Child Soldiers: Children Who Don’t Know What Classroom And Education Are

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Young boys are often lured by some African leaders to fight for ‘freedom’

Third World Countries are plagued by crisis. Among the most critical is poverty, which has taken hundreds of children out of the classroom. Children are the world’s greatest resource, future leaders, and assets to national development, thus; it is, therefore the right of every child to be educated; unfortunately, worldwide many children aren’t aware of what education is, instead serving as slaves under child labour and serving as child soldiers in fields and wars.

As a child growing up in Africa, I find myself in an environment witnessing how many parents struggle to educate their children. Every weekend, I go hawking as a trader with banana, eggs, and bread, just to make some extra money to help my parents to keep me in the classroom. In the early hours of the morning a friend of mine sells newspapers as a vendor, before coming to school at 8 A.M. Despite the global assistance and benefits from advanced countries, many children in poor countries have no access to education.

There are no words to describe the plight of children roaming the streets in Africa, Asia, and South America, due to poverty. In the rural areas, imagine a school without a roof, as children sit and learn under shady trees. Imagine a child who carries his table and chair to learn and after school carries them back home. The classrooms haven’t any tables and chairs thus; the parents struggling to educate their children must provide those tables and chairs, with difficulties sometimes of buying textbooks.

Poverty hasn’t only taken children out of school but has also brought misery, sickness and exposing them as prey to physical or sexual abuse, having a devastating impact on families and communities. Due to poverty parents engage children in child labor, in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. Extreme poverty statistics in parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America has pushed many children there to become child laborers.

How the European Union is making a difference in Somalia

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, once told a Georgetown University student that he experienced racism as a young Asian-American growing up in Iowa, but that he learned the true meaning of his identity when he began working to end poverty in Haiti, one of the world’s poorest nations. The stride to end or alleviate poverty is a costly and long-term process; it has therefore become illusion than a reality and also loan was given to poor countries to fight poverty, often lands in the pocket of corrupt government officials. However, many foreign agencies, foundations and private associations are supporting and financing educational projects in Africa.

In Somalia, the European Union and its member states are collectively the largest donors in its educational development. The country has the weakest educational structure in the world and will not achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals on education by 2015. The European Union support focuses on creating primary and secondary education opportunities, vocational training and boosting employment.

The United Kingdom as part of the donors assisting Somalia launched Girls Education Challenge, worth £21.3 million to get girls into school and ensure that they receive the quality education and the new government-run program called Go2School  to give a free elementary school education, has been successful putting  at least 1 million children into the classroom.

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Reality Comedy: 10 Reasons African-Americans Need To Be Happy

 

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African-Americans don’t worry be happy

1. Belgium is not like America. Nothing in the country called ‘American Dream,’ but you have all the opportunities in front of you. In fact, the great actor Jean-Claude Van Damme can tell you the truth. The reason he left his miserable country to the land of opportunity, America, to be famous today. He would have been miserable like a church-mouse if had no vision.

2. In Antwerp, Belgium, it took me five years to see the first black bus driver and seven years to see the first black policeman. You are lucky African-Americans, to see many black police officers and bus drivers around you. I nearly forget, the number of black bus drivers has increased to six in Antwerp.

3. As a matter of fact, I think I’m the only black journalist in Antwerp. Maybe I’m wrong, but I haven’t seen one yet. That doesn’t bother me anyway, but I hate when a Belgian asks me how I got my press card. Press cards don’t fall from trees. I am qualified that’s the reason they gave it to me. Who can ask an African-American such a question? Be happy brothers and sisters.

4. The colour of the black man is very good. When the Belgian racist killer, Hans Van Themsche, went on a rampage looking for black people to kill in Antwerp, he didn’t see me, so I survived because the darkness and my colour were the same. That would have been very bad for the white man since they are easily seen in darkness.

5. A Belgian once asked me: Why the colour of the palm of black man’s hand different from the colour of his back hand? I said to him praise God because we are not monkeys. It’s only monkeys and chimpanzees that have the same black colour in the palm and back of the hand.

6. I have been in Belgium years before the formation of the European Union, which gave the Bulgarians, Romanians etc, the chance to come to Western Europe to work, yet years after working so hard, many Belgians ask me when would I go back to Africa. Is it fair? The reason African-Americans should be happy.

7. Public transport in Belgium, including trams and buses are always late because women are responsible for the preparation of the time schedules, African-Americans, you are lucky your transport are punctual because men prepare the time table.

8. I am in Belgium for fifteen years, yet I have seen any black journalist on Belgium’s television. African-Americans, whatever you are going through, don’t worry, be happy because you have seen hundreds of black journalists on your television.

