Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DHL and SOS Children’s Villages benefit over 3,500 youths from half a decade of partnership in Africa

 
         Youths from 11 countries reached out to through sponsorship and employee engagement activities
         To date, over 2,000 employees have volunteered in various activities to participate in the partnership
         Inaugural regional conference organized to discuss challenges and future plans
 
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21, 2015/ -- Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), the world’s leading logistics company, together with non-governmental organization SOS Children’s Villages, have celebrated half a decade of a successful partnership that has helped to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged young people from SOS Children’s villages across 11 countries in Africa. The partnership between DPDHL Group and SOS Children’s Villages began in 2010 in South Africa and Madagascar and has since expanded to nine other African countries – Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.
 
“Education and employability are highly important topics for Deutsche Post DHL Group and, through our GoTeach program, play a central role in our Corporate Responsibility strategy,” said Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Responsibility, Deutsche Post DHL Group. “We are keen to support the direct development of future logistics talent, but we also firmly believe that education and employability make an important contribution to stability and prosperity in the world, Through five years of partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, we have already seen first-hand the benefits and positive impact that engagement between business and charities that create opportunities for young people can have.”     
 
“Empowering youth and improving their employment prospects is the objective of the international partnership between SOS Children’s Villages and Deutsche Post DHL Group. The success of our partnership is rooted in the commitment of our employees who volunteer their time to mentor youths aged 15-25 and to help them get ready for their foray into the job market,” said Christoph Selig, Head of GoTeach Program, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
 
“Employees mentor youths from both SOS Children’s Villages and SOS Family Strengthening Programs, and organize a variety of tailored career development activities that deliver tangible results for the mentees,” he added. “It really has been a joy to see the partnership and correspondingly, our outreach to young people, grow. To date, our employees have engaged with over 3,500 youths in Africa.”
 
Over the past five years, DPDHL Group has organized a variety of activities in the 11 countries, including job shadowing exercises, mentorship programs between DHL employees and SOS children, skills transfer, internships, sports activities and environmental initiatives.
 
To discuss challenges and future plans, an inaugural conference will take place over four days in Kenya, with teams from both organizations coming together to jointly develop new ideas on how to further strengthen the partnership in Africa and the Middle East.
 
Speaking from the inaugural regional Africa DHL-SOS Children’s Villages GoTeach Conference in Karen, Nairobi, where more than 50 participants from both organizations are meeting from July 14 to 17, Tom Were, National Director, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, said, “While SOS provides a loving home for the children that we care for, DHL enables their independence through their employee volunteer program. The program empowers our youth through exposure to the working world and educating them on the career options available. As a result, our youth become self-reliant, responsible, and contributing members of society. We are looking forward to deepening this partnership and extending our outreach to more youth in Africa over the next few years.”

As part of the DPDHL Group GoTeach program, the Group works with two global partners, Teach For All and SOS Children’s Villages, to improve educational opportunity and employability for young people.
 
Through its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, which was established in 2010, DPDHL Group today works with Villages in 26 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.(1) Along with financial support for educational programs and youth facilities, the activities focus on career guidance, teaching basic professional skills and providing young people with their first exposure to the working environment. DPDHL Group collaborates closely with local SOS Children’s Villages to develop support measures tailored directly to the needs of the community.
 
In 2014, DPDHL Group volunteers organized more than 160 different activities reaching more than 1,600 young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, offering over 100 internships and finally permanently employing 25 young talents.
 
Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of DPDHL Group’s corporate strategy with “Living Responsibility” as its motto. It focuses on environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) and supports employee volunteerism through Global Volunteer Day, and the Living Responsibility Fund.
 

PINDA ASALIMIANA NA ARFI

Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda akisalimiana na aliyekuwa Mbunge wa Mpanda  Kati  kwa tiketi ya CHADEMA, Said Arfi mjini Mpanda  Julai 21 2015. Mheshiiwa Pinda yuko  Katavi kwa mapumziko mafupi. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu
Kiboko akiwa  amejeruhiwa vibaya baada ya  kushambuliwa na Simba na kukimbilia mtoni katika Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Katavi.
Mamba wakiwa katika hifadhi ya Katavi.

FILAMU YA MWISHO YA BI. KIDUDE


‘Makala ya Kusisimua yenye matukio yenye hisia nzito.’ 
Andy Markowitz, Tovuti ya Muziki wa Filamu Music Film Web
‘Tafakari ya kusisimua ya urafiki usio wa kawaida kati ya Kijana Mtengenezaji wa filamu na diva wa Zanzibar mzee wa miaka 100 Zanzibar diva’ Garth Cartwright - mwandishi, “More Miles Than Money”Umbali mkubwa kuliko fedha”
‘Uwasilishaji wa wa nyota …iliyofifia na kuifanya ing’are upya’ 
Martin Mhando, Mkurugenzi ZIFF
Nilimpiga Picha Bi Kidude “I Shot Bi Kidude”, ni makala mpya ya simulizi  iliyotayarishwa na Andy Jones, mtengenezaji wa filamu wa Uingereza  ambayo itahitimisha Tamasha la Filamu la Kimataifa hapa Zanzibar,.  Watazamaji wa Zanzibar watamsikia msimulizi mwenyewe akisimulia kwa lugha ya Kiswahili ambayo alijifunza kwa muda mfupi matamshi kwa msaada wa wanamziki Wazanzibari Mim Suleiman na Bwana  Mohammed Issa Matona.

Kwa kipindi cha zaidi ya miaka minne, kuanzia 2003 mpaka 2006, Andy Jones alimfuata  Bi Kidude alipokuwa akisafiri duniani. Matokeo yake ni kupokea tuzo ya  filamu AS OLD AS MY TONGUE, ambayo ilionyeshwa kwa mara ya kwanza  katika mwaka  2006 na baadaye iliendelea kuwa kivutio kwenye matamasha ya filamu na muziki duniani kote.. 
Baada ya kutembelea Zanzibar kila mwaka kwa karibu muongo mmoja, Jones hakuweza tena kumuona Bi Kidude kwa muda wa miaka mitatu.  Katika mwezi Agosti mwaka 2012, taarifa zilifika Uingereza zikieleza kuwa mwanamziki kinara maarufu Africa Mashariki ametekwa nyara . Haikuchukua muda mrefu Andy alirudi Zanzibar kupata ukweli wa taarifa .  
Wiki chache tu baada ya kisa hicho kuibuliwa kwa picha zilizopigwa na Natalie Haarhoff kutoka Afrika ya Kusini , muimbaji mzee sana wa kimataifa amefariki, akiwa na umri unaosemekana kuwa zaidi ya miaka mia moja .  Jones alikurupuka kutoka nyumbani kwake huko Newcastlena kufika uwanja wa ndege wa Heathrow dadikia chache kabla ya ndege iliyopangwa kwenda Nairobi kuondoka. Alifika kwenye mazishi ambayo yalishtua kisiwa kizima..
“I SHOT BI KIDUDE, ni simulizi yangu kuhusu mambo yalivyokuwa wakati wa mwisho wa maisha ya  Bi Kidude’ .  Kama ilivyo kwenye simulizi nyingine , kuna maelezo mbalimbali kuhusu ukweli wa jambo.  Kimsingi kuna vitu vingine ambavo si rahisi kwa mgeni kuvitambua, hata hivyo ninatumaini kuna vitu vingine haviwezi kufichika machoni . Ninaloona mimi hisia ya kusherehekea nguvu za muziki na kufanya vitu ambavyo vinatuletea furaha  pale tunapoweza ” Andy Jones anasema.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

MGOMBEA URAIS KUPITIA CCM JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI AKITAMBULISHA KWAO

 Mbunge wa Chato na Mgombea Urais kwa chama cha Mapinduzi
CCM,Dkt John Pombe Magufuli akiwasalimia wakazi wa mji huo waliojitokeza kwa wingi kumlaki,mara baada ya kuwasili leo jioni mjini humo akitokea mkoani Mwanza ambako nako alipita kujitambulisha na kuwashukuru wakazi wa jiji hilo ambao nao walijitokeza kwa wingi.
Kufuatia ujio wa Dkt Magufuli ndani ya mji wa Chato kuliibuka shamra shamra za mapokezi zilizokuwa zikirindima kila pande wakifurahia uteuzi wa
CCM kwa Dkt Magufuli.


 Baadhi ya Wananchi wa Wilaya ya Chato na vitongoji vyake waliokuwa
wamekusanyika kwenye kituo cha mabasi wilayani humo wakishangilia kwa
furaha kubwa mara baada ya Mbunge wao na Mgombea Urais kwa chama cha
Mapinduzi  CCM,Dkt John Pombe Magufuli kujitambulisha kwao.

WAZIRIU MKUU PINDA AKUTANA NA WATAFITI

Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda  na mkewe Tunu (kushoto) wakisalimiana na watafiti wa masuala ya mazingira , wanawake na wanyamapori Profesa Tim Cars (wapili kulia) na profesa Monica Malder (wapili kushoto)  kijijini kwake Kibaoni wilayani Mlelele Julai 19, 2015. Watafiti hao wenye makazi  yayo kijijini hapo tangu 1995 .

RAIS KIKWETE AREJEA TOKA USWIZI

 Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akisalimiana na mfanyakazi wa Shirika la Ndege la Uswisi katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere jijini Dar es salaam mara baada ya kurejea nyumbani baada ya ziara ya kikazi mjini Geneva.
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwasili katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere jijini Dar es salaam mara baada ya kurejea nyumbani baada ya ziara ya kikazi mjini Geneva. PICHA NA IKULU


Akiwa Geneva, Rais Kikwete ameongoza vikao vya  Jopo la Kimataifa Linalopendekeza Jinsi Dunia inavyoweza kukabiliana na majanga yajayo ya magonjwa ya milipuko ambalo kazi yake imeungwa mkono na nchi 21 ambazo zilichangia mapambano dhidi ya ugonjwa wa Ebola.
Miongoni mwa mikutano ambayo Rais Kikwete ameiongoza katika Makao ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) mjini Geneva ni pamoja na yeye na wanajopo wenzake kutoa maelezo kuhusu maendeleo ya kazi yao kwa nchi ambazo zilichangia mapambano dhidi ya ugonjwa wa Ebola katika nchi za Guinea, Liberia na Sierra Leone.
Nchi hizo ambazo zimeunga mkono kazi ya Jopo hili katika mkutano huo ni Venezuela, Umoja wa Ulaya (EU), Uholanzi, Finland, Shirikisho la Russia (Russian Federation), Norway, China, Ubelgiji, India, Ujerumani, Marekani, Uswisi, Canada, Brazil, Denmark, Uingereza, Israel, Benki ya Maendeleo ya Afrika (AfDB), Umoja wa Afrika (AU), Benki ya Dunia (WB), Jamhuri ya Korea na Japan.
Pamoja na kwamba wajibu mkuu wa Jopo hili siyo kuchunguza ugonjwa wa Ebola na madhara yake, bado ugonjwa huo ni msingi mkuu wa kazi ya Jopo hilo ambalo wajibu wake ni kutumia uzoefu wa Ebola kutoa mapendekezo ya jinsi dunia inavyoweza kukabiliana na majanga ya magonjwa ya milipuko katika siku zijazo.
Ugonjwa wa Ebola ambao ulilipuka katika nchi hizo tatu za Afrika Magharibi mwishoni mwa mwaka 2013 mpaka sasa umeua watu 11,000 katika nchi hizo na kusababisha mshtuko mkubwa duniani.
Hiyo ilikuwa mara ya 24 kwa ugonjwa huo kulipuka katika Afrika tokea ulipolipuka kwa mara ya kwanza mwaka 1976, miaka karibu 40 iliyopita, katika Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo (DRC) wakati huo ikiitwa Zaire.
Hata hivyo, katika milipuko ya kwanza 23, ugonjwa huo uliua watu wachache zaidi kuliko mlipuko wa 24.
Jopo hilo limeambiwa kuwa tofauti na matarajio ya dunia kuwa ugonjwa huo ulikuwa unamalizika katika nchi hizo hasa katika Liberia, umeanza kupata kasi tena na nchi hizo tatu zinakisiwa kuwa na wagonjwa karibu 70.
Jopo hilo lenye Wajumbe sita liliteuliwa Aprili, mwaka huu, na Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa, Mheshimiwa Ban Ki Moon na kufanya vikao vyake vya mwanzo Mei, mwaka huu, katika makao makuu ya UN, mjini New York, Marekani.
Mbali na kukutana na nchi zilizochangia mapambano dhidi ya Ebola, Rais Kikwete na Jopo lake limepata nafasi ya kumsikiliza aliyekuwa Mkurugenzi wa Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO), Kanda ya Afrika, wakati ugonjwa huo unalipuka Dkt. Luis Gomes Sambo wa Angola ambaye aliwaeleza wajumbe historia ya ofisi ya kanda hiyo iliyoko mjini Brazzaville, Jamhuri ya Congo, katika kukabiliana na ugonjwa huo.
Aidha, Wajumbe wa Jopo wamemsikiliza Mkurugenzi mpya wa Kanda, Dkt. Matshidizo Rebecca Moeti ambaye amezungumza kwa njia ya mkutanomtandao (teleconference) kutoka mjini Brazzaville. Dkt. Moeti alianza kazi yake Januari Mosi, mwaka huu, 2015.
Vile vile, Wajumbe wa Jopo wamesikiliza jitihada za Jamhuri ya Rwanda kukabiliana na magonjwa ya mlipuko kupitia kwa Waziri wa Afya wa nchi hiyo, Agnes Binagwaho ambaye naye alizungumza kwa mkutanomtandao kutoka Kigali, Rwanda.
Nje ya vikao hivyo, Rais Kikwete alikutana na kufanya mazungumzo na Katibu Mkuu Mstaafu wa UN, Mheshimiwa Kofi Annan. Katika mkutano huo kwenye Hoteli ya Intercontinental, viongozi hao wawili wamezungumzia masuala mbali mbali ya kimataifa, ikiwamo hali ya Burundi.
Rais pia amekutana kwa mazungumzo na Mtendaji Mkuu wa Kituo cha South Centre ambacho kina makao yake mjini Geneva, Dkt. Martin Kohr. Kituo hicho kilianzishwa chini ya uongozi wa Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, kwa nia ya utekelezaji wa Ripoti ya Kamisheni ya Nchi Zinazoendelea (South-South Commission), ambayo iliongozwa na Mwalimu.