We have the keys!/On a les clés!



OK, OK, I know I have put off writing a piece on my Manitoba life…to be brutally honest I’ve written hardly anything about Manitoba…but this is more important. This is the BEST Isanganiro update I have been able to post in a long time.

In a surprise move, the authorities allowed private radio station employees, including our colleagues, back into their stations yesterday for the first time since May. The bad news is it will still be quite a while before they can begin broadcasting. My source for this info is Isanganiro webmaster Bernard Bankukira, corroborated by other local reports. The good news is we will soon know what their exact needs are and how we can transport the supplies, and as a result be able to kick our campaign into a higher gear. It looks like their patience and courage have won out.

I’m waiting for the needs assessment, which I’m supposed to get today or early next week, and then we can kick the campaign, which has been in tortoise mode for awhile, into a higher gear. Please help us if you can!

THE LINK TO DONATE IS HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/waenj4c


Dans un geste surprise, les autorités ont permis les employés des radios privés, dont nos collègues, à revenir à leurs lieux de travail pour la première fois depuis le mois de mai. La mauvaise nouvelle, c’est qu’il reste encore bien du travail à faire avant qu’ils puissent recommencer le travail. Cette information me vient de notre webmestre, Bernard Bankukira, corroboré par d’autres rapports locaux. La bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’on saura bientôt quels sont leurs besoins exacts et comment on peut mieux leur aider.

J’attends le bilan des besoins et j’en reparlerai dans cet espace très bientôt.

Comme dirait un de nos animateurs, Christian Nsavye: Hasta la victoria siempre! 


About msmarguerite

Young Quebec City-based freelance journalist. once and future nomad. I blog about life, about travel, about things I notice and every so often about work. I enjoy language learning, singing, swing dancing, skating and...other stuff, sometimes. My heart is somewhere in East Africa, Haiti or Eastern Europe. English, français, русский, malo slovensko, un poco de espanol, um pouco de português ndiga ikirundi, mwen ap aprann kreyòl...
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