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Visite de Mama Neema la Coordinatrice de maman shujaa à l'association FED

Ambassador Princesse of FED Welcoming Neema

Accueil des participants
Prenant la parole la Coordinatrice de FED Madame Furaha Cirhuza Aimérence commence par remercier les visiteurs pour leurs sacrifices malgré le mauvais état de la route, la poussière le long de la route, un long trajet sous un soleil accablant, cela témoigne un esprit de confiance, de considération, d’amour et de réconfort envers l’association FED.

Présentation de l’Association :

FED est une association sans but lucratif signifiant Femmes et Enfants en Danger qui fut créée en 2004 suite aux multiples problèmes qu’affrontent les femmes dans la vie quotidienne (sous information et l’analphabétisme, le manque d’opportunité aux avantages sociaux, manque d’emploi, violences sexuelles ; violences basées sur le genre, absence de moyen de communication etc.

Nous avons choisi le nom FED pour notre association parce que c’est la femme qui fait le berceau de la vie, si elle est menacée les enfants sont victimes donc toute sa famille court des risques et enfin la société est en danger.

Les membres faisant partie de FED proviennent de 2 communes : Kadutu et Bagira dont l’effectif s’élevé à 58.

Les activités faites dans FED et les difficultés qu’accourent les filles et femmes
-le petit commerce :

Pour faire ce commerce chaque membre est obligé de cotiser 1 dollars américain à chaque rencontre. La somme trouvée est partagée équitablement entre les membres, en commençant par celles qui ont beaucoup de besoins. Elles vont soit vendre de braises, des avocats, de bananes de fretins, chacune selon son choix de commerce. La somme réalisée est distribuée entre 3 ou 5 membres.

Cette activité connait de difficultés : insuffisance de crédit, pas d’investissement, non accès au crédit car elles n’ont pas de biens à donner en gage (hypothéqué).

-l’ artisanat : nous avions commencés par
• La fabrication de bag ou sac en fil plastique communément appelé Kikapo, ce kikapo dure longtemps. Mais malheureusement nous avons arrêtés faute d’insuffisance de moyens financiers pour se payer de fil.
• Fabrication des tapis
• Coupe et couture : lors de campagnes des députés nous avons reçu une machine à coudre où nous faisons un tour de rôle pour coudre, vraiment tous les membres n’en profitent pas.

-sensibilisation
Nous faisons des séances d’échange et de partage sur les formes des violences faites aux filles et femmes et leurs conséquences dans le but de valoriser les filles et femmes dans leurs droits.

Nous ne cesserons pas de marquer la formation en informatique : Mama Neema, disons grand merci pour l’amour et le courage que vous nous avez montré en nous apprenant l’informatique et en nous connectant sur un réseau florissant « WORLD PULSE » où nous échangeons avec les femmes du monde entier. Encore une fois merci, Ce centre de formation se trouve plus loin où les membres en formation font 2heures de marche à pieds or nous avons des membres qui sont handicapées alors qu’elles sont dans le besoin d’apprendre comme les autres.

Mot de la Coordinatrice Maman Neema

Maman Néema a salué et remercié les membres pour l’accueil lui réserver. S’adressant aux membres par cette question « Quel est l’impact de la formation en informatique que vous faites ? »

Chacune de nous à donner ses réponses qui se résument en ce terme :
• Tous les membres de FED qui bénéficient de cette formation ne cessent de dire merci jour et nuit car elles ne savaient pas qu’elles pouvaient un jour accéder à l’outil informatique,
• Elles ont étaient très heureuses d’être en contact avec les autres femmes du monde entier sur le réseau world pulse, de partager leur point de vue et proposer les résolutions à leurs problèmes.
• Si les machines seraient suffisantes, elles souhaiteraient qu’un nouveau centre soit ouvert non loin des quartiers où habitent les membres de l’association FED et permettre aux handicapées d’y accéder.

Pendant la prise d’un petit casse croute, Maman Néema nous a demandé s’il se trouvait parmi les membres qui ont un jour été victimes des violences sexuelles ou qui sont entrain de les subir, de se sentir libre et de donner leurs expériences ainsi que des propositions pour lutter contre ces violences. Vue que personne ne se sentait pas assez libre de s’exprimer en groupe nous avons rapporté cette séance au lendemain à notre centre de formation et delà chaque personne se sentira libre de s’exprimer à huit clôt. Chose dite chose faite.

English translation by community member emma520

Visite of Mama Neema the coordinator of Maman Shugaa to the FED Association.

Participant Welcome:
Taking the role of Coordinator of the FED, Madame Furha Cirhuza Aimerence starts by thanking visitors for their sacrifices in enduring the bad roads, the dusty route, the lengthy trips under an overbearing sun – this reflects a spirit of confidence, of consideration, of love and of solace toward the FED association.

Presentation of the Association:
The FED is an not-for-profit organisation meaning Femmes et Enfants en Danger (Women and Children in Danger), created in 2004 after multiple problems that confronted women in their daily life (in information and illiteracy, lack of opportunity for social development, underemployment, sexual violence, gender-based violence, absence of communication mediums etc.)
We have chosen the name FED for our association because it’s the women who are the cradle of life, if she is threatened, children are victims, making the whole family are at risk, finally putting society at large in danger.
Members can belong to the FED in 2 provinces: Kadutu and Bagira, where numbers have risen to 58.

