Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

“You never knew what could happen. You could get arrested, get killed,” says Lina Aljijakli A large studio in Paris’ 18th arrondissement has become a dedicated workspace for some 150 exiled artists from countries such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iran. It has provided Aljijakli with a sanctuary from where she can express… Lire la suite Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

Sterling K. Brown makes history with multiple awards win

First black actor to win : the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor First black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama First black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998. Accepting his SAG Award, Brown talked… Lire la suite Sterling K. Brown makes history with multiple awards win

Bike-sharing systems: Philadelphia integrate equity strategies

Bike-sharing systems have been growing in popularity across the U.S. in the past decade. Since the launch of Smartbike DC (now called Capital Bike Share) in Washington D.C. in August of 2008, residents in many major American cities now have access to a bike-share system. That’s the good news. But the problem is that this growth has been… Lire la suite Bike-sharing systems: Philadelphia integrate equity strategies

Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible. Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up… Lire la suite Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Not all children can be toppers or achievers.  Not all children enjoy going to school, and not all are welcomed in many schools.  Children who have faced school refusal, physical or mental limitations and challenges, emotional disturbance, or inability to fit into a school – where do they go? Tucked into a small building in… Lire la suite From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

In a country struggling with sexual harassment, these 5 initiatives are fighting rape culture

The dramatic scenes that were televised on screens across the world showed a nation no longer willing to accept the abhorrent crimes against women that had been exposed in truly the most horrifying of ways. Since the end of 2012, many individuals and organisations have  refused to let the issue simply go back to being… Lire la suite In a country struggling with sexual harassment, these 5 initiatives are fighting rape culture

Rural bihar’s children are getting learning support

Bihar used to be a centre of learning, and the whole world looked up to it. Not anymore. This tradition of learning was destroyed long ago. Ever since, the state has trailed in terms of education standards. Today, Bihar has inadequate education infrastructure, absentee teachers, and to top it all, ignorant toppers. In spite of high… Lire la suite Rural bihar’s children are getting learning support

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