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Kenyans collectively sing national anthem worldwide in call for unity

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Kenyans worldwide called for unity Monday by singing the national anthem in unison -- a rare gesture in a continent facing violent uprisings for leaders to step down after decades in power.

Citizens in the nation and other parts of the world took a break at 1 p.m. Kenyan time (5 a.m. ET) to collectively sing the hymn.
Drivers pulled over on the side of the roads while crowds gathered at malls and busy intersections to sing the anthem. The singing drifted over the bustling capital of Nairobi, where lunchtime rush hour noise includes honking car horns and loud music blaring from stores.
Organizers said the grassroots effort is aimed at promoting unity in the east African nation, where ethnic violence left more than 1,000 people dead after disputed elections four years ago.
"The whole point is to unite Kenyans in one action and provoke reflection about personal responsibility," said organizer Al Kags.
"We decided to go with the national anthem because it is the main pray…

CALD working with African Professionals Network (APNET)

The African Professionals Network (APNET) of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky brings together professionals of African origin and individuals interested in Africa to network with each other, create partnerships, have fun, and share ideas while becoming a resource for the group and the African community. The group is made up of motivated and energetic professionals certain to become Africa’s future leaders. APNET offers its members a way to link their personal passions with professional ambitions.
For more information see: http://africanprofessionalsnetwork.org/index.html

The 2011 Ghana Sustainable Change Program Bulding Partnerships for Sustainable Growth and Development.

David Mutua has been invited by Ohio State University students to share his skills and experiences as well as involvement in Rural Communities Development work in Africa and probably involve the Africa Professionals Network of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (see http://africanprofessionalsnetwork.org/index.html)in sharing with the students and supporting their work in Ghana.

Ohio State University Students in partnership with representatives from the Offinso North District, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the International Poverty Solutions Collaborative at OSU will work together in partnership to promote long term growth and development.

CALD Moodle: Enhancing Traditional Classrooms in Africa

Coming soon
Moodle :
Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

Moodle Defined :
The process of lazily meandering through something; doing things as it occurs to you to do them; an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity.Check this link for a video about moodle:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9XfwBzt1mY
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I have thrown these kids at Kibera Smart School in the deep end of technology,allowing them to work in groups and share whatever scarce resources we have here .The results are amazing.

" Kibera Smart Kids" CALD Project 2011

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The Children of the Kibera Slums

They know their way around Kibera slums like the back of their hands. You might be forgiven to think their young innocent brains have a GPS.
They make their way well in this maze with amazing ease. Like sniffer dogs, they can sense lurking danger, something the oblivious stranger would not perceive.