We had a another great week with the Gateway community in the mountains @ Moniatis – after our time of stories and teaching we had a day doing some wandering around the island. The church of Saint Paraskevi near Pafos in Geroskipou village, had the most amazing frescoes, some of which were painted in the 1oth Century.
Yearly Archives: 2013
“Dear, Buying maize from Tabora about 600 km a way fro Dodoma is some how going on well,the maize are so good for human use,but it takes long time to buy the maize we want the people at Mnase Dodoma,Now we have 50 sacks of maize,we are continuing to buy more maize.The challenge is that many people from many parts of the country and also from nearby countries are coming to buy the maize here and the maize are not enough compering the number of the people,companies,societies and business-men who comes to buy them from this small area farmers.”
“After receiving the money i went to see the maize, I found the maize was not Useful for human being – it was just for animals and chickens, and there are so many scandals for the people,societies and government who are sending useless and spoiled food (maize and millet) to the villages and other places where hunger affected most of people. And that food has affected many people and caused some of them bad sicknesses. So we were so shocked and thought we need to find a different way to get the maize.So we confidently decided to travel to another region very far West side of Dodoma to Tabora where I lived and grew up for many years. There we found good maize and we will start to buy the maize tomorrow we hope to buy very nice maize and we hope to buy more sacks of maize than expected to be bought in Dodoma.”
We are pleased to be part of an exciting event coming soon – “Imagine” – a celebration of cultures. Revel in the mix of voices, tastes, sounds, designs and movements!
Artists that will be sharing include –
– Dave Bilbrough (Gospel/Folk)
– Martin Neil (Voices From The Nations)
– Muyiwa (Gospel)
– Dan Bilbrough (World/Fusion/Electronica)
– John Ruston (Sitarist)
– Naujavan (Urban with a British Asian flavour)
– Jake Isaac (Gospel)
– The WEC Resonance Band (Multi Cultural expression)
– Andy Au (Movement and dance)
– Paul Hobbs (Art presentation)
£5.00 entry on the door.
Heard about a wonderful social enterprise project called the Nozumi project in Japan. Using broken shards of pottery and recycled material found amongst the debris of the 2011 tsunami, a group in Ishinomaki are making unique jewelry to help their community.
“Nozomi, translated ‘hope’ in Japanese, is a social enterprise bringing sustainable income, community, dignity and hope to the women in Ishinomaki, Japan by training women to craft unique jewelry products. One third of these women are single mothers and grandmothers; most of these women and their family members lost their livelihood when the tsunami crashed through half of their city in 2011.”