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Covers of the New ISIS School Textboo...
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
26 Oct 2015

ISIS has created a new curriculum for school students in areas controlled by the group. The new textbooks are being distributed to schools on a computer disk. Paper copies by the books to be given to students will be printed by each school

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The Book of "Hadith"
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Hadith (Quotations spoken by the profit Mohamed) textbook for Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Hand Writing Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Hand Writing Textbook for Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Mathematics Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Mathematics textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Science Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

This is a Science textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Physical Education Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Physical Education textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Reading Comprehension Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Reading Comprehension textbook for students of Grade 1. The title of this textbook is "I am a Muslim". This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Quran Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Quran textbook for students of Grade 1. Features selected passages from the Quran.
This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Biography of the Prophet Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Biography of the Prophet textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

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Islamic Faith Textbook
Mosul, Iraq
By mchreyteh
22 Oct 2015

Islamic Faith textbook for students of Grade 1. This is a textbook published and distributed to schools by ISIS under the new school curriculum for ISIS controlled areas.

Life in ship recycling yard in bangla...
Dhaka
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Dec 2014

School children near ship recycling yard in Dhaka.There are more than 35 shipyards in Old Dhakas Keraniganj area in the bank of the river Burigonga, where small ships, launches and steamers are built and repaired around the clock.About 15,000 people are working in extremely dangerous conditions earn Tk. 300-400 BDT (1 USD = 78 BDT) as they don't get safety gear from the dock owners and accidents are common.Most of the private shipyards use plate, engine, component and machinery of old merchant ship collected from many ship recycling industries located in Bangladesh. But frequent accident and heavy human causalities of inland vessels often raise question about the quality of ships produced in local shipyards.Bangladesh are now exporting small and medium-sized ships for the highly competitive European market. The vessels were built for countries including Denmark, Germany and Finland. Bangladesh shipbuilding is being compared with giants such as China, Japan and South Korea.

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Education Changes Under Syrian Opposi...
Aleppo
By mohammed alhadi
02 Dec 2014

November 2014
Taqad, Aleppo Province, Syria

Students in the rebel-controlled village of Taqad to the west of Aleppo no longer have to pay tribute to the Syrian regime.
In this village with a population of 11,000, public schools follow books issued by the interim government appointed by the opposition Syrian National Coalition.
The director of one the local schools says that the new curriculum “shifted from glorifying the regime to glorifying the homeland.”
References to Bath party’s ideology or the “achievements” of Presidents Bashar al-Assad and his father the late President Hafez al-Assad were omitted from the new books, which are printed in Turkey and opposition-held areas in Syria.
Schools in this little town, however, have other pressing needs to deal with. Teachers work in overcrowded classrooms and students sometimes ditch school when they hear the sound of warplane

Interviews

00:45 – 00:55
Interview with Abdel Karim Subhi, a second-grade student (Boy, Arabic)
"I am eight years old. Whenever the airplanes are flying, my brothers and I do not come. We wait for them to end their raids so we come to school.

01:02 – 01:30
Interview with Ahmad al-Deek, a pro-opposition education official in Aleppo province (Man, Arabic)
“Books did not undergo a radical change in their content, but some of their content was modified, especially the parts where the regime is sanctified. Only national educational was totally removed from the curriculum. The Syrian National Coalition is working on printing new books and distributing them in the liberated areas. We also stress on the importance of education as a basic necessity in life, whether under bombardment or not. Education is a weapon to confront the regime, and the answer towards a better Syria in the future.”

01:31 – 01:44
Interview with Rama Humaida, a seven-grade student (Girl, Arabic)
“My siblings and I come from a middle class family, and we come to school every day to learn. My favorite class is the one related to Religion, and I wish to be a religious studies instructor in the future.”

02:50 – 03:13
Interview with Ahmad Jumaa, the director of Qaddour al-Sayyed school (Man, Arabic)
“This is Qaddour al-Sayyed School for Girls. The school has five sections classes; there are 12 teachers, some of whom are volunteers. We were able to get the necessary supplies such as books and notebooks with the help of some organizations.”

03:14 – 03:31
Interview with Nour Qassem, a grade-seven student (Girl, Arabic)
“My siblings and I come from a poor family, and we come to school every day to learn. My favorite class is Arabic, and I wish to be an Arabic instructor in the future.”

03:33 – 03:48
Interview with Raed Abdu, a primary school teacher (Man, Arabic)
“Despite our difficult circumstances and continuous airstrikes, we started the new academic year. This year was different in terms of taught subjects, especially national education and history.”

04:32 – 04:42
Interview with Ahmad Jumaa, principal of Qaddour al-Sayyed school
“I am the director of the Qaddour al-Sayyed School. The Syrian National Coalition distributed new books to the schools but we had to print some of the missing books in the local print houses.”

04:49 – 05:16
Interview with Abdullah Jumaa, a local teacher (Man, Arabic)
“The books were modified according to the situation we are living in now. All the parts where Bashar al-Assad and his gang are sanctified were removed. The new books shifted from the glorification of the regime to the glorification of the entire homeland, and new parts were added that reflect the actual situation.”

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Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, the ...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu,during the launching ceremony of
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's, the Mother of the Nation, book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

The Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu gives a speech during the launching ceremony of the book 491 days by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, in Sibaya, South Africa.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Traditoinal Indian dancers perfom during the launching ceremony of the book 491 days by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Traditoinal Indian dancers perfom during the launching ceremony of the book 491 days by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Traditoinal Indian dancers perfom during the launching ceremony of the book 491 days by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launches he...
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
17 Sep 2013

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the Mother of the Nation, during the launching ceremony of her book 491 days in Sibaya, South Africa

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Burned Churches of Minya
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

The director of the Jesuit Church School for Children in Al Minya, Egypt, that has been burned by unkown men on August, 14th 2013 with one of the last books not destroyed by the arson.

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Church of the Nations 7
France
By Nadia Ferroukhi
31 Aug 2005

A former American GI turned pastor has been in France for more than 10 years, and in that time, managed to cultivate a massive following, with five daughter churches, and more than 50 sister churches created in the last five years around the world. Pastor Lesley Joseph, who had his revelation on the Okinawa military base in Japan, is an unusual and valuable partner for the community, whom he has brought in with what he calls his "spiritual third world," an awakening of love and unity. His churches are diverse, with people coming from all walks of life through his doors to hear his sermons.

The charismatic missionary preaches with simplicity and humor, and focuses on the street impact, touring the city of Paris, appealing to all: the homeless, poor, old, young, gypsies, bourgeois, Africans, Catholics, Christians and Muslims. His success lies with his open-to-all policy, a stark and welcome contrast to other religious institutions.