|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2017-01-06 07:17:00
|Entry tags:||activism: three things|
What Went Right - 6 JAN 2017
Another three stories from the mainstream media about 'what went right' rather than 'what went wrong'.
Mobile classroom helping young offenders get back on track in Tasmania by Natalie Whiting for 7.30 (ABC Tasmania)
Save the Children's Out Teach program is profiled in this article. Out Teach is basically a mobile van, where kids who have been involved with the juvenile justice system (and who may have missed a lot of school early on) are given one to one support and teaching (usually in non-school settings) in order to get them re-engaged with the school system, and caught up with their peers. So far it's having an impressive success rate, both in getting students re-engaged, and in reducing re-offense rates.
Lightning, tornadoes and mice: the science of bushfires by James Bullen (ABC Science)
An examination of how bushfires start, how they can spread, what kinds of damage they can do, and how the landscape recovers after one. Given bushfires are a rather regular part of the Australian landscape (and it can be argued the devastation they cause humans is largely due to us being poorly adapted to the environment we're living in) I'm including this as an example of "what went right", because it's looking at the way these things affect the ecosystem.
Canberra soup kitchen crowdfunding campaign raises $20k after 91yo founder injured by Tegan Osborne (ABC Australian Capital Territory)
After 91-year-old Stasia Dabrowski was injured in a traffic accident (which also wrote off the van she uses to transport product for the soup kitchen she has run for Canberra's homeless for the last 38 years) her grandson, Joshua Kenworthy, has stepped in to start running the soup kitchen. There's recently been a crowd-funding campaign to replace the van, and they've passed their goal of $20,000, while donations keep coming in.
So there's my three stories about what went right for the day. If you've found any stories about "what went right" in your news feeds, please share them in the comments. Doesn't matter how big, or how small the story is, how global or local - it's worth sharing.
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