Deforestation in Brazil

Brazil accounts for around 40% of the world’s rain forests and around 10-15% of the world’s biodiversity. Over the last fifty years, it has lost about 20% of the original 4 million km2 of rainforest due to farming, logging, dam construction, mining and other infrastructural developments. At the same time, average temperatures have increased by 0.6ºC, and the area has experienced a number of severe droughts. Between 2004 and 2012, the rate of deforestation slowed down, but by 2017 it had ...

where are the girls?

Is this a daring and shocking simulation or a brilliant method of raising awareness? Earlier this year the GC (Global Concerns) club at Daraja Academy organized the ‘disappearance’ of all Grade 7 and 8 girls after their mentoring group meeting @ 8.15 am. In a carefully planned simulation, 180 young Middle School girls were suddenly whisked away from their next scheduled class and taken to a holding area within the campus. Meanwhile notes were left with their teachers.   The boys in Grade 7 and ...