ISSN 1710-6931 March 5, 2010 Issue 151

Refugee Stories Project Presents Exclusive Online Learning Resource

Refugee Stories, part of the Refugee Communities History Project (RCHP), recently announced a new online resource designed primarily to support Key Stage 3 Citizenship learning.

This is one of a number of Learning Resources created by the RCHP, which was established to record previously untold stories of refugees who have settled in London since the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, to highlight the enormous contributions the refugees make to the city.

Designed to develop an understanding and raise awareness of refugee issues among pupils, the content of this new Learning Resource is free to download and can be easily customised to suit the needs of specific classes. Refugee Stories

Solar Cooking can Drastically Change the Lives of Refugees

Close your eyes.

Now imagine you have escaped from the worst forms of violence, you live in the most precarious of conditions and you struggle to feed your family, day by day. Would you not welcome just about anything that would help make your life a bit easier?

For refugees around the globe, this extra help may be found in solar cookers.

How do they work?

It is easy. A solar cooker is a device that changes the light energy of the sun into heat energy to cook food. Although there are several different designs of solar cookers, the following three are the most common types:

Box cookers: These cook at moderate to high temperatures and often accommodate multiple pots. Worldwide, they are the most widespread. There are several hundred thousand in India alone.

Curved concentrator cookers or parabolics: These cook fast at high temperatures, but require frequent adjustment and supervision for safe operation. Several hundred thousand exist, mainly in China. They are especially useful for large-scale institutional cooking. Solar Cooking


Poster Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching

Entries for this year's poster contest must be postmarked no later than 1 April 2010. That leaves only a few weeks for students to complete their posters and submit them for judging. Poster Contest

Artists Create Original Art Postcards for Charity

Copper Pot Pictures has paired with the Picture Book Project and Schools for Salone to hold an online art auction to benefit the schools featured in its documentary, BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT. The auction includes over 150 pieces created by some of the top names in animation as well as children's book, graphic novel and comic illustration, including Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, Toy Story 3 Art Director Daisuke Tsutsumi, renowned illustrator Peter DeSeve and legendary Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney. Postcards


Ed Mol Memorial Matadi Baptist School

September 21, 2009

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am pleased to introduce you to the Ed Mol Memorial Matadi Baptist School. The above named school is a Christian Institution owned and operated by the Matadi Baptist Church located in New Matadi Estate, one of the suburbs of Monrovia, the Capital of Liberia. School

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