The Children for Peace ONULS and the Waunana Tribe

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Nabila Khashoggi, the founder of Nabila K, a company of lifestyle and beauty products, is also the author of the Spartan and the Green Egg a children’s graphic novel series. A portion of all the proceeds from Nabila Khashoggi’s beauty products and children’s books go toward The Children for Peace ONLUS, an Italian NGO that supports and educates children in developing countries all over the world.

One of the organization’s current projects is funding education for the children of the Waunana tribe, a group in Colombia actively pushed out of their ancestral homes. Their current population worldwide numbers only about 17,700, with most members living in Colombia and Panama.

In Colombia, the Waunana tribe is located mostly in Choco, which is in the San Juan River basin, and are being displaced increasingly to the Bogota slums due to economic changes and war. Being featured in Roland Joffe’s 1986, film The Mission, helped increase awareness of the plight of the endangered people.

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The Children for Peace’s Latest Projects in Mali

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New York-based entrepreneur Nabila Khashoggi owns Nabila K Cosmetics, a company focused on producing natural beauty products with the highest standards. A part of all proceeds from Nabila K Cosmetics goes toward supporting the Children for Peace (ONLUS), a nonprofit organization dear to Nabila Khashoggi.

Based in Italy, ONLUS aims to assist children around the world through supporting their education, from formal education to teaching them about drugs and non-violence. The organization’s latest project seeks to help the people of Sama, a remote village in Mali. The project entails funding an orchard in the village that will provide food for locals, ensuring that the children do not go hungry and can focus on their studies. Previous projects in Sama included building a clinic, drilling a well, and providing educational programs that covered topics such as pregnancy follow-up, AIDS prevention, genital cutting, and vaccinations.

ONLUS has worked in Sama since 2009, after partnering with the University of Malaga’s Mujeres Solidarias. The two organizations are working together to develop the village, reverse the high death rate among mothers and newborn babies, and promote women’s equality.

The Benefits of Eating Organic Foods

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A philanthropist and supporter of the nonprofit Children for Peace, founder of Nabila K cosmetics, Nabila Khashoggi is the author of the children’s graphic novel series Spartan and the Green Egg. Outside of her professional life, Nabila Khashoggi is a mother of two who embraces healthy living and enjoys meals made with organic foods whenever possible.

Organic foods are agricultural products grown by farmers who do not employ the use of pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ionizing radiation, sewage sludge, or synthetic fertilizers. Organic meats, eggs, and dairy products are those that come from animals who were not fed antibiotics or growth hormones as they developed. Though medical journals have yet to conclude there is higher nutritional value in organic foods, several major benefits to eating organic have been identified.

One of the main benefits of organic foods is that their development causes a lower environmental impact than nonorganic farms. Organic farmers focus on sustainable growth practices and natural resource cycling rather than predominantly relying on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which have the potential harm both wildlife and the earth. In addition to contributing to environmental health, this also yields products that are less likely to contain traces of pesticides when consumers purchase them, lowering the likelihood that an individual consumes pesticides by 30 percent.

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Comic Books to Use in the Classroom

Nabila Khashoggi is the author of the comic book series Spartan and the Green Egg. A mother of two, Nabila Khashoggi uses the series to introduce children to different cultures and environmental issue around the world.

Gone are the days when comic books were viewed as violent pulp reads for teenagers. Today, comic books and graphic novels are winning Pulitzers and being utilized as effective classroom tools. Chris Wilson’s animated take on the classic tale Beowulf is an example of comics being used to introduce children to important segments of literature.

Clan Apis, written and illustrated by neurobiologist Jay Hosler, presents students with an extensive look into the life cycle of bees, as well as a number of additional insects. The story also includes a number of literary allusions, including a beetle named Sisyphus. Finally, J. Torres and J. Bone collaborated to create the Alison Dare series, a group of adventure books that see the title character thrown into a number of exciting situations that are set against various historical and archaeological backdrops.

Requirements for Organic Produce and Livestock

Nabila Khashoggi has transformed her lifelong passion for cosmetics and skincare products into an entrepreneurial endeavor. Her company, NabilaK, offers scented products such as bubble baths, lotions, and candles, all of which contain natural ingredients and are free of harmful chemicals. Nabila Khashoggi integrates these healthy principals into her own life, making efforts to eat and shop organically.

