To be honest it took that extra time when I have been waiting & researching to find something with that extra little value to celebrate the re-opening of my blog after our recent move back to Dubai.
Dubai..The capitalistic city of fun, carefree living, social networking and endless sunshine..
..Also the city of social classes, underpayed staff & restrictions..
Still, most residents from poor to rich seek to make the best out life over here.
Having a job compared to none at home, getting a roof over the familys heads or to simply play hard and work harder.
This city is one of the world's safest places for our kids. no drugs. no child labour. next to none criminality. Equal education for both locals and expats.
Heck, local woman here have so many opportunities with their education and career that they as a minority have problems growing in population-Still a good sign of female independance and male support that is highly valued in my Swedish culture.
Then you might think that in all our richness and glamour we forget the not so fortunate outside this bubble.
As not. The culture oozes of local support and aid for the poor of the third world, war torned refugees. The true culture of Dubai is to think about you fellow human.
There are many organisations that offers aid but even more important- Everyday I can read about and see average mums, dads, schools & companies raising, collecting and shipping off basic necessities to help, especially woman and children, to get the daily life a touch of light and hope.
Education for Life
So dear readers. My first blog will be about an excellent example of ordinary people doing something not so ordinary.
Education for Life is a non-profitable push of helping Nepalese kids getting the best start in life: An education.
Education as we know it needs pens, papers, books, teachers and the trust from parents and pupils that the idea of education has a higher value and is a better choice than repeating the history of child labour and child marriage.
With only 8 years of education stats show a girl is 4 times less prone to be married away as a child.
The focus now goeas towards establishing functional school libraries in the Baglung district, of west Nepal.
2 years ago they sent 120 books to Nepal. Today Education for Life has created 7 libraries, one computer room and gotten a roof and walls up for a classroom- Just through personal investment of love, care and investment of their private time for something good.
Now they need to fill these classrooms with school material, computers, education and kid giggles..
As a Home Stylist I drooled over their mats. Then I discovered the effort behind them. A double win!
Remember these mats costs a fortune in Europe in comparison to these- More important- Every cent goes towards those kids in Nepal.