The school was run by the executive committee of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Fiji and had informed the parents, teachers and students that they would close the school on May 20, this year. Vatuvonu Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) College in Cakaudrove Province began its second school term with normal operations yesterday. This was confirmed yesterday by the interim school committee manager Samu Samumatua, who is also the District Officer of Tukavesi. “The school, from Years Nine to 13, has a student roll of 178 and 21 teachers, and most of them attended school during the opening. There is no problem and everything is under control,” he said. The school was run by the executive committee of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Fiji and had informed the parents, teachers and students that they would close the school on May 20, this year. An interim committee was formed last month after the High Court issued an order to prevent the shutdown of the school from happening … [Read more...] about Vatuvonu Adventist College: ‘All normal as term two begins’
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A church leader’s passion to have gender equality integrated into teaching curricula in theological colleges in the Pacific came to fruition in 2016 with the introduction of gender equality theology (GET). Reverend Dr Seforosa Akata Carroll is a church minister, theologian and academic who has been instrumental in integrating GET into church theology in PNG and across the Pacific. Dr Seforosa said PNG is leading the way with a simple strategy that works “to identify leaders, theologians, practitioners and to get them to roll GET out into their own communities.” Originally from the matriarchal island of Rotuma in Fiji, Dr Seforosa is an ordained minister in the Uniting Church of Australia and has been conducting ministry work for the past 20 years. Following the birth of her premature daughter in 1997, she turned her attention to studying women’s place in society. “Sitting on my hospital bed, I thought to myself, is God punishing me? That began my … [Read more...] about Efforts underway to roll out gender equality in schools
ISTANBUL The Turkish New York-based educational Turken Foundation has purchased the home of legendary American-Muslim boxer Muhammad Ali to turn the estate into an educational camp and build a museum in Ali’s honor. In an event of Turken foundation in a New York hotel last September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who met with Muhammad Ali’s daughters, had tasked the foundation to look after the 81-acre farm upon the daughters’ request, according to daily Hürriyet editor-in-chief Vahap Munyar. About three months later, the foundation purchased the estate on Dec. 21, 2018 for around $2.2 million, Munyar said in a column on Feb. 18. In his talks with the chairman of the foundation, Munyar found out that the plans surrounding the farm includes founding an educational camp and a “Muhammad Ali Museum.” The estate, located on the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan, is more than just a celebrity athlete’s house and has a history and a … [Read more...] about Turkish foundation to turn legendary Muhammad Ali’s house into summer school, museum
Their mums and dads travelled thousands of miles to Doncaster in response to an appeal for help rebuilding post war Britain. And now a group of second generation descendants of the ‘Windrush’ generation have banded together to help them as many start to retire.Eight people whose parents arrived in the country in the 50s and 60s have joined forces to set up the newly created 2G group – made up of the children who grew up in Doncaster after their mums and dads came over from the Caribbean.In the months since they set the group up, they have already blazed a trail, raising awareness of what their parents did, and running social events for the community.They hope in the long run to help make sure organisations like Doncaster Council take their needs into account when it plans for the future.Their most recent event saw dozens of Caribbean-born pensioners taking part in a dinner at Club 39, on Waterdale, complete with entertainment from The Seventh Day … [Read more...] about Taking care of a generation that travelled thousands of miles to help re-build Doncaster
CULT leader David Koresh, who believed he could speak to God, converted scores of people to follow him after convincing them he was a prophet. But to the FBI, he showed signs of “rampant paranoia” and being delusional – so why did some Britons join him nearly three decades ago? Who was David Koresh? He was the notorious, shaggy-haired leader of the Branch Davidians, who became infamous for his standoff with the US Government in Waco, Texas. The skinny, handsome preacher - who famously played guitar to his flock and dreamed of becoming a rock star - had a troubled past. He was born to 14-year-old single mum Bonnie Clark in August 17, 1959. He never met his dad, because he abandoned Bonnie for another teenage girl before David was born. David suffered from dyslexia and as a result, struggled at school. Cruel students nicknamed him "Mr Retardo" and he would drop out of high school in his junior year. After an unwanted pregnancy in his early 20s, he became a born-again … [Read more...] about Who was David Koresh, when was the Waco Siege and how many Brits joined the notorious leader of Branch Davidians?