The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964)
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16-year-old Gabby Douglas wins the women’s gymnastics individual all-around gold medal for the USA! She becomes the first African-American woman to win the all-around.
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Andrew Garfield, star of the upcoming film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, and Dr. Jane Aronson, founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation, share a passion for transforming the lives of children left behind.
In 1997 Dr. Aronson started her foundation after seeing how little love and care many orphans were receiving in some of the world’s most impoverished places. Today WWO is active in five countries and is successfully helping orphaned children become healthy, independent, and productive members of their communities
Andrew recently traveled to Ethiopia with Dr. Aronson to witness her incredible work firsthand. In this video, Andrew and Dr. Aronson talk about their life-changing trip and the exciting work Andrew is doing to help further Dr. Aronson’s mission.
|—||The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (via thechocolatebrigade)|
we’ve got time left to be lazy.
All the kids have bloomed from babies into flowers in our eyes.
We’ve got 50 good years left to spend out in the garden.
I don’t care to beg your pardon,
we should live until we die.
In 2004, 84-year-old Kenyan Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge became the oldest primary school pupil in the world. He said that the government’s announcement of universal and free elementary education in 2003 prompted him to enroll. A year later, he was elected head boy of his school.
In September 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life, and headed to New York City to address the UN Millennium Development Summit on the importance of free primary education. (via)