He knows he alone cannot change the reality but feels happy he has inspired so many kids. More importantly, the images of young boy covered in sweat after making the long journey to class; a small girl offering him traditional sweets made of flour; a bottle of drink sitting on a chair ready to cool him down when he'd finished the gardening; and 40 students rushing to the school gate and forming heart shapes with their fingers and shouting "Mara, Mara" (meaning "equality" in the local dialect) to greet their Vietnamese teacher will stay with him forever and continue to inspire him to to keep doing the good things in life. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese UN peacekeeper gives CAR kids chance to learn
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Also, the winter crop has been bountiful. India has a robust food stockpile - some 60 million tonnes of food grains - and the world's largest state-run food distribution programme. Food shortages are unlikely. But the challenges are in supporting farmers, sharecroppers and labourers until things return to normal; getting food to the poor and securing the harvest for the next season. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
There are no ventilators in São Gabriel da Cachoeira's hospital, so a seriously ill patient would need to be sent to the capital of Amazonas, Manaus - a 1,000km-long (620-mile) boat journey away. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘could wipe out Brazil’s indigenous people’
The Labour Federation in eight districts has called on 93 landlords to reduce rental fees from VNĐ100,000 to VNĐ1 million per month for 4,500 workers. Many of the landlords have presented rice and other essential items to workers who rent their rooms. Workers have been allowed to pay rent at a later date. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia (updated hourly)
President of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) Said Iqbal has called on the government to prepare more measures to support workers who lose their jobs, such as providing money to workers and drivers. On the other hand, the government also needs to reduce interest rates on bank loans and taxes for tourism businesses to help them overcome the current hard time. … [Read more...] about Latest covid-19 news in Vietnam and Southeast Asia on April 7 (updated hourly)