Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Peace Activist


Dear brothers & sisters,

We all need to pray for one another, and to love one another. We should always pray for the safety, peace, love and brotherhood for people all over the world.Too bad we can't have an independence day for the entire world. A day of freedom from ignorance, hatred, war, illusions, power and control. A day where we can all love each other as human beings and toss away the weapons of war, and cast out our fears and hatreds from our hearts into the graves. We must mourn the graves of the innocents all over the world, and give the children of the world the hope of a peaceful, loving and beautiful world.

A world full of love and without hatred or fear. A world where we can join hands together and accept one another, regardless of our skin colour, ethnic divisions, religion or nationality. If we don't unite as a human race, then we have condemned the future generation of children a dark and very grim future.  Think of love, compassion and peace always...




Welcome to the latest update from Cawdnet - working in

Nigeria and the UK to make the most of digital technology

for development.


1. Introduction

2. Cawdnet Campus

3. Newsletter, News Alerts and News boards

4. Teachers Talking Anniversary Celebration

5. Shopping on-line can help CAWD

6. Summary


1. Introduction

This newsletter features our annual celebration of

Teachers Talking - when rural teachers in Nigeria gather

to be online and chat across the digital divide with

friends in the UK. It also demonstrates our new approach

to sharing news, which, for the first time, points you to

Cawdnet Campus.


2. Cawdnet Campus

Cawdnet Campus is our new "virtual meeting place" on the

Internet. It was mentioned briefly in Newsletter 40.

Rather than explaining what it is, and how we hope it

will work, we will simply start to use it to support the

Newsletter over the coming months. Gradually as it gets

increasingly up-and-running we hope you will appreciate

its many features and benefits. Techies may like to know

that Cawdnet Campus runs on Moodle. As with any new

enterprise "teething troubles" are a distinct possibility

- so please be patient with us. Anyone with experience of

Moodle (or interest in it) is very welcome to come and

join Pam and Lorraine on

their learning curve and help to get Cawdnet information

moved to Moodle.


3. Newsletter, News Alerts and Newsboards

We plan to experiment with News Alerts instead of our old

style newsletter.Those of you who subscribe to various

online newsletters will be aware of the news alerts style.

Instead of a newsletter *covering* stories in full it

simply *offers* the full stories. It gives the opening

sentences of each story plus a link to where you can read

more. This makes it much easier for readers to quickly

scan the contents and choose what they want to read in

detail. Thanks to Cawdnet Campus we can now try this

approach. Our story about the Teachers Talking Anniversary

Celebration is our first experiment at creating a news alert.


4. Teachers Talking Anniversary Celebration

Most teachers who attend the Teachers Talking training

programme work in rural schools well away from the

Internet, so our annual on-line get together is a real

cause for celebration. The second annual Teachers Talking

anniversary celebration was held on Friday 17th November.

Florence Bukola Bale, who helped to present the TT course

earlier this year, arranged the anniversary celebration at

Fantsuam Foundation (FF) Community Learning Centre (CLC).

It was judged a great success by those who participated.

During the morning Florence .... click for the full

story - you'll find it as "Latest News" in the middle of

the page.


5. Shopping on-line can help CAWD.

As Christmas approaches you may be shopping online. Many

major stores - such as Marks and Spencers, Jessops, Toys R

Us, Currys, Comet, Hamleys, and lots more make a donation

to your chosen charity if you buy online through

easyfundraising. You can nominate CAWD as your chosen

charity. It costs you nothing - in fact there are often

excellent special offers. It's an easy way to shop, and it

boosts our funds - so please check the link for your

favourite suppliers - keep this link to hand - and pass it

on to your friends



The Teachers Talking second anniversary online celebration

was a great success. The cewlebration story was used to

try out our new "alerts" approach to the Newsletter using

Cawdnet Campus. There was also a reminder that shopping

online through is a

great way to boost CAWD's funds.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Supplies leave Largymore Primary School for Romanian Christmas Appeal

Sierra Leone, India, Hungary, Ghana and Ethiopia

Sierra Leone, India, Hungary, Ghana and Ethiopia
Supplies consisting of toiletries, small pharmaceuticals, educational resources, notebooks, office equipment and medical supplies sent to Sierra Leone, India, Hungary, Ghana and Ethiopia.

Sierra Leone and Nepal

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sierra Leone and Nepal
Cow, goats, sheep hens and ducks purchased for Sierra Leone and Nepal.
Please look at for animal catalogue


Pharmaceuticals, toiletries, educational items dispatched to Sierra Leone, India, Hungary, Ghana, Ethiopia and Romania.