Posts tagged ‘education’

December 1, 2017

Life Lesson

by duncanr

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August 12, 2016

My Daughter is Precious

by duncanr

father and daughter1daughters are often less valued than sons in some cultures

one father and daughter who hope to change that are Rajesh Ramakrishnan and his 14 yr old daughter, Kaavya

In April this year, they launched a project called ‘My Daughter is Precious

keen photographers, themselves, they noticed that many folk in the poorest sections of society did not own a camera so in addition to raising money for young girls in India and Bangladesh – whose parents can’t afford it – to get an education, they take . . .

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May 14, 2016

Judges Support Parents

by duncanr

judge over rules teachersmy dad was a shunter in the railways when I was in school

he had no choice as to when he took his 2 week ‘summer’ holidays

there was a roster system and he was advised by management when he was allowed his 2 week off that year – sometimes his ‘summer’ holiday was a miserable two fucken weeks in April

nae problem, though, he wrote a note to our teachers and we spent 2 weeks bonding as a family, ‘enjoying’ ourselves in a primitive caravan on a rain-swept camp site in not-so-sunny Arbroath, with a . . .

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March 5, 2016

Another Brick in . . . (Medieval Cover)

by duncanr

February 3, 2016

Khimjibhai Prajapati – a Heart of Gold

by duncanr

Screen shot 2016-02-03 at 09.08.39those with the least to give often give the most . . .

Khimjibhai Prajapati is not a wealthy man – he is a cripple who gets what little money he has by begging for alms – but he believes that

Girls need to be encouraged to study. They must be come self-reliant and stand on their feet

so for the past 3 years,  he has been putting his money where his mouth is by donating books and uniforms to help girls from poor families get an education

but this time he had an extra special gift for 10 lucky girls from poor families – http://tinyurl.com/zpbacoh

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2015

Journey to the Centre of the Earth – via the BBC

by duncanr

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the BBC has created a fascinating infographic simulating a descent to the centre of the Earth

click the following link –

http://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/story/20150306-journey-to-the-centre-of-earth/index.html

then scroll down and down and down and . . .

June 20, 2015

Learn Something New Every . . .

by duncanr

clockin continuance of madhatters’ policy to enlighten our readers (poor sad bastards with nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon) we suggest you visit this website to learn a new fact every minute – http://factoclock.com/

March 23, 2015

Extreme Cheating

by duncanr

August 6, 2014

Manjett Singh Virddi

by duncanr

booksWhen his father died, Manjett Singh Virddi abandoned his ambition to become an actor in order to take over the running of the family furniture business – and there are 57 underprivileged and differently-abled children glad that he did so . . .

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July 15, 2014

There are many ways of being Smart

by duncanr

wee-dunc-vs-teacher196There are good teachers and there are bad teachers – and I encountered both when I was a kid

I have fond memories of a few teachers that really shaped my life and for whom I am eternally grateful

Then there are the others – f*cking b*stards that I hate to this day, who should never ever have been awarded a teaching qualification

I had the misfortunate to . . .

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