Charitable deeds, let's crowd-fund for kids in Bangladesh, fruits and snacks every week, nr. 59

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All liquid STEEM from this post will still go to the @SchoolForSDG4 project but the STEEM power will stay in my (@lindahas) account.

A week from now I will be writing to you from a different place. For the next two months, I will be living with my aunt and trying to figure out everything that is left. As it often happens, when things change, an individual (me) gets confused. And right now is the time when I am really doubting all of my decisions. But we will see. I think I will be better. I just need to get to my new destination.

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This week the school life continued its course. The kids had apples for the Weekly fruit program and are studying to become the best of the best. I wonder how these apples taste? Right now it is that time of the year when you can get garden apples anywhere here. In farmers markets, in the garden, on the side of the road, where someone sells them to you or if an apple tree is leaning over the fence. Hey! It is free real estate!

I am just wondering what flavor these apples have. Is it sweet or sour? Mushy or hard? Fast filling? Let me know your guess in the comment section!

For the next week, Mohammed (@Azizbd) has a plan to take the children to the chicken farm. To work as volunteers and learn the tidbits of the business. I hope they learn loads about farming as it is a very important occupation that none of us can live without. After all, it feeds us! Literally.

I am sure we will have loads and loads of pictures to look at. And, maybe, the experience will inspire future business rulers! On top of their respective field.

In the picture above you see Emon. He is studying in grade three at the moment and wrote a story about his friend. What a neat handwriting he has! Let me tell you, I was horrible at this as a child. I wrote with the ugliest of handwritings and was one of the last kids in class that received a pen to write with instead of a pencil.

I love to see personal pictures with stories behind them. How about you? Don't you think they are so much more dear and interesting?

The school also has its usual ups and downs. A student, Alal, was skipping school for a couple of days but is going again after Mohammed visited him. He had been sick before so he wasn't attending but he was also selling sugar canes and earning 0.60 cents a day. I know how kids find ways to earn little moneys and it would not be so bad if he did so, but Alal worked 10 full hours which means this was an overtime gig!

Another schoolboy, Arif, left the area and is no longer coming to study at #SchoolForSDG4 which is sad. But I believe in him and hope that he will make it!


A snippet from the past

Another news is that concern Mohammed is that his family might be getting land through the court of law. For those of you who do not know, Mohammed's family has been in court for the past years as another family illegally claimed their land. Not it seems that the court is coming to an end and the outcome should be very positive as @Azizbd's family has all the proof and documents that should tip the scales of justice in their favor.

Also, another steemian might go to Bangladesh before I do, to help out at the institution. Crazy, right?!


All the pictures are recent and provided by @azizbd, any questions about the project can be resolved with him, he will be happy to answer any questions if you are interested to help this project and have any idea about how to make it better. Heck, he will even get up at 4 AM just to talk to somebody about ideas. Here is a link to his steemit chat: https://steemit.chat/direct/azizbd

If you would like to contribute by making a post, you can contact Mohammed (@azizbd) and he will provide pictures for you, anyone spreading the word is welcome. The income from the post can be sent to @schoolforsdg4, if you think you deserve any Steem for your hard work making a post, keep a dime, even a small donation from your posts means a lot to those kids.

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Wishing you an amazing day! Today, tomorrow, and forever.
Linda

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I love the fruit part but I cannot support teaching those kids how to hurt chickens and kill our planet. Animal agriculture is the number one reason for climate change and a ton of other environmental issues! the resources it takes to crate one pound of meat could have 30 people eat a huge meal of rice and veggies , it is not sustainable and it is frankly the wrong thing to tech in this day and age ...

Everybody had a different opinion and circumstances in which they live. Besides, chickens are not only good for meat, they lay eggs. This is a third world country we are talking about and you can just not expect a place where illiteracy is reality to just jump on board and catch up with everyone else. I am sure they will get there but it is unreasonable to expect people to drop what they know just like that and just change.

