Teachers Should Seriously Consider Upgrading Their Qualifications

Those of us who have a chance to go to school or take a child to school know that beside the workplace, a classroom is one place we spend a big chunk of our lives (and money) and the journey between Kindergarten through University and onto continuous professional development courses is several years. Continue reading Teachers Should Seriously Consider Upgrading Their Qualifications

Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Capturing a significant event in Africa’s history is Yusuf O. Kassam’s poem titled, Maji Maji and remorsefully described from the painful recollections of an old man. A common mistake is to interpret the message by restricting it to history, to Tanzania (or Tanganyika as was called), to the seeming ridiculousness of religion, or the absurdity of primitive African war methods. However, the lessons and messages expressed traverse decades, race, borders, time, and relate to even the minutest aspects of daily human interactions regardless of what societies we live in. Continue reading Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

BACK HOME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

Four corners under one grass-thatched roof
a back yard, puppy’s warm heart
a torn veranda floor bricked in clay
and a sandy tattering wall but still Continue reading BACK HOME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

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18 & In Love: Life Is Cruel (part 8)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

“Yes honey, yes. It’s a yes,” I was excited. I was overjoyed. A huge round of applause came from our congregation. I was engaged at 18!! “I love you so much honey.” We hugged, kissed, cried all at once. It was the moment of our lives. Continue reading 18 & In Love: Life Is Cruel (part 8)

Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus

The insectivores are a wide-ranging group of small mammals, all with sensitive and highly mobile noses, small eyes and relatively small brains. They are generally solitary, nocturnal animals, the majority of which eat insects, earthworms and other invertebrates. Their teeth are well designed for eating insects, with long incisors for seizing their prey and sharp molars for dealing with their tough bodies.

Source: The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World. Page 378. By Tom Jackson

Did you know that The McGillicuddy Serious Party, a satirical political party in New Zealand, is said to have tried electing a hedgehog to parliament Continue reading Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus

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