SakerPride - "Telling the Saker Story & MORE"
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S.O.H. & S.T.A. JOIN HANDS TO HELP VICTIMS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE HARVEY
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PRESIDENT: EMELDA TATANGANG NDINJIAKAT
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PRESIDENT: HORTENSE AKAME NGOE
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Dr. PATIENCE FIELDING KAMBOU
"AMBASSADOR" TO INDIA!
THE OBJECT of her trip to INDIA? TWOFOLD:

- To visit schools and advise on how best to provide education to marginalized communities.
- To visit Community Empowerment Programs that seek to provide economic growth and build Women's leadership skills.

STATES VISITED: 
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala

COMMUNITY VISITED:
In the DALIT communities, also known as Untouchables, the illiteracy level is at 63%. Most of the population are seasonal day laborers in the agri-fields of rich landlords. When not working in the fields, they migrate to towns to earn money. The monthly average earning is $3 for women and $4 for men. Members of these communities often live in the outskirts of villages because of their history and social status as outcasts and untouchables.

The Women Empowerment program has women doing various trades with loans that they have to pay back, kind of like the "NJANGI" system. Women organize themselves into groups, which explains the "uniforms" they are wearing in the pictures. (See Above Left and Photo Album.) At the end of the visit, the women convened in one big hall to meet with Dr. FIELDING-KAMBOU and share how their lives have been impacted.

ABOUT SCHOOLS VISITED:
They were all One-room schools. All grades, 1 through 5, receive instruction in one room with one teacher. The teacher takes turns teaching the students of each grade. The grades that are not receiving instruction, have to sit idly and quietly and wait for their turn.
(Note, however, that there is a graduate of the one-room school who is now an engineering student!!!!) 

Says Class of 1984's Dr. PATIENCE FIELDING KAMBOU to sum it all up:
"It is also worth noting that India has a rich upper class and caste system; …a highly developed system especially in Technology…(Google's CEO is a first generation Indian…go figure!) But the caste system is still so ingrained in the society so much so that the DALITS are still heavily discriminated against. Their yoke is indeed heavy. The work I do focuses mostly on these marginalized groups."

 If that isn't putting a "DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION, WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT" to FORMIDABLE use, then pray, tell me what is!!!!
THANK HEAVEN FOR YOU, DOC & FOR ALL OTHERS WHO CARE ENOUGH TO GO WAY OUT OF THEIR WAY AND COMFORT ZONE TO HELP THE UNDERPRIVILEGED!!! Even PROUDER of you now, "DODOKIDO" Extraordinaire!!!
Back in 2013 when she graduated from the renowned and prestigious UCLA, this was the statement/caption I posted to go along with the picture ABOVE, LEFT:

"INTRODUCING Dr. PATIENCE FIELDING!!! (Class of '84)
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION, WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
Being hooded by her Advisor, Prof. Claire Kramsch. on Sunday May 19 2013!
Now, here's the kind of HOOD that will take anyone out of that other "HOOD"!!
CONGRATULATIONS OHHHHHHHHH, MA PATIENCE, My very own "DODOKIE"!!!!!
(I can tell you are doing a "semi-squat" to enable this quite-tall-herself Prof get that hood over your head and around your neck!!)"

I still stand by what I wrote 5 years ago, BUT not ALL of it!!!! After her trip last March to the MARGINALIZED and HIGHLY UNDERPRIVILEGED people of INDIA's DALIT COMMUNITY, I would have to admit that the HOOD she got from UCLA, did actually take her to "THAT OTHER HOOD", not to get lost or sucked into it, but to LEND A HELPING HAND!!!
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CLASS OF 1984's LINDA NOKURI WEDS HOPE SONA EBAI 
(LIMBE - Saturday, January 6 2018)
CLASS OF 1980 in the House ...
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CLASS OF '84/'85 in the House ...
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
SAKERETTES OF HOUSTON (S.O.H.)