Siste nytt fra livet!

Hei! Så flott du besøker bloggen min! Jeg er travel med niende semester på medisinstudiet og har for tiden mye prøver. I dag har jeg seriøst sett på snitt i et mikroskop i syv timer… sier ikke mer om den saken ☺

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På fredag 5. desember var det et fint oppslag i Vårt Land, ta gjerne en titt. Til høyre i artikkelen finner du en fin oppsummering av status på arbeidet i Kenya, jeg er å finne på side 26-27:
VL – GRATIS UTGAVE

Ellers kan jeg si at veskene fra Morembo fyker ut, det er gøy, for damene i Kenya har flettet i hele høst! Også boka mi – den er snart utsolgt for andre gang. Skaff deg flotte julegaver her:
Vesker: morembo.no Bøker: Nettbutikk – Papayaene i Gombolo

I Kenya holder vi på for fullt med å bygge Aid in Action sin første skole, med samling av regnvann, bygging av barnesenter nr. 4, sponsing av skoleelever, bakeri osv. Siste nytt finner du på Aid in Action sin facebookside: https://www.facebook.com/aidinaction gå inn og LIK siden for å følge med.

Alt godt!

Anne Louise

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I am publishing my first book!

This friday, I am publishing my first book. It is only in Norwegian (so far!), and the name is «Papayaene i Gombolo»

It was a special feeling to hold it! Bok_AL

You can order one here: http://gombolo.no/

Friday night, we are having a big party to celebrate.

This summer, I spent 3 weeks in Kenya. Among others, I visited these people:
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This lady is called Salome. She has 200 mango trees, some Papaya trees and also some few Eucalyptus trees (below).
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Can you see how big they are? I could not believe what I saw. The Eucalyptus trees were planted in our first competition in 2010!

The Papaya trees have thousands of delicious fruits:
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I couldn´t stop eating.
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The lady (in orange) has planted around 150 trees!

The most funny thing to see in Gombolo was all our chickens:

They have started to lay eggs!

Have a nice day

Anne Louise

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Hi everyone!

It has been a while since I have written here now. However it is not because nothing is happening – rather the contrary – there is still a lot of things going on!

GOMBOLO DEVELOPING CENTER

Gombolo Developing Center

Gombolo Developing Center

Here are some updates from Kenya: First of all, we have finished “phase 1” in building the development center. We now have a bakery with a baking oven where they are going to bake bread and other things. Those working in the bakery have been attending a course where they learnt how to bake.

Bakery

Bakery

We have also got a quite large storage room in the development center. The purpose with this storage room is that the people in the village can sell corn and beans to the development center. Then the food is stored here in the storage room for later when there is drought and the prices in the markets are really high. Then they can buy it back for a little bit more money, but still it will be far cheaper than the marked price.

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Seeds

Further the development center has a large hen’s house. There we have 350 chickens to start with. The purpose is to sell their eggs.

Also, we have got our first Papaya dryer. We have planted so many Papaya trees in the village and now it is time to dry the Papayas.

The whole purpose with the development center is that we will have income enough to use for all the different social projects in the villages, for example the children’s’ center, education etc. Further the goal is to help the local people to create an income themselves so that the fathers and mothers can take care of their children and themselves. And that they, over time, will become independent and do not need help from others. Finally our goal is to increase their level of knowledge in the village so that they will be more able to help themselves in regard to managing their own agriculture, health, education and business.

Stay in touch with us – a lot of exciting things are happening!

All the best to you all! :)

Anne Louise

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Back from Davos!

Many of you have probably seen me on TV lately. I am sorry, but someone hacked my blog after the TV-interview. I have no idea why. Anyway, I have had an amazing week in Davos. So many exciting things happened. Among many things, I participated in a meeting with Oil- and Energy Ministers from Norway, Nigeria and South Africa. I met top politicians from the government of Kenya. I went to a Microsoft meeting where I stood one meter away from Bill Gates, listening to his discussion with some professors for half an hour. I was also a reporter in a meeting that was about unemployment amongst young people in Europe. It was called “Preventing a lost generation in Europe.”

I learned about social media and how they affect the world and what is happening on that marked in the different parts of the world, from China to Africa. I ate a lot of good food and met extremely many people; Ministers, royals, top leaders and professors from all over the world because they have the world’s best universities.

