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NEWS ARCHIVE - Jan to Apr 2000

The longest journey starts with a single step .....................................................ancient Chinese proverb

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... the longest journey starts with a single step ...

APRIL 2000 [summarised in Newsletter 1st May]
28th April: Millennium Balloon launch scheduled for 29th April has been deferred due to "jetstream and ground winds" - to Saturday 6th May 2000 - see FOCUS.

28th April: Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, a nonprofit international relief and development organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient, has been added to our Worldwide Appeals & Projects pages for Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, and Somalia (Africa).

27th April: Solo Skipper Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Dolphin Watching" - Vinny is now 1400 miles past the half-way point ..... you'll find the link to this update in FOCUS.

26th April: We've added to the Guestbook a letter received from Kristine Pawloski, a 27 year -old certified American Deaf Education teacher in Chicago, searching for a Deaf Education teaching position in England. She'd welcome any help anyone can offer, including information on obtaining a working visa etc.

25th April: We're delighted to say that Michael Tipper's May articles on Accelerated Learning are now on line. The Book Review is of "The Learner's Pocketbook", the Amazing Brain fact is about Cab Drivers' Brains, this month's Great Mind is Chris Moon, the Memory Training article is all about The 6 Step Master Plan for Accelerated Learning, and the Mnemonic is about remembering the elements up to Argon in the Periodic Table.

May is Michael's last set of articles before his annual two month break to focus on organising the World Memory Championships in August 2000 (see next para).

25th April: A Press Release has now been added in the Accelerated Learning area of the site for the World Memory Championships 2000, with comprehensive details of the events being held.

21st April: Signing up for the *free* Hunger Site newsletter donates an extra FIVE cups of food [click on "triple your donation" at their site]. Giving food each day is FREE, all you have to do is remember to visit and click the "donate free food" button each day.

Click here to reach the Hunger Site - your visit each day can make a real difference to whether a child somewhere lives to see tomorrow.

Wishing everyone a happy Easter .....

20th April: Solo Skipper Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Turning point. St Pedro & St Paolo Rocks" - any time now, Vinny will be rounding the rocks to start his journey home ..... you'll find the link to this update in FOCUS.

20th April: In response to regular requests for info about "the people behind the website" we recently added a bio for Michael Tipper, who writes the Accelerated Learning area. There's now also one on line for Penny, who builds the pages for the rest of the site - accessible by most site visitors only via the photo-link on our re-direct page [which replaces the usual 404 error page] but the bio will serve as an easy reference point to which to re-direct the many enquiries as to how and why Project HappyChild was set up in the first place.

20th April:Nearly 8 million people are on the brink of a humanitarian and ecological disaster in drought stricken Ethiopia. Three years without rain have caused crops to fail and cattle to die, leaving farmers and their families with little left to eat. The Hunger Site [where you can donate food *free* on line each day] is working with the World Food Programme to provide food each day for up to 45,000 desperately hungry Ethiopian school children to concentrate on their lessons and stay in school - see Appeals & Projects Ethiopia.

In the aftermath of severe floods in Venezuela and Mozambique school feeding projects are also helping many children continue their studies, so they don't lose a whole year of school as well as their homes and stability - see Appeals Venezuela and Appeals Mozambique for more details. You can help actively simply by visiting the Hunger Site website [as do several hundred thousand people across the world each day] - one "click" on the "Donate Food" button can donate anywhere between one and four cups of food, depending on the number of commercial sponsors for that day.

19th April: If you missed this year's Trek Nepal, there's another chance to put your name down for this popular event - "Trek Nepal 2001 takes place from 20-29 April 2001 and is an opportunity to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. You will have the chance to visit the bustling markets of Kathmandu, the shores of the beautiful Phewa lake and the magnificent temples of Patan." For more details see the Sponsored Events page - this Trek is offered by Children in Crisis.

18th April: Solo Skipper Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "No wind in the doldrums!" - 17th April 2000 - see FOCUS.

