In a world where long-term or permanent relocation to find the next best job, education or lifestyle is the norm, many might find that they feel out of the loop on their friends and families social lives, their countries current events and cultural celebrations and holidays. Thankfully, communication methods such as texting, e-mail and Facebook make it easy for families and friends to stay in touch and keep those away from home in the loop. With advancements in technology it should be just as easy for those people to keep up on their home countries current news topics and cultural celebrations…and with SCOLA it is!
SCOLA prides itself on routinely receiving current authentic resources from all around the world. We want those away from home to still be able to start their day with the front page of their cities newspaper, and end their day hearing the evening news in their native language. Foreign Text holds publications such as newspapers, magazines, and books from around the world that aren’t available anywhere else online. World TV Online routinely receives news, entertainment and other varied programming from a variety of countries around the world that SCOLA subscribers can stream live or download.
A SCOLA friend and provider recently said about SCOLA that readers can look at the website and say “It is my webpage”, familiar, interesting and easy to read.” He was especially impressed with a special project SCOLA is doing this month called 28 Days of Love, which inspired him to write the following poem:
Spring , A Season for Love
stirs the love string of the universe
The earth awakens, stretches his body and
Desires to make love to the sky
falls silently with the previous spring’s memory.
Moist, sweet and happy rain
the thirsty wheat smiles,
the white-haired peasant
through the long(tabacco) pipe,
unburdens himself of a long winter’s anxiety
Taking off the winter muslin
Kisses the winter jasmine
And hugs the willow trees
The flowers yellow and
The twigs green
It is a season for love
The twittering sound from above
Announcing the couple swallow’s back home
“everybody is fine?”
The birds sit side by side,
telling the hostess a winter missing story.
The boy and the girl
Taking off winter coats
Run into spring fields
“You are one end and
I am the other
No matter how high you are flying
You are sure to come back”
The kite rope pulls the promise of love
SCOLA thanks our friend for the kind words and the beautiful poem. We are always happy to hear from our friends, providers and subscribers interested in our work and mission! We hope that many of you can visit SCOLA.org and feel happiness and at home the way this person does!