Teaching about thankfulness

December 24, 2008

mr-papu-on-the-stageThere was one Pastor called PAPU who is from South Africa taught us about thankfulness.
Why is it so important to be thankful? He said in life there are many reasons we should be thankful wether to God or to one person specifically. But we make sure that we love the giver more than the gifts. In that case, even if we lose the gifts the relationship will still remain and that why we the ” Malagasy” people when we give something we always say ” Aza ny hakelezan’ny fanomezana no jerena fa ny fô manolotra” or ” Ny fô manotra no mameno azy!”. That is to show what is important is not the gifts but the gesture ( the act to give ). It’s important to be thankful because it encourages to giver. But if we’re not thankful then it’s like banging one’s head against the wall, ie we do something that is meaningless or no effect: it’s like water in duck’s back and that discourages the giver to never repeat again his act.
Why are people not thankful?
There are two reasons: first of all they think that they deserve the gift so no need to thank, why must I thank for something that I deserve?, and the second one is the familiarity with the giver. they think being familiar with the giver implies thanking already.But that’s not true, we need to show to the giver our gratitude and the only way to show that is to say “THANK YOU” it’s may be very simple but very important so whenever you receive a gift never forghet to say thank you, remember the recitation that we learnt from school:” Raha misy manome zavatra hoanao, kingà miteny hoe: Misaotra tompoko ô!” So basically these are the things that Pastor PAPU taught us there. So if you need more informations about that check the video below.

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The International Congress for the students of Indian Ocean

December 24, 2008

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The congress lasted five days. It began the 17th and was finished 21st of this december. The first day was the opening ceremony and introducing all the guests speakers.
What was the goals of this congress? First of the goal is to teach and to help the students have “Entreprenarial mind” so that they can create their own firm in the future. Of course there were many PhD’s people who were really willing to share their knowledges and experiences about that. Many of them agreed on the fact that most of the students are not operational or are jobless after their studies so, to change this situation was the main goal of the congress.
How to do that?
– To make the students have the “Entreprenarial mind”
– To let them understand the main problem of creating a firmis not always money or finances.
– To teach them how to manage the fund gotten from the investers ( spend the money correctly but not waste it for nothing )

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WHY SHOULD WE BLOG IN AFRICA?

December 4, 2008
Gorgia;Théophile;Patrick;Stéphane

Gorgia;Théophile;Patrick;Stéphane

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The reason of which we should blog here in Africa is first of all to let all the countries included in this continent know their values and wealth .And what I mean with wealth here wether natural resssources or cultures.In doing so ,we we permit people in Africa to know one another in one hand and be united in diversity.And forsure,on the other hand to have relationship with the four other continents. Here the word “diversity” is a key word because it ‘s up to each of us wether we are going to use those differences for our benefits or not .Now, let’s talk about the “cultures”.We all know that our continent has many and different cultures which are most of time complimentary to the others.Normally with something complimentary there should not be opposition or contradiction.Why was there and there still is.I think in that case ,blogging plays crucial roles and has a special place for the development and progress of our continent. I would like to emphasise here that knowing all that is one thing but applying so that it can be benefical is still another .So,we must all take our reponsibilities indeed we the bloggers who are the eyes and the ears of the others. Generally , when we ask about the question ” WHY?” we only see the causes or the reason and we forget or neglect the impact of the action ( cause and effect principle) . Let’s take the example of “Blogging “here in Madagascar .You know there is one blog here called “foko-madagascar”.Before I was not member of this blog I didn’t even know how to surf or google.But after, this was changed because what we do in “Blog “is to teach and learn from one another,share experiences and we inform the others of update. Basically,bloggers here in Madagascar are like one big family.So,it’s like one body with different parts and each part has its importance and special role. What I learnt as well in Blogging or with my friends bloggers is helping people is not just giving them what they need or ask to us ,we may risk to make them be dependent of us .”Give a man a fish ,you feed him for a day (What about tomorrow?) but teach a man to fish ,you feed him for life. That’s why I said before Blog has a crucial role in Africa. At the end special thanks to “foko bloggers ” and its collaborates wether Malagasy or foreigners without whom all that was not possible. I say “Long live to blogging here in AFRICA!!!!”And hope for a better result.

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October 5, 2008

concilliating economics and moral principles

June 28, 2008

Many people think that economics laws are not flexible. We always say this:”Everyone for himself” and there will be harmony in the sossiety.But we need to help one another because each is according to his ability. No matter where we are from ,no matter who you are wether  you are rich or poor we still need one another .I learn this at school ,I used to think that I was good at maths and  I didn’t need others but I was completely wrong . The truth is God created us with different gifts .He endowed everyone of gifts and what we should do is to recognize our gift and contribute in the welfare of the people .And we should the same with economics.