B.C provides post-secondary funding for aged-out kids in care
B.C provides post-secondary funding for aged-out kids in care. $250K from the Youth Futures Education FundYouth who have aged out of government care in the province of British Columbia and are ready to pursue post-secondary education this fall will have an additional $250,000 from the Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) to help them with expenses beyond tuition, such as rent, utilities and groceries.“Students often turn to their parents for support with living expenses while they pursue their post-secondary education dreams. Former youth in care rarely have that option,” said Melanie Mark, Min...
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Saudi kids sketch out ‘evil’ virus
JEDDAH: Children have an interesting way of interpreting difficult situations. By tapping into their imagination, their emotional well-being is far greater than adults as they dive deep into a world of their own.Parents fearful for children’s health and the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic have various means of explaining the situation.Arab News spoke to children aged between 4 and 8 to hear what they understand about the virus.We learned that most children think the coronavirus is ‘some green monster that hurts people.’Five-year-old Tuleen Sultan said: “The coronavirus are bugs with st...
Coronavirus updates: Inflammatory disease found in 32 N.J. kids; Protesters urged to get tested. What you need to know. (June 2, 2020)
Officials on Tuesday released data showing that rate of reproduction of the coronavirus in New Jersey has fallen steadily over the last few months with each new infection leading to fewer than one new case - a trend that’s repeated for weeks now.That is six times lower than the rate was 10 weeks ago, when the state was placed under widespread stay-at-home restrictions, Gov. Phil Murphy said.Each infected person in the state - if they showed symptoms or not - spread the virus to more than five others when the governor ordered the near-lockdown March 21. By April 14 — the New Jersey’s peak for h...
Nickelodeon’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ broadcast underscores importance of talking to kids about racial injustice
On Monday, Nickelodeon aired eight minutes and 46 seconds of breathing sounds with a black screen carrying the message “I can’t breathe.”It was the same amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck before Floyd died on May 25.The cable network said the programming was "in support of justice, equality and human rights.” Other ViacomCBS networks, including MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central, did the same.Now, people are defending and praising Nickelodeon after criticism of the broadcast appeared on social media.The network had tweeted plans to go off the ...
COVID-19: The grotesque conspiracy against Bill Gates
Bill Gates is busy helping poor African kids with vaccines and empowering small businesses and deprived women with start-up capital in order for them to grow out of poverty. Diseases such as malaria, meningitis, the crippler polio and other infectious illnesses will bear testimonies to Gates’ decisive blows if they could speak.Their abilities to strike have been significantly mitigated by the spirited interventions of the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation (BMGF). His humanitarian work around the world, particularly in Africa, the epicentre of disease and deprivation, has uplifted millions of ...
Safe and prosperous future best gift for kids
By ZHANG ZHOUXIANG | China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-02 07:32June 1 is the International Children's Day, and people everywhere have tried to make it a special day for their children.However, a safe, happy and prosperous society is the best gift they can have.Children on the Chinese mainland live in relative peace and harmony, especially at a time when terrorism and violence have reared their heads at many places.Protests against racism and police brutality have led to large-scale violence in the United States. Although the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has seen rioting since June 2019...
Best Bites: Stuffed Puffs
When I opened a bag of Stuffed Puffs’ new Chocolate on Chocolate version, my kids devoured a few immediately as snacks. “Good,” they said. Not blown away. Then we tried them on the campfire. “Amazing,” said one. “Good mix of chocolate to marshmallow,” said the other. I loved that they didn’t create the big mess of a regular s’mores treat because the chocolate is wrapped inside the marshmallow. It’s genius, really.Size: 8.6 ouncesPrice: $3.98Available: Walmart stores and online at stuffedpuffs.com———©2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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StarTimes expands educational programmes for kids
Digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes has announced the introduction of a dedicated TV programme tagged ‘’Star Kids Gala’’ in commemoration of Children’s Day and for the delight of television viewers across Africa.The 30 minutes English programme will air on ST Kids Channel today, June 1st by 6:00pm and it promises to excite children with fascinating contents.Also, a dedicated educational TV programme for children tagged ‘Homeschooling’ has been launched on the ST Kids channel during the pandemic.StarTimes, in a statement at the weekend said the educational TV programme brought relief to parents w...
Abu Dhabi Police remind parents not to leave kids in hot cars
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has urged families to follow preventive measures when taking their children on trips and not leave them alone inside vehicles, to avoid death by suffocation and high temperatures as the mercury rises ahead of summer.ADP noted that as well as suffocation and high temperatures, children might also try to drive their parent’s vehicles and cause accidents.The ADP also called on families not to leave their children asleep in the rear seats of their cars or assign their responsibility to their older siblings. Several children have suffocated in recent years due to t...
Like teachers and administrators, coronavirus has caused bus drivers to miss students, too
For a lot of kids, Phil Dougherty was the first person they saw in the morning and the last in the afternoon.The guy with tattoos up and down his right arm, this Franklinville resident loved celebrating birthdays and giving out treats on Fridays to his youngest passengers. He wasn’t into the job to make a ton of money, instead looking for a way to overcome the boredom he was experiencing soon after retirement."The kids are my therapy," he says. "I missed saying goodbye to them. I was bummed."Known to many as “Mr. Phil,” Dougherty is a bus driver in the Monroe Township School District (Gloucest...