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- ItemBlessed J. Bakhita Formation Centre A Project for Southern Sudan(Tangaza University College, 1998-09) Regueyra., Gilbert PetersenRumbek and Bahr el Gazal are traditional Chatolic Areas in Southern Sudan. The Sudden expulsion of missionaries, the absent of a strong Sudanese priesthood and the destruction of long years of war, adding interfactional and inter-ethnic fighting, slave raiding from the north in some areas, and associated famine, have left the Catholic Christian community very fragile in many regards. Msgr. Caesar Mazzolari, Apostolic Administrator for the diocese of Rumbek and Wao in the absence of a bishop, works from a small base at Mapuordit, near Akot in the revitalization and rebuilding of the Church, especially in the Rumbek, Aweil and Gogrial areas that constitute a special challenge. For contributing in the reconstruction in the reconstruction of Sudan, Blessed J. Bakhita Formation Centre is training Sudanese Catechists, Seminarians and Teachers who commit themselves to return to Sudan to participate in the integral development of their own people. This Centre is the concrete answer that Rumbek Diocese is given to the Sudanese people in the South. It reflects the Pastoral concern of the Diocese for facing the challenges through the formation of Pastoral Agents, giving hope for a real reconstruction with Justice, Peace and Reconciliation. This report is based on information collected during the experience of two months and three weeks I had at Blessed J. Bakhita Formation Centre in March, June and July 1998. Information obtained thanks to the collaboration of the Administrative Staff, teachers and students who were open and accessible all time, showing a especial spirit of friendship and companionship. The report is structured in 6 chapters: Background of the Project, Objectives of the Project, Activities of the Project, Resources of the Project, Finances and Budget and the last Chapter with Short and Long term strategies, Strengths and Weaknesses and Comments and
- ItemBye Bye, Our Holy father(Tangaza University College, 2005-04)I heard some gentle man comment on the 8th' of March 2005 and I quote; "today is women's day but the rest of the days till end of the year will be men's day!" As we congratulate the nominees for this year's Tangaza Woman of the year, the editor urges all of us to try and make each day in our life in Tangaza a time of respect for each other, mutual fulfillment and a joy for "all of us. In this issue we carry a brief profile of the trainees of Tangaza women of the year. Thanks for your prayers too, Dr. Zacharia Sarni la is making good progress and we ask you to continue praying for him so that he may recover fully. The editorial team would also like to congratu late Jerome Ituah. the Sports Representative for the colorful, successful and well-organized Tangaza Sports Day. We also wish to thank Fr. George, the outgoing Princi pal the best of wishes and God's blessings in his future endeavours. We wish you success in the forth-coming examinations and the best of wishes during the long break' Editor
- Itemcampus Heartbeat(Tangaza University College, 2010-12) Tangaza University CollegeA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Every event must have a beginning. The traveller, who understands the rigours of any journey, recognizes that the first step is an important part of progress. Once made, then opportunities for growth are endless. Campus Heart Beat becomes for us (students and faculty) at the Institute of Social Communication, Tan- gaza College, a leap of faith into the bright future. It is the first step that propels us into the ocean; to swim with the sharks and to dance with the dolphins. As with all 'Firsts,' this endeavour fills our hearts with amazing joy. As persistent and patient voyagers, we hold that the journey in itself is as important as its beginning; for it is along the way that we are able to meet our goals and break barriers to become winners. Campus Heart Beat will be your companion, as close and per sonal to you as your heartbeat. It will bring real life stories by people you know and admire. People determined to be the best in their own right to help you reflect and find the strength to follow your dreams. These are our stories - campus life stories that seek to build you. In this inaugural issue, Helen Kimaru opens her world to us. We follow the life of the 12-year old girl with big dreams of becoming a TV presenter but who encounters an unexpected obstacle. Read her story on Pg 16. Teamwork plays an important part in our day to day activities at the university. We explore how to bank on teamwork to bring out the best in us. The Soap Opera bug has bitten most of us, find out why on Pg 22 Now that we have set out, we welcome you to journey with us. Join us in this quest to make a difference in our society. Let our stories bring a ray of hope to one and to many; let them be the bridge to that bright life that we seek
- ItemChristian Newsletter(Tangaza University College, 2003) Tangaza University CollegeOur belief that God indeed took our human nature and dwelt among us marks our essential difference from other believers in God. For us God is not only the "wholly other" but also ':Emmanuel, God-with-us". The splendour of this truth, one of the profound theological reasons for "inculturation" and the "sacramental way" of communicating divine life, must touch the very fibre of our life and behaviour. For us Christians, because of the mystery of incarnation, the world and human history become the stage where the drama of human salvation is being played out. The mystery of the incarnation affirms the natural world as "good" though not "perfect" yet. The Grace flowing from the whole paschal mystery including Jesus' death, resurrection and sending of the Holy Spirit, perfects and redeems nature. Tangaza College Community wishes you a most blessed and happy celebration of God's goodness and love to the world. We at Tangaza are in a special way indebted to all our benefactors and donors who helped us and still help us to put up the essential structures and build up the academic resources necessary for the mission of the College of providing ministerial preparation for Religious and Laity in the Church in Eastern Africa and the African continent as a whole. The College Community extends its greetings to the members of the Board of Governors, to the ecclesiastical authorities, to the authorities of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, to the benefactors and all other persons who are closely associated with our mission and growth. May you have a very holy and grace-filled Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Yours truly,
