Kids Of UK Immigrants More Likely To Go To University


For many immigrants in the UK, these are the good times they have been waiting for. The result of all their hard work has finally paid off. They were the ones who were denied better opportunities in their native land. They were the ones who vowed they would do all in their power to see that the same fate would not befall their children. And it is with a sense of pride that these people have finally seen the fruit of their hard work.


In a recent study conducted in the United Kingdom, it was found that the children of immigrants were the ones who were most likely to go in for further education, then the children of British-born parents. Nearly 60% of people in the age group of 20-40 with parents who were born abroad were found to have been accepted at Universities across England. The researchers feel that this may have a lot to do with the value system being followed in most immigrant homes, where parents extol the virtues and benefits of education. In such homes, education is seen as the means to fight the many injustices that were meted out to them. A degree is often likened to a passport in these homes- a passport to a better future.

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Michelle Obama Supports Girls Education In Impoverished Liberia


Liberia is one of the poorest African countries in the world. The civil wars that ravaged this nation between the years 1989 and 2003 have virtually stalled the country’s economic growth. Even diseases like Ebola have left its mark in this country, as a nation-wide epidemic was detected in 2014. Over four thousand Liberians lost their lives then.


Liberia was founded with the noblest of all intentions. It was designated as the home of the free slaves of America. Even a school in the town of Kakata is named after the famous American civil rights leader Booker T. Washington.

Recently, Liberians had the opportunity to meet another famous African American. First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by her daughters and her mother, stopped at a Liberian camp for young girls. She then urged the young girls to follow the path of knowledge, to study and accomplish the dreams that they dared to dream. Michelle Obama’s speech was said to be so inspiring that many were moved by it and promised to do all they could to reopen the schools that had been forced to shut due to lack of funds.

The efforts to reopen these schools have been given the necessary impetus by the United States Agency for International Development. It has promised financial aid of $27 million to the Let Girls Learn initiative.


Hillary Clinton’s Crusade To Save Elephants


In the popular talk show with Ellen DeGeneres, Hillary surprised viewers by revealing a hitherto unknown side of her. When asked by the talk show host, Ellen to say about her spirit animal, Hillary came up with a surprising answer. She claimed that the mighty elephant is the animal she often relates to. Though the elephant is considered as the symbol of the GOP, Hillary spoke about the huge mighty elephant with great passion on the show.
She went on to state that there is an urgent need to protect this huge beast from serious poaching that has reduced its numbers drastically over the last decade. Over 110,000 elephants have been victims of poaching over the last few years alone. This has pushed the huge mammals close to extinction. This is very true in the case of wild elephants in the forests which are dangerously close to being eliminated from the face of the planet.

ele1Hillary stated that she admired and loved the way the matriarch of the elephant herd is the one who is in charge of the entire herd. She stated that she had such a profound connection to the huge mammals and it breaks her heart to hear news about them being poached. She said that poaching is a serious factor that has seriously broken the very nature of the herds.

Hillary’s love for these huge mammals is not something that is widely known or reported. During her term as secretary of state under President Obama, she was involved in the committee for the control of global wildlife poaching and trafficking. She stated that the criminal organizations that deal with illegal trafficking of wildlife have connections with several terrorist groups who fund their operations by selling ivory. She wants to put an end to the poaching of these huge beasts and save them from extinction.

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