Posts Tagged ‘Rwanda’

Ein Huhn für Ruanda: „Ich hätt‘ so gern ein Huhn!“

Donnerstag, März 28th, 2013
Strassenkinder-Projekt in Gisenyi

Strassenkinder-Projekt in Gisenyi

‚Centre Abadahogora‘ heisst das Strassenkinderprojekt im Zentrum von Gisenyi. Dorthin werden die Kinder gebracht, die keine Eltern haben und auf der Strasse leben. Oder die als Waisen aus der Bürgerkriegsregion im benachbarten Goma irgendwie geflüchtet sind. Damit die Kinder etwas zu essen bekommen, ein Bett und ein wenig Schulbildung.

Was die Kinder brauchen, haben wir gefragt. „Ein paar Bleistifte“, war die Antwort der Betreuer. Die hatten wir dabei. Und dann, unsicher, kam der ganz große Traum: „Ein paar Hühner und ein Hühnerstall.“. Damit die Kinder etwas zu tun haben. Damit sie lernen, mit Tieren umzugehen. Und damit sie ein paar Eier bekommen. Die würden sich gut auf der Speisekarte machen. Und außerdem kann man sie auf dem Markt verkaufen – damit es vielleicht ab und zu für ein paar neue Kleider und ein neues Moskitonetz reicht.

Ok, Hühner also. Für jedes der zirka 25 Kinder eines. Samt dem dazugehörigen Hühnerstall. Eine Legehenne samt Stallanteil gibt es in Ruanda für 20 Euro. Ein Huhn hätte ich jetzt von Dir.

Jeder mithilft und 20 Euro auf das Spendenkonto (Inhaber: Joachim Graf Kto.-Nr. 4729620 Comdirect Bank, BLZ 20041133, Stichwort: „Huhn für Ruanda “ überweist, dem garantiere ich

  • gutes Karma
  • die Garantie, dass das Geld zu 100 Prozent bei dem Strassenkinderprojekt ankommt
  • und wenn er SEO ist und einen Backlink will: dann nenne ich ihn hier im Blog mit Link

Man darf auch mehrere Hühner stiften…

Open Source Africa at Rwandan Diaspora Germany conference

Mittwoch, Juni 25th, 2008

On 11th and 12th of July I will be presentating in Mainz at the conference of Rwandan Diaspora Germany e.V. Its about „Abanyarwanda baba mu budage nk’inkingi y’iterambere rirambye mu Rwanda“ („Ruandische Diaspora in Deutschland als Akteur für die nachhaltige Entwicklung in Ruanda“ – Rwandan Diaspora in Germany as a actor for sustanable development in Rwanda). Thanks to president Providence Tuyisabe for the invitation.

Rwanda strives to become high tech hub for Africa

Mittwoch, Juni 4th, 2008

The Rwandan government wants to use advanced information communication technologies, or ICTs, to transform its traditionally agricultural society into what has been dubbed „the Singapore of Africa“. (mehr …)

Excellency Prof. Romain Murenzi: Open Source Africa and the minister

Mittwoch, Februar 6th, 2008

Excellency Prof. Romain MurenziOn Tuesday I had the great pleasure of meeting the Minister in the Presidents Office in charge of Science, Technology, Scientific Research, Information and Communication, Excellency Prof. Romain Murenzi. I told him about the project ‘Open Source Africa’ and we discussed the influence the project could have on the IT business in Rwanda. Prof. Murenzi told me about the more than 120 IT projects the Government of Rwanda is about to start and indicates, how central the information and technology sector is for Rwanda and the ‘Vision 2020’ of the country.

Prof. Murenzi offered support for my project and will me provide me with additional information about the IT companies in Rwanda.

E-ICT: The learning company in Kigali

Mittwoch, Februar 6th, 2008

Karitanyi Ntare

Karitanyi Ntare works as the project manager of E-ICT in Kigali. He worked a few years in the US as a programmer, but then he came back to Rwanda to build a software company in his home. “First, I planned to try it for just one year and go back in the United States, if it didn’t work”, he told me. ”But I stayed. Why should young programmers go out in foreign countries, when they can live and work at home.”

The team of E-ICTE-ICT provides local solutions, small networks, applications, data bases and data analysis mainly for the public sector. 45 people work for E-ICT. Part of the working force are 14 programmers, who work in PHP and Apache. “When I came back to Rwanda, my goal was to enter the local market – and build capacity.”

a classroom at E-ICTHis idea was, to setup E-ICT as an outsourcing source for IT companies in the USA. “But why not Europe”, he shrugs his shoulders. And the main advantage of Europe is evident: “The European market is closer – it’s just a six hour flight from Kigali”.

A cooperation network for European and African companies – Karitanyi Ntare likes the idea: “African IT companies don’t like disadvantageous partnerships”, he declares. “We don’t need aid, partnerships has to be sustainable”. African IT companies may not have the same project management and quality standards as European IT companies do. But: “There is a learning curve”. After a few projects with European companies African companies can attain the quality level of Europe. Mister Ntare thinks additionally that a web based cooperation network is not only good for an African-European cooperation: “There is a need for IT solutions in Africa. It would be helpful, if African IT companies could come together and cooperate.”

One thing Yahoo (and Yahoo employees) should learn about Africa

Mittwoch, Januar 23rd, 2008

At my visit at Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, I was very puzzled, as I see busses with the „Yahoo!“ sign on them. I was told, that Yahoo! was the biggest taxi company in Rwanda.

I am not sure, if Yahoo! knows, that there is a Yahoo! in Rwanda …

But: Perhaps is „taxi driver in Kigali“ an alternative job for all the employees of Yahoo! in the US, which will be laid off in the future. The weather is better – and they still can work under the Yahoo! sign.

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