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The goodness of a choice

Once you are user of social medias, you have access to instant and updated news. These news are posted by people to whom you are connected. This take us to the first component : Connections; these are the fellows interacting with you. Your interaction is made by the share of ideas, news, stories, … . In one word, it is Conversations. This second component brings you at the stage where you are able to differentiate the importance of your connections. This differentiation will help you to Clarify Possibilities. At this time, we have the third component. We have to list all possibilities we can get from our connections. These possibilities will let us know the Very Important People to follow: our influencers. To identify influencers, we have to make a Choice. To Choose is the fourth component and from there you can see if you are moving towards your objectives. For instance, I am not in the same region with my influencers. To have confidence from them on what we are doing together, I have to Play it Forward. In this case they see that I am at work. I Play the village WiFi ‘s report one a week and Printer Net Foundation Pays it Forward. M Ichael Josefowicz is my Level 10 because I see positive changes in what we do together. In other words, the results of our activities are scalable.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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Clarifying possibilities

The network allows us to have connections. These ones are the people you interact with. That interaction itself is made possible by conversations. These can occur through Facebook posts, comments, share, messenger thread, zoom, . .. . The importance of conversations is to know people you are connected to.

Many times you will hold conversations, the same times you will know your fellows. This will lead you to clarify the way to go. At this stage, you will be clarifying the people you will remain connected to and they that you will leave. In this clarification, you determine, according to your will, who is inspiring the most. To clarify the possibilities is the third component. At this moment, you can see many opportunities. The question is :  » May I do all of them at the same time « ? I other words, this step is to identify opportunities that fit with your talents.

Everyone who wants to succeed must clarify :

– Connections : the people you are connected to.

– Possibilities : inspiring activities from our influencers.

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Conversations: the way to visibility

In the story about the benefits of connections, you can see that the word means the people with whom you are in touch. What I remarked on Facebook is if you read posts only, no one will know that you are on this social media. To allow your visibility, you need to post, to add comments and share with others. If you are done in all that, you apply the second component : Conversations. These are the interaction between your fellows and you.

For instance, I, Canon Felix, was connected to Facebook. I used to post short stories and leave without comments. I saw that, the time I started to comment other’s posts, they also commented mines. Once I got connections, they helped me to understand their importance. I discovered that there are possibilities to collaborate with them. This was to be possible through conversations. Without conversations, nothing can be done. When I post in groups, I interact with my my influencers. We use messenger thread. My influencers changed my manner of conversations. Before I was connected to them, I didn’t think that something great can be done. I let you know some steps that I made through Facebook :

1. Becoming a changemaker in World Merit Burundi : influencer is Nzigamasabo Léonidas.

2. Becoming a Printer Net Foundation reporter : Influencer : M Ichael Josefowicz

3. Becoming a writer at Growing Systems of Success Class Daily : Influencer : Dr Dasaratha Rama

There are other opportunities I got through conversations. I can say that, posting, liking posts, commenting and Play it Forward are the way to visibility.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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Changers of challanges : Episode 1

Clinicians Without Borders is a local organization founded in 2005 by burundians. Its office is in Bujumbura. The vision is to change the challenges. It is helping in many domains. As it is stated by its name, it is a non profit organization with remarkable achievements. It is an association of 60 members who gathered their money in order to help burundians to overcome the challenges of poverty, lack of food, malnutrition, … .

Who are Clinicians without Borders?

They are 60. Their aim goal is to change the challenges. This means to turn impossible into possible. To know more about them, Menya Magazine met the founder of the organization. He said :

 » This organization was founded in 2005. Our aim goal is to serve the population. We saw that it was needed to do charitable activities. We are acting in five departments :

1. Education : we use the same program with the government. Many of our laureates are hiring by the government. For the profession teachings, we have not a must be the number to start. We can register 200 pupils. Our locals are established at Gatoke, Rweza, Bujumbura, Avenue Juillet. We have certified 12 promotions since 2005. We have enough staffs. In case of job vacation, our graduates are the first to be hired. 40 % of our laureates become entrepreneurs.

2. Health : we have 5 health centers. Women in pregnancy and children under 5 year are cured for free. None give the money back to us. Our physicians are not paid. We only give allowance to take a bus. In all what we do, we use our own money.

