Encouraging and facilitating children’s ability to discover, evaluate, and form impressions and establish their own thought processes and ideas can do amazing things to increase their understanding of the world around them. And as in most experiential learning situations, the earlier in life a child is encouraged to begin this exploration, the more they will […]

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict that started in 2014 has become a grave humanitarian catastrophe the likes of which Europe hasn’t seen since the Second World War. Triggered by Russia, the war took a much more violent turn at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022. With an estimated 5 million refugees, […]

Pneumonia kills as many as 940,000 children under the age of five every year and is a major cause of infant mortality, particularly in less-developed countries, according to UNICEF.  But now a new alliance between UNICEF and Spanish “la Caixa” Foundation, one of the largest private charities in the world, aims to “save the lives of thousands […]

Those of you who know a bit about sailing will appreciate how difficult the Vendée Globe yacht race is. It’s a non-stop race around the world, sailed solo, without assistance, and it takes place every four years. This year’s race began on Sunday 6 November. Over the years, 138 sailors have taken part in the seven […]

You can make a difference in a child’s life in rural Burkina Faso. Your 20 Swiss francs (about $21) will buy health insurance for a child for one whole year. Just 30 Swiss francs ($31.50) will buy four study books for the students at Rambo high school. Help Swiss association Kaïcedra provide essential gifts for its […]

Is it true that “all you have to do is give children a computer”, one loaded with learning programs, films about wildlife and foreign lands, and math games in their language and English, and they will learn independently, without instruction? That’s what Matt Keller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed to find out. To do […]

In April of 2010, The Good Times reported that mountain guides and directors of MatterhornNepal-GuideSource Treks & Expeditions Ltd (MNGS), RJ Fleming and Ang Kami Sherpa, were climbing Himalayan peaks to raise awareness of the plight of Nepalese orphans. Their goal was to expose the fact that one out of every 25 people in Nepal […]

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