- ItemExperiences of Children Living in Foster Families in Kajiado County, Kenya(Institute of Youth Studies Tangaza University College, 2020) Waweru, Josephine Naita; Tucholski, Henry; Kisasa, Catherine; Mwarari, Catherine; Nyagah, Anatasio; Churu, BeatriceFoster care is perceived as a viable alternative in the care for and protection of vulnerable children particularly for those whose family situation is deemed as dysfunctional as to present reasonable risk to their wellbeing. In the context of a governmental policy Kenya that seeks to redirect foster care practices towards more use of family-based foster care, this study was undertaken to seek a proximate appreciation of the experiences of children whose lives now oscillate between two alternative care environments, namely, foster family settings and Charitable Children Institutions (CCIs). Kenya has a huge number of children that grow up in need of alternative care, with an estimated 3.6 million of these being orphaned or classified as vulnerable (UNICEF, 2015). The alternative care structures, while embedded in a rich national and international legal framework, are not adequately implemented. Even basic registration of CCIs has significant gaps (UNICEF, 2014). Research from global to local sources shows the huge disadvantages for children growing up in institutions other than families and give ample rationale for the move of the Kenya Government to de-institutionalize as many children as possible by bringing them into family-based care. The study adopted the phenomenological research design, purposive sampling 26 preteens and teenagers living, during the school term, in a CCI that doubles up as their School and then moving to live with foster families during the school holidays. The latter was a recently introduced new move that enabled the CCI to comply with new government directives. Interview schedules were used to collect data which was then analysed using an inductive thematic approach. The focal area of the field study were the experience in the CCI, the transition to the foster families and the experience in the latter for each of the interviewees. Among important findings of the study includes an overall happy environment for the children in the CCI, including a good variety in diet, and adequate sense of safety among other key basic needs. The children present with a sense of security in the home as their regular and predictable programme as well as well elaborated system of values this CCI makes them feel clear of their way. Above all the children are confident of a great education that they receive in the home, and this makes them very hopeful and even resilient. EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN LIVING IN FOSTER FAMILIES IN KAJIADO COUNTY, KENYA 11 Transition to the foster family homes seems to be overall rather poorly managed due perhaps to the lack of preparation of the staff for the role of assisting the children to prepare for the transition. In particular, the children did not experience a sense of choice in the transition matter. It was a decision communicated to them. This may not have facilitated ease of transition, and indeed the some of the reports of the children indicate some anxiety in the transition period. But in most cases the children had positive experiences in the foster homes anyway. It may be observed that the fact that most of the foster families were in relationship to the school as a faith affiliate may have helped the children to make an easy transition to the family homes despite lack of adequate preparation. Concerning the experience of reception in the foster family majority of the children felt welcome, appreciated and accepted. The findings of this study provide information that will be used to improve foster care in Kenya. In particular, there is much to be learned from the positive experiences accrued by the children while in the CCI. Among these is the security provided by a strong institutional tradition and system of values. If in addition, the foster families to which the children are sent share the same values, this can be an advantage for the consistency of their upbringing and their psychological security. The study also shows the dire need for ongoing training of care-givers throughout the spectrum of foster care. Many of the successful experiences of the study point to the importance of establishing traditions as those of the school, as well as predictable systems. The gaps in the foster care system that this study unearthed are also clearly gaps in the accompaniment processes, both in the CCI and in the foster families. Life-skills training also needs to be increased for children in foster care. This can help them build up resilience in the changing seasons of their lives and enable them to draw more value from them. Their psychological experience and preparedness needs to be taken on board in the decisions that affect them. In all the study serves to confirm the adroitness of the policy direction taken by the Government of Kenya regarding family-based foster care; it is a useful supplement to CCI care when the latter is necessary.
