Reading to children has several benefits such as teaching them how to cope in various situations. It can also help them develop a love for reading. But for children who live in places plagued by war, reading materials are things they don’t get to see and hold often.
Thankfully, one Afghan teacher wants to make a difference by giving the kids in Afghanistan the chance to read books. Saber Hosseini believes children should have access to books. He had this idea of receiving donations from friends and realize his goal of bringing books to children.
Saber Hosseini believes children in his place should have access to books.
He loads up his bike with books every weekend and drive through the remote villages.
Hosseini only started out with 200 storybooks for children in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province. Together with a group of volunteers, he goes to remote villages in the area to help the kids and he does it with the use of his bike.
There are many reasons why Hosseini used such mode of transportation. According to him, it won’t be practical for them to buy cars especially since he has 20 volunteers. Most of the villages in the area can only be accessed with a bicycle. But more importantly, Hosseini’s choice of transportation has a deeper meaning.
He told The Observers, “The Taliban used bicycles in their bomb attacks – so I wanted to replace violence with culture.” Every weekend, Hosseini loads his bicycle with different books and goes off to remote villages, even those that don’t have schools. He said that many of the kids in those villages are as old as third or fourth graders but still have not learned to read or write.
“We work as a sort of library – every week, we bring kids new books and take back the old ones to distribute to children in other villages,” Hosseini said.
In just seven months, Hosseini’s collection of 200 books has grown to 3,500.
Hosseini might be doing a noble deed, but he and his wife had received threats for it too. “Despite these difficulties, we want to keep going,” Hosseini said.
Check out Hosseini’s story in the video below.
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Simon Rowe of Australia was homeless in 1993 and only relied on his car for shelter. But about twenty years later, he managed to change his fate and became determined to help others who were also in the same situation that he was in.
He thought of ways on how he can help the homeless people in Melbourne, Australia and eventually came up with the best solution – the Sleep Bus.
More than 100,000 Australians are homeless and Rowe has found a way to make sure they have a place to sleep in by buying a charter bus. "I can't walk past another homeless person on the street," Rowe said, according to The Age. "I need to get them off it, and this is my solution....
Fingerless Pianist Make Unbelievably Beautiful Music
Need an inspiration for today? Check out the story of this amazing guy!
When his adoptive parents, Vladimir and Luisa Levachkovye, noticed his interest for music, they purchased a synthesizer for him. He learned to play the instrument and later participated on various competitions. In fact, he even won some of them.
The catch? Well, this musician is not an ordinary guy since he doesn’t have any fingers – or hands, for that matter.
Meet Alexey Romanov, a 16-year-old piano prodigy from Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan. Despite being born with a debilitating illness, he has not let that stop him from chasing his dreams. So despite taking up music just two years ago, the teen is now an accomplished pianist who has performed on national TV.
Born with a debilitating disease, pianist Alexey Romanov doesn't have fingers or hands.
4-Year-Old Kid Keeps Shushing Dad As They Sing An Adorable Duet
A cute 4-year-old girl shushes her dad all throughout their duet of the song Tonight You Belong To Me and it is just absolutely adorable!
Precocious little toddlers will always have a way of being adorable and cute even when they do the silliest things. You’re just blown away by their cuteness that you don’t have the time to be annoyed at them at all. Maybe that’s why parents love to take videos of their kids and share them on social networking sites so that they could share the sincerity and genuine appeal of their children.
Videos of kids doing the funniest or most heartwarming things more often than not go viral on the internet simply because these vids tug at your heart. And this video is no different from the rest. It will make you laugh at how cute and sincere the little girl is as she shushes her dad while they sing a duet of “Tonight You Belong With Me”.
Benjamin Ames wanted to sing “Tonight You Belong with Me” with his 4-year old daughter. He ended up recording perhaps one of their first and most adorable duets as father and daughter. They had just seen a fireworks show and his daughter was pretty excited by the lights display and all the spectacle that it made such a big impact and stuck with her throughout. ...