United Kingdom:″Songs and Stories for Syrians″- Bridging the cultural gap — By Marcia Lynx Qualey on Qantara de

This February, a community centre in south-western England hosted a pioneering ″Songs and Stories for Syrians″: a weekend of art, literature and music not only for the enjoyment of Syria′s youngest refugees, but also for the English children who will live and learn alongside them. Marcia Lynx Qualey has the details https://player.vimeo.com/video/97304010 The weekend′s events,…

UNICEF Photo of the Year, The award 2015 — UNISEF de|Children make up approximately one-quarter of the 730,000 refugees arriving in the European Union

Each year, UNICEF Germany and GEO Germany (from the publishing house Gruner +Jahr GmbH & Co KG) grant the “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner. Macedonian Photographer Georgi Licovski is the winner of the competition…

Kinder Afghanistans: Augen, die zu früh zu viel gesehen haben — Von Katharina Pfannkuch | Article in German on Afghan children’s Dreams for the future

Normalerweise lichtet er Models und Designerkleider für Hochglanzmagazine ab. Die größte Herausforderung aber fand der Fotograf Ruvan Wijesooriya in Afghanistan. Vor seiner Kamera: Schulkinder mit Traumata – und Träumen  Sie blicken würdevolll, fast feierlich: Diese afghanischen Schüler sind in einem Jahrbuch erschienen   (…) Taiba, Lyda und Soriya leben im afghanischen Mir Bacha Kot, rund…

Madiba, My Hero by Zulfikarali Khoja

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela By Zulfikarali M. Khoja (special to Simerg) My diverse background has provided me with three world-class heroes. As a Gujarati speaking Canadian, Ghandi stands out as my hero. The Mahatma found the roots…

The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) reflects a commitment made by the AKDN to early childhood development

Aga Khan Early Learning Centre, Dubai United Arab Emirates The early years are the most critical in a child’s development.The Centre provides a broad, holistic early childhood education that follows the highest international standards of excellence. The Centre’s bilingual Arabic-English curriculum, taught by competent early childhood educators, is designed to help lay strong foundations for…

Children with heart disease living actively – The Frontier Post News

KARACHI (APP): Diagnosis and timely treatment can markedly improve the chances of survival of the majority of children born with congenital heart disease, so that they can live active lives as adults.This was stated by Dr Babar Hasan, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). He was speaking at a public awareness session organised…