3. Entrepreneurship : We work with women and youth. We make soaps, we transform the rubbishes in charcoals. These one do not smoke and contribute in the protection of the environment. They are of a law cost comparing with the price of tree charcoal. We also save money and to our members we give loans without benefits. In the future, we will install Young Dynamic Institution. It will be a bank to care for young guys. To fight Sexual Transmissible Infections, I founded servimem to be used by women and girls in the periodic cycles. Now, we produce a small quantity. We sell them at a low price so that everyone can buy and use it. In the future, we plan to build schools starting at maternal.

4. Humanitarian department : Free vaccine, we feed children in problem of malnutrition, we brought clothes and soaps to prisoners of Bururi Prison. We feeder 600 children with panpernut. All this we do , we are strengthened by God.

5. Evangelization : We call people to pray and work. There are some of them who think that they can live without working. We teach to them the foundamental values, the culture, the love of the country and especially to love the work. Our meetings are each Wednesday starting at 4 PM local time. We have a one hour emission on Radio Buja FM broadcasting from Bujumbura. Due to the lack of means, we are not able to cover all the country. We call everyone who is able to sponsor himself to come to study. We call everyone who wants to join us in this work to contact us at our WhatsApp number +257 75193397 or visit our website https://clinicianssansfrontieres.org »

To be concluded

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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The benefits of connections :Episode 2

Let me use this great moment to say thank you to my Very Important People. I recognize their role in what I am doing today. Nzigamasabo Léonidas is a friend of mine. We knew one an other through Facebook friendship. I respect him as my leader in World Merit Burundi. He has connected me to M Ichael Josefowicz. This one added me in a group. After some days , he added me in other groups. Through a messenger thread, Printer Net Foundation trusted me to be a Printer Net Foundation reporter based in Africa. In M Ichael Josefowicz’s groups, I met Dr Dasaratha Rama. I tried to follow her posts but it was very difficult to find out what it was about. Through a messenger thread, she explained me everything. I want to say publicly that she has gifted me an important book :  » Growing Systems of Success « . It is an invaluable tool for me. Thanks to both of you. I can’t wait to say that I am very pleased of what you have done. Remain blessed.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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The benefits of connections : Episode 1

This story is for me Canon Felix. It is about the first component and my understanding of it. May be,if you hear many of us saying I don’t have good connections in my computer, you may be confused or you do not really understand what they mean. Starting the day I knew M Ichael Josefowicz and Dr Dasaratha Rama, I really came to know the meaning of that word, especially in Growing Systems of Success writen by Dr Dasaratha Rama. This word is the one in the six components.

Connections and their importance.

I was using my Facebook account like others. My knowing with M Ichael Josefowicz was through the investment that Printer Net Networks does in rural villages. Once connected to him, he acted as a teacher and a Coach on Facebook and messenger thread. He is an investor at Printer Net Networks. In his groups, I was connected to Dr Dasaratha Rama in Playing it Forward. She coached me in blogging and Play it Forward. In the village, I am a reporter of Printer Net Networks and it allows me to interact with the Very important people. As I was encouraged to blogging daily, this became my lifestyle. Looking at what is done now, I see that connections is not an other thing than people with whom you interact.

As I continued to post blogs and read the posts at Printer Net Foundation group,and play my blog forward, I decided to focuss on entrepreneurship. Through a messenger thead, the two Very Important Persons have been my mentors. They coached me in many ways. Satrting May 2018, I began to post texts every day. The inspiration from Printer Net Networks led me to the creation of Menya Magazine. The inspiration from Dr Dasaratha Rama is to write texts containing the six components.

The Printer Net reports are posted in the group. Here, everyone can see how investment is positively impacting the community. Through the connections I got trlhrouh Facebook, my life and manner of doing things are changing. I can tell you that, when the book « Growing Systems of Success » was ready on Amazon.com, a gift was sent to me from an other continent. Since my telling stories is my daily practice, playing it Forward is an integral part of of my life. M Ichael Josefowicz is encouraging me to post blog day after day when Dr Dasaratha Rama encourage me to play it Forward. These are the benefits of the first component : Connections.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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The way to success : Episode 3

This is the continuous story of Alice Habonimana, the young lady who is making the difference. Most of young entrepreneurs are working without seeing where they are going to. In other words, they work without objectives. When we say entrepreneurs, we mean they that are creating jobs for their fellows. As a reminder, she has started in Care International. This organization is running many projects in Burundi. One of these projects is Ishaka in which she save 200 BIF weekly. In this saved money, she has access to a micro loan. This enable her to do business deals. She is a student. She is a farmer and owner of transformation center where some of her products are transformed. Due to the agribusiness she is doing, Food and Agriculture Organization chose her to represent Burundi in Benin, Centre Songhaï. It was in June 2018. At Centre Songhaï, she presented her business plan of processing raw tomatoes in tomatoes concentrates (Episode 2). Her presentation led her to be the second and she won grants.

