Meet Mogadishu’s first female rickshaw taxi driver

Saynab Abdikarin turns heads everywhere she goes in Mogadishu. The 28-year-old is the first woman to drive a rickshaw taxi in the streets of Somalia’s conservative capital, where the tricycles commonly known as “bajaaj” have long been operated just by men. “I believe that whatever job men can do, women can do, too,” says Saynab. A mother of five, Saynab took on the job out of necessity 10 months ago after her husband left her and their children.

Unique challenges faced by black muslim community warrant better understanding, attention

Heritage Canada designates February as Black History Month to focus on recognizing the legacy of Black Canadians, both in the past and present. While it’s a celebration of contributions to society which simultaneously highlights resilience, excellence and history, it is also an opportunity to reflect on learnings that include the narratives of unique Black communities.

Activity #16 – Conversations for the family

Conversations for the Family – On a scale of 1 to 10, how strict are the parents in our family? What is the ideal number? Can you list the most important rules in our family? What are they?

Activity #14 – Wash your hands

Wash your hands, Motivate kids -The Pan American Health Organization has just released a Baby Shark video [Cartoon] where the lil’ predator adapts its song to teach kids how to wash their hands to stay healthy during the pandemic.

Iham Mohamed

Iham Mohamed – Triple E program participant

The Triple E program teaches a lot of things, but I will mention a few things such as the chance we have as teenagers and newcomer in Winnipeg and the things you need before we go university.

Living and saving on a budget

Calculate your base take-home pay – Take-home pay is the amount of money you earn and can cash in the bank on a regular basis. Whether it is a regular small job with no paycheck or a paycheck from a company. If your not sure look back at the last few months and if you are likely to have the same income the next few months that is a good place to start.

Activity #13 – Children’s view of the pandemic

You can do this for fun at home or enter it in a contest. The following questions are for inspiration for your art work, it is not required you answer one of these questions you are welcome to submit any art work you would like to share. What does the world look or feel like today?

Michelle Obama interviews Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman captivated the world when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ Jan. 20 Inauguration ceremony. Sitting just feet away from the 22-year-old that day was former First Lady Michelle Obama, who had met Gorman twice before—in 2016 at a White House event.

Statement from the chief public health officer of Canada

Today, as we continue the week’s focus on mental health and wellbeing in the lead up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, I want to acknowledge the dedication and resilience of Canadian parents, guardians, and other caregivers during these difficult times. Many of us are facing challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily work and home routines.

How to evaluate information & disinformation

How to evaluate Information & Disinformation Based on Carl Sagan’s “Baloney Detection Kit” revised for New comers to Canada. Carl Sagan was an associate professor at Harvard and later at Cornell, from 1976 to his death. Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books.