MOE Launches Radio Education for School Children

first_imgIn an effort to keep children, teachers and parents learning, the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with partners, has launched a radio education program for school-going children across Liberia.At the official launching ceremony at the Ministry of Education Monday, September 15, in Sinkor, Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh said, the radio program is intended to help children, who are sitting home get education while observing and preventing Ebola.Naming the radio education program, “School Away from Home and Home Away from School,” Education Minister Tarpeh assured teachers and children of benefiting from the learning program.According to her, the radio-learning program will focus on social studies; civics, math and science. According to her, the science will focus on nutrition and the hygiene component as Liberia continues to contain the virus.She disclosed that the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) radio and Truth FM will broadcast the program. She said it will also be relayed on community radio stations in the rural areas.“We want to continue to keep our children, teachers and parents informed about the Ministry’s policies and regulations as well as improved public relations,” she added.She explained that, the learning program will also focused on students from nursery to grade 12, Early Children Division and parents. This will help our children and teachers in the absent of regular school’s activities in both the urban and rural areas.”Also speaking, UNICEF Acting Chief of Education, Jake Kersey, said education is only the government’s business, but also families should make sure that their child or children are in school.He urged mother, parents and guardians to focus on providing the necessary opportunities for children and ensuring that they get the best education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Staunton up for some villainy

first_img – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton wasn’t exactly flattered when a friend first suggested she’d be perfect for the part of Harry Potter’s first female nemesis, Dolores Umbridge. “I read the book, and Umbridge is described as a short, ugly, toadlike woman,” Staunton told Newsweek. “I thought, `Oh, thanks very much.”‘ But Staunton ended up playing the villainess as an “apple-cheeked schoolmarm – drenched in pink angora,” the magazine says. In “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth movie based on the J.K. Rowling series, Umbridge is a new teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry bent on restricting free thought. Staunton, who was nominated for a best-actress Academy Award for playing Vera Drake in the eponymous 2004 movie, says the Potter role is no joke. “You may think that it’s just a bunch of hand-waving, but there’s a lot of proper acting going on,” she said. – Associated Press No culture is an island The notion of cultural purity is a dead end, said famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents and came to the United States as a child prodigy. Ma’s internationally recruited Silk Road Ensemble involves instruments such as Indian sitars, Islamic ouds, and Chinese erhu, suona and pipa and has filled museums with works from Azerbaijan, Iran, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. “I have this theory that I share with (Art Institute of Chicago president) Jim Cuno,” Ma told The Associated Press in Chicago. “It’s that nothing great was ever produced in isolation.” last_img

Brave Michael begins treatment and thanks everyone for their support

first_imgMichael McGrath has had his first Immunotherapy treatment after traveling to Vienna in Austria.The 40-year-old schoolteacher from Letterkenny has captured the hearts of the people of Donegal and further afield as he battles cancer.Michael, who is suffering from stage 4 bowel cancer, appealed to the public to get behind his campaign to raise up to €150,000 to have the treatment. And the Donegal public and people around the world have responded magnificently by donating more than €112,000 in just over a week.Wasting no time, Michael flew to Austria with sisters Mary and Bernadette on Saturday.Michael’s sisters and wife Susan left a message on the Go Fund Me page earlier today.It read “On behalf of Michael he wants us to give you all an update on how things are going in Vienna so far. “We left Dublin on Saturday morning and had a smooth journey with no hiccups.Today 11/12 Michael meet with his consultant and his team. This meeting went very well and everyone involved felt very positive about the road ahead.“Wasting no time, Michael started his first therapy this afternoon.“He once again wants us to thank you all from the bottom of his heart for making this possible and for all the support and love shown towards him.Keep posted for more updates and please keep praying. Thank you so muchSusan, Mary and Bernadette x”To donate to Michael’s cause please log onto https://www.gofundme.com/a-future-for-michael?u=16987820Brave Michael begins treatment and thanks everyone for their support was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Austriacancerdonegalmichael mcgrathtreatmentlast_img read more