Long travel companion

From December 2016 I started driving from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai and Dubai back to RAK atleast twice a week as my office is in Dubai Silicon Oasis and my house is in Ras Al Khaimah.  Driving alone for atlas 250 KM a day almost daily is something that will make you need a driving companion. Usually people share rides with friends but my work requires more time that anyone I can imagine to be going around with. I started listening to music to keep myself company but it did work properly. A friend advice me about Dubai eye, I find the morning and afternoon programs very very interesting and then recently I am listening to audiobooks which are very good for long driving.  Long drive is like long walks they help one to think deep about so many things in short they are good for short discovery. It is sometimes hard driving daily but with a can of redbull an audio book will keep you company for your longer day.

Longer commute helped me a lot in coming with new ideas before I reach my offices and there is no better to end this with a quote from firshbird “Most people die with great ideas. Move an intention into reality by declaring what you want to happen, and by when.”

 

Every child has the right to education

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The financial and social costs of poor literacy have been well documented (Greene, 2000). The consequences of poor reading and writing skills not only threaten the well-being of individual Americans, but the country as a whole. Globalization and technological advances have changed the nature of the workplace. Reading and writing are now essential skills in most white- and blue-collar jobs. Ensuring that adolescents become skilled readers and writers is not merely an option for America, it is an absolute necessity.

Africa

Learning to read and write is a fundamental right. Yet, 38 % of African adults (some 153 millions) are illiterate, two-thirds of these are women.

Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are not able to help their children with homework due to illiteracy.

Adult literacy rates are below 50% in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

Only 1 % of national education budget of most African governments is earmarked to address the issue of literacy.

The situation is alarming as literacy is a crucial step to acquire the basic skills needed to cope with the many challenges children, youth and adults will face throughout their lives.

For many disadvantaged young people and adults, non-formal education is one of the main routes to learning. Non-formal education reaches people in their own context and ideally in their own local language.

Our Approach and Benefits 

One often-overlooked tool for improving students’ reading, as well as their learning from text, is writing. Writing has the theoretical potential for enhancing reading in three ways. First, reading and writing are both functional activities that can be combined to accomplish specific goals, such as learning new ideas presented in a text (Fitzgerald and Shanahan, 2000). For instance, writing about information in a science text should facilitate comprehension and learning, as it provides the reader with a means for recording, connecting, analyzing, personalizing, and manipulating key ideas from the text. Second, reading and writing are connected, as they draw upon common knowledge and cognitive processes (Shanahan, 2006). Consequently, improving students’ writing skills should result in improved reading skills. Third, reading and writing are both communication activities, and writers should gain insight about reading by creating their own texts (Tierney and Shanahan, 1991), leading to better comprehension of texts produced by others.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angeolu

The world Unite

Malcolm-X-and-Muhammad-AliToday is the first day of my life that I see everyone is talking about the same thing in a positive way. Today is the day Muhammad Ali died at 74 years old, he is the greatest boxer of all time. Uniting the whole world is a legacy in it’s self. Muhammad Ali is an inspiration to everyone, whether white, black, Muslim or christian. He left a good legacy that will be hard to be replicated as BBC world said ” There will never be another Muhammad Ali.”  Muhammad Ali was not only an athlete but he is a peace advocate and also philanthropist. He left us with greatest quotes to leave our lives upon, some of these quotes are :

  1. “At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
  2. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.”
  3. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
  4. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
  5. “I don’t smoke, but I keep a match box in my pocket. When my heart slips towards a sin, I burn a match stick and heat my palm, then I say to myself: Ali, you can’t bear even this heat, how would you bear the unbearable heat of hell”

I will end this with quote from Dr. Yasir Qhadi ”

Br. Muhammad Ali! I know you will not read these words. Yet still, I write them because I am at once proud and humbled to consider you my brother, and to know that we are a part of one Ummah. I consider it a personal loss that I never got to meet you. But I sincerely pray that eventually we shall be together in Jannah, and I look forward to the day that you will dazzle me with your fiery eloquence and make me laugh with your humble humor.

May Allah bless you in your remaining time on this earth, and grant you the best in the next life! Ameen…”

 

Is this the end of Philosophy ?

LVGThe season just end and it is time for teams to start planning ahead of next season. Manchester United came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to win the the FA cup title but rumors is everywhere that Jose Mourinho will replace Louis Van Gaal as Manchester United Manager next season.  Louis Van Gaal was under pressure from the fans and media from November last year due to poor form. To me I don’t think Mourinho is the right man to take charge at Manchester United at the moment because mostly premier league teams are not scared mourinho anymore, they don’t think he is the special one anymore due this season poor form at Chelsea but some United Fans will argue because Fergie spoiled them with tittles and atleast a place in the Champions League every year. The good side of the Philosophy to me is seeing good talents coming into Manchester United like Rashford, Lingard, Martial, etc with Mourinho these players will handle get chance to be playing regularly  because Mourinho tactics of football is to get the best players people to win marches even if it defending the whole march which is not Manchester United. Old Trafford Famous name is Theatre of dreams which is a place to grow youth not a place to sign older players for the tittle.

