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Research Project on Unemployment in Pakistan
by Rozina Jumani
is a Development consultant associated with a number of Non
governmenetal Organizations(NGO). Prior to this, she was with Aga
Khan Education Services Pakistan for 10 years as a Professional
Development Teacher and Counsellor. She has done her Masters in
Islamic Studies and English from University of Karachi. She is a
commonwealth scholar and completed her Masters in Education
Planning, Economic and International Development from the
institute of Education (IOE), University of London.
As the beginner in the study of economics, I have chosen to write upon general but
analytical essay highlighting the causes of unemployment in Pakistan. I would also
recommend few suggestions based on informed reasoning to overcome this issue in due
course of years, as this issue is pertinent since the birth of Pakistan.
While reading about the issue, I have come across various researches that proved that
this issue has implication on the overall economic, social and physical conditions of the
People of Pakistan. The real issue though it seem that there is enormous employment in all parts of
country but the reality is we don’t get skilled labor for certain work thus there is less
productivity in most of the areas and we don’t seek the desired results, thus the ratio of
unemployment keep on increasing day by day.
Purpose & scope of the study
While reading the literature on the issue, I have come across the integrated phenomenon
that education, poverty, unemployment, economic stability are dependent variables and
more importantly linked to each other thus when one talks about the poverty in Pakistan,
that one is indicating the lack of educational opportunities to the people thus they remain
poor. On the contrary, unemployment is raising due to the lack of skilled
labor here again the issue is linked with right kind of education and skills to be provided to the
people then only the country will flourish.
Causes of unemployment in Pakistan and its effect on common masses
Based on survey questionnaire, I have sought couple of reasons that have had caused
unemployment in Pakistan these include the following:
Lack of technology in agriculture and industrial sectors causing a lot of issue
of non-productivity but at the same time seeking technology is leading towards
the issue of unemployment as both youth and adult of our country are unaware
of the advancement of the technology and this backwardness causing enormous
damage. Lack of awareness about newly fertilizers and pesticides, lack of
agriculture reform usually ruin the productivity of land thus all people associated
with agriculture or industrial sectors remain poor and gradually new skilled
people taken over their employability, if they are skilled or educated.
Another major reason of unemployment is lack of educational planning,
providing education to the people is the prime responsibility of the country,
despite having provincial, regional and federal ministers for education, our
country is confront with proper education planning. The coordination between the
educational institutions and work industry is the only solution to respond to this
issue but the glaring fact is that our country does not even invest on education,
thus we don’t develop trained workforce those could develop better students
who seek opportunities for employability. Though the general attitude of people
toward education is getting degree which usually does not lead them for better
economic prospects, it is therefore desire to create the balance between theoretical
and practical knowledge of concepts and along with academic learning, students
will be provided vocational training.
Due to lack of critical thinking based education that opens minds and weak
political structure, many entrepreneurs end their family business with
bankruptcy. Economic sector does not provide regular feedback to them and this
leads to complete collapse of the small or medium business and eventually people
lose their employment.
Another issue is over population, and according to the literature, current
population rate is 1.8%, which is highest among all in South Asian
region. Government does not provide employment opportunities to the people and
this continuum of population raise create enormous issue. On the other hand,
Pakistan is a developing country and majority of young children are engaged in
labor, which also cause problem at international front. Nevertheless, due to over
population, young children are forced to work as their parents are either old or
unable to cope up with advancement of technology.
The lack of employability leads to another menace i.e. poverty, except for the
elite class almost all the people are moving toward poverty line. Government does
not do much majors to control the poverty issue, rather at present the shifting of
funds from one sector to another is common practice, where Rs.1000/- is provided
to each person under economic support program. This quick fixes and lack of long
term economic planning7 is widening the gap between poor and rich and those
who belong to middle class would lead very soon to lower economic class due to
the lack of governance and economic planning.
Lack of transparent process of collecting income tax is another issue; ratio of
direct tax is more than indirect tax. Based on various report from media, the
leading senators, property owners and bureaucrats have not paid their taxes for
many years. This really weakens the systems of governance. Due to lack of taxes,
investment on development projects cannot be possible.