- ItemFact Findings Report On; Conflict and Reconciliation among Acholi and Nadi, Sudanese Refugees Settlement, Adiumani - Uganda.(Tangaza University College, 1998-09) Silvio, Francis OkenyFor nearly three decades the Acholi and Madi communities had lived together having some common customs, traditions and beliefs. However, during the last ten years these particular communities have been engaged in conflict and disagreement due to political situation in Sudan. Therefore, my main aim of carrying out this study is to try to find a way, to bring harmony and reconciliation through their good and harmonious traditions, customs and cultures. The values that had made them live together in unity for many years in the region of South Sudan. Today these particular communities have taken refuge into Uganda due to the current civil war that had torn the Sudan into pieces. These communities experience difficult times in their lives Before taking refuge into Uganda, conflicts and disharmony brought division among them following the massacre that emerged between them These conflict continuos even in the refugee camps, and this had drawn my attention and concern to find some ways of reconciliation and unity among them. I will focus on traditional process of reconciliation and its values taking into consideration what they have acquired from Christian values and what did not help them in their Christian lives. Thus, some of the traditional values of reconciliation will help us as missionaries in the process of inculturation. Throughout this past years we had a lot of scandal from the Christian point of views, following the massacre that happened among the most African Christians above all among the Catholics. E.g. in South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi etc. The work is divided into two parts with segments, according to tangaza methodology of SEE JUDGE and ACT. In the first part of my work I tackled the historical, social, religious and political background. The other segment tackled the actual conflict situation and its cause. In the second part I tried to analyze the situation of the people involved in the conflict and interviews about traditional reconciliation process including the symbols. The last part I looked at theological and Christian approach and how to consider inculturation process from the traditional point of view, in order to find ways of building reconciliatory community of peace and harmony. I also gave some recommendation, observation and comments.
