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Sesame and the IRC join forces to help Syrian refugee children

Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee are collaborating to teach children how to handle tough emotions. The new Sesame edition is being made with refugee kids in mind

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With the average length of refugee displacement approaching 20 years, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have had to rethink their approaches to providing services for this vulnerable population. 60 Minutes reported Sunday how one NGO, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), is teaming up with iconic children’s broadcaster Sesame Workshop to address this gap. “Ahlan Simsim”, or “Welcome Sesame,” was created with refugee children in mind and will teach Arabic-speaking children around the world to cope with some of the traumas associated with extended displacement. The show is one product of a staggering $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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