We are sorry to announce that, for financial reasons, KVS Foundation (formerly the Society for Culture and Education) [of Finland] is no longer able to continue publishing the LEIF magazine.
The KVS Foundation is starting a new journal by the name Lifelong Learning in Europe. It will be carried out in cooperation with some European partners in adult education and with the support of the European Union. As the name suggests the new journal will be European in its scope and background. Two example issues will be published this year, the first in late spring and the second in autumn. I hope that the contacts and cooperation between the readers of LIEF and KVS foundation will continue also concerning the new journal.
Pour me permettre de souscrire éventuellement à un abonnement à votre magazine «Women's Education des femmes» et afin de connaître sa présentation et son contenu, je vous serais très reconnaissante de bien vouloir m'adresser un exemplaire.
Je saisis cette occasion pour souhaiter à toute l'équipe de votre magazine un grand succès et beaucoup de rayonnement.
I read with interest the article by Lisa Rundle and Nicki Scott. Well to be honest, it hit home, harder than I thought. Presently my daughter is being subjected to bullying in Junior High in one of her classes. The school solutions offered have been useless. For instance, she got hit straight in the face by a boy after he grabbed her by the front of the shirt. She turned and took it on the cheekbone. We took her to the doctor, after being told by the principal that he would normally give kids a week suspension for fighting, but because this boy hadn't been in trouble before, he was only given a day. After a week, they were back threatening her again with violence. The police can't press charges, even with the doctor's verification because they have no photographs and because we accepted the, boy's apology. A note to readers who might have daughters in a similar situation. If you accept the apology, you are cutting a deal and the police won't move. Take your daughter to the police first if she has visual signs of an attack.
The police here want us to sort it out through the school. The school would welcome police involvement, just to show these boys that assault is against the law. The boys still go to class, still snicker at their punishment and still make life hell for my I daughter and other girls. Is anyone listening? Perhaps your pamphlets will help. Perhaps writing it out will help. As a parent, both my husband and myself feel frustrated and helpless as we wait for the next time to roll around, hoping they'll leave enough of a mark for us to press charges and hoping it doesn't hurt her. Not knowing whether to pull her from class and have her fail that course or to leave her in and hope she passes, because the system still believes it is alright to strike a woman. By the way, my daughter is thirteen and just started grade 8 in September.
Thanks for listening.
My name is Nassuuma Josephine. I am 14 years old. The purpose of this letter is to look for a sponsor for my further education. I am not an orphan, both my parents are alive, but the problem is my father says since I am a girl and I now know how to read and write I should stop there, that the money left is for the young brothers and sisters of mine. My mother does not have any income because she is just a housewife, and cultivates food for family consumption. I have been trying to find a sponsor by writing to any address I come upon, so far I have not got any. I got your address from an ICAE directory in a library. I picked it in particular because it is a women's congress since I am also a young woman I thought you may help. In case the Congress is not in a position to assist me please forward this letter to any other organization or individual who may be in a position to assist me. May God bless you.