|Richard Reekers on Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:42:02 +0100 (CET)|
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|[Nettime-nl] An invitation from Idealist to meet with others in your community February 5|
Ami Dar schreef: > Dear friends, > > Two weeks ago we wrote to ask for your feedback on > www.idealist.org/play > > The days since then have been the most moving and > exciting we've ever had. Close to a thousand people > from around the around world wrote back with their > comments and ideas, some of which you can see at > the bottom of this message. > > Most importantly, several of those who responded > offered to host start-up meetings in their communities > on February 5th, and we hope that wherever you are > you can participate in one. > > At www.idealist.org/play you can now find > a link to "Start-up Meetings on February 5th" where > you can read more about these meetings, volunteer > to host one, register to attend one, or pre-register > to be notified automatically when a meeting is > organized near you. > > Finally, please share this message with anyone you > know who might be interested in this project, and don't > hesitate to write us with any questions or comments you > may have. > > Thanks in advance, and all the best to you and yours! > > Ami, Russ, Lorene, Dan, Mireya, Lea, Liz, Emma, Samantha & Adrian > > Action Without Borders > www.idealist.org > 212-843-3973 > > To subscribe to this newsletter, or to unsubscribe from > it, please go to our homepage at www.idealist.org > > * * * * * SOME OF THE COMMENTS WE RECEIVED * * * * > > These are some of the responses we received over > the last three weeks. For more, please see: > www.idealist.org/game/comments.html > > "I feel inspired by this idea, and we must do everything > we can to get started as soon as possible. Please count > on us for support. This is a fantastic opportunity to > bring people and ideas together for the common good." > > Peter Bangura, Executive Director, > Community Research and Development Organization (CREDO) > Freetown, Sierra Leone > > "I am a case manager at a homeless shelter. After > reading this proposal, I felt a thrust of energy. As an > Ashanti proverb reads, "It takes a village to raise a > nation". Count me in." > > Rasheedah Jones, > Bronx, New York, United States > > "I work for an international company in Pakistan. I > fully support this initiative because it offers a > wonderful opportunity for people like me in the private > sector to apply our skills for a good cause and earn the > most important benefit, which is personal satisfaction - > something that is often missing in commercial sector > jobs." > > Qazi Yawar Naeem, > Karachi, Pakistan > > "I'm a student at Wesley Girls High School. I think it's > a really great idea and a very interesting project to > embark upon. I'm all for it!" > > Dzifa Ackuaku, > Accra, Ghana > > "As a sustainable development consultant with a private > consultancy, which deals essentially with local > authorities and the private sector, it is sometimes hard > to make changes at a local level. Policy is essential > when pursuing change, but it rarely empowers people or > educates them about the choices available to them. I > think the idea of 'Help Centres' is wonderful as a way > to establish connections with people globally in order > to make local changes. I say the sooner the better. > Where can I sign up?!" > > Jane Hackett, > Dublin, Ireland > > "I've been working in the Social Sector in my country > for about ten years, first as a volunteer, and now as a > professional for the last couple of years. I find this > new project extremely interesting and pertinent, and I > would very much like to help develop it down here." > > Luz Mariela Avruj, > Buenos Aires, Argentina > > "I work as a general ophthalmologist in a government > hospital. Truly speaking, I am excited to hear about > this wonderful idea of getting people together via the > Internet and, most importantly, face-to-face. I will be > very happy to offer my help, wherever it may be > needed, anywhere in the world." > > Khadija A. Yahyai, > Muscat, Oman > > "This idea is inspiring and outrageous. I love it! As a > library student who is interested in community action, > this is exactly the project for me." > > Annette MacIntyre, > Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada > > For more comments from around the world, please see > www.idealist.org/game/comments.html > > And to read about this initiative and get to the Meetings > page, please go to www.idealist.org/play > > ****************************************************** > > Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization that > promotes the sharing of ideas, information and resources > to help build a world where all people can live free and > dignified lives. Idealist.org, a project of AWB, is one > of the richest communities of nonprofit and volunteering > resources on the Web, with information provided by > 25,000 organizations in 150 countries. > > To subscribe to this newsletter, or to unsubscribe from > it, please go to our homepage at www.idealist.org ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. 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