Hussein Tadesse, communicating nonviolently at a coffee shop in Kampala.
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One School at a Time’s Uganda program manager, Hussein Tadesse, has been working for several years towards becoming certified in a set of techniques known collectively as non-violent communication. You may recall that he visited the U.S. in 2010 and 2012 to attend trainings, which have served him well as he handles sometimes complicated negotiations in Uganda with school boards, teachers, parents, students, and government officials. Hussein hopes to continue his training this summer with an intensive program in neighboring Kenya. You can help support Hussein in this important quest by donating HERE.
In Hussein’s words:
Help me achieve my life goal of being a certified
non-violent communication trainer!
I am Hussein Tadesse, Program Manager for One School at a Time (1schoolatatime.org). We partner with impoverished schools in Uganda, East Africa.
An important part of my work every day is communication. I help different groups of people (teachers, administrators, government officials, students, parents and community members) talk to each other in ways where mutual understanding and compassion can grow. Often these people are at odds with each other. For example, the head teacher (with a master’s degree in education) of our most recent partner school told me recently: “I always believed in all the years that I have worked at this school that the school board was stupid. They are so poor and unedcuated- they can’t help themselves. So, I was surprised to find that these people really do have good ideas…. I just never took the trouble to listen to them”. We can not improve the schools unless we can communicate peacefully. I model non-violent communication and support others to do the same.
It was a great opportunity for me to attend the International Training on Non-Violent Communication in New Mexico in 2010 and a certification training in Seattle, WA in April 2012.
To further my education, I have been invited to attend an intensive training in Non-violent Communication in Kenya this August 2013. This 10 day workshop will lead me closer to receiving my certification as a Non-Violent Communication trainer in my native Africa.
But I need your help to pay for tuition, travel and accommodations. To support my certification goal, please make a donation at First Giving: http://tinyurl.com/qzpfg9j
All funds will be sent to One School at a Time which will then earmark them specifically towards my training costs. One School at a Time is a registered 501 C (3) non-profit and your donation is fully tax deductible.
Heartfelt thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
One School at a Time Program Manager, Uganda