Archive for August, 2009

Getting Through Challenges

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Yemen is suffering from alot of problems recently, and the mostimages1 critical problem is the lack of development. The people is suffering from electricity cutting, which is the most important thing in development of any country in the world.

Lacking of electricity is not the only dilemma, also the internet connection that sometimes is cutting too. Our government is busy in outbreaking war in the north of Yemen and arresting protesters in the south of the country more than development of the country.

We cannot say that the EWAMT project has not been affected by the cutting of electricity and Internet connection. However we have tried to get through all these challenges. For example, we have planned in 19-20 August, 2009 to set a workshop for 9 trainees. In the first day the electricity was cutted, so we started the workshop late. In the next day the Internet connection was cutted too for a long time, so we delayed the rest of workshop to the next Thursday 27 August, 2009.

We always having these problems, but they are getting worse and worse in Yemen.

However, we are keep saying that we will make it, and we are sure that after dark there is dawn.

World Youth Day and EWAMT

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

in 12 Auguest, 2009 all youth in all over the world are celebrating in the day of the world youth.

Here in yemen, many youth NGOs had made events. One of these NGOs was Youth of Leadership for Development Foundation that made an event on  Thursday 14 Auguest 2009.

Of course Hand in Hand Initiative had participated in this event and we had a corner to show our products and projects. EWAMT project was one of our projects, also we talked to the guests about it.

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We have noticed the young men were interested in this project, and wondered why they are excluded from joining this project. In this event we extended our contacts, also we knew that EWAMT project is popular among other NGOs and youth initiatives.

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We have distributed the EWAMT brochures, and made a video about Hand in Hand Initiative activities  including EWAMT project.

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Unfortunately, there were few women in this event, so you will notice through the pictures that most of the people who attended the event were men.

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In these event there were many Corners for NGOs and youth initiatives.

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