Now I am back home and this week has been quite busy with media, both at God Morgen Norge (Good morning Norway), NRK, some news papers and radio. Follow link underneath to watch the TV-interview.

http://tv.nrk.no/serie/dagsrevyen/nnfa19012813/28-01-2013#t=31m55s

Furthermore, I have started a new semester at the university where I learn about skin and skin diseases. First I thought that would not be so exciting, however only after two days I thought it was quite interesting because many of the children in Kenya have a skin disease called ringworm. Now I have learned that ringworm of the skin is an infection caused by a fungus, and that it is contagious if you touch it. This skin disease often gives a pattern in the shape of a ring on their heads and it actually looks like fungus. It usually starts as a little ring which then expands and grows bigger. This skin disease is very common in Kenya.

Fortunately, in the midst of everything that has happened lately, I have also been able to enjoy some really good days of skiing in the forests around Oslo. It has been fantastic and the conditions have been great.

Thank you for all the nice comments that many of you sent me on Facebook and email.

Have a good weekend!

Anne Louise!

The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess are so kind. They really have a heart to lift up young people!
The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess of Norway are so kind. They really have a heart to lift up young people.

Me and other "shapers" met Huguette Labelle who has served for over 19 years as Deputy Minister of Canadian Government departments, inkluding Secretary of State, Transport Canada, Public Service Commission and Canadian International Development Agency.

Me and other «shapers» met Huguette Labelle who has served for over 19 years as Deputy Minister of Canadian Government departments, including Secretary of State, Transport Canada, Public Service Commission and Canadian International Development Agency.

To hear and read more about Huguette Labelle, click link below:

Huguette Labelle at World Economic Forum in Davos 2013

It was not easy to come close to Bill Gates, but I got very close in the end and got to listen as he discussed with professors from Harvard og Stanford, cool! :)

It was not easy to come close to Bill Gates, but I got very close in the end and got to listen as he discussed with professors from Harvard og Stanford, cool! :)

Together with some other shapers - you don't have to change the world - but you can!

Together with some other shapers – you don’t have to change the world – but you can!

Discussing goals for the millennium due in 2015. The question they gave us was: What new goals shall we set? I was a bit annoyed over the fact that we didn’t work on HOW to achieve these goals – it helps little to have big goals if you don’t have a serious and realistic plan how to achieve them!

Discussing goals for the millennium due in 2015. The question they gave us was: What new goals shall we set? I was a bit annoyed over the fact that we didn’t work on HOW to achieve these goals – it helps little to have big goals if you don’t have a serious and realistic plan how to achieve them!

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Amongst the people here were the Danish Prime Minister and Gordon Brown.

Amongst the people here were the Danish Prime Minister and Gordon Brown.

Nimret has made a lot of new technology and started two big companies before he was 25 years old.

Nimret has made a lot of new technology and started two big companies before he was 25 years old.

Davos

One of many meetings at Davos

Photoshoot at the Norwegian hospital, Rikshospitalet - quite embarrasing.. :)

Photoshoot at the Norwegian hospital, Rikshospitalet – quite embarrasing.. :)

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Hi everyone!

A lot is happening these days. I’ve just finished my exams in medical science (heart, lungs and kidneys), and exciting things are happening all over the place. The children’s centre KCDC Kantagi Children Development Centre in Kenya is completed. They’re going to start interviewing applicants for the positions there and choose children (based on a number of criteria). A committee is in charge of choosing children for the centre based on their need to stay there. This is to ensure that the chosen ones are the ones that need it the most. Most of the children there will either be orphans or from homes with no follow-up and they’ll be extremely poor. We from Norway are not capable of imagining what this is like.

Furthermore, we’re getting closer to finishing the development centre (which I’ve written a lot about previously). It will be very exciting to get it up and running. REC has sponsored solar panels and Willhelmsenorganised free shipping of these. The solar panels are currently on their way to Kenya.

Back here in Norway, I’ve just visited the Crown Prince and Crown Princess at their home (Skaugum). This was for the event “Vismennenes dag 2013” (“Wise Men’s day 2013”), and young people involved in all kinds of social work in Norway participated. The theme for the event was cruelty, and the Crown Princess told us she wrote her postgraduate thesis on cruelty. It is a very interesting topic, as bad stuff is happening all over the world, and there are evil people out there doing cruel and evil things. We discussed why people are evil, and our conclusion was that we find it easier to recognise evil in others than in ourselves, and that we all have some evil in us. As a Christian, I also believe in the Bible which states that all humans are evil and we all do evil things, but we can also be forgiven by Jesus. The Bible also tells us that we can flee from the evil and chase the good, and we can fight evil with good. This is something I always try to do. I thinkindifference is one form of evil. It is easier to take action when people close to home are suffering; however, these days it’s not that difficult to travel (even though it might be far)to help people in need. This is something we all should think about. Another thing that comes to mind is also a passage from the Bible, and it says that lovecast out all evil. I think lack of love can be one definition of evil, just as darkness is a lack of light and cold is a lack of warmth.

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