Video: Ujumbe wa Koffi Annan kwa lugha ya KiSwahili

Ujumbe kutoka kwa aliyekuwa Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa, Kofi Annan (2005) unaohimiza uhifadhi wa sanaa za miamba za Afrika. Kwa usemi wake, sanaa hizi ni miongoni mwa kumbukumbu za kale zinazoonyesha uwezo wa mwanadamu kufikiria. Ni sanaa inayoonyesha chimbuko la ubunifu wa binadamu. Ni utajiri ambao hauwezi kurudishwa pindi ukipotea. Lakini sanaa hii ya Kiafrika, haionyeshi tu Afrika ya kale, bali pia, Afrika ya leo na ya kesho. Wanasayansi, wanahistoria, wasanii na wanafunzi lazima wajifunze umuhimu wake katika miongo na karne zijazo. Zanaa za miamba za Afrika ni urithi wa pamoja wa Waafrika na binadamu wote, zawadi ya utamaduni kutoka kwa mababu zetu ambayo inaweza kuwaleta pamoja watu wenye asili mbalimbali wakiwa na lengo la kutumia pamoja na kuihifadhi isipotee.

Ubunifu wa Bernard Kiwia wa baiskeli randa



Bernard Kiwia ni mshiriki kutoka Arusha, Tanzania katika maonesho ya 'Maker Faire Africa' ambayo ni sehemu ya kundi la IDDS ambalo linajihusisha na utengenezaji wa nyenzo za aina mbalimbali. Maonesho hayo yanayofanyika nchini Ghana na mshiriki wetu kutoka Tanzania aliweza kuonesha kwa vitendo mashine ya kusukuma kwa mkono ili kuranda mbao. Baiskeli aliyobuni imetokana na baiskeli inayotumiwa na walemavu wa miguu. Video hii hapa inaonesha kwa ufupi kabisa jinsi kifaa hicho kinavyotakiwa kufanya kazi. Ni matumaini yangu kuwa wabunifu na wajasiri-amali wa aina hii watapata ufadhili wa kuwawezesha kufanikisha malengo yao, jambo ambalo litawasaidia watu wengine kama vile walemavu wa miguu kuweza kufaidika na ubunifu wao na hatimaye kuongeza wigo wa ajira huku utegemezi ukipungua.





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I say, go for it!

Ni unyama usiopimika huu!

Nimesikiliza kwa uchungu mkubwa na masikitiko kisa cha mtoto aliyebakwa na wanaume wanne jijini Dar Es Salaam nchini Tanzania. Kisa hiki kilirushwa hewani na Gea Habib pamoja na Dina Marios katika kipindi cha Hekaheka cha CloudsFM radio tarehe 14 mwezi Agosti mwaka 2009 na kuwekwa mtandaoni katika tovuti ya DulloNet.com.
Nimesikitishwa hasa baada ya kufahamu kuwa mtoto aliyefanyiwa kitendo hiki cha kinyama na cha kuvunja utu wa binadamu kuwa hakujihusisha kwa hiari yake na biashara ya ukahaba. Kina na maelezo zaidi kuhusiana na habari hii sinayo zaidi ya nilichokisikia, ni matumaini yangu kwa kukiweka hewani kitasababisha hatua muafaka zichukuliwe dhidi ya unyama huu.
Nimejaribu kuwaza ni kwa nini watu wafikie hatua ya kufanya unyama wa aina hii, sijapata jawabu. Mambo kama haya yanachangia kabisa kuondoa imani katika ubinadamu na duniani kuendelea kuwa mahali pa hatari sana pa kuishi.

Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM) - IRC, Kenya

Position Summary: Relief International currently seeks full-time RPDMs to represent RI in all forums and to all donors and partner agencies in assigned region, with the objective of increasing visibility for RI's work, advocating for issues important to the RI mandate, identifying and pursuing funding and other opportunities for the organization. RPDMs may be based in Afghanistan/Pakistan, Nairobi, South Asia or other location. RPDMs report to the Vice President Program Development.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel between field offices and to either LA or DC as needed
  • MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field
  • 5 years' minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred
  • Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after a second interview) with the date of availability to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject lineMUST include the following: RPDM-Africa.

Apply by: 30 September 2009 Details of this job available at: http://www.devex.com/jobs/aug2009-relief-international-regional-program-development-manager-rpdm-africa

Funny: The Priest and The Sheikh

Rafiki yangu Adam Lingson Mwamsiku anaye blogu kaitka UpoleSana.blogspot.com alisoma kichekesho cha "Funny: Huyu mtawa atakuwa amepinda!" kisha akaacha kichekesho chake pale Facebook, nikacheks kweli na muda mchache tena, rafiki yangu Stephen K akaniachia kichekesho kingine kilichonivunja mbavu, wacha niviweke hapa vikupe tabasamu. Kumbuka hivi ni vichekesho, hivyo usijeumia roho bure kwa jambo la utani:

From Adam
It reminded me of a story this guy told me; eti Padri na Sheikh wametoka zao nje ya nchi kwenye pipa. Misosi ilipogaiwa kwenye ndege padri akamshangaa sheikh anakataa soseji za pork; hee padri akamuuliza Sheikh vipi ndugu yangu mbona huchukui hii kitu? Sheikh akajibu; "Huwa sili kitimoto mie"; basi kwa mshangao akamwambia sheikh, "For sure u do not know what u r missing".

Walipotua DIA, na kutoka nje, kila mtu anachukua zake, basi viongozi wa dini hawa wakakumbatiana kuagana, Sheikh akamwambia Padri; "Mtumishi salimia familia yako!", hee kwa mara nyingine padri akashangaa! Ebo! hujui mimi sina familia; huwa hatuoi sisi!" Kusikia hivyo Sheikh mdomo wazi, Whaaaaat? ATI NINI???...HAMUOI?? HAKIKA, U DO NOT KNOW KNOW WHAT U pipo R MISSING!!"
From Steve
Watawa/masister watatu baada ya kutumikia parokia kwa muda mrefu walienda kwa paroko na kumuomba awaruhusu walao watende dhambi moja moja, baada ya kutafakari paroko akawaruhusu. Basi kila mmoja akatawanyika kwenda kujirusha kivyake. Waliporudi ilibidi kwenda kuungama kwa paroko. Sister wa kwanza akasema ametenda dhambi, kwa kutembea na mwanaume kwa mara ya kwanza maishani mwake; padre akamwambie nenda ukanywe maji ya baraka na dhambi yako itaondolewa. Wapili zamu yake ikafika akasema ametenda dhambi amempiga mpishi wa paroko, paroko akamwambia nenda ukanywe maji ya baraka na dhambi yako itaondolewa. Then akaja yule wa tatu, yeye akasema nimetenda dhambi kubwa; nimeyakojolea maji ya baraka...Padre mdomo wazi!!
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