Teacher from Kenya Wins Global Teacher Award
The world is full of hardworking and dedicated teachers who deserve our respect, recognition and support. This story is about one teacher, Franciscan Brother Peter Tabici who was recently awarded the Global Teacher Award in Dubai. He teaches math and physics in a remote area of Kenya where most of his students come from very poor families. His school only has one computer with internet. They have no library, no kitchen, and a shortage of teachers. Brother Tabici donates 80% of his earnings to community projects and plans to use the one million dollar prize to help his school. After losing his mother at age 11, he was raised by his father who is also a teacher. In the following video, the father is invited on stage at the award ceremony.
You can learn more about Peter from his Global Teacher finalist video, including his starting a peace club which plants trees.
Good News for Alternative Energy
This article from The Guardian reports on a study showing that coal production in the US is more expensive than wind or solar. We are now at a “coal crossover” point.
By 2025 the picture becomes even clearer, with nearly the entire US coal system out-competed on cost by wind and solar, even when factoring in the construction of new wind turbines and solar panels. (The Guardian)
Students Welcome New Kid who was Bullied at Former School
This short, sweet video about Azzy – the new kid in school – will make you smile.
Morgan Freeman’s Bee Sanctuary
Morgan Freeman, one of my favorite actors who played God in Bruce Almighty and the US President in Deep Impact, has turned his Mississippi ranch into a bee sanctuary. He imported 26 bee hives from Arkansas and and has planted bee-friendly Magnolia trees and lavender. I didn’t realize that Mr. Freeman is 81 which reminds me it’s never to late for a new project. Read more about the ranch and why it’s so important to save bees here.
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