Monday, January 30, 2017

Tausi

Meet "Tausi" ... "Yes I Can" Na mimi naweza.. . .
"Tausi" ...z my friend, a young girl I got to knw, and talked to most of the tyms in Morogoro. I spent tym with her coz she was there to help in whatever works I was doing like washing,cooking,etc. She says she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. I usually smiled with pain when she told me that coz I thought she never went to school since she z always working. I thought she knew nothing bout school. When I was her age, my parents made sure I spend almost all of my day studying,school,tuition in the evening...ahh  I did no houseworks...
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But she is a student too with ambitions. As a girl at home,she has to work to earn money for her family..her grandmother depend on this girl. she fetches water, wash cloths,cooks. At first it was really hard for me to believe she goes to school. I was like.."When does she get time to study?" So one day I saw her coming from school,wearing torn and worn out uniforms and shoes.. Holding a piece of worn out exersize book. But always wearing her bright smile... I asked her..can u really study and do all these works at a time.. She replied.. "Yes I can" sometimes I wanted her to help me with some works like fetching water..I doubted her and said.can u really do this for me? She said.. "Yes I can" like nothing has ever been impossible for her..
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A lot of hard working talented ambitious girls like her..end up with school drop outs,early pregnancies or child labour.. Have you ever imagined how far she could be if she had someone to support her dreams? We r lucky to hav gone to good schools..but most of us are lazy and ungrateful for what we have. This young girl is so ambitious and hardworking. I decided to reach out for her today..by saying this:  Many "Yes I Can" voices.. But poverty z still a big challenge...... Yah sad but true.
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We only see the supported Yes I can voices online and praise them..but deep inside our streets and villages, you will find them.. "Many Yes I Can Voices but Poverty is still a challenge"..😔

Friday, January 27, 2017

Zaiyan

Yes I can: Na mimi naweza.
Meet Beautiful  Zaiyan. "My parents died with HIV/AIDS." Said Zaiyan when I asked about her parents. My heart was stuffed with a lot of pain and I did not know why I asked her that question. Hiding my close tears which were now so close to dropping I had a small chat with this girl who was holding my hand and joking around asking me to take a photo of her.She was so sweet.  Zaiyan  is now 7 years old , she is a beautiful  young girl and also very disciplined but also orphan. She lives with her grandmother Donatia  who is now  63 yrs old and five siblings. No one went to school in this family except for Zaiyan who is now at Mushemba Trinity School. Both parents died with HIV/AIDS desease . The mother died in 2012 and father  died last year July 2015.  This family has no plot of land or any source of income. They collect fire wood and dig for the people in order to get food .

Zaiyan  and her siblings live in the grandmothers house since the father’s house falled down.But as we know that Kagera region was hit by a heavy earthquake on 10th of September 2016. This earthquake left this familie’s house very destroyed and with big cracks. The house has big holes and water gets in when it rains.  They just survive by the grace of God.

Zaiyan  is a healthy young girl sice she was lucky not to get HIV. She is a very bright girl. Just imagine all she has been through, and the stresses. But she still smiles and works very hard in school. All the students and teachers like her. This term she ranked the first position in class with all A's. "When I grow up I want to be a doctor and cure HIV/AIDS" said Zaiyan.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fredrick

 Meet Fredrick..."My dream has always been to become a teacher, wear a tie and buy food for my family." .
Frederic spends his day in streets.. Selling maandazi. He does this for an old woman (bibi) that he lives with even though they are not related. He complained that he doesn't get paid at all from wat he does.. At least he gets tea, some food at night and a place to sleep on the floor at bibi's house. That's how she pays him. .
.  Fredrick finished class seven and got selected to join a secondary school in Muleba. His father passed away a year ago. The mother is so poor that she could not Afford buying him uniform,shoes or any books. He could not go to school and there was no food at home. Because of hunger, he left his home, came to bukoba town and became a street kid! ..I met fredrick on a Saturday in town.I was sitting in a salon and  saw him several times passing by selling maandazi in a small container.  He looked so down,  sad and was barefooted. I see a lot of kids of his type in town but I felt a big connection with Fred. He said he was hungry and that he cannot go home or get any food until he had sold all his "maandazi" That day I bought all his maandazi which were worth only 3000tsh to let him go home to eat. I kept seeing the boy in town so i decided to make friends with him, studied him and studied his life. .
I had to visit the place he lives in "omkigusha" street but the old woman didn't want to see me or talk to me at all. .
I decided to meet Fredrick  sometimes, talk to him and  discovered that he is a brave boy. If he gets a chance to continue with his studies, he can make a great smart kid!. Me and the "Yes I can" team are looking forward to do a fundraise for Fred and 10 other kids who wants to start school next year. We will get them uniform, shoes and books. Its the least we can do but I believe it will change something in their lives.  looking forward to make this happen! Everything is possible!  #YesICanTanzania #WezeshaNdotoZao

