I'm Emi, your facilitator in Kyarumba at Nabuur. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries and concerns.
In this discusson thread, just feel free... :-)
Don't forget about AMAZING GRACE!
Just got a call from Dennis A. His phone and 'net access have broken down -and now he will be away for a few days - so he wanted us to know the would be back soon!
so, he is missing the very first days of the new style site!
There's a book titled "Where and When I Enter" about how nothing of signifiance occurs until certain people show up...a la Dennis.
Good to see your face in the place, though.
I was unable to see the new site initially because of a phone problem, and then we were away travelling and it has been a bit of a shock to come back and see the new Nabuur site and try to come to terms with it! :-)
Well, it's now 28 August and applicants are to hear from NetAid about their applications by the end of the month.
And while I see a lot of action in other matters, my mind and heart are there waiting to see if the project is accepted by NetAid - and to hear frm Jessica what practical support BWC will want now from us if they have the funding from NetAid.
I changed my photo, to reflect winter here -- photo taken when we were walking recently [url=http://aplaceof.info/05/0506/0506BoydLookoutandGraniteFalls.html]here[/url].
Different country from [url=http://aplaceof.info/05/0508/snowymarlo.html]where we were last week[/url].
I notice that in the move to the new web site has messed up a lot of the photos of people. If you would like any help 'photoshopping' a photo for the web site, feel free to send a photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great to have you back! Yes, the new site takes some time to adjust to, doesn't it?
It's hard for me to imagine snow and winter temperatures, when we're experiencing 95 degree weather (35 degrees+ Celcius) on my end of the world today! 8-)
I look forward to seeing you around the village once again.
Take care and keep warm!
Nice to see you again and thank you for joining the discussion and for giving direction already.
Thanks and all the best at Kyarumba
Wow! I have missed all this activity - I have received no notifications to posts in this discussion area :-(
Dennis, do let us know what you hear from email@example.com, based on similar experience with the "Issue" discussion threads.
But good to see you [i][b]all[/b][/i] here! :-D
[i][b](Yay! The italic and bold is working! - I had been missing those!) [/b][/i] ;-)
Hi Emi and all
I've been sending little messages, several a day to that address, about problems with the code, problems working with the web site. George has been pleased to receive them, has passed them on to the technical people.
One thing I notice and about which I have written to Maaike, is that at the Nabuur home page, if you 'search by issue' you are given a list of the subject lines of 'focus' not issue ... and they all look pretty vague.
Kyarumba, for example, is listed as:
" Find and contact donor organisations" which is, yes, sort of the focus given, but tells nothing about the issue. You may want to fiddle with the words.
I haven't seen this but I suppose that in this instance, Nabuur should place the appropriate issue there, which in our case is:
[b]Poor Girl Education Statistics[/b]
Or what would you suggest? :-)
If you click on home, at the top of this page, then look down the left of the map, and you will see Search Villages by Issue.
Kyarumba is under education:
"• Kyarumba (Uganda) Find and contact donor organisations"
I think that doesn't really draw people in, but I leave it to you and Jessica to find the words to challenge the readers!
Clearly the software is just lifting the words from your focus heading. I think that text doesn't really draw people in, but I leave it to you and Jessica to find the words to challenge the readers!
Of course, I've drawn Nabuur office's attention to it, and they may decide to correct the situation by getting the system to use the title for 'issue' which would be more sensible...
Hmmm....I see what you mean, [i][b]Dennis[/b][/i]. I too will write to Nabuur.
But first: what does everyone think of the of the use of the main Issue:
[b]Poor Girl Education Statistics[/b]
The idea is to have this language transferred to the page that [i][b]Dennis[/b][/i] describes. Or should we come up with something elese?
This way, upon contacting Nabuur, we can also insert our suggestion.
I think Dennis is right about having a title that better describes the issue, to draw in more people. I think your new title captures the issue at hand much better than the previous one did. "Education statistics for Kyarumba's poor girls" is what came to mind for me, which basically communicates the same thing as your phrase.
Something I've been meaning to point out for sometime, is that the description states only eleven girls have graduated. But it doesn't indicate whether they graduated from elementary school, high school, etc. Perhaps you can indicate this, so potential neighbors have a clearer understanding of the education levels attained by the girls of Kyarumba?
Can we also work on changing the headings under the "Actions Needed" section? The first two dealing with donor organizations, seem to overlap somewhat. I think some people who are new to the village, may not see a clear distinction between them.
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