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The ACORN Memorial Orchard is going strong at the ACORN Farm in the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans.

Pecans starting to bud, citrus already blooming with more holes dug for more citrus, and fig tree budding.

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Members of the New Orleans Permaculture Group and baristas from Fair Grinds Coffeehouse installing herb borders around raised beds to discourage pests at the ACORN farm. The herbs will later be harvested for tea at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse. This is our second of three planned permaculture installations this year.

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vážení přátelé, ve videu je logo naší organizace AKORN a organizací s AKORN bezprostředně spojených jako komunity Přátelé České Republiky a Přátelé Ruska v ČR... většina účastníků demonstrace a následné diskuze není v těchto spolcích členem, berte to prosím na vědomí (přesto náš spolek byl svolavatelem a proto jsme ve videu užili naše logo)... díky za pozornost a čtěte také: http://www.akorn.cz/prazsky-majdan-ma...

Dear friends, in the video is a logo of our organization AKORN and organizations directly linked with AKORN communities like: Friends of the Czech Republic and Friends of Russia in the Czech Republic ... most of the participants in the demonstration and subsequent discussion is not a member of these clubs, take this into consideration (our association was the convener and therefore we are in the video enjoyed our logo) ... thanks for your attention.

 

 

A PROGRESSIVE REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2014

27nd DECEMBER, 2014 

Introduction

The Organization spent the early part of December in planning for the celebrations for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIA) as part of campaigning and championing for their rights. After the activity which was a huge success we reviewed the same and made a follow up of the stakeholders who had attended as guests and members of PLWHA. Majority had already traveled up country for December festive season.

Celebrations

The celebrations took place on 9th December, 2014 as scheduled at the Word of life Church in Kariobangi which gave us a free venue for the celebrations.

The main goal of the event was to give part of our members (PLWHIA) a forum for celebration in this December festive season and sharing their challenges and experiences. It also provided an opportunity to engage the government to seriously look into the issues of health especially HIV/AIDS in Korogocho and the neighboring estates.

The event started at 9.30am and ended at 2.00pm and this is the summary of what took place during that day.

In attendance

Community members                         140

Invited Guests                                      12

-        Representatives from Care For Aids (CFA )

-        Representative from Word of life Church

-        COPA- KENYA

-        Local Administration

-        Representative from the County Government

-        Faulu Kenya bank among many other

They all made an inspiring speech and suggested on how together we can push the County and Central government to bring health services in Korogocho and the Neighboring estates.

ACORN will convene a meeting in the second week of January, 2015.

Activities

  1. Entertainment – We had three groups who entertained
  2. Introduction of the main organizations
  3. Speeches from the invited guests
  4. Presentation of Christmas gifts in form of food package to the PLWHA
  5. Refreshments and snacks

 

Membership Recruitment

VILLAGE

RECRUITED NEW MEMBERS

Kariobangi

10

Ngomongo

6

Gitathuru

5

Grogon B

3

Grogon A

4

Total

28

 

Meetings

VILLAGE

DATE

VENUE

ATTENDANCE

AGENDA

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16th December,2014

Word of Hope Church, Kariobangi

10 (Planning committee of the celebrations)

Evaluation of the celebrations and planning for the members meetings.

Kariobangi and surrounding areas

19th December,2014

at 4.00pm

Word of life Church Kariobangi

48 members

-Membership recruitment drive.- Up-dates

-Dues collection

Highridge and the surrounding villages up to Babandogo

23rd December, 2014

at 3.00pm

 

Calvary church

 

57

-membership recruitment drive.

- Other up-dates.

- -dues collection

Dues collection

VILLAGE

NO. OF MEMBERS

TOTAL IN KSHS

Kariobangi

40

800

High ridge

51

1020

Other villages

50

1000

TOTAL

141

2,820

 

 

Dues collected will be used to subsidize payment of the Office rent.

Report by Sammy and David

ACORN Kenya Community Organizers

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Planting has begun on the ACORN Memorial Orchard at the ACORN Farm in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans thanks to the generous donations we recently received. Pecans and citrus planted in the ground. There will be 30 trees of various varieties. Thanks to the Permaculture Club for their help, as well as Zee Thornton and Chaco Rathke.

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To support the ACORN FARM or to buy a tree for us to plant as a memorial to honor the memory of a social justice fighter or someone who made a difference in the world, please click on the link below.  You can give us the name of the person you are honoring, and we will take very special of his/her tree.

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