- ItemFact-Finding Report On Barpello Help-Age Project(Tangaza University College, 2001-09) Mlitio Nzioka, CeciliaThe perception of old age is a period of decline in which human and social inadequacy is taken for granted. Older people suffer not only by being deprived of human contact, but also from abandonment, loneliness and isolation. As their interpersonal and social contracts are diminished, so their lives are correspondingly impoverished; they are deprived of the intellectual, cultural stimulus and enrichment they need. The question of who is old has different perceptive in Kenya. Indeed, when we talk of an old person immediately we think of our grandparents or any old looking person. For to many of us, an old person is anybody with grey hair, wrinkled face, difficulties in walking, talking, eating and getting sick quite often. They tend to have eye problems and at times become blind and have other old age complications. In order to ensure the political, economic and cultural recognition of old people it has been necessary to bring to the fore their issues and hence the present attempts to raise sensitivity. My experience among the Pokot community gave me an opportunity to realise elderly people's situation. My area of interest was to see and participate in the involvement and the transformation of the old people's lives in the East Pokot. After interviewing several people in the area, they told me that. an old person in Pokot is a person who has lived or existed for a relatively long time or advanced in years. He or she has wisdom and knowledge about the society. In African traditional setting, the elderly people had great respect, and care in their families and in the society at large. They were important and respected because they were closer to the ancestors. Everyone had the responsibility of caring for the old people. The extended families took care of them. Girls would stay with their grandmothers and the boys with their grandfathers. The whole community was very sensitive to the needs of the aged. It was considered as a serious offence, to abandon parents and elders, especially when they were old. People believed that the words of the old people were potent, they could bless or curse. For that reason, the family continued to love and to nurture them until death. They did not regard being with them as wastage of time, but they showed them love and compassion respectively. All the same, the older generation had some duties to perform in the society. They were considered to be a source of wisdom and they passed it to the younger generation
- ItemFor You I Study(Tangaza University College, 2004) Tangaza University CollegeWe will then be busy teaching and forming young minds, taking care of the sick, uplifting the poor, and engaged in handing on faith to future generations. The Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata addressed to all religious called for renewed and loving commitment to the intellectual life as an integral part of the experience of life in the Spirit and the condition for apostolic efficacy. The following text has been frequently quoted, but it will do no harm to hear it again: "In addition to the service of others, within the consecrated life itself there is need for a renewed and loving commitment to the intellectual life, for dedication to study as a means of integral formation and as a path of asceticism which is extraordinarily timely, in the face of present-day cultural diversity. A lessened commitment to study can have grave consequences for the apostolate, by giving rise to a sense of marginalization and inferiority, or encouraging superficiality and rash initiatives" (VC 98)
- ItemGood Samaritan(Tangaza University College, 1999-09-15) Ferreira, Antonio Manuel NunesAIDS; the new scourge is taking the life of many human beings every day in the world. It is really a hidden sickness, we never know who is infected! The age is not a barrier for the disease, neither the colour nor religion. It affects everybody: rich or poor alike. Today we find many people that fall in this difficult situation. Each one has his/her own history of love and hatred, of joy and suffering, of desolation and hope. HIV/AIDS is the problem affecting millions of people in the world. In Africa the number of cases is increasing day by day. The lack of information about the issue and the traditional practices, together with uncontrolled sexual behaviour, creates the fertile soil for the growing and proliferation of this disease. The Christian group 'Good Samaritan" tries to be as a light in the darkness and as the salt of the earth (Mt 5.13-16). The members of this group are the "Good Samaritans" of our days, taking care of those who are laying on the streets with the "leprosy" of our days I will look at the statistics of this widespread disease in the world, before considering the number of people infected in Africa, Uganda, and Gulu. 1 will also present how this group is touching the people, including its organisational and financial structures. I consider this research like a rose to be offered to the group "Good Samaritan". A rose like the one I was given when I started this work in Gulu. A rose that can symbolise the beauty and hope in life, and the many thorns experienced by those who are living with HIV.
