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Floating School in Nigeria

Two years ago, a floating school in Lagos’s ‘floating’ slum of Makoko was labelled as ‘illegal’ by authorities who then threatened to demolish it. This year the school, which is the brainchild of Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, was nominated for the London-based Design Museum’s Design of the Year award.

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Adeyemi is the founder of NLE, a design and architecture company focused on creating sustainable buildings in developing regions. His innovative design came about after he had had several discussions with Makoko residents about how to resolve the environmental issues – SUCH as flooding – that concerned the local community. He and his team came up with a prototype for a floating building, which is now the Makoko Floating School.

“There are hundreds if not THOUSANDS of Makokos all over Africa,” Adeyemi says. “We cannot simply displace this population; it’s important to think about how to DEVELOP them, how to create enabling environments for them to thrive, to improve the sanitation conditions, to provide the infrastructure, schools and hospitals to make it a healthy place.

“My belief is that in developing Africa we need to find solutions that can be developed by the grassroots, THROUGH the grassroots, and achieve the same level of significance as we have on the high-end projects.”

You can read more about the construction of the floating school <– by clicking here.

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10 Tips for Choosing a College Major

Too important to ignore…

Call It a Day

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  1. Get to know yourself. This is all about you. Try to take some personality tests or career pathway tests to see where your interests lie.

  2. Discover a day-in-the-life-of this career. Research the possible work or service you will be performing in a typical work week. Will each day be relatively the same or different? Which would you prefer

  3. Ask professionals with this major/career. Your parents may know someone who is also a marketer or nurse or teacher. Asking people who already work in these environments is a great way to find a new perspective on your major of choice.

  4. Consider availability/pay, but don’t focus on it. This is still your future and you must plan so. Follow your heart, but also consider the possibilities which will be open to you in the future.

  5. Find possibilities open to the major. With this major, what opportunities are open to you for a career? Do…

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Unintentionally Funny Excuses Written by Parents

This is too funny…

Topical Teaching

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These are real excuses by parents courtesy of sarcasticsarcasms.blogspot.com.au:

1. My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.

2. Please exkuce lisa for being absent she was sick and I had her shot.

3. Dear school: please ecsc’s john being absent on jan . 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.

4. Please excuse gloria from jim today. She is administrating.

5. Please excuse roland from p.e. For a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip..

6. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

7. Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.

8. Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.

9. Chris will not be in school cus he has…

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