How many of you keep journals where you write down your thoughts and feelings? Does it make you feel good to get it all out on paper? Art in all its forms, whether writing, music, painting, dancing, etc. has been found to have an immensely therapeutic power on people. Often, it helps people give vent to deeply buried emotions and trauma that perhaps they would not face otherwise.
Morocco is about to launch the “masterpiece” it has been busy constructing over the past few years: a tramway! Oh yes, finally the Moroccan population will be able to enjoy, for the first time ever, riding a tramway to get from the capital Rabat to its neighbouring city Salé in reduced time and complete comfort.
A 12-year-old girl probably doesn't strike most people as a big player in her country's development.
Most people are wrong.
Here are a few facts from the Girl Effect website:
According to global and regional leaders who participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Marrakech, Morocco from 26-28 October 2010, “the MENA region has the potential to become an emerging market leader and engine of world growth.”
More than 700 satellite TV channels broadcast programmes in the Arab world, with topics ranging from religion and art to politics and astrology. Yet, very few of them, if any, offer “real” viewing options and programs serving the needs of the largest portion of society—youth—or broadcast the issues youth is concerned with.
In the 2010 World Bank essay competition, young people around the world were invited to submit essays and videos responding to the following questions:
Many answers may pop-up in your mind, but the one I am looking for means: a state of mind or a belief in a positive outcome. Any guesses?
The last one month has seen world leaders in both public and private spheres pledge their abiding commitments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Central to these goals are the elimination of poverty and hunger.