18th April: The link to the Makaton Signing Vocabulary database has had to be removed from the Syndromes Links Index - we're informed the site was discontinued due to an objection to this resource being made available free on line.

18th April: We've had confirmation from F9 that there is indeed a problem with their webstats generation programme for which the software is now being extensively re-written [see our webstats page]. They hope to have full webstats reinstated within a couple of weeks.

18th April: Our "re-direction" page [in place of the usual "404" error page when visitors go off track] has been re-designed to incorporate links to more areas of the site, to enable new visitors accessing via expired pagelinks on search engines, to more easily find what they were looking for.

17th April: The National Association for Toy & Leisure Libraries' range of publications has been added to the Charity Booklists page in the Project HappyChild Shop - including a directory of companies producing or selling toys and play equipment suitable for children or adults with special needs, specific toys for new toy libraries to consider in their purchasing decisions, and an insight into how switches can give adults and children control over their play and learning - also the Good Toy Guide & Awards [toys tested in NATLL Toy Libraries]. Details added also to the Syndromes Links index page.

16th April: For general ease of access by all visitors, pages in the UK area of Schools Interchange have been streamlined (particularly England A-M, England N-Z, Scotland and Wales) to allow easier loading of the longer pages; background information about the UK's complicated structure has been moved to a linked explanatory page.

Similarly, details about the unique construction of Schools Interchange [and information about adding links to local school nets in visitors' own areas] have been moved from individual country pages throughout Africa, the Americas, Australasia and Eurasia [Europe/Asia] to a separate linked page, allowing all individual country pages to be downloaded more swiftly.

15th April: Just a reminder that the London Marathon is tomorrow - see our Sponsored Events page.

14th April: Millennium Balloon launch deferred to 29th April - due to "snow and wind", and prior commitments next two weeks - see FOCUS.

13th April: Solo Skipper Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Living with my disability" - 13th April 2000 - see FOCUS.

13th April: Our Sponsors page has been updated to include the translation facilities made available to us by FreeTranslation.com, which have enabled us to make the recent translations of very long webpages.

12th April: Web-based random maths problems have been added to index pages for Maths Key Stages One, Two, Three and GCSE. Our thanks to Randall Rose of Fairbanks Country Day Preschool through High School, San Diego, California, who sent in details of this resource.

11th April: Further to yesterday's notes on translating lengthy webpages, the other "very long page" on this website is our UFO Story, "Glaxibel The Avenger" - to make this page available to overseas visitors it, too, has been auto-translated into another six languages. However we're aware that the story loses something in the machine translation and would welcome help from any visitors fluent in French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese or Spanish, to find appropriate wording for parts of the story where the meaning is less apparent.

10th April: The Index to Free Educational Resources on the Internet worldwide has now been auto-translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and also Norwegian, for the benefit of overseas visitors who were unable to translate the entire page (very long!) with the auto-translate facilities linked directly from Project HappyChild. Whilst the translation is "approximate" in places, the new pages make the Index accessible to a great many more visitors worldwide.

7th April: Millennium Balloon launch deferred to 15th April - see FOCUS.

7th April: Ockenden International are asking UK schools to organise handprint collections for their "Million Hands of Hope" appeal raising funds for schooling for refugee children in Pakistan and several other projects worldwide; schools, companies and individuals can also help by collecting foreign coins left over from holidays abroad - please see Resources Required.

7th April: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Sailing fast towards Martin Vaz" - 7th April 2000 - see FOCUS.

7th April: The "Hand of Hope" Appeal from The Children's Trust has now raised an incredible 4 million. They have 2 million more to raise, to fund a new state of the art Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre - more details on their Appeal page. Incidentally The Children's Trust website is being re-designed at present (so the site address is unavailable), but e-mail and telephone access are detailed on their Directory entry. Their Events Calendar (see 6th April, below) shows some of their many fundraising events for the year 2000.