In order to be sold as “organic,” crops must be grown in a specific way. Farmers of organic crops do not use fertilizers containing petroleum or sewage sludge, opting instead for natural options such as compost or manure. Additionally, they manage weed growth without chemicals, using natural techniques such as crop rotation, mulching, or hand weeding. Organic produce also contains fewer pesticides than conventional products. When pesticides are used in organic farming, they typically consist of plant matter that enriches the surrounding soil.

Meat, eggs, and dairy products can also be considered organic. To produce organic products, livestock must be fed organically and raised in natural environments that allow access to the outdoors. Livestock must also be cared for without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.

In grocery stores, organic products can be identified by the USDA Organic seal. Only foods that contain organic ingredients at a level of 95 percent or greater may use the seal, while foods that are at least 70 percent organic may display organic ingredients on their packaging.

Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Nabila Khashoggi engages young readers to explore different cultures and traditions with the a graphic novel series entitled “Spartan and the Green Egg“. Using a colourful picture format and a lively stories, the focus is on a group of friends and a freindly alien who are aided by alien technology. They travel to a new destination in each new book and become aware of enviromental dangers which they think of ways to contribute some help towards.

Once considered undesirable forms of literature for children and young adults, graphic novels and comic books are steadily gaining in popularity as readers become familiar with the versatile format, which many consider an art form. Some comics or graphic novels emphasize humor or politics, while others focus on character development, drama, and excellent artwork.

The difference between comic books and graphic novels is that the latter works are generally longer, often book length. Narratives sometimes continue from book to book to form a series of interconnected stories. An interest in these collections has increased, and now many public and school libraries include them, due to their large fan base.

Natural Ways to Relax and Revitalize

Nabila Khashoggi, a mother, an entrepreneur who developed the luxury skin care and home ambience line Nabila K, writes about living healthfully. On her blog, LifeStyle Luxurious, Nabila Khashoggi offers lifestyle and beauty tips, often focusing on natural paths to relaxation and revitalization.

One way to unwind and feel refreshed is to find a routine that works for you. Not all things work for all people. Some prefer vigorous exercise while others find that a low-key walk or even a nap on the couch will restore their energy levels. Another popular way to relax is aromatherapy. Savoring scents through activities such as lighting scented candles or using rose- or citrus-scented body washes or gels gives many people a renewed sense of energy and offers a sensuous lift.

When it comes to self-nurturance, a general rule is to treat yourself as you would treat someone you care about.

Children for Peace Supports the Za’atari Refugee Camp

Artist and entrepreneur Nabila Khashoggi is the author of a children’s graphic novel entitled Spartan and the Green Egg and the creator of the NABIILA K line of skin care and Home ambiance. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Nabila Khashoggi actively supports organization The Children of Peace (ONLUS), co-founded by her stepmother.

One of the primary projects of The Children of Peace (ONLUS) is the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp, located in Jordan. The camp is home to over 1,000 refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. The president of The Children of Peace (ONLUS), Debora Mace, recently visited the camp spending time with families and witnessed their struggles and the hardships faced by the inhabitants.

After receiving the governmental permissions needed The Children of Peace (ONLUS) supplied the camp with food, clothing, blankets, and medicine. The work of Children for Peace is all made possible through donations. The organization’s next goal is to supply the camp with caravans in order to better protect camp residents from the harsh desert environment.

The Children for Peace (ONLUS) in Ethiopia

Entrepreneur and mother of two, Nabila Khashoggi is a supporter of The Children for Peace (ONLUS), an organization that provides young people in need with medical care, food, and educational opportunities.

Based in Rome, ONLUS works in countries around the world to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life for both children and their communities. The organization’s current projects include a scholarship fund in Ethiopia that supports one university student and 20 younger students at a private school in Addis Ababa. Additionally, the organization funds the Atetegeb Worku Metasebia orphanage. Its contributions help support the facility’s staff and pay rent, in addition to providing food, clothing, education, and transportation for the children. A donation of $200 houses, feeds, and educates one child in Ethiopia for an entire year.

Because all staff members work on a volunteer basis, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to ONLUS-funded projects.