- ItemHabitat for Humanity Kenya(Tangaza University College, 1998-09) Gaiti, AthiruWhen we look at the statistics about housing conditions in the world, and especially in Africa, we wonder how it comes that the issue of shelter is generally overlooked by the majority of the agents of development. Strange enough, despite its implications on all the aspects of human life, shelter in seldom considered a priority. And yet, shelter does not only mean a roof and walls, i.e. protection against rain, cold, heat, and dust. Rather, it also provides security, privacy and space for carrying out socio-economic activities which are necessary for survival, comfort and happiness of human beings.2 The project we are about to illustrate deals with housing for the needy in rural Kenya. Actually, rather than a project, it is more of a shelter ministry geared towards integral human development. A Christian organisation, Ilabitat for Humanity International, runs world-wide a self-help housing program in partnership with local communities of people in need. Such a partnership is actualised through the mediation of two other different levels of the organisation, i.e. regional (Africa and Middle East) and national. Vision, mission, and goal are the same at all the levels, and the partnership grants financial support; however, the program is community based, run at the grass roots and this means a process of adaptation. During our long holidays, we had the chance to work for two months and a half in one of these community in Kenya, namely Kirindine, which is one of the branches of Athiru Gaiti affiliate to Habitat for Humanity Kenya. This chain of partnerships which links the small local community to a world-wide organisation makes it difficult to report with linearity goal, objectives, strategies, activities at Kirindine. The question is that to understand the local project we need to present also the policies made at national and international level, because many aspects are in common and derived from there. Nevertheless, there is also a strong local component that gives a peculiarity to each community. Moreover, the same case applies to the level of Athirit Gaiti affiliate: whereas some aspects of the program are in common between all the branches, others are very typical of each one of them. This is why we cannot report only about what we have seen at Kirindine; it is necessary to give an overview of all the Habitat for Humanity program. /Thanks to the collaboration and the materials found at Habitat, our observation wa enriched with plenty of data, analyses, insights, and explanations. So much so, at it has been challenging to re-organise all the materials we got. The present report owes a lot to those documents and we are extremely grateful for the openness, transparency and sincere friendship found in the members of staff both at Kirindine and Nairobi.
- ItemInnovative social initiatives that transform lives(Tangaza University College, 2016-05) Tangaza University CollegeThis newsletter targets students, alumni, supporters, partners, benefactors and organizations working for social transformation. We want to encourage and indeed invite our social transformers write and share their inspiring stories that are changing the face of Africa. Expect to read and see more transformative stories every two months.
- ItemLong holiday exposure(Tangaza University College, 1998-09) Ngirigaca, MargaretThe aged have played a great role in the society to uphold it and to cause continuity of customs and cultural values that have given people their identity. The wisdom and many experiences are still useful to the present and future generations. The aged have spent their lives, time and energy to provide for their children (younger generations). They have sacrificed their utmost resources trying to secure/ create a better future. The challenge is for all of us to show gratitude for all that they did and treat them with respect. Not only because of what they did but because of who they are. In welcoming the aged, supporting, caring and respecting them we are doing it to Jesus who will judge us according to how we treated the poor among us and especially the marginalised. Aging is a biological fact that brings forth many problems; physical, economical, emotional, social, spiritual, etc. It is a time of strain for the individual, family and society. Today due to the consequences of old age, the aged are looked at as liability by the younger generation. In our modem world with all the complexity and advancements of technology, we are facing many realities which never existed few decades ago. One of such realities is the rapid rising number of the aged people. Advancements in medical science have made it possible for many diseases regarded as 'killer' to be controlled. As a result many people live longer. Well, long life for me is something very paradoxical. It is a gift and a struggle both for the individual and for the society. Many aged people suffer frail health, mental retardation, etc. They suffer a lot of loneliness and isolation. Modem era has come forth with many changes that has caused total or partial disintegration of the extended and nuclear families. As a result, many aged persons are left alone in their homes. This is a disadvantage for the aged who suffer the loneliness and for the young who are not able to profit from the experiences and wisdom of the aged. Yet, amidst these struggles, long life is still a gift. With disintegration of family unit, many values about life are also lost. The young generations no longer look at the aged with reverence for their wisdom and experience. Instead, they think of the aged in terms of problems and needs. Following the new cultures of individualism and scarcity of resources, many people try to push aside and ignore the needs of the needy. Many aged people are abandoned and not given chance to live peacefully their last phase of life. This fact finding report is meant to show the main problems and challenges facing the aged and suggesting one way of addressing the challenge. This is based on my long holiday experience at Nyumba ya Wazee, Kasarani. I worked here trying to inform myself on the Purpose, Objectives, organization and, short-term and long-term Strategies of the project.