 

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Chris Rock, one of my favourite African-American comedians

9. I don’t feel comfortable when I enter any Belgium shop because they greet me with: Hello what can I do for you? When I haven’t called for help. African-Americans tell me the truth are you often asked the same question? This is the reason you need to be happy.

10. The history of the journey of African-Americans to America, is a heart-wrenching story, emotional and mental torture. Thank God African-Americans, because you don’t see any statues of slave masters or streets named after slave masters. In Belgium; there are many streets named after King Leopold, as well as statues, yet this man killed and maimed over 10 million Africans, including children.

African-Americans due to these reasons, you agree with me that you need to be happy, instead of living an unhappy life, because of racial problems. In whatever situation you find yourselves, brothers and sisters, don’t give up and cease without praying, with God all things are possible.

A Throne In Brussels: Britain, The Saxe-Coburgs And The Belgianisation Of Europe

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Paul Belien argues that the pan-European super-state currently in the making will resemble a ‘Greater Belgium’ rather than a ‘Greater Switzerland’, since Europe will also be an artificial construct.

Belgium has infected EU political attitudes and acts as a model for the EU — a failed attempt to’construct a nation’ out of different peoples with separate languages and traditions.

To learn what the EU as a single state might be like, take up this highly readable mix of history, analysis and warning. You’ll never feel the same about Belgium or Europe again.

The Author

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Paul Belien (1959) has a Law degree (specialisations in Social Security Law and European Law) and a doctorate in International Studies. He worked as a professional journalist in both Belgium and the Netherlands. Paul Belien is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and of the Property and Freedom Society.

He is an Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute.  Paul Belien was one of the nine “founding fathers” of the Flemish liberal party VLD in 1991-1992, but he did not join this party when it became obvious that its leader, Guy Verhofstadt, was steering it into a leftist and neutralist, rather than a hayekian/libertarian and Atlanticist direction. Paul Belien is married to Irish-born Dr. Alexandra Colen, a former lecturer in linguistics at the universities of Ghent and Antwerp, and an MP for the Flemish-secessionist party Vlaams Bloksince 1995.

Paul Belien is the author of numerous articles, essays and books, including, most recently, A Throne in Brussels. He is the co-author – together with Lady Thatcher, Lord Tebbit, Philippe Seguin and others – Visions of Europe(Duckworth, 1994) and – with Harvard Business School’s Prof. Regina Herzlinger – Consumer-Driven Health Care (Jossey-Bass, 2004). He has given lectures on European health care systems in various countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia.

http://www.amazon.com/Throne-Brussels-Paul-Belien/dp/184540033X/

Didier Reyners Bestowed European Diplomat Pierre Vimont With Order Of Leopold? :Belgium Is A Country Without Shame

I don’t think in any civilized world, an intelligent person will be happy to receive  a decoration or honour of “Grand Officer of the Order of Hitler,” when bestowed on him, because the crime that Nazi leader committed has brought shame and dishonour to the entire Germany. The reason Hitler’s name has disppeared from from the lips of people and the society.

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A honour of disgrace to both Belgium and the receiver.

I couldn’t believe when I read about Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders  bestowed Mr Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), with the decoration of Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold  on March 5th, 2015, because King Leopold was the worst criminal in Belgian history than Adolf Hitler.

He killed, disfigured and maimed over ten million Africans, including children in Congo.To me such an award, decoration or honour bestowed on any body is a total disgrace to the entire family and country of the receiver. Reynders confirms:

“By appointing Pierre Vimont as Secretary General of the new “European diplomatic service” in 2009, the High Representative chose a person deemed by his colleagues as “the best diplomat at the Quai d’Orsay.”

For Belgium, the effective establishment of the EEAS was a foreign policy priority, particularly during the Belgian Presidency of the EU in 2010. Pierre Vimont played a crucial role in both the political and strategic steering of European foreign policy and the daily operation of the new external service. He helped realize the diplomatic success of High Representative Ashton in the second part of her mandate. Pierre Vimont did so while showing respect for all Member States, regardless of their size or power.

Through this award, Didier Reynders not only pays tribute to the achievements but also to the person of Pierre Vimont: a man characterized by his respect for others, a sense of concrete action and superior work ethic. For Didier Reynders, Pierre Vimont is a connoisseur and friend of Belgium. This is the third time that the French diplomat works and lives in Brussels.

The Writer’s opinion

I have said over and over and I will still say again. To say sorry, apologize or show remorse over crime one committed against another, doesn’t make you a stupid person, it rather shows how intelligent you are, but to pretend there is no problem, yet your ‘Backside’ is getting hot in the fire, shows you are inmature and lacks wisdom. Until all the statues of King Leopold come down and all the streets named after him changed, the world including Africa will always view Belgium as a cruel, savage and non-educated country which lacks wisdom.