According to Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan,
two thirds of all Pakistanis believe economic problems are their prime problems,
specifically, inflation (43%) and unemployment (20%); however, terrorism or law
and order issues have erupted as a key issue. 32% mention law and order as major
problem faced by Pakistan today.
Another issue is West dominated policies, especially the monetary and fiscal
policies are also responsible for unemployment in the country. Pakistan has
less or no funds to invest on the development projects from where people get a
chance to work and earn their livelihood. It is also clear that economic policies
are not serving the common person as every year there is a huge deficit shown in
the budgets. This ultimately make the country to seek loans from World Bank,
IMF and other agencies which bring their vested agenda to be achieved and our
country is misused for their interested.
Related to above point, the loans that taken from World Bank, IMF, and other
agencies not utilized according to the peoples’ need. Government officials and
bureaucrats have used that money for personal gains and hence betrayed the
country and its people. This cause lawlessness, injustice and corruption etc the
money that was misused is not recovered thus the development projects were not
taken place and the ratio of unemployment is still continued.
Due to corrupt political setup that does not concentrate on the issue of common
people rather filling in their own bags with money, overseas Pakistani people and
other investors have stopped investing in our country. Thus, middle class and
poor class are really facing many difficulties.
Government has increased value added tax on common and basic inputs such
as electricity and gas and petroleum products. Despite increasing tax, which is
really burden on people, the load shedding of electricity and petroleum products
is damaging the lives of common people. Furthermore, it is also damaging the
industrial sector as the absence of electricity and gas and petroleum products
seriously hit the performance and output of the product. At the same time,
due to non-availability of the work, people are losing their jobs thus creating
The severity of the loss of the country due to bad governance can be estimated
from the following report: “By rough estimates a closure in the textile spinning sector alone causes an
activity loss of Rs. 2 billion over 12 hours; based on this official circles are
welcome to do their own permutations, which will only tell them that closures of
up to 120 hours a week in the entire national industrial base (within which textile
spinning is roughly 5 percent of GDP and total textile sector accounts for between
10-12 percent) will generate a compounded negative effect on economic activity
using a multiple of eight for every rupee lost.
If my mathematics serves me right the monthly loss will amount to nearly 10
percent of the total budgetary lay out, and if you have a quarter (3 months) of
such disruptions in a year, it means an erosion of nearly 30 percent outlay - in
effect resulting in a negative growth rate!”
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Speech Input in Dictionary
and Translate Apps
Hand is an
educator's resource for using some of the coolest technologies
Learning in Hand is
written by Tony Vincent. Tony taught fifth
grade in Omaha, Nebraska for six years, and three of those years
his students were pioneers in educational handheld computing.
Then, as technology specialist at Willowdale Elementary, Tony
brought the newest technologies into classrooms. Whether it was
digital video, blogs, email, podcasts, or handhelds, Tony helped
Willowdale teachers and students understand the usefulness of
new technologies. Currently, Tony is self-employed as an
education consultant. He conducts workshops, presents at
conferences, and writes books based on his teaching experiences
and passion for new technologies.
Always excited to
share, Tony has documented much of what he knows about handheld
computing and podcasting on his website, learninginhand.com.
There you'll find useful software collections, the best webs
links for handhelds, complete lesson plans, and an informative
Tony is a teacher who
wants to make education effective, relevant, and fun. He knows
handhelds are small computers that can make a big difference in
classrooms! He hopes Learning in Hand inspires and motivates
teachers to use technology that students crave.
Speech input is finding its way into more and more mobile devices
and apps. Dragon
Dictation for iOS came out in December 2008 and is probably the
best way for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to speak into their
devices and have it turned into text. The dictated text can then be
pasted into other apps. Perhaps future versions of iOS will include
speech-to-text across all apps.
iOS's rival mobile operating system, Android, introduced a voice-enabled
keyboard with version 2.1. Any time the keyboard is on the
screen, Android users can simply tap the speech input icon (or swipe
across the keyboard) and then say what they want typed. The device
displays the spoken words on the screen.
