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Pakistani teacher sacrifices respect to help kids in need

In Pakistan, being a school teacher is looked down on. But that doesn’t stop 24-year-old Farrukh from following his passion and teaching kids from some of the country’s most socially disadvantaged areas.

Listen to the report by Haya Fatimah Iqbal in Karachi, Pakistan:

Pakistani teacher sacrifices respect to help kids in need

Farrukh Zaman

Farrukh, 24, knows he can make a difference in kids' lives

Mukammal

Mukammal, 15, is one of Farrukh's students

Student in Farrukh's class

Students in private school score better

Kids play outside the school

Poverty and drugs are serious problems in Farrukh's school

School building

Farrukh's school

Date

Tuesday 26.06.2012 | 12:59

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Deaf guitar teacher shares joy of music

Some experience music through their eyes, others use their ears, says Mischa Gohlke. He was born with a hearing impairment which borders on deafness, but that hasn’t stopped him from learning to play the guitar – and teaching music to others with hearing impairments.

Listen to the report by Julian Bohne:

Deaf guitar teacher shares joy of music

Mischa Gohlke

Mischa Gohlke and band

Mischa Gohlke and his band at a festival in Kiel

Read more about Mischa Gohlke.

Date

Tuesday 01.05.2012 | 11:15

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The power of words

Writing can sometimes be like pulling teeth, especially if you’re a kid. Luckily there’s a creative writing place for children where missing teeth is no big thing. Welcome to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization (and pirate supply store) where 23-year-old Amy Langerer shares her own passion for writing.

Amy is one of many volunteers at 826 Valencia, which helps teachers inspire students to write, through after school programs, in-class tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, and collaborative story-writing sessions. Any one can help and any kid can sign up. In its 10th year, 826 Valencia has generated so much buzz and a lengthy waiting list. Other cities across the United States have also adopted the same model, with 826 National programs in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington, DC.

Listen to the report by Melanie Sevcenko:

The power of words

Learn more about 826 Valencia on its website.

Date

Tuesday 31.01.2012 | 13:56

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Med student broaches tough issues with teens

When teens face tough issues, like sex, alcohol and drug abuse, parents and teachers are the last people they want to talk to. So Italian medical student Barbara co-founded a peer group to address teen’s questions.

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Barbara Ariatti and her fellow peer educators are all medical students at the University of Bologna. It’s a very special place to study as it’s said to be the oldest university in the world!

Almost a thousand years’ worth of students have attended its faculties, most of which are still located in beautiful medieval buildings in the historic city center.

No surprise then that one of the city’s nicknames is Bologna la dotta: “Bologna the Learned.”

The Faculty of Medicine has its own very special history too. During the 17th century, medical professors performed some of the earliest dissections of human cadavers in the Anatomical Theater.

It was one of the first universities to teach anatomy this way, much to the displeasure of the Catholic Church, which opposed the practice.

Made of wood, with a marble dissection slab in the center, the Anatomical Theater was almost completely destroyed by bombs during World War II, but was then perfectly reconstructed, using as much of the original wood as possible. And you can still visit it today. Look out for the so-called spellati – two “skinless” naked wooden statues on either side of the teaching chair, literally showing off all their muscles!

Here’s the University of Bologna’s website.

Date

Wednesday 17.08.2011 | 13:07

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Stand-up comedy teacher spreads confidence

Bryan Bowden is a teacher and a rebel. In his classroom, kids are encouraged to raise their voices, instead of their hands. By teaching stand-up comedy, Bryan helps his students discover their talents.

Bryan Bowden

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Check out Bryan’s blog.

Date

Wednesday 10.08.2011 | 14:49

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City girl broadens horizons in remote Cambodian village

College graduate Leom left her modern, fast-paced life in Cambodia’s capital city to go teach in a small village, bringing knowledge of English, hygiene and environmental protection to a remote corner of her country.

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Date

Wednesday 10.08.2011 | 14:39

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