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Abdul Sami is a not even 10 years old boy who works at a factory with his mother to support his family. He wants to go to school but his family can't afford it. Moreover, his dad is a drug addict who demands money for his addiction. Doesn't he have the right to get education, and better life?

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We are starting a series of stories called "Deserving Ones". In this series you will get to know some of the kids who you have volunteered to educate with your time and money.
Today I would like to share the story of Abdul Sami. He is enrolled in our program.

Abdul Sami is from one of the lesser fortunate areas of Lahore called Shahdara Moor. Like yours and mine kids, he dreams of having a life full of joys and toys around him. A life where his mother and father spend their days and nights pampering him. Instead when he wakes up in the morning, his day starts in shattered hut of a grim neighborhood where there are hundreds of Abdul Sami going through the same back breaking struggle of helping their parents financially.

Abdul Sami works in a small factory along with his mother which makes plastic decoration items. His younger brother is attending the free school run by our partner organization (Ghani Foundation). Abdul Sami's mother tried putting him in this school aswell, however his father who stays home and who is a drug addict started demanding more and more money from his mother. As a caring mother, she did everything possible in this world that she could, to work as hard and long as possible to take care of their household expenses and fulfil the growing demands from his abusive and addict husband. However this consistent demand of more and more money from her abusive husband broke her back. Eventually with a heavy heart she took Abdul Sami out of Ghani Foundation School and put her in the factory she works in so together they can take little more money home every evening.

We understand that Abdul Sami cannot spend his full or even half day in a formal school because if he does then his family may end up sleeping empty stomach.

That is why Let's Awake has created this program to help these kids utilize their early morning hours in our program. As a student in our program, Abdul Sami starts his day with a healthy breakfast in our safe and secure class room in Shahdara, Lahore and after breakfast he receives his education from 8am to 10 am, which includes basic literacy of practical Maths, reading English and Humanity, taught by us remotely from our homes in Canada and the UK.

InshaAllah, using these practical literacy and skill sets, he can uplift his socio-economic status and pull his family out of this grim cycle of poverty.

#notochildlabor #letseducate #letsawake

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Just in time for the elections! :)

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Very well written!

Awesome job +Andy Ihnatko !!!
 
Excellent follow-up from +Andy Ihnatko 

I recognized this kid immediately. This was me when I was in public school. Even in sixth grade, my classroom cubby contained a lunchbox filled with batteries, wires, and random circuits. In later years, I had technical manuals and printouts filled with arcane symbols that I knew were 6502 assembler opcodes but could have been coded German Army ENIGMA signals for all my teachers knew. I might have had the components of busted floppy drives in my bookbag. During a frustrated, failure-filled period when I was trying to master photographic printmaking, my bookbag might have contained brown bottles filled with stinky chemicals.
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Love Flynx app. Give it a go!

Install with my referral code 28AF6 and get rewarded.

Download the app from: http://flynxapp.com/i/28af6

Thanks to +Kashif Zahid​ for the awesome recommendation. :)
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Quartz: Islamophobia is killing Myanmar’s Rohingya, but the Muslim world can help. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9Imp-SE
The Rohingya may be driven out of Myanmar. But that does not mean they will have nowhere to go.
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So I can install the Google Spotlight Stories app from the Play Store and then get this error when I open this on my OPO?

Why can't you just put the device in the incompatibility list +Google​​​​?

But then, why is OPO not supported? I presume this is only for the Nexus 6?

Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.spotlightstories
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Will the list grow even more as time passes?
 
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Props to +Vinoth Ragunathan​ for the awesome wallpapers.

Download before they get taken down.... :P
 
With over 50,000 downloads of the Mars wallpapers that I designed last week, and ton of request to do series of planets (Earth being the most requested), I decided to take the challenge - Here's our 'pale blue dot'

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'Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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These guys are heroes!!! 
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This is amazing! No app needed, just a neat website with everything there. 

the sunset time is on the top right corner ;)
 
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No one could have explained this better!
Ayoub “Alex” Khote originally shared to Technology:
 
How Cell Phones Work (By a Non-Engineer)

Ignoring the spelling mistakes, this is pretty funny, and semi accurate, metaphorically speaking :P

Via http://clk.ie/YNmG5C
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