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Syrian refugees become volunteers within a month of arriving in Australia

Syrian refugees become volunteers within a month of arriving in Australia

By Angela Thompson Less than a year after arriving in Australia, with their bullet-riddled Aleppo home a fading memory, Johnny and Carol Bilouna pulled on matching orange jumpsuits and prepared to help patch a stranger’s roof somewhere in the peaceful, if storm-damaged, Illawarra. The couple joined the State Emergency Service (SES) within a month of arriving in Australia,...
Lourdes: A story of perseverance in Paraguay

Lourdes: A story of perseverance in Paraguay

Lourdes was only 18 when she says her world came crashing down around her. When her son, Victor, was born, Lourdes pieced together work, trying to keep their little family of 2 afloat. She decided to start her own business selling empanadas and snacks. That’s when she took out her first business loan of just...
This 8-Year-Old Is Making Sure No Kid Is Denied A Hot Lunch

This 8-Year-Old Is Making Sure No Kid Is Denied A Hot Lunch

  An 8-year-old Michigan boy decided to take matters into his own hands when his friend was denied a hot lunch because he didn’t have enough money in his account.   Cayden Taipalus, a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell, was concerned after his friend received a cheese sandwich in lieu of a hot lunch, because...
Britain´s first social supermarket opens to help fight food poverty

Britain´s first social supermarket opens to help fight food poverty

  Britain’s first “social supermarket” opened its doors in December last year, offering shoppers on the verge of food poverty the chance to buy food and drink for up to 70% less than normal high-street prices. If successful, the Community Shop, in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, which is backed by large retailers and supermarket, could be replicated...
True Olympic spirit: Canadian coach helps Russian athlete with broken ski to finish

True Olympic spirit: Canadian coach helps Russian athlete with broken ski to finish

The true Olympic spirit has been displayed by Canadian cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth, who helped Russian athlete Anton Gafarov with his broken ski during the Men’s Sprint Free Semifinals at the Sochi Games. Check the whole story here  Source: Russia Today www.rt.com
New Writing on a School wall

New Writing on a School wall

The writing on this school’s walls quotes Mahatma Gandhi in Hebrew and Arabic:  “We must be the change that we wish to see in the world.”  Parents who send their kids to school here answer the call for change from the existing order of things. KFAR QARA’, Northern Israel, Jan 27 2014 (IPS) – Welcome to...
'Disabled' Mannequins Remind Us That Beautiful Doesn't Mean 'Perfect'

‘Disabled’ Mannequins Remind Us That Beautiful Doesn’t Mean ‘Perfect’

It’s no secret that the smooth, plastic bodies staring out of store windows aren’t true physical replicas of the people who stare back at them. But there’s no reason they can’t be. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, created a series of mannequins based on real people with physical disabilities. The beautiful process was...
Kindness Idea: Help Someone with Yard Work

Kindness Idea: Help Someone with Yard Work

Doing yard work can be a very tiring task, especially for someone who is elderly or has a physical disability. It can also be time-consuming, which might make it hard for someone who works several jobs or who has small children to maintain their yard. Why not help a family member, friend or neighbor with...
The dark side of physical beauty

The dark side of physical beauty

It’s a naturally occurring desire our culture has endlessly obsessed, idolised and twisted. Unlike most of the other desirable human characteristics such as trust, respect, compassion, empathy and love It’s something we have found a way to monetize with such power and force it has generated billions of dollars profit and also left billions of ‘normal’ people...
Great human Nick Winton Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2013

Great human Nick Winton Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2013

There was an Englishman who listened to his friends in 1938 and visited Czechoslovakia. He immediately understood the threat of Nazism. Consequently during 1938 he persuaded the British parliament to accept refugees. It was the only country in the world which opened its borders. Nick collected money, found parents to adopt kids and managed the...