That being said, I respect your views and agree with them partly. For each their own.
Kind regards!

sigh it is not an opinion it is the findings of the UN-climate report and may other - it is called science. Also you did get the part where the resources would feed about 180 people more (average chicken 6 pounds ) . I am also not faulting them I am faulting an organization that has access to the knowledge and could teach them to fed them selves sustainably and far better . i have lived and worked in several third world countries of course you cannot expect people to change over night but teaching them how to do it better and the reasons why old practices might be less efficient goes a long way . Fact- we have about 5 years to drastically change world wide or we are in very deep trouble ...i would recommend reading the UN findings and doing some research of your own ... I am not trying to be disrespectful i just cannot understand the lack of foresight...

You just live in your comfort zone of choosing evetyday what you can eat and what you don't eat. Those people are not even close to make any choose by themself. I feel you have a leck of understanding their situation. And to compare there little chicken farm with anything that is related to global warming is just nonsense.

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right because you know so much about me and where i have worked and been SMH keep on assuming . As is you are wrong any farm big or small aggravates the problem as a whole. And again with their means it is hard for them to do different but the organisation here has funding and means to teach them how to better their situation with more sustainable options , it has been done ! i have friends who do it in africa and south america ..i have done it in the past so please tell me again how i do not know what i am talking about ...

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who accept other opinions and try to RESPECTFULLY educate or talk to others and those who act like everybody who has different views are complete idiots. The second ones are consequently also often surprised by how little people want to engage in conversation with them. Quite frankly they only waste your time and that is why I just move on in these cases(saves your nerves). Because I have no wish to argue even though I would not mind having a civilized discussion where both parties have respect for each other and can learn from one another.

Thank you for dropping by and being a nice human being, caring about the subject and all. I wanted you to know that I noticed your comment and appreciate it. Thank you! :)

Hi @lindahas you nailed that conversion perfectly. Yes it is more important to share knowledge and experience and wave things out in order to come to a good conclusion. There is no perfect view or opinion and therefore we all should be open minded and willing to change our perspective. I was just shocked how this guy is trying to do something good but is completly lost in different issues with data from the UN ( I don't even trust those data). How in the world do you really wanna fight global warming (if that is really man made) by forcing small farms to raise animals differently??? That really makes no sense and if it does it would be a terrible challenge for everybody involved. Thanks for your lovely comment I really appreciated as well!!!

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Yes, the UN is the last source I will trust as well! I do not know if you are big on TV shows but Altered Carbon is a great show that might interest you (in connection with UN, kind of).

Making food and growing it, either it is meat or produce is crucial. I mean, we can only survive with food and too many kids these days are uneducated about where their chicken wings come from. Plus, keeping birds gives you so much more than just meat. You do not have to keep them in inhumane circumstances and it is more likely that we will choose to change our ways if we actually know how the birds live and are killed.

I eat meat. And I like it. I grew up on a farm and I know that animals actually get killed. I would be able to kill a chicken if it was a requirement to actually eat meat. I also agree that we are too wasteful with our food and big companies make way too much and keep their animals in horrible circumstances. But technology, evolution, and advancement are things that cannot just happen overnight and small farms are what actually deals with the animals in better ways. There is no excess of meat that gets thrown out.

I doubt it is on any child's agenda to change the meat industry. And the kids of today will be the adults of tomorrow. If they know nothing about how those businesses are run they will not want to improve them. You have to know things to want and change them.

I upvoted your post.

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Thank you! :)

As long as I have the delegation Linda I'm casting a full vote on on the weekly post.

Wow! You got some delegation. That is amazing. :) Thank you a million!

Aww still with the hard fork I can't vote or comment now as it's regenerating... been voting your charities since I got it but it's only this week and next sigh... hope I can cast next week full vote as intended. I will be away thursday to sunday cos I have a little concert in Barcelona but other than that I hope blockchain is stable and can resume noral activity.

You have a concert? That is fancy and cool! I wish you a positively radiant performance and a lot of fun!

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