7th April: Webstats have been temporarily suspended as the stats page provided by F9 is not recording all visits. Most visitors will be aware that there have been intermittent problems with site access since F9 was "packet bombed" - we're hoping that everything will return to normal shortly.

6th April: A wealth of Events including a Celebrity Pigeon Shoot, a London Hat Show, a Dracula Spectacular and an Easter Egg Hunt appear in the Events Calendar 2000 now on line for The Children's Trust - the relevant events are now also linked from the General Events and Sponsored Events pages.

4th April: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Hardship and Joy" - 4th April 2000 - see FOCUS.

4th April: The first vocabulary section in our free-to-print French resources for practice and revision has now been completed (index plus 7 worksheets). This new area of the website (likely to span several hundred additional pages) is scheduled for completion by Summer 2000.

3rd April: Michael Tipper's April pages on Accelerated Learning are now on line. The Review is of "Your Mind at Work", the Mnemonic is about spelling, the Amazing Brain Fact is about the effects of jet lag; this month's Great Mind is Winston Churchill, and the memory article is about "The Mega Mind Map".

2nd April: We're sorry to report that BushNet (an on-line school net for schools in the Australian outback) has now ceased operation - our thanks to Mark Ivory at Malanda Primary School for advising us of this. The Australia page in Schools Interchange has been amended to include a forwarding address for e-mails to schools previously on BushNet - we've also amended the page for Japan as it was Mark Ivory's links from a previous page at Mt. St. Bernard College on BushNet which led us initially to the huge resource for schools and universities on line across the whole of Japan.

1st April: Millennium Balloon launch deferred to 8th April - see FOCUS.

1st April: Project HappyChild News April 2000 now on line.

... the longest journey starts with a single step ...

MARCH 2000 [summarised in Newsletter 1st April]

31st March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Decent weather at last" - 31st March 2000 - see FOCUS.

29th March: Australia's first ever "National Youth Week" added to General Events - events across all states and many prizes to be won. Vinny Lauwers is an Ambassador for this event.

28th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Hitchhiker" - 28th March 2000 - see FOCUS. Vinny is somewhere in the Atlantic at present, due east of Uruguay.

28th March: Celebrity Football Match - "The Battle of The Soaps", organised by Children in Crisis and taking place at Villa Park in September 2000, added to the General Events calendar.

26th March: Camping for active children with special needs - severe learning difficulties or physical disabilities - available through Forest School Camps, an educational charity, linked from the Syndromes Links Index [see Special Needs on that page].

25th March: Change of address and listing details for Gwynedd Schools - see Schools Interchange page for Wales.

24th March: New Guestbook entry from a family moving from Scotland to Romania to help street children - would appreciate contact from individuals / organizations who may have constructive help or advice to offer. Also linked from Appeals & Projects Romania.

24th March: Millennium Balloon launch delayed until 1st April - see FOCUS.

24th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "A Sticky Mishap" - 24th March 2000 - see FOCUS.

24th March: The Multimedia 99 version of Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available in the Project HappyChild Shop for the amazing price of only 9.99.

23rd March: We've been contacted by David Baker, a 6th form pupil at Framwellgate School, Durham - pupils from the school are going to Kenya this summer to help improve the learning environment at a Kenyan school for the deaf. More details on our Resources Required page - also linked from Appeals Kenya and Schools Kenya.

23rd March: Help has been requested from companies or organizations to equip and fund a new charitable hospital in Azerbaijan. Please see the Guestbook for more details.

23rd March: Our thanks to Peter Child, ICT Governor at two schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire, for forwarding the URL of the East Riding of Yorkshire Intranet for Learning, now added to the England A-M page at Schools Interchange.

22nd March: Schools Interchange page for Schools and Universities in Sweden has been updated - the major listing (with map) of schools' websites in Sweden has changed recently.

21st March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - "Dolphin Night Visit" - 21st March 2000 - see FOCUS.