An app that takes advantage of speech input is the Merriam
Dictionary app for iOS
Users can search words by voice. This means that you don't have
to know how to spell a word to look it up! The app also will
pronounce the word, provides synonyms and antonyms, and contains
sample sentences. Unfortunately, the free app also contains
An even more amazing app that features speech input is Google
Translate for iOS
The app translates words and phrases from more than 50 languages.
For many languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the
corresponding translations. Not only is the great for learning a
language, but it could be a helpful communication tool for teachers,
students, and parents who speak different languages. Translations
can be displayed full screen by holding the device in landscape.
Tapping a translation gives you the option to copy the text for use
in other apps.
Of course, for speech input to work your device must have a
microphone. Those with older iPod touches without built-in
microphones can use Apple
Earbuds with Microphone or very
affordable mics from Amazon and DealExtreme.
(sorry first generation iPod cannot use any kind of microphone).
Going forward, pretty much all mobile devices will have built-in
microphones because of features like speech input.
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are six modules designed to test the basic ability of an
individual in terms of Memory & Concentration. Needless to
say this is the most important basic skill for not just to
survive but also to thrive in this competitive environment.
Each of the six modules tests the six variants of Memory &
Concentration in an individual, namely:
of these modules runs at three different levels, from easy to
At each level, the individual's performance is depicted as
A feedback has been built into the software for all these 18
levels depending on the marks one scores during the
Each individual can assess his/her performance any time by
clicking on "history", which gives complete details
of date and time of taking the tests, marks scored each time
and even time taken to do the test. This builds the confidence
level and encourages more participation to eventually
culminate in improvement and enhancement of memory and
Essentially, this software is a SELF AWARENESS tool that
surely motivates the individual to realize one's capability
and seek or be receptive for improvement. Also, if repeatedly
done over a period of time works as Training tool to enhance
software package is specifically designed to help young
children to learn basic skills that will help them in
school. Continued follow-up will give these young
learners success as they mature.
Three versions of the software exist:
Individual Software on either CD or Online, Family
Version Software, and an Institutional Software package.
StarTeaching wholeheartedly supports
and endorses this software. It will make a difference
with your child or student.
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For The Things They Don't Teach You In College
Poetry That Can Be Used for Any Class
need not be confined to the realms of the dust-covered tomes of
your high school English department.
And you need not be afraid or intimidated by poetry;
anybody can write fun (and yet educational) poems.
As the following activity will show, this form of writing
can bring an invigorating style to your ordinary classroom
Poetry, for those not totally
familiar with the conventions of the language-arts classes, is a generic
term for forms of writing using highly specific words and phrases to
instill images in the reader’s mind.
Some poetry follows particular forms and patterns, and other
types of poetry can be free flowing.
Poetry can be simply individual (though connected) words or
phrases, or found in complete sentences.
As you can see, there is no limit to the types of poetry that can
Short, simple poems require a great
deal of student thought, because the kids must carefully choose the best
words to fit the poem. These
can be fun for students to write as reviews for tests or the end of
chapters. You could also
use them to in place of your normal writing assignments to add variety.
free to change the poem form to suit your activity or class.
For example, you may want to change the number of details or
examples, or the number of lines. If
you have creative (or advanced) students, you may even want to require
the lines to rhyme.
Here's a short, simple poem form:
Name the topic
details, facts, or examples
the topic in a new way
A Poem for
The Water Cycle:
goes Rain, Hail, Snow,
up to the sky by the sun,
clouds they gather for fun,
to drop once more,
in matter are a chore!
exercise every day.
love to yell and shout!
is our favorite class.
Here's another simple form for those of you with language-arts savvy:
1 Noun (your TOPIC)
that describe your Noun
3 verbs (your
Noun in action)
1 adverb for
each verb (describe each action)
example of your Noun, a simile or metaphor, or a
synonym for your first Noun
little armored car
Growing, sprouting, flowering
Upward, outward, gently
A little sun on the Earth
students add hand-drawn pictures to accompany the poems, and you’ve
got authentic, artful work that is ready to put up in your room or
hallway for parent-teacher conferences.
