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2012-12-16 08.04.22

Mengo Senior School Permaculture Project

Mengo Senior School is participating in a Permaculture Project with Joytown Secondary School of Kenya. The project seeks to improve food security through sustainable Urban Permaculture.

It is hoped that by the end of the project, students will have

– Gained more knowledge of the intricate relationship between economic development, environment and social conditions;

– Developed a positive attitude toward agriculture and food production; concern for the environment and a desire to carry out permaculture as a sustainable method  of protecting the environment;

– Improved their skills of information gathering,  analysis and application to address food insecurity through sustainable permaculture practices;

– Learnt media literacy skills  (e.g. using social media tools) to document and disseminate information on  project activities  and

– Participated in an advocacy program for improving food security

The YEA 2012 report

The YEA2012 report compiled by Cynthia Sirintai is now out. In general it show that the conference was well organised, subjects discussed  were relevant and met the expectations of the participants. You can download it from here 

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Peer counselling and mediation Workshop. Thika-Kenya

Every day we are surrounded with several conflicts, BIG or small ,if not handled well the PEACE that we all cherish in society can be dim or not be felt any more. A people that desire this PEACE will stand for it. Even youths of all ages can mediate to restore the balance and PEACE that was once lost.It’s never too early to restore mutual understanding but it can be way too late if left at the expense of TIME

Mengo ss,Ugandan tean team in Norway for Elimu

                                                                This week am in Norway and staying in Rjukan for two weeks.My high school and Rjukan Upper school in Rjukan,Oslo have been engaged in an exchange program that is sponsored by Friendship North South for over five years now under a program name “ELIMU”

This program is based on sharing culture diversities,appreciating differences and embarrassing similarities and also on skills and knowledge sharing.

Every years the program takes place we work on a theme and the theme for this year is”Human Dignity”

.My school Mengo senior school has sent six teenage ambassadors accompanied by a female teacher and the head teacher himself.
Tomorrow we get to meet the rest of the students of Rjukan and then the program is fired up……….

YEA 2O12 Host Committee Check in.

YEA Team checks in

YEA HC Checks in

Today the Host commitee checked in at Ridah Hotel in Mukono at 12:30pm

to make final touches for the assembly which is officially starting tomorrow

( Wednesday 1st August) with the arrival of delegates from Uganda, Kenya,Norway

and Tanzania to the venue.

 Finally YEA-2012 is  here…………watch the space.
World changers are here to Colour their World!

Delegates for the YEA 2012 jet in

YEA and ELIMU Delegation

YEA Delegates and Mengo ELIMU team to travel to Norway in Sept 2012

Some delegates for the YEA 2012 conference jetted into the country from Rjukan. The group will work first with the partner school in Uganda, Mengo Senior School to polish their project activities.  They also attended a Parents’ orientation meeting at Mengo in which parents and guardians of students from Mengo who will be traveling to Norway in September were briefed about the ELIMU Exchange Program.

The delegates will join other YEA delegates at Ridar on 1st August 2012.

 

 

Has the UN lived up to our expectations?

“We the peoples of the United Nations,  determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, [..] reaffirm [our] faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women  and of nations large and small, … have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims” Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations

Article 1: The Purposes of the United Nations are:

  1. To maintain international peace and security,….
  2. To develop friendly relations among nations ….
  3. To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems ….
  4. To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations… Ref: Chapter 1, Charter of the United Nations

Question : Has the United Nations lived up to the expectations of its founders? What are the reasons for your answer? Share your opinion.

Small stroies

“Every story tells a lot”.
Never stop writing your story.
Every journey is filled with tiny stories
Small as it may be, it’s a masterpiece worth writing you never know what it tell the reader.
Big dream lie in between the small story lines.

“Small stories are  treasures”
So keep writing your story……………………..

If you can change your words, you can change the World……………….

If you can change your words, you can change the World……………….

YEA 2012