Activities in the FED and difficulties faced by girls and women:
- Small business
To take part in this commerce, each member must contribute one American dollar to each meeting. The total is shared equally between members, starting with those who have greater need. They will sell their choice of embers, or avocados, or fried bananas. The resulting sum total is distributed between three or five members.
This activity recognises difficulties: insufficient credit, lack of investment and lack of access to credit due to not having assets to pledge (i.e. a mortgage).

- Arts and craft: we had started through the following actions:
• Fabrication of bags or purses made of plastic wire commonly known as Kikapo – this kikapo is a longlasting material. But unfortunately we have had to stop this due to insufficient funding for the materials.
• Carpet-making
• Cutting and sewing: during deputy campaigns, we received a sewing machine where we now take turns to sew. Not all members really profit from this.

- Awareness
We conduct and exchange sessions on forms of violence against women and girls, and their consequences with the intention of upholding the rights of women and girls.
We will not stop targeting IT training: Mama Neema, let us thank you for the love and courage that you have shown us in teaching us IT and connecting us with the flourishing WORLD PULSE network where we exchange information for women all around the world. Thank you again, this training centre is located far away and members commute by foot for 2 hours, or we have members who have a disability while they are in need of learning like the others
A word from the Coordinator Maman Neema
Maman Néema greets and thanks members for preparing a welcome for her. Addressing members to this question, “what impact have you had on IT training?”
Each one of us gives our responses that are summeraised in these terms:
• All FED members who benefit from this training can’t stop giving thanks day and night, they never knew that they could one day access useful information.
• They are very happy to be in contact with other women around the entire world on the World Pulse Network, to share their points of view and propose resolutions to problems.
• If the machines are good enough, they would wish for a new centre to open closer to the hometowns of FED association members, allowing access to people with disabilities.

During the snack break, Maman Neema asks us if there are members who have been or are in the midst of being victims of sexual violence, who would feel free to share their experiences, together with proposals to counter this violence. It was observed that no one felt comfortable to express themselves freely in the group. We have reported this session to our training centre for the next day, and from there each person will feel free to express herself in privacy. No sooner said than done.

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Princesse, cet organisation crée une monde de difference pour vos camarades. Pour moi, je compte toujours sur l'internet et un ordinateur pour mes études, nous apprenons IT à l'école, et dans cette société "branchée", c'est une compétence crucial. Moi aussi j'aime communiquer avec vous et la culture DRC, c'est une privilège que je peux traduire ces articles fascinant.

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Visite of Mama Neema the coordinator of Maman Shugaa to the FED Association.

Participant Welcome:
Taking the role of Coordinator of the FED, Madame Furha Cirhuza Aimerence starts by thanking visitors for their sacrifices in enduring the bad roads, the dusty route, the lengthy trips under an overbearing sun – this reflects a spirit of confidence, of consideration, of love and of solace toward the FED association.

Presentation of the Association:
The FED is an not-for-profit organisation meaning Femmes et Enfants en Danger (Women and Children in Danger), created in 2004 after multiple problems that confronted women in their daily life (in information and illiteracy, lack of opportunity for social development, underemployment, sexual violence, gender-based violence, absence of communication mediums etc.)
We have chosen the name FED for our association because it’s the women who are the cradle of life, if she is threatened, children are victims, making the whole family are at risk, finally putting society at large in danger.
Members can belong to the FED in 2 provinces: Kadutu and Bagira, where numbers have risen to 58.

Activities in the FED and difficulties faced by girls and women:
- Small business
To take part in this commerce, each member must contribute one American dollar to each meeting. The total is shared equally between members, starting with those who have greater need. They will sell their choice of embers, or avocados, or fried bananas. The resulting sum total is distributed between three or five members.
This activity recognises difficulties: insufficient credit, lack of investment and lack of access to credit due to not having assets to pledge (i.e. a mortgage).

- Arts and craft: we had started through the following actions:
• Fabrication of bags or purses made of plastic wire commonly known as Kikapo – this kikapo is a longlasting material. But unfortunately we have had to stop this due to insufficient funding for the materials.
• Carpet-making
• Cutting and sewing: during deputy campaigns, we received a sewing machine where we now take turns to sew. Not all members really profit from this.

- Awareness
We conduct and exchange sessions on forms of violence against women and girls, and their consequences with the intention of upholding the rights of women and girls.
We will not stop targeting IT training: Mama Neema, let us thank you for the love and courage that you have shown us in teaching us IT and connecting us with the flourishing WORLD PULSE network where we exchange information for women all around the world. Thank you again, this training centre is located far away and members commute by foot for 2 hours, or we have members who have a disability while they are in need of learning like the others
A word from the Coordinator Maman Neema
Maman Néema greets and thanks members for preparing a welcome for her. Addressing members to this question, “what impact have you had on IT training?”
Each one of us gives our responses that are summeraised in these terms:
• All FED members who benefit from this training can’t stop giving thanks day and night, they never knew that they could one day access useful information.
• They are very happy to be in contact with other women around the entire world on the World Pulse Network, to share their points of view and propose resolutions to problems.
• If the machines are good enough, they would wish for a new centre to open closer to the hometowns of FED association members, allowing access to people with disabilities.

During the snack break, Maman Neema asks us if there are members who have been or are in the midst of being victims of sexual violence, who would feel free to share their experiences, together with proposals to counter this violence. It was observed that no one felt comfortable to express themselves freely in the group. We have reported this session to our training centre for the next day, and from there each person will feel free to express herself in privacy. No sooner said than done.

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