Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A good friend of mine, Dana H., has posted the following status update on her Facebook Profile:

“People need to understand that children with special needs don’t have an illness, they are not looking for a cure only acceptance. 93% of you probably won’t copy and paste this! Will you be in the 7% that will and leave it on your status for at least an hour? Special Education week March 27nd to April 3rd. Go on, copy and paste!”

So go ahead, support this and update your Facebook statuses accordingly 🙂 Be the 7 %! Be the change

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Yup! That’s right … Kuwait is part of WHO’s campaign 1000 lives 1000 cities!
It says that activities will take place in Ahmadi in April during the week of 7th-11th! Let’s see what they all have stored for us 🙂

This is an amazing video with a powerful message!! Buckle-up everybody 🙂

I met with lovely Lulwa AlAyoub (a.k.a. Lulu) and her sister Balsam today and was very inspired and excited about their cause and social entrepreneurship work they are doing not only in Kuwait, but around the world as well! They are trying to promote sports as means of empowerment for women and young females, and if you know the Arab world any better, you know that females are undeserved and represented in sports.

Be an advocate, attend the event if you’re a female living in Kuwait, and if not, spread the word around and mark your calendars for the 6th of March 2010!

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WHOA!!! This is sooooo cooooool! Even cooler that it’s in Arizona and Tucson specifically 🙂

“VAIL, Ariz. — Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers break the monotony by teasing, texting, flirting, shouting, climbing (over seats) and sometimes punching (seats or seatmates).

But on this chilly morning, as bus No. 92 rolls down a mountain highway just before dawn, high school students are quiet, typing on laptops.” – Sam Dillion, New York Times

Yup, Students now can get on Wi-Fi on the school buses … Wish we had that while growing up

This maybe old news to some of you, but definately news to me!! While catching up on my 3000+ articles to read on my Google reader, I came across the recent announcement from Google of their newish Knol!!! Seems like wikipedia’s rival with having people share knowledge 🙂 Oh and it’s available in many languages including Arabic! Check it out!!

Yup, you heard me right! Send in the clowns, or Dream Doctors as they put it. An iniative by Haifa University in Israel and the Magi Foundation. They created a 3-year academic program in medical clowning for those who have a background in Theater Arts and Acting. Patch Adams, where are you from this?