first_imgA couple of students work with Sharkan to take care of the garden boxes. Students are growing tomatoes, pumpkins, and more. “Students are planting, or weeding, or taking care of the boxes, I love to watch them get dirty, have fun, and get in there with their elbows,” said Sharkan. “[I love] when they’re pulling up vegetables asking if it’s ripe or not.” “As families come pick up school food, they’re able to pick up zucchinis, tomatoes, whatever we have growing currently,” said Liz Sharkan, a school counselor at Weeks. “This is the definition of thinking outside the box,” said fourth grader Finn Williams. At Weeks Elementary School, families can add a little extra to those meals by picking up fresh, free produce grown right next to the playground. For Finn Williams, he has loved gardening and hopes to grow other foods, like corn. center_img Not only does the project help families with fresh food, it also teaches children some important outdoor skills. “The things I grow can be used to make all sorts of useful stuff,” said Williams. WINDSOR (WBNG) — The Windsor Central School District says they have provided about 180,000 meals to students during the pandemic. Each grade has their own gardening box and students will continue to care for it when school starts in a few weeks.last_img read more


first_imgCampaigning has officially started in Uganda’s upcoming presidential elections which take place in January 2021.Young musician Bobi Wine is taking on long-term President Yoweri Museveni. Mr Museveni is one of the continent’s longest serving leaders, having led the country for almost 35 years. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Bobi Wine’s hopes rely on galvanising the youth vote – but what are his chances of winning? last_img


first_imgCopyright 2017– Caribbean National Weekly News He was once a teenage government technology consultant, been to Harvard twice, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and has networked with some of the brightest young minds in technology. But for all his technological achievements, Makonnen Blake-Hannah, or Maki B, his musical moniker, has chosen to pursue his dream of making a mark in Reggae music.The home-schooled son of former government senator and Rastafari matriarch Barbara Blake Hannah, Maki B is determined to bring a high-tech message to the ears of the oppressed and those thirsty for knowledge.He plans to do so without sinking into the mire of debauchery.“I’m not a ‘conventional’ musician in any sense of the word. I’m not here to “buss” or get famous. I’m here to spread a message of freedom and unity with equal rights and justice for all. My inspiration is the divine glory of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I The First. JAH! RASTAFARI! Being an artist/producer is just an expression for me and my thoughts in musical form,” he told CNW.‘Maki B’ has been forging ahead by bringing positive messages in the form of Reggae, dancehall and hip hop.“It’s a revolution and an evolution. The elders like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh laid the foundation that I can carry on so we have to keep the vibe alive,” he said.His single, Red Eye, has been steadily gaining in popularity. His other popular single, Real Talk, featuring Rseenal, will be featured on his upcoming debut album scheduled to be released soon.To pigeon-hole ‘Maki B’ as only a reggae artist would do injustice to his varied talents. He’s also a songwriter, producer, and engineer who has worked for a roster of artists too long to mention.His technological feats are also numerous. He was Jamaica’s delegate to the 1998 M.I.T. Media Lab Junior Summit in Boston, Mass; a member of Award Winning 1999 Think Quest International Website, a lecturer at the Jimmy Carter Center Tour of 6 Guyana schools, and Youth advisor/webmaster to former Jamaican Minister of Technology Phillip Paulwell. He helped introduce the first and most successful cellphone service provider in Jamaica, Digicel, among other achievements.Now he has his sights firmly set on making a positive difference in the entertainment arena. “We are keeping it grounded, positive and upful,” he said.last_img read more