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Church Pays Off Debt For 34 Students To Graduate

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 22, 2019


Church Pays Off Debt For 34 Students To Graduate

Alfred Street Baptist Church donated $ 100,000 to 34 students at Howard University. This amount of money was raised by the church to pay the students’ debts. Many students were in danger of not graduating. Amongst these students is the 25-year-old senior, Mya Thompson. Thompson, a mother of a 6-year-old, has a busy schedule and a stressful routine. Thompson spends 8 hours of her say at the university to follow the seven classes she has enrolled in

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Free Sanitary Products In Scotland

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 21, 2019


 Free Sanitary Products In Scotland

Scotland became the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to all students in schools, colleges and universities. Many women and girls struggle to afford sanitary products worldwide. A recent study has shown that many students experience period poverty every month. The Scottish government decided to end the period poverty by supplying around 395,000 students with free sanitary products

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A Kindergarten Teacher Cut Her Hair To Support Her Student

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 20, 2019


A Kindergarten Teacher Cut Her Hair To Support Her Student

A kindergarten teacher from Texas, Shannon Grimm, cut her hair to support her student. Priscilla Perez, a 5-year old kindergarten student, started getting teased after she cut her hair short. Ms Grimm, Priscilla’s kindergarten teacher, noticed a change in Priscilla’s behaviour; Priscilla, who is usually a happy girl, started acting quieter than usual. Also, she avoided attending school and started wearing a hat to cover her hair

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Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 19, 2019


Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

Italy is the first country in the world to introduce a ban on plastic cotton buds. Italy implemented this policy after the shocking results of a recent study by Environmental Association Legambiente in which was found that more than 9% of the waste on the Italian beaches consists of cotton swabs

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Spain: World Leader In Organ Donation

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 15, 2019


Spain: World Leader In Organ Donation

Spain has been the world leader when it comes to organ donations for 26 years. The number of Spanish organ donors has risen with at least 30% last year compared to 4 years ago. Spain has a total of 14 transplants per day; that is 5110 per year. A number of 2183 organ donors donated their kidneys, livers, hearts or lungs last year. These numbers show that Spain has the most organ donations in the world

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Pret A Manger Opens A Hostel For The Homeless

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 14, 2019


 Pret A Manger Opens A Hostel For The Homeless

Pret a Manger is providing homeless people with accommodations and career opportunities. Housing Pret a Manger’s charity opens houses and gives homeless people a new start in cooperation with West London Mission (WLM). West London Mission was established in 1887, WLM’s mission is to minimise poverty and homelessness. Pret a Manger has provided 13 homeless people with shared accommodation in a hostel. The hostel has shared common areas and entertainment

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Hundreds of cats were rescued after California’s wildfire

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 13, 2019


Hundreds of cats were rescued after California’s wildfire

The Ally Cat Allies Centre and FieldHaven Feline Center have been rescuing cats that have been abandoned by their families after the wildfire disaster in California, USA. What happened to the abandoned cats? Following the wildfire disaster, many families left their homes in California to escape the fire. Unfortunately, many pets were left behind during the evacuation. Both animal shelters decided to rescue the abandoned cats and return them to their families

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Ozone Layer Is Recovering

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 11, 2019


Ozone Layer Is Recovering

A newly published report by the United Nations, the European Union, and NASA predicts the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere to be fully recovered by 2030 and the hole in the ozone layer above the South Pole to be completely disappeared by the year 2060. Last century, news about a hole in the ozone layer shocked the world in the early 1980s. Following this global environmental problem, the Montreal Protocol was introduced

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Estonia: the free public transport country

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 8, 2019


Estonia: the free public transport country

Tallinn was the first European city to offer free public transport services for all citizens in 2013. More regions in Estonia established the idea over the years. Nearly all regions in Estonia offer free public transport at the moment. This was decided to solve several problems: to stop the big numbers of people moving into the big cities and to reduce pollution. Eleven out of the fifteen Estonian regions became part of the plan

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Art Therapy Helps Children With Chronic Illnesses

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 7, 2019


Art Therapy Helps Children With Chronic Illnesses

It is hard for children who are diagnosed with a chronic illness to lead a normal life. These long-lasting illnesses could negatively impact the children psychically and mentally which leaves them in pain and with a variety of unexpressed emotions. How art therapy helps children to cope with their chronic illnesses Art therapy allows these children to express their emotions effectively and teaches them how to cope with their chronic illness and disabilities

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