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Chef Elijah Addo receives Michigan State University’s Transcendence Award

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Ghana’s Chef Elijah Addo , CEO of Food for All Africa has been named the 2019 recipient of MSU Transcendence award by the Global Youth Advancement summit currently been held at the Michigan State University in East Lansing,USA. The Transcendence award seeks to identify and celebrate young social entrepreneurs around the world who sacrifice their comfort and resources to solve problems in their communities.

At an awards night held at the Kellogg’s Hotel and conference centre, Dr. Chinwe Effiong,Assistant Dean of Youth Empowerment Programs at Michigan State university recognized the efforts been made by young people around the world in finding solutions to problems and for their contribution towards the UN SDGs. Most youth in attempt to solve problems faced by their communities go through a lot of challenges.

She explained the rationale behind instituting the Transcendence award as a way to motivate young people around the world. “Abraham Maslow’s new hierarchy of needs identifies self-transcendence as the very highest and most inclusive or holistic levels of human consciousness, behaving and relating, as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature, and to the world. Transcendence is the art of feeling part of something bigger and to develop joint strategies as humans is essential for our life today. It is what inspires people to fight climate change, hunger or poverty. It is our ability to not only look after ourselves but see that we are part of something bigger.”

Chef Elijah Addo was chosen as a recipient of the 2019 award due to his resolve towards creating efficient and sustainable means of nutrition for all through his Food for All Africa initiative. In 2015, he had to resign from his job as Head Chef of a high earn restaurant in Accra to start the Food for All Africa initiative, after he came into contact with a mentally challenged man who picked leftover foods from trashbins to feed other mentally challenged people on the streets. Food for All Africa works with businesses within the food supply to recover excess food and connect to over 5,000 individuals and vulnerable communities across Ghana.

In 2017, Chef Elijah Addo together with his team created Food for All Mobile Technologies Ltd. to leverage on technology towards creating efficient food supply chain across Africa. The venture today runs the Okumkom community food distribution app and Chefs on Wheel Company in Ghana. The Okumkom app distributes local food products sourced from small holder farmers and processors to communities at affordable prices through a mobile app and community stores.

Chefs on Wheel Africa train and provide its customers with professional chefs and waiters to cater for their dining experience at the comfort of their homes.

Receiving the award, Chef Elijah thanked the organizers for identifying the challenges he go through to provide solutions within Africa’s food supply chain and instituting an award that recognizes such efforts.

He dedicated the award to his team and two mentors, Mr. Fadi Wolley, MD of Kwatsons West Africa/Maxmart family shopping centre and Dr. Richard Swannell, Development Director of UK based Waste and resource Action programme (WRAP UK) for their support and mentorship towards his vision.

He ended by encouraging young people across Africa to learn how to seek mentorship and asked businessmen and successful people to open up in mentoring young people finding solutions to challenges in their communities.

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The Association of Tennis Professionals, popularly known as ATP is a professional tennis tournament. The ATP world tour is a worldwide event for men. There are only four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open. ATP happens to fall in the minor category with Monte Carlo, ITF and Davis Cup. (more…)

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1xBet promo code for new customers: 1xVip200. 1xBet Official Website gives you a 200% sign-up bonus on your first deposit. All you need to do is specify the promo code during registration, which will activate all the bonus offers at 1xBet. (more…)

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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’

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Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.

Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.

The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.

 Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.

In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.

This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.

Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.

Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:

  • Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
  • All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
  • Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.

The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause.  As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing

The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven  behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.

For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana

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Do you like cryptocurrencies? If you do, don’t forget to take a look at BitiCodes IO. (more…)

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MTN Urges Customers To Register Their Sim Cards Before The September 30 SIMRegistration Deadline

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With only three days to the  September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.

All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.

Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.

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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”

“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.

To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.

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Ghana ranks 88th in the world by Digital Quality of Life …Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa ?

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Global digital wellbeing study finds that Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa. (more…)

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