#418 — Transforming Communities for Social Change (TCSC) — December 23, 2016

Transforming Communities for Social Change (TCSC) By Shelly Stratton 2016 Newsletter For laid out version with more pictures, chick on tcsc-shellys-report-dec-2016 Note: Thanks and appreciation to those who responded to my request last week to support HROC workshops at Kericho Women’s Prison. Some people did not want to sign up to send funds through  WorldRemit. Another alternative is to send READ MORE

World Remit Details

Sending Funds to Transforming Communities for Social Change’s Bank Account in Kenya through WorldRemit. Note 1: Checks may be made out to “David Zarembka/TCSC” with memo of account number: 0210 33 94570 and mailed to CapitalOne Bank, 812 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Note 2: PayPal: You may now donate to TCSC through PayPal by clicking this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L2D4FD44KQFR6 READ MORE

#416 — Renewable Energy in Kenya — December 9, 2016

Some of the already installed 155 turbines of the 365 turbines planned for Lake Turkana Wind Power. Note: Request for sponsors for seven secondary students from Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Dorothy Schwartz manages the sponsorship program for a non-profit organization called Living Water Children’s Centre Fund (see www.LWCCFund.org). She is looking for sponsors for the secondary students at Joy House READ MORE

#414 — Two Decades after Violence Ends — November 25, 2016

Nadine Ndayizeye, program coordinator for IPB/HROC Burundi with three young people from the Batwa community at a workshop for vulnerable youth in Kibimba. Introduction: What are the implications two decades after deadly violence has ended? The media and individuals are highly concerned to end the violence when it is happening, but then they move on to other crises and ignore READ MORE

#413 — Developing Peaceful Communities — November 18, 2016

Ezra Kigondu facilitating a citizen reporter workshop at the Mt. Elgon Peace Center in preparation for the 2017 Kenyan election. John Vincent, an Africanist Quaker from Princeton Friends Meeting, sent me an article titled, Here’s What This Island in Congo Can Teach the World about Peace. If you would like to read the article see https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/10/19/heres-what-this-island-in-congo-can-teach-the-world-about-peace/. The article describes Idjwi READ MORE

#412 — Comparing US and Kenya Polling Stations — November 11, 2016

This is a picture of voting at Lumakanda Township Primary School during the 2013 Kenyan election. There are four voting violations, some serious, in this picture alone. Photo by Joe Ossmann Voting in Maryland for 2016 general election.  Announcement: The African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams (USA) is seeking a Coordinator for its peacemaking programs in Burundi, READ MORE

#411 The Large Five Shilling Coin: A Story– November 5, 2016

__________________________________________________ The Large Five Shilling Coin: A Story Report from Kenya #411 – November 5, 2016 Note to my African readers: Please forward this story to everyone you know who can read English.   Grace was at Nakumatt supermarket buying a few items for dinner. The total cost was 495/- so she gave the check-out clerk a 500/- note and READ MORE