Hal Cruttenden Named As Patron Of Thare Machi Education Charity

first_imgTop comedian, writer and actor, Hal Cruttenden, has just lent his voice to a DVD recording on Ebola in the form of an interactive lesson to teach basic health education throughout the poorest communities of the world.Hal Cruttenden Named As Patron for Thare Machi EducationSo impressed was he with the work of Thare Machi (pronounced t-arry match-y) Education that he accepted immediately the charity’s request to be a Patron saying: “Such a great honour to be given the chance to help in the fight against Ebola by voicing a Thare Machi DVD for West Africa. You are a wonderful and very important charity.”

Already, 2,000 DVDs on ‘Avoiding Ebola’ have been distributed through governmental channels and partner organisations in Sierra Leone, with an enthusiastic response from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. With some estimated 200 people watching each DVD this means that some 400,000 have been reached. Other affected countries have also welcomed them.Today, Thare Machi has 32 lessons in 55 languages – from Acholi to Zulu – sharing essential health information through DVDs with the poorest, least educated and most vulnerable people in the world.The lessons are on topics such a HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, diarrhoea, safe water and basic hygiene – recorded in the community’s own language. They focus on key facts and are interactive making them popular with their target audience, many of whom cannot read and write.The brainchild of the charity’s founder, Helen Taylor Thompson OBE FRSA, this simple but effective method of information through DVD lessons met with instant success and new topics and translations are being added all the time.They are distributed free through partners such as community groups, street children’s societies, health clinics, churches, schools and individuals. They do not need classrooms or training – or anyone from the charity having to be there. A portable player can be charged from a car battery.Says Rachel Butt, Director of Thare Machi, of Hal Cruttenden’s appointment: “Your interest in our work has been a huge encouragement and we are thrilled to have you on board in this way.”Find out more here.last_img read more

IDB Report on Bahamas gives dire consequences as sea levels rise mitigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#NASSAU, Bahamas – October 31, 2017 – The Bahamas is not doing a good job of protecting its coastal resources and to catch up with what should be happening, especially in the Family Islands may cost the nation nearly one billion dollars over the next 13 years.A new report reveals that The Bahamas has lost some 50% of its coral reefs and that Family Islands have no coastal protection, it calls on the Ministry of Works first to do more to mitigate the effects of climate change.An initial project by the #InterAmericanDevelopmentBank or IDB is at a cost of $35 million will help to fend off hurricanes in particular which are coming more fast and more furious.The Bahamas in the IDB report on the Climate-Resilient Coastal Management and Infrastructure project revealed what residents know, that the severity of the hurricanes are constantly and more regularly now threatening resorts and other coastal infrastructure, putting the country’s economic future on sandy ground.Some of what the review exposed is that a sea level rise would place 36% of coastal properties, 38% of airports, 14% of roadways and 90% of sea ports at risk.To grasp the significance of cost to The Bahamas in recent years in face offs with major hurricanes, the report exposed: that Hurricane Joaquin cost us an estimated $104.8 million in 2015 and one year later, Hurricane Matthew which hit the two largest economic centers – New Providence and Grand Bahama – racked up a bill of $438.6 million in losses and damage. Recommended for you Bahamas: Mass Funeral for Haitians drowned in Abaco waters BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #hurricanejoaquin, #hurricanematthew, #IDB, #thebahamaslast_img read more

Ticket Info For The WilmingtonTewksbury Thanksgiving Game

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High will battle Tewksbury High in the 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game on Thursday, November 22 at 10am at Alumni Stadium in Wilmington.Advanced tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash only.Tickets will be on sale at Wilmington High School on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, from 8am to 2pm.On game day, tickets will also be available for $10 (all ages) at the gate. Cash only.(NOTE: Ticket information is from the WHS Athletic Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTicket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”Ticket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (November 22)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more