20th March: The Index to free Educational Resources has now been checked and updated - there have been a significant number of amendments, particularly to the WWWVL sports areas (eg Premiership Clubs, football) and to Transportation (Airlines, Airports, road, sea, cycling etc.). If you have a cached or printed-out copy of the Index you may wish to update this.

18th March: Help would be welcomed from visitors with a little spare time, to check out-links across the Internet from the many pages of Schools Interchange and Appeals & Projects Worldwide, to keep all pages fully active. If you could spare a couple of hours of Internet time each month, please do let us know :)

18th March: Graphic interlinks have now been set into header tables on pages across the three remaining areas of the site - Area 6, News, Views and Appeals; Area 7, Fundraising & Resources, and our "Build Your Own Website" pages for people just setting out on pagebuilding.

18th March: Balkan Sunflowers, the international volunteer network helping people in the Balkans, have now been added to our Macedonia and Albania index pages in Appeals & Projects worldwide.

17th March: International Toy Libraries now added to the Syndromes Links Index - see under "Toy Libraries".

17th March: We've finally had chance to add the new graphics designed by Tracey to the individual pages in the Infinite Facts Series - Kings & Queens of England, Greek Letters & where to find them on your keyboard, Arabic, Binary & Roman Numerals, Prime Ministers of Great Britain, World's Highest Mountains and The Solar System. Additionally all 12 IFS pages now have top-graphic links to the main Index and Contact pages, for ease of navigation by visitors.

16th March: The main index pages for our free-to-print reading system, "Bricks and Mortar", have now been upgraded with top-graphic links to the main Index and Introduction pages, for ease of movement around this area. Prelims pages 2-5 have also been updated.

16th March: Free Videos showing how disabled children can join with their able-bodied friends in playing Nintendo® consoles, added to the Surplus Resources page.

15th March: An Archive has now been constructed for Year 2000 Newsletters and interlinked with Newsletters so far this year. Earlier Newsletters remain on line in the 1999 Archive.

15th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - 15th March 2000 - see FOCUS.

15th March: Free tests and worksheets for Excel 97 added to Maths Key Stage 1 Resources and Maths Key Stage 2 resources.

15th March: A link to the archive of talking Linux software for the blind has now been added to the Syndromes Links Index [please refer to "blindness" on that page].

14th March: Balkan Sunflowers, the extraordinary volunteer network helping people in the Balkan countries of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia to rebuild their lives, has been added to our Kosovo appeals area (and will be added to Albania and Macedonia in due course). We have also included a link to the comprehensive list of items required by Balkan Sunflowers from our Resources Required page.

14th March: E-mail address updated for The Children's Society in the Project HappyChild Directory.

13th March: Direct e-mail address and website link added for The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy in the Project HappyChild Directory.

10th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - 10th March 2000 - see FOCUS.

10th March: More events added to General Events page - including golf, soccer and cycling - if you live anywhere near Bushey (UK), don't miss the overnight Tennis-a-Thon taking place this weekend! Also added to this page is the CSUN Conference on "Technology & Disabilities" scheduled for 20-25 March at the Los Angeles Hilton.

10th March: Sponsored Events page updated, also the addition of "Walk The West Highland Way" (Fort William to just outside Glasgow, Scotland) scheduled for 3rd - 8th September 2000.

10th March: Our thanks to Nick Duffill at M-URGE for the recent gift of Mind Manager webpage-building software, now added to our Sponsors page. Michael Tipper's review of this software and guide to its use (free trial download available) are also on line.

10th March: Resources for Schools and Universities in Spain now added to the Eurasia [Europe/Asia] page at Schools Interchange.

9th March: Re-design of Welcome Page to enable new visitors to grasp more of what's available across the website - the new design should be accessible to all browsers, allowing us to merge the "shadow" area of the site [previously monochrome for the benefit of lower-grade browsers] with the main site pages. A duplicate of the new Welcome Page has been retained at the "shadow" address for the time being as it is listed heavily on the search engines. Site Map and PageMaster updated to include latest developments and recent additions.

8th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - 8th March 2000 - see FOCUS.