To me I need to see either Van gaal next season or a younger manager that will continue to grow the youth team.

is Futsal the future of Football ?

IMG_0211 copyFutsal simply means a modified form of Football (soccer)  played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor, pitch or outdoor known as street. This type of football is getting popular day by day as youth are playing it often for fun. Last week we witnessed the end of qualification of Neymar Jr Five global signature football tournament in UAE. More than 250 teams registered to participate in 8 cities of united Arab emirates. The tournament is unique football concept organized by Red Bull in collaboration with 82events and Educationary (Rahza FZE) and sponsored by Dubai Stars, Zaabeel Advertising, Sun and Sand sport and Shop Ship. The uniqueness of the tournament is that unlike normal Futsal or Football there is no keeper in each team and the rules are simple they called it “outplay them all “ which means one player scores the player with the lowest number in the opponent’s team will go out, the game will either finish within 10 minutes or once the other team is being outplayed. In the qualifiers every team will play in the group stages best teams qualified for  knockout stages, quarter finals, semi finals and finals. At the end of each qualifiers two winners were awarded trophies and invitation to play the grand final at Dubai global village on 7th of April to choose the best team that will represent UAE in Brazil this summer. The winner from UAE will meet 34 other winners from different countries in order to compete in the presence of Neymar Jr. Futsal is not as popular as football because they don’t have the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo etc but these days is getting more popular among youths as anyone can organize his team of 4 players be it friends, family or coworkers to just play football without the need of any coach or different march officials. Neymar five concept is one of those fun play and it is a street football which is more as it is outdoor. We will be seeing different type of concepts in the coming years.

 

Join us on 7th of April for the final in Dubai Global to see the lucky team that will go to Brazil to represent United Arab Emirates and compete with 35 other winners around the world.

The top teams you will be seeing are :

 

Dubai 1 SAQR TEAM
Dubai 2 BAZ TEAM
Abu Dhabi 1 ATLAS LIONS
Abu Dhabi 2 NIKE FC
Al Ain  1 CR 7
Al Ain 2 SANTOS A1
RAK 1 XXX
RAK 2 23B
Sharjah 1 FIVE GUYS
Sharjah 2 AL-NAHDA
Fujairah 1 AL FASIL
Fujairah 2 Z5
Ajman 1 SPORT 4 ALL ACADEMY
Ajman 2 TEAM NAHDA
UAQ 1 16 BUILDING
UAQ 2 AL BAHRI

The African Campus and Learning

At a tender age, the notion behind education was to trigger a change in mentality and to build a better society. This practice stems as far back as the colonial times, when Africa took to the western system and as it evolved to a profitable engagement, it is most likely to assess that there have been more pupils, students and teachers in the African continent than had been envisaged.
Most likely, the African mindset has been revolving around succeeding by means of going to school and by ‘going to school’; it is strictly on a day-to-day class attendance and interactions with teachers and to an extent, friends. Formerly, it was thought that there is nothing profitable that would arise from a friendly relationship in a studying environment. While this issue became the more prominent among pupils and students, as we find, from a logical viewpoint that there is always a first in a class in terms of academic performance and a last, under same educational environment and studying standards.
Psychologically proven, it is factually that every human procedure is complex and can vary from one person to another. With this in mind, it is clear to ascertain that the African school has been more a helping ground for the African people, thus, it entails educational, social and moral interaction between scholars and tutors for the benefit of learning and self-reliance. Learning has become a borrowed tradition and has picked up an age long doctrine of ‘Teach the Child to Better His Life’. It would have been ‘teach the child to build to build a stronger community’. It is for the society, the unity of the African people.
It has been with this respect that we have brought every institution and every student, not only in Africa but also in the world at large, uniting Institutions and Campuses for a better community. Educationary.net is a unique and most interactive site, which is not different from our several many and physical campuses. Having in mind; community building, as a goal for enhancement and ease, such that education may not seem a challenge to the slow student or a means to display for excellence due to sharpness of the mind. It is a site where all institutions and students will express an absolute liberty in their point of views, which will be debated upon, given facts and logics and will promote the great essence of self-actualization at best.
At edcucationary.net, Institutions and students have a better and easier way to feel on campus than meeting on a confined location and perhaps limiting one’s thoughts to the four walls of a classroom. Education doesn’t end there, it has to be a continuous process whereby everyone will have something to learn from everyone. We build our mental campuses and we fortify our ability to connect for a better tomorrow.

