Heideveld shelter takes holistic approach to educate and uplift vulnerable women



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The Heideveld-based organisation first opened its doors in 2006 and has helped hundreds of women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse.

Nuraan Osman, the director at Ihata Shelter, says the organisation facilitates a range of interventions to help uplift women and children in the community.

There is a specific 90-day programme for abused women who live at the shelter, which involves coaching, therapy and skills development.

The shelter also runs a youth development academy for vulnerable teenagers in the community as well as a perpetrators intervention programme for men.

In addition, the shelter has an on-site early childhood development centre (ECD) and aftercare programme to support the cognitive development of young kids.

Osman says the organisation takes a holistic approach to building an improved society free of gender-based violence.

“Gender-based violence does not exist in

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Some members raise concerns about proposed Amendment G, but State School Board takes no action

SALT LAKE CITY — Some members of the Utah State Board of Education raised concerns about proposed Constitutional Amendment G Thursday, but the board took no position on the proposal.



a building next to a fence: The Utah State Board of Education building in Salt Lake City is pictured on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


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The Utah State Board of Education building in Salt Lake City is pictured on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

The proposed amendment, which is on the statewide ballot this election cycle, asks voters if they support expanding the use of state income tax to also support children and people with disabilities.

Income tax has been solely earmarked for public education since 1946, and in 1996, Utah voters passed a constitutional amendment that expanded the earmark to include higher education.

Board member Janet Cannon said the ballot language “is problematic because nowhere does it tell people that this will affect education in a big way.”

Amendment G asks: “Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to expand

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Utah State School Board takes no action on proposed Amendment G

SALT LAKE CITY — Some members of the Utah State Board of Education raised concerns about proposed Constitutional Amendment G Thursday, but the board took no position on the proposal.

The proposed amendment, which is on the statewide ballot this election cycle, asks voters if they support expanding the use of state income tax to also support children and people with disabilities.

Income tax has been solely earmarked for public education since 1946, and in 1996, Utah voters passed a constitutional amendment that expanded the earmark to include higher education.

Board member Janet Cannon said the ballot language “is problematic because nowhere does it tell people that this will affect education in a big way.”

Amendment G asks: “Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to expand the uses of money the state receives from income taxes and intangible property taxes to include supporting children and supporting people with a disability?”

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Disbanded Billionaire Education Fund Takes a Reputation Down with It – Non Profit News

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September 24, 2020; Hartford Courant

NPQ would love to stop writing about failed partnerships between public schools and billionaires, but they keep getting started and running aground as fast as their benefactors pillage the economy.

One such failure is the Partnership for Connecticut, funded for $100 million by hedge fund billionaires Ray and Barbara Dalio to be matched by the state. The partnership closed up shop three months ago after spending less than a year in existence, but still it had time to become embroiled in a controversy around the leadership of one Mary Ann Schmitt-Carey, whose tenure lasted just two months. She claims her reputation was dragged through the mud after Ray Dalio realized she did not wish to be dictated to.

Her lawyer says she refused to simply be used as a rubber stamp when she was the one with the education experience.

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