#420 — Silence — January 6, 2017

  Silence Fumi-e, “step on picture”. I have a Japanese “sister”, named Michiko Shimizu. In 1962/63, when my brother and I were in college, our bedroom was open so my parents agreed to host an American Field Service high school student, Michiko, for the school year. Our families have been close ever since including children and now grandchildren. In about READ MORE

#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 World Remit is an international internet wire transfer service that can be found at www.worldremit.com. Note: Some people do not want to sign up for WorldRemit. Another alternative is to send a check made out to me, “David Zarembka” with memo of “TCSC” and send it 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