- ItemMemory, Prophecy and Commitment(Tangaza University College, 2002) Tangaza University CollegeOn this day in the most solemn manner around the Eucharistic Lord, united with our Lord and Master, we open the doors of this College that is "on the threshold of sweeping change" (Fr. Shorter, Principal'e Annual Report 2002, p. 1). The "Tangaza Extensions" will soon be complete. The Institutes (4 of them), except Theology, will shift to the new building at the end of this Semester. Two more new ones might soon be joining the College taking up their offices and classrooms in the new extensions. "It will then be necessary to go through a period of consolidation" (Principal 's Annual Report 2002, p. 1). It is a period of reinforcing, a time of strengthening the college of taking stock of things, of clarifying better the details of our functioning, of strengthening the bonds that exist between the various sectors, programmes, and institutes of the College, without however forgetting to look forward. It shall be a period in which we shall remember the past with gratitude, look forward to the future with great confidence, and live the present with enthusiasm and greater commitment. It is a time of memory, prophecy and commitment.
- ItemThe New Vision for Tangaza(Tangaza University College, 1995-04)On 21st February 1995, there was general assembly in the Hall at Tangaza. The main agenda of the meeting was based on the future of Tangaza or dreams about the Tangaza, if you like "the Tangaza we want in the near future". lt was good to dream since erpedence shows us that "Dreams are realized if therc is commibnent to them." The purpose was to find ways to improve Tangaza College so that it can meet the challenges of today. Each speaker expressed his views, opinion, suggestion or dreams. Below are the speeches made by different speakers. Our aim is to try to see the future of Tangaza through proposals, dreams suggestions etc. However our dreams, needs a limit othena/se needing allthings may do more harm than good to Tangaza.
- ItemPositive universities are responsible universities that are concerned about the well- being of their students and future generations. What kind of innovations do we have that improve wellbeing at university?(Tangaza University College, 2016-04-07) Payne, StevenYour Excellencies Letizia Moratti, Stefano Bonaccini, Andrea Gnassi, Jacques Attali, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, David Thorne, Stefania Giannini, distinguished fellow panelists, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen, all protocols observed…. I want to begin with an expression of deep gratitude to the organizers for their invitation to the Positive Economy Forum. I am deeply honoured to be here among you today, to contribute on this round table discussion on the theme of positive knowledge and innovations in universities that contribute to the well-being of students and future generations. To be honest, I am an unlikely participant here, because I have no training or experience in politics, economics, business or the social sciences. Instead, my doctoral studies were in systematic theology and my area of specialization is spirituality! But by an unusual turn of events four years ago I became the Principal of Tangaza University College in Nairobi, where we host a very fruitful collaboration with ALTIS (the Graduate School of Business and Society of the Catholic University of Milan) and more recently with the E4Impact Foundation, a partnership between ALTIS, Securfin and major Italian industries. (I want to thank David Cheboryot, the coordinator of this programme at Tangaza, for his help in preparing these remarks.) And the chair of the E4Impact Foundation, Madame Letizia Moratti, is also the cofounder of this Positive Economic Forum here in Italy, among her many other accomplishments. So we have an important link with you. My experience at Tangaza and in connection with E4Impact have convinced me more than ever that such partnerships and collaborations must be a key component in a university’s efforts to promote positive social change.
- ItemPrimary Health Care! Community Based 'Wealth Care Programmes(Tangaza University College, 1999-09-15) Munyu, MaryThe aim of this progrmume was to identify Primary Health Care within Gilgit Division and create awareness to the public, particularly to the communities starting from the grass-root The programme embraced good teamwork from all the ministries involved under the coordination of the Public Health Coordinator. In creation of awareness seminars, workshops and meetings were held with various topics covered as mentioned under the progranmie activities. Indeed, this gave a lot of insight on the primary health care conditions, thus equipping the persons with proper information to disseminate to the community Various means were used for publicity being verbally through the chief s baraza and church' s. These helped greatly in increasing awareness to already sensitized community By now, they have learnt that teamwork involves collaborating with other persons/personnel in the division for effective implementation of the programme. 'This means not only focusing on health but also socio-economic well being of the target group, in order to empower them to be more self-reliant among themselves and thus improvement to their standard of living.