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YES I CAN


Motto: Transforming dreams to reality!
WHO WE ARE:


YES I CAN (YIC) is a movement which was founded in the year 2011 back in Barbro Johansson Model Girls Secondary school with the aim of empowering youth on development projects and making them become agents of Positive change, Young entrepreneurs, positive thinkers and using their God given talents to transform their dreams to reality.

OUR MISSION:
Innovation of youth towards activeness, self esteem, positive thinking, leadership responsibility, poverty eradication and transforming dreams to reality.
OUR VISION:
Positive change in our environment, our lives and lives of all people in general
OBJECTIVES:
1.      To form out Yes I Can Clubs in secondary schools whereby youth can meet and discuss different issues or organise themselves in doing different development activities.
2.      Doing different fund raising activities for development projects.
3.      Organise different young entrepreneurial groups and linking them to different opportunities both national wise and internationalwise.
4.       To encourage young people who are jobless to join themselves so that to participate in a wide range of activities appropriate to their age and stage of development.
5.      To participate in national and transnational initiatives focused on promoting youth empowerment.eg Youth conferences.
6.       To create a productive and self-sustaining youth population, capable of protecting themselves and their communities against the risks of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Violence.


The Yes I Can central Committee:
Elder Philbert (Founder)
Helleman Hermas
Anitha Hope Kimaro
David Msusa
Theonestina Amos
Contact us through:elderphilbert@gmail.com

Friday, October 16, 2015

DEAR FAILURE


 

Image result for a black girl crying Have you ever asked yourself why it that not everybody is affected by global economic recess? Why are some people’s lives developing while others are Diminishing? The difference is that some are creating a way out of no way while others have accepted their circumstances as the end of the road. I believe that the main reason why many people fail to run a successful life today is because they are settled waiting without knowing that they are wasting. The more you wait doing nothing, the more failure overtakes you.
Image result for failureImage result for failureSome of us had a nice beginning but we faced failure somewhere and found ourselves down. The greatest problem facing many people who find themselves on the ground is the thought of how or where to begin again. Some feel like there is no use trying and others believe its too late. They keep on blaming themselves. This has ever happened to me my friends until I learnt how to get up on my feet and move on stronger and wiser than before. It is very unfortunate to see so many suffering the same predicaments over and over again in their lives, because they won’t learn a lesson from their mistakes. They don’t sit down to consider what led to their fall or look out for areas here they mistaken. They keep on failing.


Image result for thomas edison light bulbThere is a local edge which says, ‘’When a child falls down, he stands up and continue running. But when a man falls, he stops and looks around to see what was responsible to his fall so that he continues with his journey. He will be careful not to trip over the same stone again. Thomas Edison, the man who invented the electric bulb is said to have performed the experiment nine hundred and ninety nine times before he got it right, and when he was asked, ‘’when did you fail?” Thomas said, “I didn’t fail any time; I just discovered how many times it could not be done. This proves that successful people never give up. Their thoughts are always positive.

Image result for a black girl cryingYou may be on the ground today, but there is a bright future set before you. Rise up and take it. When brick walls fall down, we don’t have to fall down with them. We rebuild the building with strong stones. That is to say that, If you have a lot of business of thousands, you should start planning for another one which will expand to millions. If anything around you closes down, don’t let your life close down with it. Rise up and be determined to get something better than what you lost.

Yours in love, Elder Philbert. #blessedtobless

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ARE YOU WAITING?


My father once told me “Don’t serve time, make time serve you. And so as I grew up, I discovered how much time I have been serving waiting! Let me share this with you.

