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John Powers and Melanie du plessis are now friends
Dec 15, 2009
Victor Anagi left a comment for John Powers
"Hi John, Many thanks for the welcome. I'm highly delighted to be part of this "international" group, as you called it. However, given my lack of adequate knowledge of how the mentoring is done on this forum, I will appreciate your…"
Sep 4, 2009
John Powers left a comment for Victor Anagi
"Hello Victor, welcome. I like your point about not being often online. Everyone here has some special expertise and knowledge and operate in our own particular circumstances. I haven't invented a way yet to quickly get us sharing what we know…"
Sep 2, 2009
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Aug 30, 2009
John Powers left a comment for LAKOUSSAN Aurélien
"Aurélien J'ai souri parce que mes efforts pour apprendre les langues me prouver que j'ai un pauvre étudiant! Utilisation de la traduction automatique crée souvent des résultats bizarres. Au cours de discussions…"
Aug 26, 2009
LAKOUSSAN Aurélien left a comment for John Powers
"Bonsoir John J'ai lu avec beaucoup de plaisir ton message. Je pense avec notre contact, je ferai un effort vers toi afin que tu puisses bien parler français et moi l'anglais. Une fois réussi, la communication entre toi et…"
Aug 26, 2009
Abdiel Kude left a comment for John Powers
"Hi John, Aurelien mentioned that you wrote a comment to him. after taking a look I now see what the Google Translator can do. This will give me ample opportunity to keep in touch with all my French speaking friends. Thanks. Abdiel"
Aug 26, 2009
John Powers left a comment for LAKOUSSAN Aurélien
"Bonjour Aurélien, Mon nom est John Powers. C'est un plaisir de vous rencontrer. Je ne parle pas français, donc je veux vous montrer un exemple d'utilisation de la traduction automatique. I am using Google Translate. Cette…"
Aug 25, 2009
Abdiel Kude left a comment for John Powers
"Hi John, Lakoussan Aurielien who has just joined tm/c s one of the French speaking guys I mentioned. He is one cool guy 'right'?"
Aug 25, 2009
Abdiel Kude left a comment for John Powers
"Thanks John, Being described as a 'bridge person' is a sort of wake up call. I never really thought of it but now that you mention it, hmm. I have mentioned our communication to some of the 25 French speaking participants and I have begun…"
Aug 25, 2009
John Powers left a comment for Abdiel Kude
"I'm sorry for being so slow to reply. I don't speak French. Forgive me for going off topic. It's very odd how "Africa" is imagined in the USA. The European languages provide a way of easy communication and it's a sorry…"
Aug 24, 2009
Abdiel Kude left a comment for John Powers
"Wow. Right now John, I am attending a training in Ghana with 25 other French speaking participants from five different West African countries. I have spoken to three of them and they are interested in joining the ned.com. However, they speak only a…"
Aug 18, 2009
John Powers left a comment for Abdiel Kude
"Hi Abdiel, yes it is me at Ned--lol, and I did send you some feedback points. I like to spend the points as soon as I get them. I particularly like that you are from West Africa. There is little or no representation at Ned from Francophone…"
Aug 14, 2009
Abdiel Kude left a comment for John Powers
"Hi John. Since there was a mention of ned.com in your most recent communication with Dan Bassill, I hope I'm right in assuming you were the one that awarded me 2 points on ned. For me, i'm slow in catching up so for somebody who is…"
Aug 14, 2009
Daniel Bassill left a comment for John Powers
"John. Thanks for the nice comment you made about my work on the Ned site. I do hope some of those folks join us here. I'm also active in some of the discussions on the http://www.socialedge.org site. It's a good place for those of you…"
Aug 13, 2009
John Powers commented on ProjectEDUCATE's group Africa Tutor Mentor Connection
"Hello, Introducing myself is something that's hard for some reason, but I'll give it a try. I was fairly late to the Internet, but once I got online I got hooked. At the beginning news and instant messaging got my attention. I found…"
Aug 11, 2009

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At 9:39am on September 4, 2009, Victor Anagi said…
Hi John,

Many thanks for the welcome. I'm highly delighted to be part of this "international" group, as you called it. However, given my lack of adequate knowledge of how the mentoring is done on this forum, I will appreciate your guidance on how to make the most of it.

Cheers

Victor
At 3:29pm on August 26, 2009, LAKOUSSAN Aurélien said…
Bonsoir John

J'ai lu avec beaucoup de plaisir ton message. Je pense avec notre contact, je ferai un effort vers toi afin que tu puisses bien parler français et moi l'anglais. Une fois réussi, la communication entre toi et moi sera tès facile. merci de m'informer sur tes activités.

Aurélien
At 8:07am on August 26, 2009, Abdiel Kude said…
Hi John,

Aurelien mentioned that you wrote a comment to him. after taking a look I now see what the Google Translator can do. This will give me ample opportunity to keep in touch with all my French speaking friends. Thanks.

Abdiel
At 3:08pm on August 25, 2009, Abdiel Kude said…
Hi John,

Lakoussan Aurielien who has just joined tm/c s one of the French speaking guys I mentioned. He is one cool guy 'right'?
At 10:19am on August 25, 2009, Abdiel Kude said…
Thanks John,

Being described as a 'bridge person' is a sort of wake up call. I never really thought of it but now that you mention it, hmm. I have mentioned our communication to some of the 25 French speaking participants and I have begun handing out invitations for them to join both ned.com and the t/mc community. They already a good level of interest and you should soon be seeing those responses. The Jennifer Brea angle is another thing that interested them and I think some of them are beginning to search out info about her from the net so. It will be interesting to see what follows. I have myself made a commitment to learn French so I can communicate with those friends I have made in Ghana. This event made it clear to me that people need to learn the languages of those countries closest to them as they might one day meet. The confusion in trying to interact with somebody who speaks a language you don't understand and who does not understand your either, is not a very pleasant experience. One feels greatly limited by that single barrier. Once again, thanks and best wishes.
At 3:27pm on August 18, 2009, Abdiel Kude said…
Wow. Right now John, I am attending a training in Ghana with 25 other French speaking participants from five different West African countries. I have spoken to three of them and they are interested in joining the ned.com. However, they speak only a spattering of English. Do you speak French? I think that would help in communicating with them. As soon as I have enough time I would upload some pics of the training. Nice hearing from you.
At 8:36am on August 14, 2009, Abdiel Kude said…
Hi John. Since there was a mention of ned.com in your most recent communication with Dan Bassill, I hope I'm right in assuming you were the one that awarded me 2 points on ned. For me, i'm slow in catching up so for somebody who is ignorant I guess that pretty much puts us in the same boat (don't ask me who controls the rudder).

Nice meeting you here again.

Abdiel
At 8:15pm on August 13, 2009, Daniel Bassill said…
John. Thanks for the nice comment you made about my work on the Ned site. I do hope some of those folks join us here. I'm also active in some of the discussions on the http://www.socialedge.org site. It's a good place for those of you working in Africa to connect with some other international folks.
 
 
 

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