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Kids coloring da-eYe on World Kids Coloring Day

Several times a year, Max Dana organizes workshops with kids. It gives them the opportunity to create and exchange and enjoy an afternoon coloring with Max who draws for them their favorites characters from the World of Sama. A fews days ago, Max spent the day with kids on the occasion of World Kids Coloring Day but this year they were into da-eYe, the facetious and waggish character Max Dana created in 1986… And kids celebrated him! You can send ...


Sunday Roundup: Osama Bin Laden, Food crisis

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog.   “ Osama Bin Laden is dead. Al-Qaeda founder and leader died last Sunday in his Pakistan hideout at the hands of Navy SEALs. The mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil is ...


World Water Day 2011: Solving the Global Water Crisis

Today is World Water Day. In our post last year, we mentioned the fact that nearly one billion people around the world didn’t have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation; today, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 40% of those without safe water and nearly 40% of the world’s population lives without access to adequate sanitation… But we know many key water and sanitation solutions are cost-effective: every $1 invested ...


Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and even if we support women’s rights all the year, this specific day is dedicated to women. There are still so many things to do, so many women to help and support… Last year we were with Max Dana and we have met with great women. We hope we will be able to organize an event next year, we are working on it. Meanwhile, we invite you to read the post Max Dana published this morning. You can comment on ...


World Humanitarian Day to Celebrate Aid Workers

The second World Humanitarian Day takes place this year today, 19 August 2010, to honor and celebrate the work of humanitarian workers. The 19 of August has been chosen by the United Nations to commemorate the work of humanitarian workers as it marks the day when 22 employees of the UN, including the UN Special Representative Sergio Vieira de Mello, were killed in a bomb attack in 2003 in Baghdad. About World Humanitarian Day (read more here): This year ...


World Press Freedom Day 2010

May 3 has been officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day. This day is celebrated across the globe every May 3rd, representing an opportunity to commemorate the fundamental principles of press freedom and to pay solemn tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  Freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of the press are essential to democratic participation and for ...


Earth Day celebrates its 40th anniversary

Earth Day 2010 celebrates the 40th anniversary‎ of this special day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970. Forty years after the first Earth Day, we have to face the truth: the world is in greater peril than ever… Climate change, pollution, environment issues; a lot of work has still to be done to stop ...


World Water Day, One Week for Water and a Sama Tank

March 22 was World Water Day and if you are still not aware about what this day is about (even though it’s clearly self explanatory), then you should know that water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don’t have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on ...


International Women’s Day: Extraordinary Women

  Last Monday was the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. Many events were organized in many countries, and our last Twitter Sunday updates were dedicated to Women for Women and CARE. Yesterday, Max Dana posted an article on her blog: – ‘International Women’s Day: Ordinary Extraordinary Women” . Many Sama-Readers sent us emails and commented to know if Max was doing something special for Women’s Day; the ...






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