Portrait : Meet Ron Finley the gangsta turned gardener

The community leader and « gangsta gardener » Ron Finley based in Los Angeles is committed to redefining « gangsta » as a way of thinking the community its models and values. “Gardening is gangsta: Mother Nature is gangsta. Being educated, creative and self-sustaining is gangsta. That whole concept was about turning a negative into a positive. If you… Lire la suite Portrait : Meet Ron Finley the gangsta turned gardener

Elementary school replace detention with yoga, and it works

That great idea of a different approach to punishment came from Denver, Colorado. In this elementary school, the detention hours are replaced with yoga learning. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the time slots typically reserved for detention at Doull Elementary are instead dedicated to yoga classes. According to the school’s psychologist, Yoga is a better option… Lire la suite Elementary school replace detention with yoga, and it works

Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

UK, in journalism, 80 per cent of the top echelon of editors are privately educated, compared to just 18 per cent of Britain’s population. When Isabel Farchy founded the non profit Creative Mentor Network in 2015, this was among the issues she wanted to address: “There are so many creative businesses talking about the importance… Lire la suite Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Children are more likely to have a positive than negative experience online, new research has revealed. In a survey of 2,000 eight to 17-year-olds about their feelings and attitudes towards social media, 68% said chatting with their friend’s online cheers them up. A further 88% also said that, when a friend was feeling sad or upset,… Lire la suite Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Indian doctor operates for free children with cleft

Dr. Waknis is a maxillofacial surgeon based in Pune. Oral and maxillofacial surgery specializes in treating diseases and defects in the face, jaw, and tissues in the oral and facial regions. Encouraged by his professor Dr. Peter Kessler, he began operating on clefts in his child patients for free – inspired by the belief that… Lire la suite Indian doctor operates for free children with cleft

Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

Apple announced it has partnered with Malala Yousafzai and her nonprofit organization the Malala Fund to help extend education funding programs to India and Latin America. With Apple’s support as the fund’s first Laureate Partner, the Malala Fund has an initial goal to extend secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls. The partnership also means… Lire la suite Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

Remembering Father Pops: 5 person take about his legacy

Father Emmett « Pops » Johns died Saturday January 13 2018 at the age of 89. The organization he founded, Dans la rue, announced his passing on Sunday. Johns founded Le Bon Dieu dans la rue in 1988. He took a used RV on nightly rounds, looking for street kids and offering them meals and a warm place to take refuge. It’s been almost… Lire la suite Remembering Father Pops: 5 person take about his legacy

Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Naman Munot, a 24-year-old working professional, has successfully educated over 500 children in slums and underneath flyovers in South Delhi, to protect themselves from asthma, bronchitis or lung damage due to the degrading air quality by gifting them all free air pollution masks. Graduated from BITS Pilani, the young man worked on a research study… Lire la suite Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty. Now some colleges think they have found a solution: vending machines stocked with the morning-after pill. Stanford University unveiled one this… Lire la suite A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill