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Ahaban GLF Teams Up With Environment 360 To Fight Plastic Waste on World Environment Day

On the 2nd of June, five Ahaban volunteers embarked on a project with Environment 360 to sensitize drivers and their mates, passengers and vendors at the 37 Lorry Station about the need to separate plastic waste from others and the need to recycle as part of World Environment Day Celebrations. Segregation bags were also given out to the people for the collection of their plastic waste.

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It begun with a word of prayer, then the volunteers were given instructions and divided into groups to speak to the indigenes of the station. The interest of our audience was great to the extent that they rushed off after listening to call their friends and colleagues to listen to the message we had for them about controlling plastic waste and its harmful effect to the community and the planet as a whole.

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In the end, our audience gained much more knowledge of proper disposing methods of plastics and the volunteers were also awarded with the smiles and enthusiasm of their audience.

At the end of the program, Fan Ice Ghana refreshed the volunteers, along with Beta Malt.

Huge thanks to our volunteers that came to out to help and to Environment 360 for spearheading the campaign.

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#GreenAtHeart – The Weeknd Donates $100,000 To French Montana’s “Unforgettable” Campaign

The RnB singer, The Weeknd donated $100,000 to help French Montana’s “Unforgettable” campaign.

The singer has reportedly donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility in Budondo, Uganda. The ‘Starboy’ hitmaker was inspired to support the center after learning of his friend French Montana‘s work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of

The Weeknd’s donation enabled Suubi to complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and increase its capacity of serving 56,000 people to 260,000 people.

French Montana also donated $100,000 to Suubi and launched an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped fund a blood bank, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.

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#GreenAtHeart – Eminem Helps Raise Money For Manchester Terrorist Attack Victims

Eminem comes through for Manchester. The self-proclaimed “bad guy who makes fun of people that die” continues to prove that there’s a heart of gold behind the Slim Shady persona.

Marshall Mathers took a break from (hopefully) working on his new album to pledge an undisclosed amount toward the the JustGiving page set up to assist families hurt by the recent act of terror that occurred in Manchester at the top of the week during an Ariana Grande concert has put the entire world on notice, with ISIS claiming responsibility for the bombing that left 22 adults and children dead and more than 100 injured.

Taking to his sparsely used Twitter account, Marshall Mathers showed his humane side by urging his 20-million-strong following to donate through the British Red Cross as well the Manchester News Desk.

“Join me in helping Manchester victims & their families, Make a donation to the @BritishRedCross and @MENnewsdesk,” Slim Shady tweeted as the outlined goal of £2,000,000 ($2,562,650 USD) had been set.

The total currently stands at more than £1.6m and is part of a pot now totalling £4.1m after being merged into the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up with the Red Cross and the council.

On a side note, Ariana Grande herself returned to social media to reveal she will be returning to the city for a benefit concert. “I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” she tweeted.

 

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#GreenAtHeart – Nicki Minaj Has Been Quietly Donating Money To A Village In India

Nicki Minaj has continued to highlight her philanthropic work, sharing details on Instagram of her continued donations to a village in India over the past few years.

“This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud,” Minaj wrote on Instagram. “The money I’ve sent to this village in India for the last couple years [via my Pastor Lydia Sloley], has gotten them a Computer Center, a Tailoring Institute, a Reading Program and 2 WATER WELLS. We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some ppl don’t even have clean water. Blessings to India. Our work is far from done.”

Another post showed a group of women praying, and Minaj wrote, “I’m so proud of our sisters in India. God is so good. Their desire was to have water wells & places where they can worship, places where they can learn technology, computers, reading, etc. We’re just getting started. These women are us and we are them!”

The Queens native recently offered financial help for students struggling with loan payments and announced plans to launch a charity to support students with similar debt and tuition burdens.

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#GreenAtHeart – Stormzy donated a huge amount of money to UK student’s Harvard fund

A UK student is one of very few to have been accepted into the prestigious Harvard University over in America, but she faces a pretty big problem: the fee is way too expensive.

Fiona Asiedu needed a total of £14,000 to enroll over there and take on her Masters course in Human Development and Psychology, but looked set to hit slightly short of the mark.

That was until one Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Junior donated £9000 this Monday morning. Fans will recognise this as Stormzy’ real name.

A class of touch from one of our scene’s brightest stars, doing some good for those who idolise him. Big up Big Mike!

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Ahaban GLF’s Fund Raiser for Ebenezer’s Brain Tumor Surgery

Ebenezer Oppong is a 20 year old banking and finance student at University of Professional Studies (UPSA). He developed a brain tumor and is fighting for his life. His surgery will take place on 1st June 2017. The total mount needed for his surgery is GHS 15,000 The amount raised so far is GHS 8,000. We’re appealing to everyone to help donate towards his surgery in order to get him back to school and the promising life he has.

You can donate 10GHS (Visa Card, Mastercard or Mobile Money) directly via this link:

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French Montana Starts Fundraising Campaign to Build Maternity Centers in Uganda

A few weeks ago, French Montana and Swae Lee headed to Kampala, Uganda to film their “Unforgettable” video. In the footage, you can see the locals bust out their best moves for the cameras:

While he was in Uganda for the shoot, French met a local advocate and (as a result) he pledged to build a maternity center in the East African nation. Furthermore, he has put together a global initiative to help raise funds for future maternity centers across the country.

So far, he has donated $100,000 to Mama Hope to build an expansion for the Suubi “Hope” Health Center in the rural village of Budando. He’s also encouraging both his peers, friends, and fans to do the same.

His partnership with Mama Hope has also led to him continuing his #UnforgettableDanceChallenge in an effort to get money for ambulances, premature incubators, cribs, and a blood bank (in addition to the aforementioned construction of the Suubi “Hope” Health Center expansion). Other stars, including Drake, DJ Khaled, and Diddy, have already taken their shot at it. The tally of participants is currently at over 50,000 #UnforgettableDanceChallenges around the world and counting.

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#GreenAtHeart – Lionel Messi funds construction of 20 new classrooms in Syria

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has funded the construction of 20 classrooms in war-torn Syria.

The donation was made to Unicef through the Argentine’s Leo Messi Foundation and has allowed more than 1,600 children to continue to be educated in “adequately furnished classrooms” according to Spanish sports daily Marca.

The classrooms are also fully equipped with solar panels to provide the children with the best possible learning environment despite the on-going conflict in the country, which has lasted six years.

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According to the report, more than 60 per cent of the children attending the schools financed by Messi have lost or been removed from their homes because of all the fighting.

Messi, who is widely considered, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, to be the greatest player to kick a football, has been an ambassador for Unicef since 2010 and has previously called for an end to the war in Syria, calling it “heartbreaking”.

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World Malaria Day 2017 : Ending Malaria For Good

When is Malaria Day 2017?

Malaria Day is every year on April 25.

What is the date all about?

World Malaria Day is all about celebrating the successes there have been in the drive to eradicate malaria from the world as well as raising awareness of the disease and its prevention.

What is this year’s theme?

This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) has made ‘ending malaria for good’ its theme for World Malaria Day 2017.

For its theme WHO is demonstration prevention methods including using nets and spraying insecticide indoors.

What is malaria?

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A tropical disease which is spread by infected female anopheles mosquitoes. It only takes one bite from the insects to get the bug.

Around 400,000 die from the disease every year. Worldwide there are around 212 million cases.

Tackling malaria is improving with a 29% drop in mortality rates between 2010 and 2015 and a 21% global decrease in cases.

What are the symptoms?

They are similar to flu and include a high temperature, sweats and chills, muscle pains and headaches. They usually appear 10-15 days after being bitten.

But depending on the type of parasite you are infected with, it can take a year for symptoms to show.

In tropical regions of the world, such as areas of Africa and Asia, Central and South America as well as parts of the Middle East and Far East.

Malaria caused by the falciparum parasite is the most serious, and can lead to breathing problems, liver failure, coma and eventual death.

Who is most at risk?

In areas with high malaria concentration, pregnant women and children are most at risk of contracting the disease.

In 2015, more than two thirds of deaths (70%) from malaria were of children under the age of five, according to WHO.

How do you prevent it?

Avoid being bitten as much as possible using nets over places of sleep, avoiding areas with lots of mosquitos such as watering holes, using insecticide and bugs spray and taking anti-malarial tablets.

 

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#GreenAtHeart – US Based Ghanaian Producer Nana Kwabena Supports The Fight Against Sickle Cell

US based Ghanaian producer and DJ, Nana Kwabena Tuffour grew up with sickle cell.

Despite having the sickle cell trait, he pushed and attended the University Of Pennsylvania where he studied Biology and Chemistry which were steps to become a medical doctor and research on sickle cell.

“All the things that make us different are actually our superpowers. When you embrace those differences, its when people respond to it.”

For Kwabena, music and sickle cell are connected.

While growing up in the hospital, he created his own music from the beeps and blips just to drown the noises of the those sounds.

“Music has always been part of my life. If didn’t have sickle cell, I wouldn’t have taken it seriously.”

Kwabena realized that the social stigma behind sickle cell is just as pressing as the disease itself.

He set up a foundation called “AllOneBlood”, a non profit organization that spreads awareness which involves composing mini documentaries featuring musicians who are impacted by the disease and raise funds for people living with the disease.

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John Legend visits Los Angeles Childrens Hopsital.