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A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

25 juillet 2008 5 25 /07 /juillet /2008 12:37
First of all, I would like to congratulate (if he gets to see this post) Coventry's own hero - Simon Stevens who won UK Catalyst award 2008 (community awards for social technology).

The Revolutionary Award - Wheelies

For something that makes people in power more aware of the need for change.
The world’s first virtual disability nightclub. Based in SecondLife, it is connecting disabled users and providing a platform for them to discuss common issues.



When I met Simon at a launch at the British Library early this year , he told me that he was in one of Coventry's pilot scheme for indivual budgets, here is a video of him in a video made by Coventry University. Simon is a disability consultant.




Without wanting to put a damper on Simon's own support package, Coventry does not seem to be giving out that many support packages. So good on him that he is getting what he needs.

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