- ItemPromoting Peace and Sustainable Security(Tangaza University College, 2016-09) Tangaza University CollegeIn this 3rd issue of our Alumni Newsletter, we focus on social transformation through Peace Building in Kenya, Ministry amongst pastoralists in Kenya, South Sudan and Prison ministry. From these stories we see practical skills in which the social ministers are impacting and transforming lives, hence advancing our agenda for social transformation. Although the newsletter was initiated to give space to the work of transformation by our alumni, we have noted that many of our current students too have their stories to tell. Therefore, in this issue, we introduce the students’ corner to share about their commitment towards social transformation and their experiences during the program and period of study. It is our hope that you will enjoy the menu we have laid out for you.
- ItemSema (Silver jubilee Edition)(Tangaza University College, 2011) Tangaza University CollegeOf course, history can judge whether or not we have remained authentic to our mission and vision, while putting into consideration the sense of time. This explains why so many other institutes have been raised to serve the increasing and diverse needs of the society. Secondly, the cry of students for having a college b.!,!S has been heard. Hopefully, this will reduce the geographical impulse between Tangaza and other institutions. Thanks to those who contributed to the realization of this long dream especially our predecessors. The third reason pointing to the uniqueness of this Jubilee Year is that one of our main visions as the Student
- ItemSema (The Planet-t Experience)(Tangaza University College, 2009) Tangaza University CollegeTangaza College takes pride in providing quality tertiary education. Various institutes in Tangaza are clear indications of the college's yearn to harmonize the secular world by encouraging service to others with the love of Christ. From all the institutes, it can be derived from those that have graduated from them, that indeed there is a big impact in the society ln fulfilling her mission, Tangaza college not only caters for her immediate family but opens up to embrace our other brothers and sisters who are disadvantaged in the society. Let's all then take pride in our Tangaza, as we continue learning the valuable lessons in lile not forgetting external factors in our country and the world at large. Going back to year 2008, we experienced a new dawn, after the country was rocked by post election violence. However, the signing of the peace deal between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga' sparked a ray of hope for a better future to most Kenyans' while others were skeptic whether it was One going to work' year down the line, a lot is yet to be desired, with the Country's economy deteriorating, scandal after scandal, poverty, violence, star- vation and too much talking with no actions. Look at the world at large. Still, similar Problems. Maybe its time that we all came together in creating a new world. A world free ol injustice, inequality, violence and poverty. Or will this still remain a dream in our hearts? No. We can all contribute in mending our torn and wounded world by ensuring that quenches the thirst of our our leadershiP seek . People. As we strive to do this it is important lhat we guidance from above with a clear conscience and a renewed heart. And as we climb every mountain, let's put our trust in God.
- ItemSema (wired,Connected,mediated)(2009) Tangaza University CollegeWelcome to the Second edition of the SEMA Magazine. Today the use of media is a standard pedagogical tool for providing information about topical issues that affect human life, through a variety of different media sources such as books news papers, websites, instructional videos television among others. People are enriched with both positively as well as negatively through the media. The use of print media however, conveys a more rich and educative heritage. It gives a more enriching, analyzed and critical information that is transformative to both the writer and reader. Generally, print media bui Ids the reading, comprehension skills and sharpens the critical skills towards the different sources of information and realities that bombard us. Tangaza College, as an institution of higher learning gives us an opportunity to share our rich and diverse experiences; and educate each other based on its unique composition and mission; to be light and salt of world. The SEMA Magazine puts together comprehensive wisdom that is educative to develop and prepare the students to go and transform the world.Yes one intellectual giant once said "better late than never", you and I have this special mission to get out and make a different in the hostile 'man-eat-man society.'We must not dance the already set tune but rather tune a friendly and danceable tune of harmony, peace, justice and development. Why not? We can make it. Yes we can! The Chinese have an educative saying that has always posed a challenge to me, "never complain of darkness, but dispel the darkness by lighting a candle" As many of us receive the certificates and diplomas, we have been empowered to go and make a difference in the society, by humbling ourselves to serve our brothers and sisters. Let our candles light integrity as we respond to what God requires ofus in the ministry, "Only to do what is right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6: 8). He will guide us up to the end.