The Day of the African Child champions the protection and rights of African Children. It commemorates the bravery of the youth who lost their lives through massacre against the Apartheid government in 1976, when over 10,000 black students from Soweto marched in protest of the poor quality of their education.
The protest march also sought to show discontent over the Black Education Act, which segregated students based on their race. During two weeks of protests dubbed the ‘Soweto Uprising’, more than 100 students were killed and thousands more injured.
In 1991, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the then OAU (now African Union) set a side 16th June as the Day of the African Child.
Hundred (100) new schools have enrolled for Phase IV of the Schools Green Initiative Challenge in the semi-arid counties namely; Embu, Kitui and Machakos as Phase II winners, Thua Primary school, toured Mombasa as part of their reward in leading 120 schools in the tree planting competition.
The Green Initiative Challenge (GIC) is sponsored by Bamburi Cement Ltd, KenGen Foundation and Better Globe Forestry has over 300 primary and secondary schools and hundreds of students participating in the competition with the aim of mitigating climate change as well as providing sustainable woodfuel and alternative income opportunities for the local communities.
In its fourth phase, 100 new GIC schools will compete in nurturing drought resistant Terminalia brownie, Senna siamea and Melia volkensi tree species in 0.5 acre plots at their institutions. The project aims at greening over 500 acres of the semi-arid counties of Embu, Kitui, and Machakos.
Accra, June 19, GNA – A research on “Corruption Risk at the Basic education Level and the likely Impact on Achieving the SDGs 4 and 16”, cited misappropriation of resources and abuse of the system as the main corruption behaviour in the country’s basic education sector.
This was disclosed at a restitution meeting and awareness campaign on the research, organised by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) in collaboration with the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), with funding support from Transparency International.
Episcopal Relief & Development (https://www.episcopalrelief.org/) is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/) and Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo to provide emergency assistance after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 3. Lava flows from the volcano wiped out hundreds of homes. Thousands were forced to evacuate, including some members of Church of the Holy Apostles which is located about a half-hour north of the evacuation zone.
An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area on Wednesday, June 6 with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is providing laundry services for evacuees staying in emergency shelters and nine air purifiers for schools in impacted areas. Air quality in the Puna District has worsened due to sulfur dioxide from the eruption. Local authorities have been distributing masks to shield from the ash, but the masks do not protect against vapors and gases. As a result, air purifiers are needed, especially in schools.
Think globally, eat locally is one of the big messages citizens worldwide are being encouraged to think about when they go shopping.
“The General Assembly, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) work to facilitate the observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, in collaboration with Member States, UN organisations and other international and regional bodies, as well as civil society, to observe the Day in raising public awareness of its contribution to sustainable development,” the dedicated UN website reveal.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Muslims to pay as much attention to the education of their female children just as that of their male counterparts.
President Akufo-Addo, who made the appeal at this year’s national Eid-ul-Fitr prayers held at the Black Star Square, said the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, led by the Minister, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba, had embarked on a campaign to dissuade parents from marrying out their girls and urged Muslims to embrace such a campaign.
British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh received international accolade, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award 2018 (AREA) for its CSR initiative Deepto under Green Leadership category.
The award was handed over at the International CSR Summit 2018 held in Manila, Philippines recently. Mubina Asaf, Head of Legal & External Affairs, BAT Bangladesh received the award on behalf of the company, said a press release.
Incepted in 2011, Deepto is an affordable approach to utilize renewable energy to bring electricity in the off-grid areas in hill tract areas. Until now 2,064 solar home systems have been installed covering 23 villages of Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts to provide electricity for the first time to more than 12,000 people. Deepto has changed the social and the economic condition of the beneficiaries and has improved their livelihood significantly.
In the form of activities and material presence – is an essential feature of urbanism in India and the global South in general. Informality in the urban context can be understood from multiple frames as spatial categorization (slum), socio-economic groups (informalized labor), forms of organization (rule-based/relation-based) and knowledge and practices. The urban experience is brought about with the coming together of formal and informal spaces, and activities as witnessed in street economies across urban India. In other Asian cities like the overcrowded streets in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong provides a counter narrative to the criticism of overcrowded streets and markets: they serve as hangouts for the locals, symbolize the chaos and unplanned spatiality of the Asiatic exoticism that appeals to foreign tourists. Every corner of the inner- city area of Mongkok is filled with traffic, shoppers, passer-by, strollers, locals and visitors from other places. Temporal changes brought about by changes in the street from varied uses – pen air bazaar, vehicles, unpredictable mixing of new and old, shops, roadside eateries add to the vibrancy and vitality of street life and help in place making.
Allocations for education and health in the proposed budget rose by 5.2 percent and 13.2 percent respectively from the outgoing fiscal year’s. Experts say that allocations for these two sectors should increase by around 25 and 20 percent, respectively, to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, Bangladesh should invest more in education if it wants to change its future and achieve the goals set in the National Education Policy 2010 and Vision 2021, and also invest in the universal health coverage for everyone.
The authors find that a fundamental transformation of the global energy system can be achieved with a comparatively modest increase in overall investments. However, a radical shift of investments away from fossil fuels and toward renewables and energy efficiency is needed, including dedicated investments into measures to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, many countries defined Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The study confirms that current incentives like the NDCs will not provide sufficient impetus for the “pronounced change” in investment portfolios that are needed to transform the energy system.