RTP Donates 400 Footballs to MOE

first_imgRight To Play (RTP)-Liberia Country Director, Marie Josephine Kora Thama, on behalf of her organization has donated 400 footballs to authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE).In her presentation statement yesterday in the courtyard of the MOE in Monrovia, Madam Thama informed the outgoing Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh about the importance RTP attaches to playing, involving outdoor sporting activities, to the learning of school going children.The exercise, according to her, is being formulated by RTP for school authorities to educate students and make them become peace builders in their respective communities. “We train local teachers and community leaders to make education fun so that kids become excited to learn and engage their lessons with physical fitness following play,” Madam Thama asserted.She reminded the MOE officials who attended yesterday’s ceremony that RTP games and activities teach the children important life-saving lessons, like how to wash their hands and use a mosquito net.For that purpose, RTP Country Director further donated a set of Ebola preventive materials which included a well-designed hand washing bucket with faucets and several bottles of hand sanitizers.According to her, while food, water and shelter are essential, so is a childhood that is complete with education and opportunities to actively engage with other children in play.As such, Madam Thama informed the gathering that there are areas of the world today where children are not able to experience the benefits of play, admonishing that “this is the problem that we must tackle.”“At the core of every activity is our Reflect-Connect-Apply approach, which encourages children to examine their experiences, relate those experiences to what they already know and apply that learning to their daily lives,” Madam Thama emphasized.In response, Minister Tarpeh expressed the Ministry’s gratitude to RTP-Liberia for the donations, saying, “It will make a lot of difference in that it will motivate the teachers to identify with the children while on the field of play.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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This giant R2D2 is actually an observatory

first_img Now playing: Watch this: $47 Mentioned Above Sphero R2-D2 0 Sphero R2-D2 2019 sci-fi and geeky movies to freak out about See it Amazon $46 2:15 See It Target Star Wars Professor Zitt recruited a small team that included his father-in-law, Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing and student volunteers to transform the university’s domed-topped Zweibrücken Observatory into a giant version of the Star Wars astromech R2-D2. While the Star Wars makeover took place in September 2018, fans around the world have just started to take notice. center_img Preview • Sphero just made the best R2-D2 robot ever Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The round dome head of the Star Wars astromech droid R2-D2 is about the same shape as the top of most observatories.  Lucasfilm If you’re going to be lecturing at a university about Star Wars and other popular sci-fi movies, you might as well leave your mark in the geekiest way possible.That’s exactly what Professor Hubert Zitt did while teaching at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.  See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years 17 Photos Share your voice Post a comment Even Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted about it on Friday with the caption, “R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds.”This isn’t the first university observatory to get a Star Wars makeover. Minnesota’s Goodsell Observatory at Carleton College was made to look like R2-D2 back in 2010. TV and Movies R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds https://t.co/s4vUwKGxEP via @LaughingSquid— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 22, 2019last_img read more

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Pahela Falgun brings colour in life

first_imgThese three revellers were photographed a day before Pahela Falgun during month long book fair in the city on 12 February 2018. Phot: Prothom AloPahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday in a colourful way with young girls and boys joining various functions wearing dazzling dresses, reports UNB.Falgun is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and the first month of the season, Spring, the king of all the six seasons that brings back warm sunshine, budding flowers and dancing of birds.The first of Falgun is known as Pahela Falgun and usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian calendar.After the dryness of winter, new leaves start to come out again and the nature adorns the branches with new colourful flowers such as shimul, polash and marigold.Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Bangla season Bashanto (Spring), the people are in line for welcoming the season with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances.The season spreads through the next month, Chaitra, the last month of Bengali year.The Spring’s flowers such as shimul, polash, marigold are being worn by women, who adorn themselves with ‘Bashonti’ clothing – mostly in yellow, orange and red.Dhaka University has always been the cultural heartbeat of the city, hence it is the venue for all cultural celebration, and Pohela Falgun this year is no different.Bakultola of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University (DU) is the centre point of the festival.Thousands of young men and women has gathered from the morning and is celebrating the day singing songs, reciting poems and dancing.The entire DU campus and the Ekeushy Boi Mela premises have become the best places to hang out with friends, family members and beloved ones.Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad is arranging the main programmes of the day for around two decades.The parishad is arranging different programmes including songs and recitation of poems except regular programmes.Band concerts are being held at various points of the campus, where a larger crowd is being anticipated later in the afternoon.Different private universities and colleges have also arranged programmes, marking the day.last_img read more

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