Cameroun : il obtient le baccalauréat à 65 ans

Il s’appelle Fabien Feudjio, 65 ans, père de 6 enfants. Ce sexagénaire est originaire de la région de l’Ouest Cameroun. D’après Equinoxe, Papa Feudjio a été admis au baccalauréat A4  dans la série Espagnole. Son diplôme s’intitule « baccalauréat A4 en lettres philosophiques ». Il obtient ce diplôme 45 ans après avoir obtenu son probatoire dans la… Lire la suite Cameroun : il obtient le baccalauréat à 65 ans

Music helping special needs children learn

Marvin Kisembo, 13, is one of the students at Hill Preparatory School’s special needs centre, whose life has been transformed by music therapy. As testified by his music teacher and family friend, Dennis Ntale, “It seemed like a joke when he started out. He could not articulate words. He had no rhythm and no concentration… Lire la suite Music helping special needs children learn

Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

One of the major drawbacks faced by school managers in Uganda are the high administrative costs such as electricity and fire wood bills, among others. There have always been press reports about some schools closing for holidays before the official Education ministry date or suspending meals due to budgetary constraints. David Ssemwogerere, the director of… Lire la suite Rural Masaka schools using biogas, farming to reduce costs

Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

For tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece for the past two years after European states shut their borders in rapid succession, survival is no longer an issue. Instead, boredom and creeping despair about their future are their new enemies as they wait for months, even years, for their applications to relocate elsewhere in… Lire la suite Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

Your future tattoo design might be good for more than just personal style , they might be able to monitor our body’s health in real time. Earlier last month, researchers at MIT announced the development of the Dermal Abyss: a biosensing tattoo that changes color according to the levels of your interstitial fluid. Instead of using… Lire la suite MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

World’s first museum of happiness to open in UK

The world’s first Museum of Happiness is set to open its doors in September. Though the Museum of Happiness has been a nonprofit organization for the last two years, they haven’t actually had a permanent location. The volunteer team has simply organized pop-up events, classes, and workshops for drop-in participation. After successfully raising over $36,000 in… Lire la suite World’s first museum of happiness to open in UK

Diversity in films boosts box office success, finds study

Films with diverse casts are proving more popular at the box office, finds a study by the Creative Artists Agency. Ethnically diverse casting appears to be leading to box office success, with films that have at least a 30 per cent non-white cast outperforming those below that threshold. The findings come from a study by… Lire la suite Diversity in films boosts box office success, finds study

Scottish ballet steps out to become dementia friendly

Scottish Ballet are going to set up a programme of dementia friendly dance based activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland, and raise awareness about the condition. This is thanks to being awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to enable them to become dementia friendly. 90,000 people are estimated… Lire la suite Scottish ballet steps out to become dementia friendly

IN PICTURES: a festival is funding arts in the schools

The 31st annual Italian Street Painting Festival was held the last weekend of May at the grounds of the historic Mission in Santa Barbara, California—and these gorgeous creations may inspire you to go chalk your own sidewalk. Inspired by its sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy, the Santa Barbara event known as ‘I Madonnari’ was the… Lire la suite IN PICTURES: a festival is funding arts in the schools

5 ways the Denver public library supports the city’s homeless population

The Denver Public Library over the past year has developped innovative ways to play a role in addressing the needs of a city’s homeless population. The rate of homelessness in Colorado is staggering, and it is unfortunately on the rise. Last year the number of homeless people in the state rose by 13 percent, according… Lire la suite 5 ways the Denver public library supports the city’s homeless population