How would you describe the magic of the African continent?

Africa is one of the fastest growing continents in the world, in terms of population. All what we hear about Africa is Ebola, unstable governments and charity organizations going to Africa for help. Africa is bigger than Ebola, bad governments and several such charity organizations. Such organizations should be renamed into social business organizations because they get more out of Africa than what they claim to give to Africa and for Africa. Just as the African-American Musician, Akon, said on Aljazeera,“Africa doesn’t need saving, in fact Africa is the one doing the saving because every natural resources we see in the world comes from Africa.” What we aim to do here, on African stories,is what late BBC journalist, Komla Dimor, said. “It is not so much about what the International Media does; it is what you write about yourself.” We tend to write African stories that are real, intended to promote the good things that happen in the African continent. This section will focus mostly on the achievements of Africans, and the interesting things that one can find when they visit Africa. As Brian Jackman said, “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?”

We invite all African writers and journalist to send us good African stories.

What I see

As a child I always want to grow but as time goes on I realized that growing up doesn’t matter anymore because when you grow up you will have so many experiences. What I missed about my childhood is the fact that I can cry to my parents and I can’t go my cousins house to stay for day. My life dream is to live with my eight siblings everything under one roof but life circumstance keep us away. I have experienced so many things between friends and family. I can write a book about people I think. I love traveling to see the world but I can only travel through CNN, BBC and MBC. I can only see the world through TV because I have never being outside my country but what I can say about is that there are different kinds of them, some good some bad and some of them are amazing. I met amazing people and also I meet not so amazing people. I pondered the way some people, some of whom I have lived with for a considerable long time, manage others,. I absolutely never review them snickering, or notwithstanding grinning at a joke out of affability, or responding emphatically to the individual addressing them. I used to imagine that maybe this was the manner by which they were sustained and that they were not able to change their inclination. I was in this way paralyzed one day to see some of them with a gathering of rich and effective individuals, giggling and being gracious.

 

TO BE Continued ……………

African Night

As we were working John interrupted with a loud voice “Chai” “Chai” “Chai” this is serious. We turned back to see realize that he was only trying to get out attention. We asked what is the matter ? he said there is nothing I was running from School to catch up with you guys. We laughed and said look at this Yarouba boy is that how to stop people ? he replied shut up “Malo”. We continue to walk together. Mustapha said so John why do you sneak out of school ? he said it’s being long the last time I saw people. I replied what do you mean ? you mean we are not human beings ? he said I mean real people. I asked again what do you mean by real people ? he said okay I mean people that are walking around not students. I said now you are talking. This is how we usually do since when we are in year 3 of our secondary school. John asked us so where are you going to ? I said we are only going out watch local march between Kano Pillar and Kwara United and you where are you going to ? because I know you are not a fan of football. He replied I just needed a fresh air from school, let’s just go and watch your Hausa boys let’s see if they can do something. I argued my friend they are the best team in Nigeria.  We went to Port Harcourt  stadium to watch which Kano Pillars won by two goals to one but John was not impressed. After the match lets go back to school because it is getting late he don’t want our seniors to find out that we went out of the school.  Mustapha said Ibrahim this why I don’t want go out with this boy. Every time we had plans he must spoil those plans because he is afraid of punishment. Let me tell you if you afraid of punishment don’t come with us again.

 

To be continued ………….

MARY PRISCA

Mary Prisca was born in Angola, 1961. She grew up in a home of eleven boys and she was the only girl to her parents. She was hard working unlike her brothers and when it was time for her to get married; her brothers had forced her into marrying Nat, an African American who had returned to Angola with a lot of money.

Prisca was too cautious to accept their rushed and forceful decision to marry Nat but on her father’s recommendation, she accepted to wed Nat. Two years in the marriage, Prisca felt bored, as Nat was never home. He always had one business trip to attend and Prisca started feeling lonely.

One day, she went to buy supplies in the market when she met with Sam, her college lover, they started getting close to each other until one day, Sam proposed to elope with her to a place where no one could forced by the find them.

This had broken Prisca father’s heart as he was forced to repay the dowry that was paid for Prisca’s wedding. Her brothers were raged and when Sam had married Prisca with a kid, they came home to present themselves as man and wife to Prisca’s parents.

In that rage, her brothers set beating Sam for ruining their lives, her father collapsed and the next thing was a heart attack. He was taken to a hospital where he gave up the ghost and the blame was on Prisca and Sam. They never gave up their love for the war her brothers had set but one day, Sam got fed up with the constant attacks he was getting from his wife’s brothers so he fled, leaving her with four kids.

It was later reported that he got married to some other woman and formed a peaceful family with her in a small village South of Angola. Prisca was heartbroken and in all that frustration, she developed a heart attack and died over what her brothers had done to her life after such hard work and dedication in marriage.