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The 10-day good news challenge, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10-day Good News Challenge..in today’s edition: “How about a superhero who has a beard and a turban and fights intolerance?”  “We put people in brackets of Muslims, Jews, right wing, left wing. I want … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge, day 2

Here you go! Ojibway boxer inspires students to keep fighting Sierra Leone schools, closed for 8 months due to Ebola crisis,  to reopen in March And a reader submission from Denis Leblanc at 76Crimes: LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri … Continue reading

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Parting thoughts from a Rwandan colleague

Read this on my Facebook this afternoon and thought it was beautiful…via Prudent Nsengiyumva, a friend from CMTS who is currently with the BBC in Rwanda: Do not think that well educated people are morally superior in any way to … Continue reading

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KIRA- coming to a screen near you!

Please check out the video I made for Kira Burundi, and go fund their documentary project on Indiegogo however you can. (video is in French with English subtitles) UPDATE: Eish, forgot to post the link to the Indiegogo page. Please … Continue reading

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How to Raise Sheep, Part 2 of 3: A Country Without Books

Originally posted on Ruby Pratka – Year of No Fear:
Yesterday I went to the Librairie St-Paul, the only bookstore in Bujumbura, which makes it the only bookstore in Burundi, unless Ngozi, a university town in the north, has a…

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L’éducation n’a pas de limites

http://www.isanganiro.org/spip.php?article4898 (Veuillez cliquer le lien ci-haut pour lire mon reportage sur le défi de l’illetrisme au Burundi…et comment deux hommes le surmontent.)

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Be cool, stay in school (or at least, help others stay in school)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve blogged a lot in this space over the problems surrounding primary and secondary education in Burundi. Education is only free and compulsory until Grade 6, and even before that, students and their families … Continue reading

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How to raise sheep, part 3: Intellectual Genocide

Until recently, education wasn’t accessible in this country, not in any sense. School fees for grades 1-6 were abolished in 2005. In two years’ time, they’re supposed to abolish fees for grades 7-9. Although deeply disturbing from a humanitarian perspective, … Continue reading

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How to Raise Sheep, Part 2 of 3: A Country Without Books

Yesterday I went to the Librairie St-Paul, the only bookstore in Bujumbura, which makes it the only bookstore in Burundi, unless Ngozi, a university town in the north, has a bookstore I don’t know about. A lavender stucco monstrosity across … Continue reading

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Bridge to Burundi

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Helping+their+peers+world+away/5451954/story.html A story I wrote for my (fingers crossed) future employer about a village school in Burundi and how teenagers from the Montreal area are helping to maintain it. The story behind the story is coming soon, stay tuned!

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