The use of the winning grants.

In Burundi, the installation of a company requires many steps. For some of the entrepreneurs, they don’t have possibilities to register their company. For Alice, it is a special case. The grants she won is used to jump to a high level. She said : » It’s a pleasure that through Agency for the Promotion of Investment in Burundi API, Burundi Office of Revenue OBR and Commercial Court in Burundi, my own Company Alice Tomatoes (ALITOM) is officially registered ». I ask everyone to help in its implementation. In some days, I will be giving jobs to unemployed fellows ».

It is a great step for her. Every one knows that this company is the first to be installed in Burundi.

To be concluded.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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The way to success : Episode 3

This is the continuous story of Alice Habonimana, the young lady who is making the difference. Most of young entrepreneurs are working without seeing where they are going to. In other words, they work without objectives. When we say entrepreneurs, we mean they that are creating jobs for their fellows. As a reminder, she has started in Care International. This organization is running many projects in Burundi. One of these projects is Ishaka in which she save 200 BIF weekly. In this saved money, she has access to a micro loan. This enable her to do business deals. She is a student. She is a farmer and owner of transformation center where some of her products are transformed. Due to the agribusiness she is doing, Food and Agriculture Organization chose her to represent Burundi in Benin, Centre Songhaï. It was in June 2018. At Centre Songhaï, she presented her business plan of processing raw tomatoes in tomatoes concentrates (Episode 2). Her presentation led her to be the second and she won grants.

The use of the winning grants.

In Burundi, the installation of a company requires many steps. For some of the entrepreneurs, they don’t have possibilities to register their company. For Alice, it is a special case. The grants she won is used to jump to a high level. She said : » It’s a pleasure that through Agency for the Promotion of Investment in Burundi API, Burundi Office of Revenue OBR and Commercial Court in Burundi, my own Company Alice Tomatoes (ALITOM) is officially registered ». I ask everyone to help in its implementation. In some days, I will be giving jobs to unemployed fellows ».

It is a great step for her. Every one knows that this company is the first to be installed in Burundi.

To be concluded.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation

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An unforgettable cellphone call : Episode 3

When you hear something good or bad at your friend, what will you do? To break your relationship or to try to find out if it is true! This will depend on how you do things. The same case occurred to me. When I joined Facebook in 2010, a friend of mine told me : » Facebook is a place where you will meet thiefs only. Please, don’t join this platform « . My intention was to see and know what was the book of faces. In my thoughts, I told myself that only pictures /faces will be found in that book of faces. After some hours of connection , I realized that it was a flow of news, rather true or false, bad or good. I was interested. This my friend told me that to connect to Facebook was the waste of time. Many of young people use fake names at Facebook. This is because they have heard that there is not true men and women on that social network. The story is mine, and what I write is quite true

New day new step.

I was using Facebook without any target or objectives. This is how many young people waste their time, writing and posting rubbishes on Facebook. I sometimes shared some texts from menyasite.wordpress.com, the blog of Menya Foundation. I didn’t see what will be the harvest, for I knew before that it is a place to tell all kind of lies. Many posts at Facebook. I decided to open every link that I would see. I used to ask myself : »Where do these stories come from? What is the objectives of these people who post all this »? To these questions, no answer. At Facebook, I am in a high number of groups but really don’t see, even now the importance of being member of them. Since 2016, I founded an association of unemployed guys. Unfortunately, it didn’t evaluate. I created an other one, for which the objective was to fight poverty. In me, the spirit of Leader was developed. (…). After the Social Initiatives Support Project, the association changed into Menya Foundation.

New connection new inspiration

The connection to the leader of World Merit Burundi and my volunteering in it for three years led me to be connected to Printer Net Foundation New York. Once in their Facebook group, they post important readings. It was in that group where I found my Very Important Persons who inspired me because they are very dynamic and active.

My first benefit from the first Very Important Person I was connected to was the « ability to make the difference between Printer Net Foundation and Printer Net Magazine ». What I saw inspired me to create « Menya Magazine ». My second benefit is from the second Very Important Person. From this one, I learned to Play it forward, the Growing Systems of Success, the use of spheres,… I recognize that it is very difficult to understand that one can find people of great value at Facebook. It is a great privilege to me because, through messenger thread and their posts, I can see were I am going to.

To be concluded.

By Canon Felix

Gitega Burundi

Menya Magazine

Menya Foundation