How much time do you spend standing in line, stalled in traffic, sitting in airplanes or buses,waiting for a meeting to begin, being put on hold or in any of the hundred ways life puts you in a suspended animation? Do you know that, the time we spend waiting which averages only some minutes a day could easily consume over two hundred days of our lifetime? Let me show you how to make a good use of this time.

Waiting is simply a gift of time, and so you have to take advantage of this gift. If you are at home, and you typically find yourself with large chunks of waiting time, you can possibly enroll   in a home study tuition course. How about keeping a good book by your side? Maybe you can pass through two or three pages on your pleasure or business reading while waiting.

I believe its much better using a laptop computer so as to be productive even away from office, instead of waiting for electricity. Take work with you wherever you go. It usually happen to me, whenever I know I will be bored waiting, I simply carry my notebook and pen to update my to do list or to record any ideas which pop in my mind while on the run.

We see many starring blank while driving or just day dreaming. I believe its better to use time struck in traffic to improve your mind with educational audiotapes or simply praise God with some religious audiotapes. Make sure your mind is always active on something while you wait.

And finally, another simple healthy way of using your free waiting time is taking a refreshing nap. But watch out!! Don’t do this in traffic, or else you will find yourself in an ambulance. Always remember to use your waiting time productively. Yes you can!!

Says, Elder Philbert

PEACE DAY 2014...


World Peace Day 2014
For this special event the Global Coherence Initiative, the Gaiafield Project and BeThePeace are joining together in one Global Care Room. The Global Care Room allows people to come together with their positive thoughts, meditations and prayers directed towards a specific cause. It is a way to connect with each other in heart-focused intention, in real time.
You hear news about natural and man-made tragedies in the world almost every day. And while people donate to charities, give blood, and send food, medicine and supplies – there’s still a yearning to contribute energetically from the heart to focus our love and care towards those in need. That is what the Global Care Room is all about.
We’re coming together in the heart to co-create a greater wholeness. It is heartwarming to see so many people regardless of their background, nationality or religion, collectively focusing love and compassion towards our global family and planet. By honoring our differences, we multiply the strength of connection.
You may also join the GCI Care Focus in GCI’s Global Care Room, if you prefer www.globalcarerooms.org
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/world-peace-day-2014.html#ixzz3DsMsrPJ1

Saturday, April 13, 2013

YES I CAN CENTRAL COMITEE -KAGERA

How wonderful, after a very long silence i finally formed the YES I CAN central comitee operating in Kagera. I did this not alone but by the help of the almighty i belive since all the members chosen  are active, talented and inspiring hard working youngsters ready for action.. We are now in Bukoba Kagera...doing a lot,..Dar es salaam,..here we come!!

The following are the cometee members in photoz as we did our meeting at Spice beach hotel in Bukoba Kagera.

 From left Anitha, Theo,David and Elder..some group photo after a long talk bout different issues...
Give me some smiles....Theo was the chair girl...

Give me smiles again..this time ts Anitha....



And  Finaly the gentlemen on chairs...with Salutes....lol..it was fun...


Helleman and Anitha showing off smiles....


The Yes I Can Talented ladies.....any doubt???


The only gents in the cometee...lol...any complaints???

He goes by the name David...Among the great tressures of the Cometee...very thoughtfull..and most of all Serious........


I with...Anitha...All I can sa is that she gives me many reasons to smile....



The photohilic of the Day....lol..she took many photoz more than i can appload..


Give me some swags..boys...here we  come...

No comments..Yes I Can gat it all...fun....

Anitha was like.."May I help u that heavy thing???..bag lol....


These faces caryy determination..more than u can imagine....Sta tuned...


The two love birds...The Yes I Can dreamers..with lots in Store....

Mhhh...helleman has never gave out such a smile for years.....


No one gat swagger like the coming...watch out!!...

She is also good in Physics...mind u.......

We are one.....Together we make it happen..

Leaders...Agents of positive change...
 So That was the fun of that Day..but still we made lots of plans..as i said before not onl by our minds, but through the holy Spirit in us.....I would like to finalize by saying that...We can Do everthing By God working in us....Thanx to all the Supporters....Dar Es Salaam Supporters..especially Ecarians,..Authentic Studioz,..Much lov to you all!!! Daniel Mutapai..Thanx much for Prayers..We tressure You guys so much!!! Be blessed!!!

               YES I CAN!! "Lets transform our dreams to reality!!!"