7th March: Michael Tipper's March pages on Accelerated Learning are now on line. The Review is of "Go Mad! - The Art of Making a Difference", the Mnemonic is about Binomial Multiplication, the Amazing Brain Fact is about Active Learning; this month's Great Mind is the Chinese General and thinker, Sun Tzu, and the memory article is about "Overcoming Exam Memory Loss".

7th March: Direct e-mail address added for The Sick Children's Trust in the Project HappyChild Directory.

7th March: New entries added to the website Guestbook.

5th March: Mozambique page updated in Appeals & Projects worldwide.

5th March: Michael Tipper's guide to using Mind Manager to build mind-map style websites added to the "Build Your Own Website" area of Project HappyChild.

4th March: Vinny Lauwers' latest update - 3rd March 2000 - see FOCUS.

3rd March: Postal address for The Sick Children's Trust modified in the Project HappyChild Directory.

1st March: Project HappyChild News March 2000 now on line.

... the longest journey starts with a single step ...

FEBRUARY 2000 [summarised in Newsletter 1st March]

28th February: Meningitis Research Foundation text entry and freephone 24-hour helpline number modified in the Project HappyChild Directory. A link from the Directory entry has now been made to the Meningitis Research Foundation website - please note that their e-mail address has been modified, also, if you have a cached or printed-out copy of the Directory.

26th February: Our thanks to Suresh Lala (India) for details of two URLs listing schools' websites in India - details of schools and universities on line in India can now be located on the India page at Schools Interchange.

26th February: The first verb practice worksheets (for "avoir") have now been set and uploaded in our area for free French worksheets. Individual tenses are accessible from both the verb index page and the main French index page, for ease of use.

26th February: We receive numerous requests for computer equipment, and how/where second-hand machines can be obtained. Accordingly we have made links from the Surplus Resources and Resources Required pages, to "A State, National and International Directory of agencies that facilitate donations of used computer hardware for schools and community groups" .

26th February: The active pages for geographical areas worldwide in Schools Interchange have now been upgraded and uploaded, with graphic links to the main Schools Interchange Index as well as to the Index of free Educational Resources, the main Project HappyChild welcome page and the international Appeals & Projects index, allowing visitors to move easily from one area of the website to another. The translation links have been upgraded along with inclusion of the new site navigation table on all Schools Interchange pages.

26th February: Active pages in Appeals & Projects have been similarly upgraded, with graphic links to the international Appeals & Projects Index and to the Project HappyChild welcome page, and translation links & navigation table as above.

25th February: Vinny Lauwers latest update - 25th February 2000 - see FOCUS.

25th February: Anti-Slavery text entry and contact details modified in the Project HappyChild Directory and name-change on many areas across the website, particularly the large number of geographical areas in which they are involved worldwide [see Appeals & Projects].

25th February: Norwood Ravenswood text entry modified in the Project HappyChild Directory.

25th February: New Guestbook entry.

22nd February: Children in Crisis added to Appeals & Projects pages for Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Poland, Russia, Sierra Leone and the UK.

22nd February: Plan International added to Appeals & Projects, Albania.

22nd February: Telephone codes in the Project HappyChild Directory have been modified across the board to incorporate the national changes scheduled for 22nd April 2000. If you have printed off a copy of the Directory, you may wish to print the latest edition so that details are fully up to date.

22nd February: Child Poverty Action Group contact details modified in the Project HappyChild Directory.

22nd February: Vinny Lauwers latest update - 21st February 2000 - see FOCUS.

22nd February: We've finally now been able to upgrade the Translation pages to include comprehensive links to many areas of the site, incorporating the new site navigation table, translated into the respective languages. The translation links have been upgraded on all main pages across the site - including an English link as so many requests are still coming in from schoolchildren for help with translation homework - pages including the English link still to be uploaded in some Schools Interchange and Appeals & Projects areas.

