Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Museum and House of culture- Educate theYouth

With students at the history gallery at national museum and house of culture

Museum and House of Culture- Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Children looking at the picture of Mwl.Nyerere as he was descending off the plane from UN headquarters New-york, In-front of him is his mother
Children standing in-front of Mwl.Nyerere display at the museum

Children dancing at the theater hall at the museum

Children outside the Museum about to leave

Fun fulfilled, children lining up to get onto the buses

Thursday, February 23, 2012


2 charged in death of a girl forced to run 

source: Yahoo news

ATLANTA, Ala. (AP) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress.
Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.
Witnesses told deputies Savannah was told to run and not allowed to stop for three hours on Friday, an Etowah County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. The girl's stepmother, 27-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin, called police at 6:45 p.m., telling them Savannah was having a seizure and was unresponsive.
Simpson said he saw a little girl running at around 4 p.m., but didn't see anybody chasing or coercing her.
"I saw her running down there, that's what I told the detectives," Simpson said from his home on a hill overlooking the Hardins. "But I don't see how that would kill her."
Authorities are still trying to determine whether Savannah was forced to run by physical coercion or by verbal commands. Deputies were told the girl was made to run after lying to her grandmother, 46-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard, about having eaten the candy, sheriff's office spokeswoman Natalie Barton said.
Savannah Hardin died Monday at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The sheriff's release said an autopsy report showed the girl was extremely dehydrated and had a very low sodium level. A state pathologist ruled it a homicide.
The sheriff's office received calls from concerned citizens who witnessed the girl running. No other details were released, but an official with the local volunteer fire department said rescuers thought something seemed odd when they responded to a call about the child.
"One of the ones who were down there said he didn't feel like everything was right," said Ruby Ward, vice president of the Mountainboro Volunteer Fire Department.
Gail Denny and her husband Phil, live just up a dirt road from the home. They've known the family since they moved to the area in northeastern Alabama seven years ago.
The couple said they were used to seeing Savannah and other neighborhood children out waiting on the school bus in the morning. Gail Denny said her grandson had a crush on Savannah.
"My grandson asked her to be his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, and she said 'yes,'" she said before dissolving into tears. She left a candle and stuffed animal outside the girl's home Wednesday night, saying a prayer as she paused beside the road.
The trailer where Savannah lived was surrounded by a wooden fence, playground equipment and toys. Neighbors say they never saw children playing in the yard.
They told The Associated Press that Garrard owned a lot of property along the road and much of her family lived in homes on that property.
"It seems like a very happy extended family around here," Denny said. "There are mothers, grandmothers, kids. It sounds like a punishment that got out of hand."
Garrard and Jessica Mae Hardin are being held in the Etowah County Detention Center, each on a $500,000 cash bond.
Court records show that Robert Hardin filed for divorce in August of 2010. In his complaint, he asserted his wife was bi-polar and had alcoholic tendencies. He accused her previously of having run off with the couple's own child. In her response, Jessica denied all of Robert's allegations.
Five months after filing for divorce, the two asked a judge to dismiss their case.
Savannah Hardin was a third-grader at Carlisle Elementary School. Superintendent Alan Cosby said her desk had been turned into a makeshift memorial where her classmates could leave notes and mementos. He said counselors and social workers were made available for students.
"This is obviously a very tragic, devastating, heartbreaking situation," Cosby said. "Nothing like this has ever happened before."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Beyonce and Jay-Z post baby photos

Though this blog is dedicated to African children and how the media can help in protection and promotion of their rights. I thought we should take time for good news and share the happy parenting from our celebrities...enjoy..

LOS ANGELES (AP) — She's been a sensation since she's been born, and now Blue Ivy has made her public debut.
Five photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents — Beyonce and Jay-Z — on a page at the blogging service Tumblr.
The pictures at http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com include a close-up of the baby and two of each parent holding her. Blue Ivy is their first child.
A statement next to the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." The couple also thanked the public for respecting their privacy.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are the latest celebrities to shun big bucks from the tabloid press for exclusive rights to baby pictures and instead post the photos on a public website for free. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon debuted their twins in the same way last year.

 In this undated image released by Beyonce.com, Beyonce Knowles holds her daughter Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

In this undated image released by Beyonce.com, rapper Jay-Z holds his daughter with singer-wife Beyonce Knowles, Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents on Tumblr blog page http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." (AP Photo/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rapper 5o Cent fights famine, Hunger in Somalia and Kenya

From (AllHipHop News) 

Queens, New York rapper 50 Cent continues his mission to help feed millions of men, women and children who are starving in Africa.
The rapper landed in Dolo, Somalia yesterday (February 8), where tens of thousands of people are being affected by a famine in the country.
50 Cent is traveling in Somalia and Kenya with the World Food Programme to document the suffering of the people in the country, who have also been impacted by war in the region.
The rapper launched a new energy drink “Street King,” as a vehicle to provide 1 billion meals for people around the world who have been impacted by hunger, war and famine.
According to stats released by the World Food Programme, over 100,000 people have died as a result of the famine in the region.
50 Cent is an official ambassador to the World Food Programme and has been working with the organization since October of 2011.
For every purchase of his Street King energy drink, one meal is donated to the World Food Programme to feed a hungry child.