Happy International Women’s Day!

For more about this international holiday, take a look at this “Simple English” Wikipedia article.  https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

Below is an excerpt from an article on International Women’s Day. It was published on India.com in 2015. The full URL web address is at the bottom of this page.


 UN Human Right 2015 Theme



Happy International Women’s Day!

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 on March 19. The day was result of protest by International Ladies Garment Workers Union against long working hours in New York. It was in 1914 that Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8 in Germany and the tradition has continued since.

Activists wear purple ribbon on this day. But why purple? Women’s Social and Political Union in Great Britain adopted a particular color scheme for International Women’s Day. Purple, White and Green tint were recognized as a symbol of women’s struggle. Purple color is the new chosen color to celebrate International Women’s Day as it symbolizes justice and dignity which relates to women’s equality.

 UN Human Right 2015 Theme

The Human Rights of United Nations have designed various themes for Women’s Day which creates awareness about their day-to-day struggle. Let’s have a look what exactly 2015 Women’s Day theme is all about?

2015 International Women’s Day theme says, ‘Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!’ UN theme for International Women’s Day 2015 sends across a powerful message where a female has her own right to choose, right to educate, right to earn a livelihood and can fight for her equal status in the society. The International Woman’s Day theme also talks about ‘Make It Happen’ with a hashtag #MakeItHappen. International Women’s Day is celebrated as women’s demanded right to vote, to hold public office and also raised a voice against employment sex discrimination. Since then celebrating International Women’s Day brought a major change in the revolution itself. Men tend to gift the women in their lives including grandmothers, mothers, sister, friends, wife etc. a bunch of flower or any gift as the token of love and appreciation.

United Nations first International agreement on Gender Equality

In 1945 the Charter of United Nations was the first international agreement to confirm the principle of equality between women and men. This was the first major step taken towards a positive change. Soon after that UN started helping women achieve their equal status and fight against all odds.

We at India.com, wish all the women – Happy Women’s Day and salute you all for your journey from ordinary to extra-ordinary women.


Free Tax Preparation Help at Wake Tech

Time is ticking and April 15th is getting closer and closer.  In the United States, you usually must file (give in) an income tax form every year if you got income.

Are your taxes ready?   The forms and instructions are sometimes hard to understand. Do you need help?

We have great news for you – you can get FREE tax preparation help starting on February 15 if your yearly salary is $60,000 or less.

  • Where:                Wake Tech’s Main Campus  Montague Hall, Room 241
  • When:                   Monday – Thursday 11am – 4pm   Friday 10am -2pm
  • How to contact for appointments
    • By phone   (919) 866-5059
    • By email   singlestop@waketech.edu
  • What to bring:
    • Proof of Identification
    • Social Security card or  ITIN  (Taxpayer ID Number)
    • Wage and earning statements from employers (WT
    • All 1099 and 1095 forms
    • Proof of routing and account numbers
    • total paid for daycare provider and their tax ID number
    • copies of income transcripts if you have them
  • If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign

ESL classes at White Plains (WPUM)

White Plains UMC will NOT have registration for ESL classes today, Monday, January 25. Registration will happen the next day that the site is open (probably Tuesday, Jan. 26).
If Wake County public schools are closed, White Plains (WPUM) does NOT have ESL classes. If there is a one hour delay, WPUM has a one hour delay and starts at 10am. If the schools have more than a one hour delay, there is no class at WPUM.

Add-On Classes at Beltline

Last fall, the Beltline Education Center introduced additional add-on classes for students already enrolled in a morning or evening ESL class at WTCC.   These classes will be offered again this spring.  A new Level 1-2 Literacy class is also being offered .

All these classes have  open registration from January 19th until March 10th.

Add-on classes start on Jan 19th and end on March 24th

AFTERNOON CLASSES –   Meet Monday & Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Early Literacyin Room 332C.
    • This class will be taught by Shelley Lee.  She will be working with students on phonemic awareness.
    • This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills.
  • Level 3-4 Literacy Class – in Room 342C
    • This class is for level 3 and 4 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills.
  •  Writing Step-by-Step  – in Room 325C
    • This class is for students in level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
AFTERNOON CLASSES –   Meet Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Level 1-2 Literacy Class – in Room 332C
    • This class is for level 1 and 2 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  – in Room 325C
    • Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules.
    • This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.
  • ABE Writing Class – in Room 320C
    • This class is for students in ERV or ABE classes who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
  • Writing Practice – in room 342C
    • In this unique class, you will receive individual attention and guidance from the teacher to improve your writing.
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Reading & Vocabulary – in room 342C
    • Learn creative techniques authors use to express ideas
    • Explore various styles of writing including song lyrics and poetry
    • Practice pronunciation and speaking by reading aloud
    • Experience the places you can go when you read!!
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information, call 919-334-1501 ESL Help Desk or contact Megan Heard, meheard@waketech.edu