Archive for April, 2012


Do you think that you w ould take a machete to the face to protect others that you care about? I am writing this in honor of  Anthoney Omari,  a custodian at Faraja Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya who made a great sacrifice in order to ensure the safety of the Kenyan children staying there. On January 23, 2012, bandits invaded the orphanage. Omari however while fighting them off he suffered a machete cut on his face.

However thanks to a volunteer at the orphanage, this event was greatly publisized. The man’s name is Ben Hadwick, a Pennsylvania State student who wrote about the attack on Reddit. After his post went viral, donations came rolling in. As of now, the orphanage has raised over $80k.

Omari has been spending the money buying new locks, hiring people to watch the orphanage at night, and paying off mortgage. He has also been posting the receipts to prove that he isn’t wrongly spending the money. Omari is truly trying to do the right thing.

Anyone can make a difference when encountering a social challenge, as long as they are willing to act upon it. Just one simple donation or blog post might, cause a chain reaction that could help people around the world.

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One thing that stuck out to me in my book is the perserverence that Elie and his father had. They had to adapt to thier

In the book, The Biography of Elie Wiesel, they truly showed how the war affected Jews and. The main character and his father tried to stick together throughout the war, but at the end of they day only Elie was still alive.

 

I disagree that school aged children are less environmentaly aware than older generations because nowdays people are becoming more aware of the environment by forming “peace clubs” and whatnot. I PERSONNALY oppose MOST recycling because I feel it is a huge waste of time and money. Also we have to clear land to make recycling plants. I also feel like people are going overboard with this whole thing by wearing “recycling” T-shirts, and telling people to recycle even if they don’t want to. Down with recycling. Now here is some examples of recycling:

My Family-They recycle by putting recycling bins  in the house.

School- At school we have recycling bins, this helps brainwash kids be more environmentally aware even outside the house.

History-throughout history people have always tried to find a way to reuse materials.