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/ 21st Century Teaching Corner
is Technology Changing Us?
Benn earned his Masters of Integration of
Technology from Walden University. Previously, he earned
his B.S. from Western Michigan University and his Elementary
Certification from Northern Michigan University. He is a 21
year teaching veteran of 5th and 6th grade students at Inland
Lakes Middle School in Indian River, MI.
Prior to teaching, Mark spent 11 years as
Department Manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co. dealing with
emerging technologies. He has been married to his wife
Bonnietta for 32 years with one daughter and two sons. In
the summers, Mark works for Mackinac State Historic Parks in the
as a historical interpreter.
Move over skill sets, times are changing!
Think back to your elementary days when you had to spend a lot of time learning to alphabetize words. Think of all those
spelling lists and tests you had to study and take.
Now don’t get me wrong, these skills are very important. But, let’s think about this. Could these skill sets become
useless because of technology?
|| If you ever watched Star Trek, you saw them talk to the computer instead of typing. Are we getting close to that point? Check out
Merriam Webster Dictionary for the iPhone, iTouch, or iPad.
||Now if this doesn’t wet your appetite enough, check out the app Dragon Dictation.
It’s a free app that allows you to speak whatever you want and then put it in an
email or send it to your Twitter or Facebook account.
As I said before, times are changing, are we ready to embrace and use the changes?
Resources for Science Educators
on Animals & Biodiversity
By Helen de la Maza
de la Maza
is a Curriculum and Instruction Consultant in southern
California with almost 15 years experience in the field of
education. She has written curricula and taught science,
environmental science, and environmental education to students
ranging in age from 4 to 85 years!
She believes that learning the process of
scientific thinking can help students think critically and be
careful observers of the natural and human-made world.
Helen earned an MS in Wildlife Science, an MA in
Curriculum and Instruction, California single subject teaching
credentials in Biological Sciences and English, and a multiple
subject credential. When she was in graduate school for her MS,
she realized that "interpreters" were needed to
communicate between the scientific community and lay people.
Much of her work has been focused on doing this through
teaching, training, and writing.
The Internet and World Wide Web provide the opportunity for massive amounts of information
to be distributed to a wide audience. In fact, so much information is available that it is
overwhelming to sort through! As a Science Educator you barely have enough time to plan
your curriculum and assess your students, let alone spend hours surfing the web looking for
great resources. That's where I come in - providing
excellent information, media, and lessons to your students that are already available on the web.
I’ll do the searching for you and highlight every couple weeks some Rad Resources for Science
Educators. Feedback is appreciated! Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Museum of Natural History – Biodiversity Counts (Grades 6 – 12)
Welcome to Biodiversity Counts! This special resource collection takes students into the field
and engages them in life science research: the inventory of plants and arthropods outside their
own backdoors. Resources in this collection include lesson plans, profiles of scientists and
Museum staff, essays, and Web-based interactives that help students explore, analyze, and apply
their field observations.
Animal Diversity Web
This website is University of Michigan Museum of Zoology’s online virtual museum with a
searchable encyclopedia of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation
biology. Huge collection of images that can be used under educational fair use copyright laws.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity Curriculum
Adapted from Biodiversity Basics, © 1999, a publication of World Wildlife Fund's Windows on
the Wild biodiversity education program.
North American Mammals
The Smithsonian Institution presents a searchable database of the approximately 400 living
mammals of North America. The database may be searched by species, geographic location,
conservation status and family tree. For each mammal, visitors can view several renderings and
photographs and can also read a short scientific and narrative description. Many of the mammal
monographs include a sound clip and links to additional information. Visitors can create their
own printable field guides.
The Wild Ones Teacher Connection
This is your access to The Wild Ones growing curriculum library. Curriculum plans have been
submitted by member teachers and members of Wild Ones Advisory Council and were published
in The Wild Ones print newsletter The Teacher Connection. Some of the curriculum is offered in
Spanish and English.
