Group Basis difficult northwest Louisiana to boost cash for early childhood schooling

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – After the worst days of COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed some of the injustices of society such as access to health care and the internet and economic wellbeing.

One of the most notable is education.

To meet the basic need for quality education, Northern Louisiana Community Foundation urges residents and businesses to raise funds to provide access to early childhood education programs.

“Early childhood education is critical to a young person’s brain development,” said Kristi Gustavson, executive director of the Community Foundation. “We now know from research that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before the age of 5, especially language development between the ages of 0 and 5 is crucial.”

The Community Foundation hopes to raise $ 800,000 for early childhood education in the Bossier ward. The organization is seeking generous community members to donate $ 360,000. If that goal is achieved, the Community Foundation will add $ 40,000 and request a dollar-for-dollar match from the state.

“This year the state of Louisiana started a fund to give dollars to communities that raise funds,” said Gustavson.

Earlier, Gustavson said the Community Foundation helped raise $ 1 million for Caddo Parish families to gain access to early childhood education.

“In autumn 2019, 60 percent of the children who started school in the Bossier community were not ready for kindergarten,” according to the Community Foundation. However, the benefits of early childhood education extend beyond the child.

“It also helps mom and dad to go to work or school, and it has economic implications and benefits for the privately run daycare,” explains Gustavson.

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Difficult Covid, India style- The New Indian Categorical

I was talking to a friend the other day who lives in the United States. She crowed because she had decided to have her Covid vaccination. Pfizer, she informed me. She went one step further (many steps further) and told me that it is officially called the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. And how clinical studies have shown that the vaccine is 95 percent effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed Covid-19. And what was the demographic separation of the people included in the clinical studies like? And how many of them were of Asian origin …

I cut them off at this point. The complacency became too much for me. These foreigners (which of course include NRIs, whose only connection with India is now an increased enthusiasm for our politics) seem to believe that the West is the last word in scientific research. As if we from the land of Charak, Sushruta and Jivak know nothing about the scientific temperament. As if we sit back and wait for the West to save us from the coronavirus.

I quickly took up the conversation and started with a detailed explanation of the massive advances in Covid research here in India. None other than the central government, in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, will investigate whether chanting the Gayatri mantra can treat Covid. AIIMS and with central funding: Isn’t that enough to show how serious the government is in fighting this pandemic?

In 2019, then-Prime Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, had shown an impressive conscience (literally pre-science) when he announced that cows can exhale oxygen. For all the ridicule it attracted at the time, this has evidently proven to be true. Why else should Uttar Pradesh’s Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath announce the formation of 700 helpdesks in the state to protect the cows from Covid? While Pfizer, ConSino, Moderna etc. are trying to produce vaccines, in India we are also looking for alternative treatment methods: Gaushalas as the hospitals of the future, cows as oxygen concentrators. Soon, Gau Mata, forbid, you will get Covid, it doesn’t matter if there are no hospital beds available. The next Gaushala will be far better.

In the meantime, you can always try one of the many quick medical hacks that are floating around on WhatsApp. Squeeze lime juice into your nose. Hold your breath Drink bitter gourd juice by the liter and inhale hot air from your hair dryer. Then eat diced onions, raw and without drinking water.

My friend interrupted me this time with some stupid acronyms. LOL, ROTFL, LMAO. “Is that science?” She typed. “If that’s science, I’m Marilyn Monroe.”
Laugh all you want, Marilyn. We’ll see who has the last laugh. Haha.

Madhulika Liddle

Twitter: @authormadhulika

Novelist and short story writer

Jennifer Garner thinks pandemic has been ‘difficult’ | Leisure

Jennifer Garner has found the coronavirus pandemic “challenging”.

The ’13 Going On 30 ‘star is always very positive and has tried to see the “bright side” of things amid the coronavirus pandemic and keep a “smile on their face”.

A source told E! News: “She’s always very positive and tries to see the good side in every situation. There have definitely been challenges, but she keeps her head down and a smile on her face.”

Meanwhile, Jennifer previously admitted that she thinks how she dealt with the pandemic, proving that she is “resilient” when realizing her strength in being able to adapt and deal with the changes.

She said, “I’ve learned that I’m pretty tough. I’m fine when I’m alone in the house. I’m fine when it’s just the kids and me. I’m fine when they fall apart. I mean, I have my moments, but pretty much, I’m really fine … [It meant] Use a lot of enthusiasm when I can and create adventures when there are none. Like we started making silly videos that they got sick of in front of me because I love the end result and have them forever. They started to say, “Yes, mom. No.'”

Jennifer has also kept her busy setting up themed restaurant nights.

She shared, “First I was the American hostess and then the French waiter. And I kept changing like Mrs. Doubtfire. We made a beach shack and deli in New York. We made a runway restaurant where the There were kids in the car and I bought the little trays that hung on the windows and made burgers. You just want to have a fun night every now and then. “