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Benefits of Ramadan

Benefits of Ramadan

Benefits of Ramadan The Benefits and Benefits of the Month of Ramadan The month of Ramadan has a very great bounty, and it is an opportunity that once a year for Muslims, our Islamic religion, the month of Ramadan has been greatly honored and the religion has given this month a great place. . Ramadan…

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The Importance of Marriage & Tradition

The Importance of Marriage & Tradition

Marriage is indeed a long-held tradition shared by all nations in this vast universe in which we live. Each society has its own customs and traditions based on their culture, religion and customs. If we say we are not going to summarize it, let alone the one that is different in the world, even though…

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The Importance of Camels

The Importance of Camels

By Farxiya Muxiyadiin Abshir Here is what one of the of the pastoralists in Har Har, told me about the benefits of owning camels. In a pastoralist society, while all animals share economic benefits, the social value of camels is greater than that of other animals. Every man aspires to raise camels, in order to…

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Chicken Farming in Har Har

Chicken Farming in Har Har

An Interview by Khadjia Muse, on 29 January 2021.      Yuaub Hassan Ahmed owns a chicken farm in the small village of Har Har, Somalia. Last year her proposal was judged by the Har Har Community Development Council as one of the best of nine proposals to establish an enterprise that would meet a need…

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Mogadishu University and Open Learning Exchange Agree to Form Partnership

Mogadishu University and Open Learning Exchange Agree to Form Partnership

Mogadishu University and the Open Learning Exchange (OLE) have signed an agreement to develop a partnership that will enable Mogadishu University to establish a national Community Learning Center program, comprising community-based and supported centers that will enable their people to learn and live with dignity. The Community Learning Centers will serve all ages, making it…

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With Rights Are Responsibilities

With Rights Are Responsibilities

A poster on the Red Line reads: “Good food is a basic right.” A sign at Harvard affirms: “Education is a human right.” Crowds in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic claim: “Your unborn child has a right to life”. The NRA insists upon their “right to bear arms”. Martin Luther King marched for“civil rights”….

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Solutions to Internet Concerns

Solutions to Internet Concerns

Yuval Noah Harari poses some disturbing challenges enabled by the Internet.  While agreeing that the internet can be dangerous, the Open Learning Exchange offers a different perspective: information and communication technologies make it possible for power to shift from the few who, in the past, have controlled the supply of goods, services and goodness to…

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Nokia to Support Syrian Education

Nokia to Support Syrian Education

Nokia has provided a generous grant to OLE that will be used to expand OLE’s collections of learning resources for Syrian refugee girls that will be available on the Internet in a Free Syrian Library.   The Library will be an open multi-media, multi-lingual repository of Arabic, English and other mid-eastern languages.  The Library will…

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The Evolution of Teaching and the Future of Learning

I have been thinking a lot about the ways that today’s technologies are changing the ways we learn and how those changes affect our societies.   Just about everything related to knowledge is changing:  Newspapers, radio, TV and the Internet are not what they used to be and are producing changes in the ways we learning…

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