World Wildlife Fund’s Windows on the Wild Biodiversity Education Program
Direct link to download entire 45 MB curriculum: http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/
The sociology of education is the study of how public institutions
and individual experiences affect education and its outcomes. It is most
concerned with the public schooling systems of modern industrial
societies, including the expansion of higher, further, adult, and
Education has always been seen as a fundamentally optimistic human
endeavour characterised by aspirations for progress and betterment. It
is understood by many to be a means of overcoming handicaps, achieving
greater equality and acquiring wealth and social status. Education is
perceived as a place where children can develop according to their
unique needs and potential. It is also perceived as one of the best
means of achieving greater social equality. Many would say that the
purpose of education should be to develop every individual to their full
potential and give them a chance to achieve as much in life as their
natural abilities allow. Few would argue that any education system
accomplishes this goal perfectly. Some take a particularly negative
view, arguing that the education system is designed with the intention
of causing the social reproduction of inequality
The sociology of education contains a number of theories. We'll give
a description of each theory in each of the next newsletters, beginning
with Structural Functionalism below.
Structural functionalists believe that society leans towards
equilibrium and social order. They see society like a human body, in
which institutions such as education are like important organs that keep
the society/body healthy and well. Social health means the same as
social order, and is guaranteed when nearly everyone accepts the general
moral values of their society. Hence structural functionalists believe
the aim of key institutions, such as education, is to socialize children
and teenagers. Socialization is the process by which the new generation
learns the knowledge, attitudes and values that they will need as
productive citizens. Although this aim is stated in the formal
curriculum, it is mainly achieved through "the hidden
curriculum", a subtler, but nonetheless powerful, indoctrination of
the norms and values of the wider society. Students learn these values
because their behavior at school is regulated [Durkheim in until they
gradually internalize and accept them. Education must, however perform
another function. As various jobs become vacant, they must be filled
with the appropriate people. Therefore the other purpose of education is
to sort and rank individuals for placement in the labor market. Those
with high achievement will be trained for the most important jobs and in
reward, be given the highest incomes. Those who achieve the least, will
be given the least demanding (intellectually at any rate, if not
physically) jobs, and hence the least income.
According to Sennet and Cobb however, “to believe that ability
alone decides who is rewarded is to be deceived”. Meighan agrees,
stating that large numbers of capable students from working class
backgrounds fail to achieve satisfactory standards in school and
therefore fail to obtain the status they deserve. Jacob believes this is
because the middle class cultural experiences that are provided at
school may be contrary to the experiences working-class children receive
at home. In other words, working class children are not adequately
prepared to cope at school. They are therefore “cooled out” from
school with the least qualifications, hence they get the least desirable
jobs, and so remain working class. Sargent confirms this cycle, arguing
that schooling supports continuity, which in turn supports social order.
Talcott Parsons believed that this process, whereby some students were
identified and labeled educational failures, “was a necessary activity
which one part of the social system, education, performed for the
whole”. Yet the structural functionalist perspective maintains that
this social order, this continuity, is what most people desire. The
weakness of this perspective thus becomes evident. Why would the working
class wish to stay working class? Such an inconsistency demonstrates
that another perspective may be useful.
Look for more in part 3 of this series!
Novels by Frank Holes, Jr.
The legends of the Michigan Dogman come alive in six haunting
tales by folklore author, Frank Holes, Jr.
Based upon both mythology and alleged real stories of the
beast, this collection is sure to fire the imagination!
Spanning the decades and the geography of the
, Frank weaves:
A mysterious police report of an unsolvable death in
terrifying encounter in the U.P.’s remote
begun as one man’s therapy, becomes a chronicle of sightings
governmental agent investigates the grisly aftermath of Sigma
family meets more than they expected on the trail north
campfire tale of ancient betrayal handed down through the Omeena
to Dogman Country!
Here For The
Tales From Dogman Country Website
of the Dogman Website
of Sigma Website
Nagual: Dawn of the
The Longquist Adventures, written for
elementary students, is excellent for teaching mythology and
classic stories to young children.
