[AfrICANN-discuss] Seeking sponsorship to attend Afrinic21 in Mauritius late November

Dr Eberhard Lisse el at lisse.NA
Wed Oct 29 13:32:05 UTC 2014


I can troll like the next person, but not this time :-)-O

For an applicant with presumably tertiary education from an English
speaking country wishing to solicit funding to attend a highly
specialized workshop, one would expect correct spelling and grammar.

Never mind the shockingly poor pitch: "Gimme some money, I wanna fly to


On 2014-10-29 14:56, Arsene Tungali wrote:
> Mr Lisse,
> Your answer to this message is with no help at all and it would
> have been great for you to be kind and more helpful.  This can be
> frustrating for young spirits like mine :).  In real, you are
> right!
> Mrs Grace,
> I understand your concern and you are right.  I have been through
> the same challenges as you and trust me, i haven't gone through
> any Afrinic fellowship as of now.
> I had a chance to meet Mr Adiel in Los Angeles early this month
> and talked to him about how hard it is to go through the
> Fellowship Program.  He understood and gave me some tips.
> One of the things is that you have to be well experienced and be
> active on mailing lists, contributing in discussions so that they
> know about you and your fields of interest.  While applying for
> Fellowship, show strong evidences of your background in the areas
> afrinic works in.  Also, they only select few people due to
> financial limitations.
> And a friend of mine told me that these meetings are more
> technical and sometimes if you have no technical background, your
> chances are slim.  I can understand maybe why i haven't gone
> through it after i applied three times i think.  I am just an end
> user :)
> So, keep on trying and wish you good luck.  I am sorry, i would
> love to write a recommendation for you but this must only come
> from those who know you and who have worked with you.
> I hope this helps,
> A
> Arsene Tungali,
> Rudi International
> www.rudiinternational.org
> Sent from my iPhone (excuse typos)
>> On 29 oct. 2014, at 04:23, Dr Eberhard Lisse <el at lisse.NA> wrote:
>> Dear Ms Mageka,
>> This is the most unconvincing application for sponsorship I have
>> seen in a long while.  If the Fellowship Application was of a
>> similar quality I for one understand your lack of success.
>> As the Americans would say, you might want to work on your pitch
>> here.
>> el
>>> On 2014-10-28 19:19, Grace Mageka wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues
>>> I am Grace Mageka from Kenya,I am Afrinic member, and internet society.
>>> I applied for Fellowship but i was selected, I have been trying to move
>>> up and down but unfortunately i am not able to get one,and now we have
>>> exactly three weeks to go to Afrinic 21.
>>> Anyone who can recommend me to potential sponsors, l will appreciate.
>>> Best Regards

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