Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Youth Social Enterprise Initiative

It is a unique challenge to see whether our human networks can make all the differences in the world.We are working on a global initiative that empowers young people tochange the world through social entrepreneurship.If you know young people (age<30)>

The Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI)wants to support projectsby young people who are creating impact with innovative solutions tosocial problems. Especially those using information and communicationtechnology (ICT) for development as well as other appropriate technologies.We seek to support them by providing mentorship & training programs,networking & seed grants up to 15,000USD per project.If you are a young social entrepreneur (age <>

Please visit OR to learn more and submit your proposal by 30thOctober 2005.

Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI) is a Global KnowledgePartnership (GKP) Youth Program supported by the Swiss Agency forDevelopment and Cooperation (SDC).

Its partners include MITRA, OrphanIT,TakingITGlobal, YoungAsiaTelevision, Philippines Resources forSustainable Development (PRSD), Development Research Network (D.Net)with TRN as the intiative's lead.(Please send a copy of all mesages that you are forwarding, so we can try to track the search challenge!)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

be a farmer and love your wife

Sometimes i would wonder that when can i get out of this rat-race life.

Not long ago, i have figured out the answer without timeline given. The day will come when I can finally pay back all debts and have a lot of cash in the bank for reserves. This is the day I will satisfy my partner during sexual intercourse with maximum effect, when there is no stress..keke!

anyway, there are times i thought about being a farmer and live a quiet life. Go to places that is humble and peaceful such as on top of the hill or far-away-paradise like Semporna, Sabah. Be a farmer, plant your own food and eat it, try to sell it. At night spend most of the time socializing and spiritual cultivation.

So here it is, for those share similar interest, there is a farming course for us.

CETDEM (Centre for Environment, Technology & Development Malaysia) will be organizing courses on organic farming/gardening. Courses are designed into 3 different categories, ranging from short course to in-depth course.

1) Weekend Short Courses on Composting on 2 Oct 2005, 3 - 5pm - This course tells you what organic gardening is and teach you how to make compost from kitchen, garden & market waste.
2) Course on Organic Kitchen Gardening on 22-23 Oct 2005 - This course is for those who want to know the theoretical and practical aspect on how to start an organic garden.
3) Course on Organic Farming on 4-6 Dec 2005 - This is an in-depth course on organic farming, suitable for converted or potential farmers, extension workers from government agencies or NGOs, organic food operators or organic compost/fertilizer manufacturer.

CETDEM will also be organising an organic farm tour to Cameron Highland on 8-9 Oct 2005.

Details please call 03-78757767 or go to
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