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A CLASS SET
A Place for Teachers New To The Craft
Approach to Classroom Discipline:
LEAST approach to classroom discipline is a simple survival
strategy for the teacher.
It is a response to teachers’ urgent pleas for quick
and easy methods they can use in the face of mounting discipline
Succinctly stated in the words of one teacher, “We must
survive before we can grow.”
It involves the “least” methods that should be
employed to facilitate and maintain classroom control.
LEAST is an acronym for the following activities of the
things alone when no problems are likely to ensue
action indirectly when the behavior is disrupting
fully when you need to obtain more information
directions when disruption and/or harm will occur
student progress when following through to evaluate
and reinforce behavior.
What have you
as a classroom teacher done in each of the following or similar
Although the bell to start class hasn’t rung yet, most of your
students are in their seats and you’ve begun taking attendance.
Two students arrive at the last minute.
Instead of coming in quietly, they jostle each other in the
doorway, both of them full of energy and in obvious good spirits.
In the middle of one student’s thoughtful response to a
discussion question, another student interrupts without bothering to
raise her hand.
Several students in one of your classes have established
themselves as “wise guys.” All
they seem to do is crack jokes and make rude comments – despite the
fact that you’ve told them before to knock it off.
You’re writing something on the board when, without warning,
the class breaks into uproar. You
turn and find that two students have begun a fistfight in the back of
There’s a lot of tension between the white and the black
students in your class, tension which reflects the racial turmoil in the
school in recent weeks.
During a laboratory period, when there is considerable student
movement in the room, you become aware of a scuffle.
The other students are also aware and watching the mounting
problem and you. As
you move toward the disturbance you see that Linda’s tongue is pointed
toward Irene, as in ‘I dare you,” and Barbara’s knife is pointed
toward Linda. Linda is so
intent on Irene that she doesn’t see Barbara.
The common concern in all these
situations, of course, is classroom discipline.
The LEAST approach will help you examine what you have done, why
some things worked well, and why in other cases you blew it.
Every teacher knows that little
can be accomplished in class unless students are willing to work
constructively on their own and cooperatively together.
Yet in recent years many teachers have been caught up in
disciplinary extremes: either
letting students have their own way or imposing rigid controls that
never seem to work. This
report outlines an orderly approach to classroom discipline, avoiding
the extremes. Nothing is
unique or new, but it provides an organized plan for dealing with
problem situations in such a way that they do not become magnified.
fundamental principle out of which the LEAST approach has grown is as
simple as it is profound: If
the teacher is to reach the goal of managing classroom behavior without
creating an adversary relationship with students, he or she must use the
least amount of guidance and control necessary to achieve the specific
results desired. No
more disciplinary overkill. No
more “do your own things” helplessness.
No more forced decisions on the spur of the moment.
Just minimum teacher action for maximum class control.
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"Tips on Love"
Taken from REAL Students
WHAT IS THE PROPER AGE TO GET
Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife.
- Tom, 5
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE??
On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that
usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
- Mike, 10
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE??
You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to
buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have
videos of the wedding.
- Jim, 10
Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing
thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be
willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few
- Kally, 9
It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over
you... That's why I stopped doing it.
- Jean, 10
THE GREAT DEBATE: IS IT BETTER TO BE
SINGLE OR MARRIED??
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need
somebody to clean up after them.
- Lynette, 9
It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a
kid. I don't need that kind of trouble.
- Kenny, 7
CONCERNING WHY LOVE HAPPENS BETWEEN
TWO PARTICULAR PEOPLE
No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to
do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so
- Jan, 9
I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or
something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful.
- Harlen, 8
ON WHAT FALLING IN LOVE IS LIKE
Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.
- Roger, 9
If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I
don't want to do it. It takes too long.
- Leo, 7
ON THE ROLE OF GOOD LOOKS IN LOVE
If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your
family it doesn't hurt to be beautiful.
- Jeanne, 8
It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome
like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet.
- Gary, 7
Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long
- Christine, 9
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This month, our web partner Tony Vincent shares
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who shares a great video. Our Featured Writer Rozina Jumani starts
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