Author: shafqat-ali

Multicultural Boishakhi Mela in Campbelltown

The first Multicultural Boishakhi Festival was held on Saturday 13 April 2019 at the Campbelltown Sports Stadium, South Western Sydney showcasing the colourful heritage of the South Asian community settled in the area. Boishakhi (Baisakhi) is a festival (Mela) held towards the end of the Indian calendar year at the time of harvesting of wheat that brings economic benefits to the farmers in the agricultural belt in South Asia. The event was organised by the Multicultural Association of Campbelltown incorporating people of diverse faiths and cultural background from South Asia settled in the greater Campbelltown area.Advertisements The Mela (Festival) kicked off at 2 pm with...

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Why computer coding is essential for every student

Computer science is a 21st-century skill that enables kids to be creators, rather than just consumers of technology. Its emphasis on problem-solving is applicable across disciplines, driving growth and innovation across all sectors of the everyday working and schooling life. Future jobs will require to have coding skills in addition to their primary job skills. In today’s world, every education department is promoting STEM (STEAM) based learning which stands for the subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Mathematics.Advertisements Our coding classes incorporate STEM learning into our curriculum because every coding project not only requires to use maths and science...

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Business without Biz Cards: Using technology help to save the environment

When did you last used a business card folder to find someones mobile or email? Do you know, every year, about 6 million trees are sacrificed to produce over 100 billion business cards. Where do these businesses cards end up? Most of them go to the bin and some buckled up inside the old business card folder. Some clever people use them as money in a monopoly game. My daughter made playing cards out of them. Do we really need business cards any more? I asked this question to many businesses. Mostly said, ya we know but it is a...

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ADHD: disease or blessing in disguise

Hamya is a year 11 student who came to our business for work experience about six months ago. On his first day, my teammate refused to work with him remarking that “He is just crazy”. I took him as a challenge and soon I found that he was a brilliant student with many talents. He could type and talk at the same time. He not only knew a lot about computers and the Internet but could go deep into history and arts too.Advertisements Anything I asked him to do, he did while exceeding my expectation by miles. By the afternoons, I...

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Innovative ways for learning and teaching

In December 2012, one of my employees who came from a migrant family got sick and he sent his younger brother to help out in the office. I was apprehensive to deal with a person who had no experience of IT work but it turned to be a blessing in disguise.  After working with him for a few hours, I learnt that he was quite talented but less than average in his class grades. He was moving into year 10 at school. To cut the long story short, I negotiated with his family, school and education board to let...

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