March 2011

WINTER TO SPRING

The weather is finally warming up, after a long time of winter, the beginning of spring looks well. I should say the spring has started in the 4th week of march. By the way I visite every day the webside of weather forecast, what degree of temperature it will come soon, the time will have. But actually now the day is longer than night which it’s very nice and encouraging to pass all your day in achieving your plan.

 

Faciliting in First Aid Instruction on 02rd March 2011

 At Arendal Red Cross House, the Rescue Team had planned to give instructions about First Aid course to more than  sixty Participants who have differents nationalities. It was interesting and curious.  First Aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury,  It is usually performed by a non-expert person means any person who had trained, to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment.   It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.  From 10Am to 2Pm we have divided in two group to facilitate a way and task  information about it.

All participants seem to be  interesting and among of them had little bit  knowledge for far a way.   A course has started by ABC instruction stands of Airway, Breathing and Circulation.  They got  CPR  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is also a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies including heart attack or near drawning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped,…  In general to have First Aid Knowledge is very important in whatever life and anywhere because the difference between doing something and doing nothing  could be save someone’s life.

Presentation of Rwanda Country to KIA  21st March 2011

KIA ( Kristent Interkulturelt Arbeid)  Big multicultural Christians group with vision to work towards more multicultural fellowship in collaboration with society, this monday on 21th March from 6Pm to 8Pm at the meeting room of KIA i Arendal, I did presentation of our Country Rwanda and Mission of Rwanda Red Cross even support from Norwegian Red Cross too and ending eventually by Youth Red Cross Program,  the reason of our spending time in Norway. Afterward I got time to dance rwandese music which normally they had recorded for long time ago and singing  from their ownCD;   it’was Gospel similary of our culture through dancing.  The evening were very wonderful and successful.

Landscape of Rwanda

Rwandese Dance (Gospel: Ni wowe Rutare Rwanjye)

 

IRAQ and IRAN  NEW YEAR  23 March 2011

  This wednesday inKafe Kameleon (Red Cross women group) we have celebrated  New Year for Iraqi or Iranian. Normaly they celebrated every 21st March annually.  Holding together from 6Pm to 8Pm at Arendal Red Cross House,  it was interesting through theirs origine story which is called Persian New Year it’s depending of how they call it either Norooz , Navruz or Nowruz celebrations whereby many countries of central of Asia and western Asia observed and celebrated it; particulary Iran, Irak, Albania, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, part of India…  Nowruz  marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar.

The celebration is truly old, the ancient Iraqis used the Luna Year and they celebrated on the day of the astronomical verna equinox which usually is on March 21 means the Sun is  observed to be directly over the equator, and the north and the south poles of the Earth lie along the solar terminator; sunlight is evenly divided between the north and the south hemispheres. They said normally the preparation begins a month prior to the festival where people do house cleaning, plant trees, make new dresses, paint eggs, make great variety of national cuisine, fried kishmish (raisins) and nuts (govurga),  several lighted candles one for each member of the household, a few branches of Yas is used in almost all old Iraqi ceremonies ,smal tradition earthenware  water jugs filled with water,… In general each items had meaning and symbolise their events.  The evening was very interesting and I never knew others new years celebrations except the normal New Year celebration of Roman Calendar made by 365days called Gregorian Calendar. By the way there others as The Chinese New Year, The vietnamese New Year, The Tibatan N.Y, The Assyrian N.Y, Tamil N.Y, Kutchi N.Y,…

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