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DU NOUVEAU

Un nouveau centre Maman Shujaa vient de voir le jour dans les hauts plateaux d'Itombwe, au sud de la province du sud kivu. Un territoire oublié et enclavé sera bientôt connus par tout le monde grâce aux installations de la connexion internet dans la localité de Mikenge, village de Marunde. Ce nouvau centre est informatique avec connexion internet est l'oeuvre de Madame Neema Namadamu, coordinatrice du centre Maman Shujaa de Bukavu. Installé dans son village natale, le centre pourra servire d'encadrement aux femmes de ce coin sur la nouvelle technologie de l'informatique et de communication.
Tout est nouveau, Bâtiment qui rempli des normes urbanistiques, avec un équipement complet adapté par me milieux et autres choses pouvant permettre aux femmes de ce milieux de bien apprendre l'outil informatique sans aucune difficulté.
La chose étonnante est que la plus part des gens recontré c'était pour eux la première fois de voir un ordinateur. Tous étaient curieux de voir et toucher pour la première fois l'ordinateur.
Le jour de l'ouverture officielle de ce centre, la journé a été caracterisée par des prièrres de glorification à l'Eternel et en suite des dences et cris de joie de voir la naissance d'une telle chose dens leur village.
Le premier jour, ces femmes ont commencé à communiquer avec leurs frères, soeurs et enfants qui sont dans des pays lointain à travers le skype de Neema. Je me souvient certaines des ces femmes m'ont avoué qu'elles ne savaient que l'ordinateur pouvait parler comme un téléphone.
Ce centre poura repondre aux besoins d'aprentissage de la nouvelle technologie de l'informatique et de la communication de la plus part des femmes et jeunes filles d'Itombwe. Le jour de l'ouverture, les hommes aussi ont poser la question: " Pour quoi ce grand centre pour les femmes seulement?"
"Vive Neema!!! Vive Neema!!! Merci Neema" Tels était le contenue de leur message dans les chassons qu'elles chantaient.
Cette grande oeuvre restera graver dans la mémoire des filles et fils du territoire d'Itombwe.

English translation by community member Anna L.

Something New

A new Maman Shujaa center just opened in the high plains of Itombwe in the southern part of South Kivu province. Soon everyone will be familiar with a forgotten and isolated territory thanks to internet being installed in the locality of Mikenge in Marunde village. This new internet/computer center is the work of Mrs. Neema Namadamu, coordinator for the Maman Shujaa center in Bukavu. The new facility in her home village will serve as a center to coach local women in computer and communication technology.
Everything is new. The building was constructed according to town planning norms; it is fully equipped and completely adapted to the environment and has other things that will allow local women to better and easily understand computer tools.
What is astonishing is that most people there had never seen a computer before. Everyone was curious to see and touch a computer for the first time.
The center's official opening day was characterized by prayers to God's glory, then dances and cries of joy at seeing this sort of thing created in their village.
The first day, women began to communicate with brothers, sisters and children in far-away countries using Neema's Skype account. Some women admitted to me that they hadn't known the computer could be used like a telephone.
The center will serve the learning needs in computer and communication literacy for most of the women and young girls of Itombwe. On the day it opened, the men also asked, "Why this big center for women only?"
"Long live Neema!", "Long live Neema!", and "Thank you, Neema" were the messages of their songs.
The girls and boys of the Itombwe territory will remember this great work forever.

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Anna L.'s picture

Cher Pascal, Merci d'avoir

Cher Pascal,

Merci d'avoir partagé ce récit de la journée d'ouverture de ce centre informatique d'Itombwe. C'est formidable que Madame Neema a pu organiser la construction et soutien d'un autre centre d'internet et d'apprentissage en RDC. Le monde deviendra plus grand et ouvert pour les femmes de ce territoire enclavé. Bienvenue à toutes les nouvelles internautes !

Bien à vous,

Anna

byamungu bahati pascal's picture

Merci beaucoup Anna

Grand Merci Anna pour la lecture de ce petit article et merci beaucoup pour la traduction Anglaise que tu as fait à ce dernier pour permettre à ceux qui ne comprennent pas le fraçais de le lire en Anglais. C'est un grand travail que tu fais.

Merci encore une fois.

Pascal BYAMUNGU

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Translation

Something New

A new Maman Shujaa center just opened in the high plains of Itombwe in the southern part of South Kivu province. Soon everyone will be familiar with a forgotten and isolated territory thanks to internet being installed in the locality of Mikenge in Marunde village. This new internet/computer center is the work of Mrs. Neema Namadamu, coordinator for the Maman Shujaa center in Bukavu. The new facility in her home village will serve as a center to coach local women in computer and communication technology.
Everything is new. The building was constructed according to town planning norms; it is fully equipped and completely adapted to the environment and has other things that will allow local women to better and easily understand computer tools.
What is astonishing is that most people there had never seen a computer before. Everyone was curious to see and touch a computer for the first time.
The center's official opening day was characterized by prayers to God's glory, then dances and cries of joy at seeing this sort of thing created in their village.
The first day, women began to communicate with brothers, sisters and children in far-away countries using Neema's Skype account. Some women admitted to me that they hadn't known the computer could be used like a telephone.
The center will serve the learning needs in computer and communication literacy for most of the women and young girls of Itombwe. On the day it opened, the men also asked, "Why this big center for women only?"
"Long live Neema!", "Long live Neema!", and "Thank you, Neema" were the messages of their songs.
The girls and boys of the Itombwe territory will remember this great work forever.

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