Shipping Container Home for Orphans Inspires Environmental Awareness

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Located on a 26,000 square meter agricultural smallholding in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, the New Jerusalem Children’s Home aims “to become one of the best children’s homes in Africa in the provision of holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV positive children.” Founded in 2000 by two sisters, Anna and Phina Mojapelo, the current facilities include nurseries, dormitories, a communal kitchen and dining area, a crèche, a Montessori preschool, play area, and a permaculture vegetable garden.

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4D and A Architects worked with New Jerusalem to develop new housing and facilities and settled on the use of recycled shipping containers instead of the traditional brick and mortar option. In a heart-touching news story about the Home, broadcast by local news station, SABC, a reporter and cameramen visited after the first phase of the shipping container home project was completed.

The resulting structure is environmentally-friendly, after the architect, Sean Wall, and his team solved problems of waterproofing, the installation of a functional sanitation system, and providing for adequate insulation, while achieving a colorful, livable aesthetic and “environmentally pleasant” solution. The project was entirely funded by donations and houses thirty of the eighty children in the Home.

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The children who live here are mostly discarded at birth, and there was some resistance to the shipping container idea, as Anna and Phina were uncomfortable about putting abused and orphaned children in containers. However, the new structure has inspired the children into participating in keeping the area clean and recycling, even going so far as to call it a “five-star hotel.”

Adrienne Feldner, of organizational sponsor, Orange Babies, says, “I think it’s awful for the children to always be the recipients, to always be on the receiving end of charity and never to be in a position to give.” She says that the children’s involvement in the environmental concerns of the Home has “given them a sense of dignity.”

All developments of New Jerusalem are centered on the education of the children, as well as the protection of their environment.

If you are inspired to help the New Jerusalem Home to continue in their efforts, their website’s Get Involved page calls for volunteers, a wish list of needed items, and methods for donations. Orange Babies, a non-profit that sponsors New Jerusalem with food, medication, and baby things, accepts donations and sponsorships. The BackaBuddy website has a “donate now” button to facilitate online donations to specific causes, including the New Jerusalem Children’s Home.

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Full Sail Real World Education Announces the Educational Media Design and Technology Master’s Degree, Florida Educational Technology Conference to also Highlight Degree and Feature Full Sail

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2008

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) announces their Education Media Design and Technology (EMDT) Master’s Degree, a 12-month online program packed with cutting-edge curriculum and technology. This innovative, one-of-a-kind degree serves as one of two Master’s Degrees currently available to bring Full Sail’s total degree offerings to 13 within the entertainment media industry. The EMDT degree tailors to creating and developing future leaders in education and corporate training fields.

“A 21st century curriculum for the 21st century learner,” said Holly Ludgate, Ed.D, Full Sail’s Program Director for EMDT. The EMDT degree spans across several areas of technology, education, design, corporate training and theoretical perspectives through a custom-built learning management system.

“Whether your passion is in the K-12 setting as an educator, or a corporate trainer wanting to learn new strategies to engage your audience, this multi-faceted degree will provide a foundation necessary to meet the needs of the students and workers of today and tomorrow,” added Ludgate. “This degree will give you hands-on experience of creating, tailoring and implementing effective uses of technology in your workplace.”

Ludgate will be at the Flordia Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on behalf of Full Sail from January 22 – 25 at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual conference brings educators together to plan the future of technology for their schools and districts. “At FETC, educators are brought together to discuss how to bring the technology that students are using at home into the classroom,” said Ludgate. “Through the EMDT degree, educators will learn how to use the technology and implement it into their curriculum, and having the opportunity to discuss it with them first-hand is invaluable.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail’s 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 13 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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Full Sail University to Have Strong Presence at The Florida Educational Technology Conference

Winter Park, FL (Vocus) January 23, 2009

Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu ) is exhibiting (Booth 1101) at this year’s Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) located at the Orlando Convention Center to showcase how Full Sail immerses students through technology, and is offering interactive stations and experts within the field of entertainment media, business and education. Full Sail will also be showcasing its Education Media Design and Technology (EMDT) Master’s Degree, an innovative 12-month online degree program.

