Alumni Newsletter May - June 2015
Dearest Alumni Family
I hope that you find this newsletter interesting and informative. Thank you all so much for your comments and latest contributions to the Newsletter. I wish that I could answer all your kind words on an individual basis, but I simply do not have the time. However, of course if you have specific queries, you will always receive a reply, as I do read all your responses.
I would also like to thank all those 2010 Graduates that kindly answered our survey. This was most appreciated by the Management.
My thanks as always to Co-Editor Eyal Weissbuch; without Eyal this Newsletter would not be possible.
Just to remind you that we have not added too many photographs to the first page of the news, but please make sure that you click READ MORE, as there you will find many photographs and information.
Warmest regards from all here,
Malawi and Kenya
Mrs. Carina Baum, Director of the Centre for Higher Education, was delighted to travel to Africa once again; this time to the “warm heart” of Africa, Malawi and Kenya. Read more >>>
Carina at the University of Nairobi where she held a very fruitful meeting with Senior Management Staff
During May Dr. Shevel met with our Graduate from the African Union, Mr. Mike Bugason, Advisor to the Special Envoy on LRA Issues, Peace and Security Department. Read more >>>
Mr. Mike Bugason with Dr. Shevel, outside African Union HQ
Dr. Shevel was happy to meet two graduates from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka, the Vice Chancellor and his wife Dr. Ihuoma Asiabaka, Director, Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies. Read more >>>
Graduates Meeting at Enugu
Dr. Shevel then flew to Ghana. Read more >>>
Meeting at UDS
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
As part of expanding Galilee Institute's activities in Central Asia, Ms. Anna Levita, Director, CIS and East Europe countries and Brigadier (Ret.) Alon Navot, Director of Planning and Development, visited Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan).
Meeting with the Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Prof. Dr. Talantbek Batyraliev and GIMI graduate Ms. Venera Maitieva
GIMI in the Press
Israel and Africa have been working together over the last three years, in many successful and different ways – please read the following especially Numbers 11 and 12
Very warm congratulations to the following dear Alumni:
Dr. Abali Chuku, Nigeria, was inducted in the Medical Mission Hall of Fame at the University of Toledo: The Induction of Dr. Chuku
Dr. Abali Chuku, Induction to The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Science’s Medical Mission Hall of Fame
Dr. Bothutu Angelina Mokwena, South Africa to the time to write to me: "In 2013, while I was at GIMI, especially in the dining hall, I noticed that the left-over food was deposited/thrown into a separate large container and not mixed with other garbage. As a researcher, I never asked anybody the reason behind that. When I arrived at home, all of a sudden I started to have a vision and a very strong urge and desire to do likewise to separate leftover food, vegetable and fruit peels from the rubbish and this was done outside the house in a normal size containers with the intention of making the manure for the vegetable garden. Every time I threw the leftover food in a container, I covered that with soil. I started to dream big seeing the vegetable garden flourishing!!! I bought seeds for cultivating the garden. In September, 2013, I instructed Abel, my gardener to loosen the soil and make plots to be ready for cultivating the vegetable garden. One of the plots was a bigger hole for the manure. The sweet potatoes below were cultivated in 2013 from one sweet potato which germinated buds and was planted in a plot with the manure. So many sweet potatoes were harvested in June 2014."
Dr. Angie Mokwena
Dr. Angie Mokwena's vegetable garden