18th February: We're delighted to report that The "Grandmaster Link Award" has been received for Michael Tipper's pages on Memory Improvement and Learning Information. This is a significant award and a fitting accolade for Michael who has put many hours of work over the last two years into providing this resource to enable children and schools across the world to have free access to techniques for accelerated learning.

17th February: Aberlour Child Care Trust text entry and contact details modified in the Project HappyChild Directory.

17th February: Closing date of Millennium Challenge Draw extended to 1st January 2001.

15th February: Vinny Lauwers latest update - 15th February 2000 - see FOCUS.

15th February: Request for office chairs and meeting room chairs, from Children in Crisis.

15th February: New resource, French worksheets (free-to-print), will gradually be made available - at present our pagebuilding schedule is extremely heavy but we will be adding to this resource whenever time allows. Design of the area framework has been completed, it's simply a question of gradually building and uploading the 400+ pages of worksheets, now scheduled for completion by summer 2000.

15th February: An upgraded navigation table [to make it easier for visitors to find their way around] is gradually being added to all main index pages across the website - now available in all parts of the site except Area 6, plus Schools and Appeals, the largest areas of the site to re-set and re-upload. We're currently tying in amendments and additions for the Appeals area with the revised setting, and all the new / amended pages should be on line within the next few days.

11th February: Vinny Lauwers latest update - 11th February 2000 - see FOCUS.

8th February: Sponsored Events - modification of Norwood Ravenswood events' page links and addition of overnight Tennis-a-Thon on 11th / 12th March 2000.

7th February: Humanitarian Aid Transport Services added to Project HappyChild Shop.

7th February: PLAN International text entry and contact details modified in the Project HappyChild Directory.

6th February: More events added to the ever-increasing worldwide Sponsored Events page, including "To Russia with Love", The London Triathlon, cycling from Mount Sinai to Jerusalem and "Along the Nile".

6th February: Site Map, PageMaster and "How You Can Help" pages updated. Three new Guestbook entries.

5th February: More events added to General Events page -

Casino Night and City Dinner [Children in Crisis],

Property Lunch (Savoy), Campaign Event (Royal Festival Hall - Dame Shirley Bassey), and Gala Dinner (London Hilton) [Norwood Ravenswood].

4th February: Vinny Lauwers latest update - 4th February 2000 - see FOCUS.

3rd February: Details modified for Northamptonshire schools' websites [see Schools England N-Z].

3rd February: More details of York Tennis Challenge Cup on 20th February added to General Events page - tickets from 7.50 adult, 5.00 Child [Children in Crisis].

2nd February: Michael Tipper's February articles on Accelerated Learning now on line, also a brief biography.

1st February: Project HappyChild News February 2000 now on line.

... the longest journey starts with a single step ...

JANUARY 2000 [summarised in Newsletter 1st February]

LATEST ADDITION (26th January)
[plus see below for more Syndromes links added 28th January]

***** an extensive resource for teaching children times tables *****

Millennium Balloon launch rescheduled to February 2000 - see FOCUS.

Links to school-nets added for the following countries:

Bermuda *** Turkey *** Malaysia *** Poland *** Slovenia

Vinny Lauwers latest update - 28th January 2000 - see FOCUS.

Special offer for charities - professional web designer (who has helped Project HappyChild free of charge with all sorts of items including html management, favicon.ico, visitor count etc.) offering to build websites for charities from 10/page - more info and contact details here .

Syndromes Links Index - recent additions include the Deafworld Signing Dictionary and deafness resources worldwide, Makaton Sign Language Vocabulary (special language for children with mental handicaps), Variety Village [Ontario, Canada], largest sports training and fitness complex in North America for youngsters with special needs, and LD OnLine [Washington DC] - inter-active guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children - hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder, and AbleData, whose database contains information on more than 25,000 assistive technology products from white canes to voice output programs.

Postscript - On several days during January 2000, Project HappyChild has had more than 2000 visits per day! Our thanks to everyone who has helped to publicise the site. Please see webstats page for periodic updates.


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