The Full Sail Booth will incorporate four interactive stations that will include: discovering the benefits of Mobility such as Myspace and Spore, Youtube, Podcasting, and Second Life. In addition, staff from Full Sail University will be presenting at the conference featuring Dr. Richard Repp to discuss, ”How Not to Convert a Traditional Class to an Online Format,” and Kathy Craven on the topic of ”Digital Storytelling: Recipe for the Effective Educator.”

The EMDT degree is tailored to creating and developing future leaders in education and corporate training fields. “A 21st century curriculum for the 21st century learner,” said Holly Ludgate, Ed.D, Full Sail’s Program Director for EMDT. The EMDT degree spans across several areas of technology, education, design, corporate training, and theoretical perspectives through a custom-built learning management system. The degree program will also be presented through the Podcasting Network and through Apple Podcasting at the convention.

“Whether your passion is in the K-12 setting as an educator, or a corporate trainer wanting to learn new strategies to engage your audience, this multi-faceted degree will provide a foundation necessary to meet the needs of the students and workers of today and tomorrow,” added Ludgate. “This degree will give you hands-on experience of creating, tailoring and implementing effective uses of technology in your workplace.” On January 23, Full Sail will then partner with Apple in an early evening reception to showcase how the Education Media Design and Technology program utilizes Apple products to inspire filmmakers, innovators and creators on the theme of “Teachers are digital storytellers.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 30,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY

Social Media Integration Helps BestEssayHelp.com in Enhancing Educational Standards on a Global Level

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011

BestEssayHelp, a professional custom essay writing agency has decided to take essay writing service to the next level by utilizing the power of web 2.0. The agency offers custom essays help along with numerous unique features which set them apart from other writing agencies. The most distinctive feature that helps in delivering value and quality is the agency’s social media presence.

Social media allows this writing agency to connect to their clients on a whole new level, understand their requirements and utilize that information more efficiently. Explaining their mission and objective to us, Amber Christy, marketing manager of BestEssayHelp said, “When it comes to academic writing, majority of students experience some kind of ‘writer’s block’. With every single stare on the blank screen and with every single word written and deleted, the deadline arrives closer and the chances of scoring a good grade becomes an illusion. In situations like these, we aim to be a friend you can count on. And we trust social media to build that connection.”

The company proudly boasts about the number of clients they have helped so far. The agency has a tremendous track record which is evident through their client’s success and satisfaction rate. In his testimonial, one of the their clients from Canada wrote, “I have asked for their essay writing help twice and scored more than 90% both times. And for such a tremendous essay writing service, I didn’t even have to spend all my savings on it.”

According to Amber Christy, the lower price tag defines their commitment to the worldwide educational enhancement and social media integration is a major milestone. “Social media has helped us in taking our mission to a global level. Now more and more people can benefit from our college essay writing services”, Amber added. Living up to their commitment, the agency makes monthly donations helping students who cannot afford to pay for their education.

BestEssayHelp’s essay writing service and support is available 24/7 in order to deliver every single project on time. The agency is currently offering a 7% discount on the first order. To know more about Best Essay Help’s services and offers, connect with them on their Facebook page or visit their website.

About BestEssayHelp

BestEssayHelp is a professional essay writing agency offering top quality essay writing services. It is a division of GlobalWriters LLC. The agency offers essay writing help at both academic and professional levels. The agency comprises of a team of around 100 experienced writers who prepare college application essays with unique and original content. Each of them holds expertise over different disciplines and writing styles. This allows the customers to choose a writer they deem suitable for writing their custom essays and papers. With their social media presence, the team of dedicated professionals and unique value added features, the agency promises the best essay writing help online. For more information, feel free to contact using the following information.

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Solar Power Contractor, American Solar, Publishes Next Resource Guide in Educational Series for Arizona Homeowners

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011

Solar power contractor, American Solar, announces its newest resource guide for Arizona homeowners titled ?How Solar Saves Money and Why It?s Affordable.? The second in a four-part series, this document continues the company?s educational series on residential solar power.

