go home’ with him. Last week she gave in because Farai was crying with hunger and Nolly had fainted at school.…
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A very happy birthday Ukeme. Best wishes. Have a wonderful day.
In response to your message, I would very much like you to attend the Global Learning Festival in India. A working group is preparing a concept note which will be finalised soon. You can use it to raise funds.
Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a good day.
Happy birthday Ukeme! Have a wonderful day.
You asked about overcoming people's resistance to testing. People have many "reasons" and experiences causing them to distrust.
Like the public peace process itself, trust begins with relationships -- time for listening to a person's story, time for empathy, time to share your own story and deep interest in the other person.
Trust cannot be expected or demanded, because it is hard-won and requires you to show that you are trustworthy beginning with your heart connection and sincere expressions of interest in the "other."
Of course, none of this is new to you.
But please know that all of this is universal around our beautiful, perfectly diverse Earth.
Love, Libby and Len
We deeply respect how you are living your life to make life in Nigeria more healthful and disease-free.
In parallel, we are interested in providing encouragement and tools for needed, successful face-to-face communication and authentic Dialogue with it's new quality of listening-to-learn.
Broken communication can lead to not HIV but perhaps even more deadly disease, HRV which is Human Relationship-Deficiency Virus first expalined to us in Jos last October 2010 --
We are presently working hard to edit a new documentary film about the success of the 200 brave Muslims and Christians in youth interfaith Dialogue -- http://traubman.igc.org/nigeria2010.htm
Please keep on your path of excellence, Ukeme.
How do you relate a Youth Capacity Development (YCD) and Human Capacity Development (HCD) programmes?
Dear ukeme, This is simple for me, we as young people need to stop in many case putting our self away from the general population since we end up their anyways, we need to start thinking holistically when approaching to address Youth Capacities, the Overarching Vision/Dream is the HCD, but we can first stat at looking at YDC once we have clear strategies, we them look at other most-at-risk/vulnerable communities (Sexual minorities, Women etc) But not for getting that with in the Youth population their is these vulnerable groups... Easy to say HCD and YDC is a ll in all one concept used at different level based on the populace
What is your based-line for working with the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC)?
Not sure what u asking here, But i do not work with OVC's so i need some clarity.. i think my understanding of OVC might be a bit different from yours...because of regional difference. Just to say that I am a UN Volunteer and i am attached to an NGO call Volunteer Youth Corps and their vision is the contribute to youth and Children for them to have better quality of life and access to Services. I have however worked with OVC in the past but it's based on different things HIV, Living conditions, Self-esteem issues, or some other social issues trying to delay or just empower for better future
I totally agree with you regarding the experiential learning-Sharing-Accompanying. you really well described the issue.
I hope that we'll keep in touch
all the best
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