Abedeen Blog

humanity

Will power

Smoking is harmful for your health as it causes a lot of diseases. We see people around us who smoke and then suffer from diseases like heart attack, stroke, psoriasis and diabetes. Fortunately, there are some ways to stop smoking. However, if you keep smoking for a long time, you may end up dying or living a insufferable life.
The most important step in quitting smoking is to forget smoking by making yourself busy with activities. When our mind is focused on doing something or new things, we tend to ignore the urge to smoke.

A shoulder to cry on

When I was 12 years old, I had a lot of friends. Looking back now, my best friend was someone I really never thought as a friend. She is Alaa. I met Alaa at Abedeen Academy. At first I thought she did not want to be my friend and she looked like she hated me too. But now we are best friends!! Alaa is a nice girl, she respects everyone, even the people she does not know. In 2017, I came to Abedeen and met Alaa.

Poverty

Poverty is the lack of certain amount of material possessions or money. Poverty is a multifaceted concept, it means it has a lot of different aspects or features. Poverty may have social, economic and environmental effects. The entire country should stop poverty for two reasons.
Firstly, poverty can destroy the environment. The reason how poverty does this is through the rich people who hire the poor to cut trees down illegally and pay the poor people less money than expected. For example, deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia. Trees and plants gives us oxygen by taking in carbon dioxide.

The Life of Chris

Life was hard for Chris, but he did not give up on himself. He has always wanted to be a writer, however constant bullying from school and in his neighbourhood drove him to suicide at the age of 14. With God’s will, his best-friend was always there for him and helped brought him back. Still, with all of these events happening he did not care so after the suicide scenario he continued looking forward pursuing his interest in sports, that is football. This did not require hands, Chris thought to himself, so he did just that.

More than meets the eye

Lookism is a form of ideology that is solely based on appearance. People form opinions or ideas and make decisions about something or someone based on outer appearance and this brings a lot of negative side-effects. This ideology affects the current society in many different ways from our behavior, social standards and perceptions, lookism is very ‘physical-based’ and extremely shallow.

Who took my time?

Many months ago, I was stalking Vivy Yusof’s Instagram page and she posted videos of a talk she attended on her Instastory. It was pretty late. I had just put my daughter to bed, and because I did not want the sound of the video to wake her up, I watched the videos without its sound. Couldn’t be bothered to take my headphones downstairs either. Watched the video, read the caption to one of the videos, which immediately caught my attention.

Chicken Soup for the mind

It has been a while since I have had some time to catch a breather. The Eid-Ul Fitr break has come at just the right time. While I get ready to rejoice and celebrate, I cannot help but be reminded of the death by suicide of two very well known figures; one in fashion and design and the other in culinary. Yes, I am talking about the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom took their own lives out of depression. They are not the first.

Fight song

We have all been hearing and reading about how our current young generation lack knowledge because they do not read. Abedeen students have reading time. There are times they are taken to the library to do some reading. During these times, they are allowed to ask their teacher for meaning, pronunciation, etc. At other times, the teacher would read them stories. It is part of our effort to create a future generation of leaders who read.

My little bit

In conjunction with World Humanitarian Day on 19th August, students were asked to carry out an act of humanity to a stranger. This project was made voluntary for compassion cannot be forced, instead, it is nurtured.

Here is the story of one student who wanted be of help to those in need:

What if

What if one day at work, you are humiliated or mistreated by your employer. One of the world wide well known rights is labour rights. So what is labour rights and what happens if we neglect it?
Labour rights are a group of legal rights or obtained rights having to do with the relationship between the worker and employer, usually obtained under worker and employer laws. They are important to create a safe working environment.