The guide covers topics such as why solar energy is increasingly becoming the energy option of choice among homeowners, how current incentives reduce solar installation costs, ways financing makes solar even more affordable, methods for calculating your return on investment and how two different customers benefited financially from solar electric and solar hot water heater installations.

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Solar Energy System Installer, American Solar, Publishes Next Resource Guide in Educational Series for Arizona Homeowners

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Solar energy system installer, American Solar, announces its newest resource guide for Arizona homeowners titled ?Solar Energy: How to Invest in Solar & Boost Long-Term Savings.? The third in a four-part series, this document continues the company?s educational series on residential solar power.

The guide highlights three different ways homeowners can purchase a solar energy system. The investment options include direct purchase, low upfront lease and prepaid lease scenarios for the same sample system. With each option, the guide identifies advantages and compares the 20-year savings to the initial out-of-pocket costs.

AFCEA Pelican Chapter 2011 Golf Tournament to Provide Educational Scholarships for U.S. Military in Local Community

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2011

Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global IT systems integrator, announced today the company will serve as one of the key sponsors supporting the “2011 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Pelican Chapter?s Scholarship Golf Tournament.” The 26th annual tournament will raise funds for multiple scholarship recipients studying science field technology. The tournament will take place at MacDill Air Force Base Bay Palms South Course on August 21 in Tampa.

Specifically, the Tampa-St. Petersburg AFCEA Pelican Chapter provides upwards of $ 100,000 in educational outreach scholarships and grants annually to U.S. military enlisted personnel in the local community, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, high school seniors, college students, graduate students, and students at technical or vocational institutions.

?This will be a great tournament, a competitive event for those who can swing a club, and a unique opportunity to support our local scholarship program,? said Colonel James Turner, Pelican Chapter president.

The Pelican Chapter has a long-standing tradition of supporting the advancement of excellence in technology, professionalism, and education as they relate to the vital areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, electronics, audiovisual and information systems.

?This is the 26th Annual golf tournament of the AFCEA Pelican Chapter,? said Carl Bass, tournament chair. ?We are proud to have the support of loyal important sponsors like Intelligent Decisions in order to provide educational scholarships in our Tampa Bay community?

AFCEA International is a professional association chartered in Washington, DC, as an educationally-oriented, non-profit, technical society. AFCEA has a clear vision to promote the advancement of education in technology through various scholarship programs in many of their 146 chapters around the nation.

?Intelligent Decisions is honored to sponsor the AFCEA Pelican Chapter?s Golf Tournament, which supports the educational dreams and aspirations of our dedicated enlisted U.S. military and ROTC cadets,? said Harry Martin, president and CEO of Intelligent Decisions. ?These scholarships are just one small way that we can repay them for their service to our nation.?

Intelligent Decisions has expanded its U.S. offices to Tampa in order to better serve its Department of Defense clients and partners in the community. This is the second office that the company has in Florida, Intelligent Decisions? Simulation and Training Division is located in Orlando, FL.

To participate in this year?s AFCEA Pelican Chapter Golf Tournament, and/or to support the organization?s educational scholarship fund directly, please visit http://www.afceatampa.org.

About AFCEA:

Founded in 1946, the AFCEA serves as a bridge between government requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry and military professionals in the fields of communications, computers, intelligence, and information systems. The purpose of the association is to support global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among government agencies, the military and industry. For more information, visit http://www.afceatampa.org

About Intelligent Decisions:

Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID) is a premier global systems integrator that for more than 20 years has provided a broad range of innovative, IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to the federal government. ID partners and clients include the National Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.intelligent.net or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.

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Two Hand Therapy Organizations Collaborate on Jam-Packed Educational Weekend

Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2010

The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) is hosting two meetings for the hand therapy community over one weekend, June 23-26 at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando.

ASHT will first hold its 33rd Annual Meeting on June 23. The meeting’s theme, “Best Practice in Hand Therapy,” will be demonstrated through various upper extremity sessions, including: