Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai encourages kids to use their voice, fight for rights

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UK Dept. for Int'l Development
Malala Yousafzai is unstoppable, fearless and continues fighting for the education of girls in Pakistan. The 17-year-old became the youngest person today to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

Two years ago Malala came to everyone's attention when she was shot in the head by the Taliban. After she recovered from the shooting, Malala took her campaign around the world and today is the spokeswoman for the right for children to get a quality education. She has also started the Malala Foundation.

Here is what she had to say when she received her Nobel Prize.

Malala shares the 95th Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi. He has been fighting against the exploitation and trafficking of children in India for decades.

Here's an extensive interview Malala did with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. She actually left him speechless. Malala will leave you inspired.

I hope this blog has encouraged you to find children in your neighborhood who need a helping hand. If Malala can do it at her age, we can surely do our part.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fundi2: Blog about everything Chilean and Chilean-American

As we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we explore the sources available today that educates us about  Latinos. I'm excited to tell you about Fundi2. The blog is about everything you've always wanted to know about Chileans and Chilean-Americans.

Screenshot: Fundi2

Luz Tapia brought the blog to my attention when she posted a link on the Wise Latinas Linked Facebook page:

"About Fundi2 - We are an online cultural magazine called 'Fundi2' (pronounced 'fundidos'). Virtually existing since May of 2011, our aim is to educate and promote everything Chilean . . through written articles with selected videos, interviews and/or any other type of media available. "

Fundi2 covers many topics: travel, entertainment, music, news, and icons.  There's an identity page which looks into subjects like the origins of Chilean last names. And check out the Chilenismos page where you'll learn such terms as "Puerto muerto, Chaleco de Mono and La madre del cordero."

This blog is worth bookmarking. Read more: Fundi2