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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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2 comments:

P said...

Arif

You are doing Malaysia proud! You have a deep interest to share the Kyrgyzstan solution for Poverty Eradication at the WCIT2008 in Malaysia!

This blog will inspire and help those who already have similar interest.

Your work to help Kyrgyzstan villagers realise their dreams are no more than paving the way for Malaysia to grab this initiative to lead the world in poverty reduction!

Being the host for WCIT2008 18-22 May, Malaysia no doubt be able to show the world it does not only talk but really act by show casing the Kyrgyzstan poverty eradication project.

Best of luck

CC for Poverty Relief Alliance

SIMS said...

STUDENTS ARE OUR FUTURE DECISSION MAKERS.
There is saying:
“You do not need an army to destroy a country. Just destroy the education system”

·Building a future with our students
Reviving Science / Mathematics education

Industry – Education & Government

Reviving Science / Mathematics education and to grow electronics education is a monumental task that calls for all stakeholders collaboration.

CoreChart is motivating students to learn across the curriculum from junior schools to high schools and preparing them for serious research at tertiary level and countless cost-effective industrial / consumer applications.

·Eliminating Poverty: Growth&Empowerment

Creating a World Without Poverty:
The way it works is that instead of giving money away to a non-profit charity, you help create businesses -- in fact new business models - Using simple technology approach (CoreChart) along with micro-financing. One example is the Kyrgyzstan pasteurization project. (The word ‘simple’ used in this text describing technology means simple to use, but it is complex in its outcomes).

As little as $25 can motivate an entrepreneur in the developing world by givimg out small loans. This process allows that money to grow and be reused and help create true sustainability, unlike the charity dollar which must be raised each year.

WHY DID I START WITH THE TWO ABOVE STATEMENTS?

Because these two statements are interconnected – and integrate into an exciting story for Australia and the world.

My name is Kevin Witkowski and I have been involved in the electronic industry for over 35 years.

I have been and still am a concerned member of the South Australian and Australian community and have for many years been involved in ensuring that we here in South Australia have programs to encourage:
·Our students to be interested in Mathematics Science and Engineering
·That we have a vibrant R&D Manufacturing Industry in Electronics and ITC.

I am also the founder and member of the Senior Industry Mentor Supporter (SIMS) group. SIMS was developed to encourage students at school to take up mathematics, science and engineering through the CoreChart software program and the Robotic Peer Mentoring (RPM) program.

SIMS is a group where senior and retired engineers, teachers and other experts in their fields, work together with eLabtronics go out into schools to encourage mathematics, science and engineering to students, parents and teachers. This program then extends through RPM where industry mentors universities, university students go o high schools to mentor and high school students could also go to primary schools to do some mentoring.

What is very exciting is that CoreChart and RPM has been extended to “Poverty Relief” It is an extraordinary project where it aims to solve the complex worldwide problem of poverty with a simple technology approach along with micro financing.

The challenge is the pre-eminent humanitarian challenge of our age. This challenge calls on all Australia and the rest of the world to create a sustainable and scalable ecosystem for wealth creation and eradicate the world of poverty at the same time.

Eliminating Poverty: Growth and Empowerment

The emphasis for sustainable projects to succeed in developing countries, there needs to be an environment where people can take charge of their lives – where they are their own agents of change. In other words “Empowerment is the key to successful development.

The most exciting outcome is that we have now taken the CoreChart program into underdeveloped and developing countries to help them to eradicate poverty by helping themselves. One such program is currently conducted in Kyrgyzstan, another in Malawi.

What excites me more is the project that Mr. Adilet Zhusupbekov, STLI and Peace Corp and Colin Pridham are doing in Kyrgyzstan. Mr. Adilet Zhusupbekov is teaching local people to solve and provide high technical solutions through microchip technology using CoreChart, state-of- the- art software. Here is a software development product that allows the villagers in Kyrgyzstan to help themselves and their country to eradicate poverty, increasing health of its people through technology.

Mr. Adilet Zhusupbekov is currently working with Peace Corps volunteer and committed talented young locals to develop a pasteurization project to stop risk of infection from Brucellosis.

This is one of many projects that are being considered and these people need us to support them. As C.K. Prahard wrote, “eradicating poverty through profits” and “ he also wrote “ enabling dignity and choice through markets”

Mark Malloch Brown wrote “A important and insightful work showing persuasively how private sector can be put at the centre of development, not just as a rhetorical flourish but as a real engine of jobs and services for the poor”

There are many buzz words and phrases used and in today’s world to justify one’s actions. The current phrase is: “social corporate conscious responsibility”.

We don not need phrases to make it sound right. We need actions. I believe that we are all brothers and sisters living on the same planet and our responsibility is to look after one another.

Ken Blanched summed it up in this way. “Many people recognize that poverty is a major problem in the world, yet they throw up their hands and say, ‘What to do?’

Well, there are people like, SIMS, Peng Choo of eLabtronics, Oak Tree Foundation, Engineers without Borders and many more that are doing something positive.

Now try the same thing on the corporate level with larger funding and from organisations like Bill Gates Foundation, C.K. Prahald, World Vision etc., and you can begin to see that it is truly possible to create a "world without poverty", and that poverty is indeed an "artificial construction."

When we combine all these forces, some small some large, but as a group traveling on the same road in the same direction, then it will make a difference.

The World IT congress is being held in Malaysia this year and the agenda for some of the most powerful people in the world attending are also the believers that say. “It is possible to eradicate poverty in the undeveloped and developing countries” using the formula… Simple technology approach along with micro financing is the answer to Creating a World Without Poverty.

Please donate so our message to be aired with the most influential leaders in Creating a World Without Poverty

Kevin Witkowski

Hi there.

My name is Arif.

I have a confession to make.

I am affected by a disease called Teenage Affluenza.

YOU might be affected too.

Watch this video and diagnose yourself.

3 billion people in the whole world lives under the poverty line.

That is almost half of the world population.

The only cure to Teenage Affluenza is to help these less fortunate people.

This is your CHANCE.

*****

What we do

We are raising funds to get a team of villagers from Kyrgyzstan to attend the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) on 18-22 May 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The aim of this effort is to present a sustainable and scalable poverty eradication model to the whole world.

Why we do it

We believe that these villagers have the perfect solution to eradicate poverty by harnessing the power of technology. They not only help themselves break from the cycle of poverty, but at the same time making local businesses more profitable. Registered under the name TalasTronics (NGO), their method is truly unique – programming microchips.

How YOU can be part of it

We need your help to raise funds to pay for flight, accommodation and WCIT2008 registration fee for three TalasTronics villagers to present their Poverty Relief projects in Malaysia. The total sum anticipated is $10,000.

This is your chance to join our journey in this world-transforming effort.

If you feel that this effort is genuine and are willing to contribute, please donate.

Your $10 (or any amount you could give) could actually change the life of half of the world population. We appreciate any amount that you could offer.

You can either donate to me in cash (if you are in Adelaide), or just click the ‘ChipIn!’ button below or on the top left side panel. It will bring you to a PayPal page, where you can choose to use PayPal, major credit cards or even some bank accounts.

We all hope that the Kyrgyzstan Villagers will prove once and for all there is hope and help for the 3 billion under privileged people!

Thank you for donating and please tell your friends too. Remember, you are helping half of the world population!

Want more information?

Click on the links below to read more about this project.

Go to The Amazing Villagers

Go to The Enabling Technology

Go to The Next Step

Go to The Australian Side of the Story

Go to The Malaysian Side of the Story

Don't forget to bookmark this page and come back for updates!