Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy New Year and My personal Highlights in 2012!

2012 has been a year of many blessings but it did not lack its ups and downs. I sincerely thank all my friends and supporters, from many different countries, different races and different cultured-who believed in me and helped me achieve so much. I also sincerely thank all the team at Sustainable Development For All ( for their dedication and hard work.

Here are some of my personal achievements in 2012, all thanks to friends and supporters.

1. Travelled to Malawi on several occasions to launch @sdfakenya partnership with Jacaranda Foundation to train orphans in making solar lamps.
2. Received the SEED award by UNEP/UNDP in Pretoria, South Africa on behalf of @sdfakenya.
3. Was among the 6 finalists for the inaugural Innovation Prize for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
4. Featured in China Central TV (CCTV) documentary, Faces of Africa.
5. Was a mentor at ChangePilotz program for young change-makers in Canada and spoke at Capilano University in Vancouver.
6. Spoke at TEDxCibeles event in Madrid, Spain.
7. Received the Africa International Achievers award.
8. Was among 3 finalists for the global Humanitarian Hero award.
9. Attended the Africa Development Forum by UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
10. Attended the World Innovation Summit on Education in Doha, Qatar.
11. Presented at the 2nd meeting of entrepreneurs at The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga Colombia.
12. Attended my 2nd CNN Heroes all star tribute event in Los Angeles, US.
12. Spoke at screenings of documentary about @sdfakenya's work in several states in USA.
13. Spoke at various schools and colleges in Kenya, Other countries in Africa, and USA.
14. And more importantly-carried the Olympic Torch for the London 2012 olympics in UK!

In 2013, i look forward to meeting new people, new challenges, and engaging a higher gear forward.
Thank you and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Lastly, finish of the year by supporting us to educate bright shepherd children in rural Kenya-

Evans Wadongo

On a not so serious note: A letter from the Queen to US citizens


To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictio


Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:


1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').


2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ''like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'


3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.


4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.


5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.


6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.


7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.


8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.


9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.


10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.


11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).


12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.


13.. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.


14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).


15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!

PS: Only share this with friends who have a good sense of humour (NOT humor)!
(adapted from Michael Yon facebook page)