Social Integration Centre in Kenya
On Monday 30 January 2012 I notified you of Kenya Community Association setting up on Thursday 9 February 2012 Social Integration Centre in Kenya inspired by the vision of Mr. Thomas Sadowski.
On Monday 30 January 2012 I notified you of Kenya Community Association setting up on Thursday 9 February 2012 Social Integration Centre in Kenya inspired by the vision of Mr. Thomas Sadowski. I am pleased to let you that the function was very successful, well received by the community and had wide support by Government officials, civic authorities and academic institutions. The process we have started at Kanini Kaseo in Kyunyu Village, Kathonzwezi District of Kenya is part of that burning desire of Thomas Sadowski and others committed to his vision such as Dr. Philip Kaczmarek, MEP; Dr. Killion Wanyama, SEJMIK; Mr. Jerzy Mankowski and many more to transform the African continent from a place of want or abject poverty to granary of plenty. As stated in my appraisal of the philosophy and transformation Barka has on marginal and excluded communities there must exist dual conviction and desire by both parties, the agent of change and the subject to be transformed. This has been among the crucial pillars to the Barka success witnessed in Poland and elsewhere. The reception of the Barka concept transmuted into existing African model of social enterprise as exemplified by Kanini Kaseo gives proof and justifies the vision, conviction and burning desire of Mr. Sadowski that there exist the will in Africa for positive change. The willingness and embrace is evident in the faces of the women from those able to work the fields and the elderly caring after the children making maximum use of human resources. The three Trustees to the project show another story, Sister Scholar Nganda, lecturer Kenyatta University and studying for her PhD, Hon Peter Kiilu, MP for Makueni Constituency and former Provincial Commissioner and finally Mr. Cleophas Kiio, Director Kenya Bureau of statistics as well as lecturer at both Masinde Muliro University and Catholic University of East Africa. Also included are District Commissioner Mr. John Otieno, Chief, and councillors of the area. Edgerton University and Kenyatta University who have faculties of Agriculture are being invited to provide expertise on both soil and crop management to the project. The funds used to start the project are through sponsorship by Plus Dane Group of an event for drought intervention in East Africa. This is typical example of corporate creation of social value. Other than the photos and statements attached, the event was filmed and interviews conducted with wide section of people which will be edited into short video we shall forward when complete We take this opportunity to thank Mr. Sadowski for sensitising us towards the needs of Africa and his partners such as Dr. Philip Kaczmarek , Mr. Jerzy Mankowski and Dr. Killion Wanyama for their encouragement by their support for the initiative. As this is an offshoot of the Barka vision, we look forward to Barka’s support to make this step in the intervention of Africa an inspiration to what can be achieved elsewhere as contained in the attache statement of the project Trustee.
Baiba Dhidha Mjidho,
Kenya Community Association