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“You decide what’s possible. Where others see a mountain, you see a summit. What they call the daily grind, you call the chance to prove yourself. When they say it can’t be done, you ask when you can start. You are going big and you are not going home. They see a child in poverty. You see dignity, beauty and hope. They say it’s a lost cause. But you can’t hear them over the sound of pushing all your chips in. The thing is, you’re never a world-changer. Until you are.” (Word Vision, Canada)
Even with public health insurance available since 1966, only 20% of Kenyans have access to some sort of medical coverage. With the population at over 44 million and rising, it means that as many as 35 million Kenyans are excluded from quality health care –– such a story can be said about access to clean water, toilets and sanitary towels in all low-income countries & lower middle-income countries.
Therefore, RaHa is partnering with you to Accelerate UHC. Your only role in the partnership is to:
- nominate or select school(s) or village(s) that you care about for UHC, UHC being medical cover (for those excluded from quality health care coverage), water (for the water-starved), toilets (for the toilet-less) and or reusable sanitary towels (that also help girls finish school);
- inform RaHa about logos and barcodes that you frequently see on trash or receipts …&c–– the same receipts that you get after paying for anything anywhere (Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Antarctica, Zealandia); and,
- point at the trash or receipts …&c with your phone camera.
Although your role in the partnership would make little difference to your day, it unlocks funding from other corporations that want to Accelerate UHC –– enough funding not only for the UHC you want for your nominee(s)/selectee(s), but also for more causes.
Therefore, RaHa is also:
- partnering with a children’s fund to donate RaHa Systems and Reusable Sanitary Towels to support the fund’s emergency response to the COVID-19 in South Sudan, Venezuela, … One of RaHa’s obligations in the partnership is to engage you to support the fund, including through fundraising for the Emergency Programme.
- partnering with the fund to “‘Build a Next and Better Normal’: Oxygen Therapy Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, pneumonia and beyond” –– per target nation, this involves initial analysis of current barriers to, and, securing functional equipment, training health workers and formulating a national oxygen road map while increasing access to amoxicillin dispersible tablets; and,
- fundraising to ‘Help Build Latrines’ with World Vision, Canada.
Accelerate UHC, and:
- your selectee(s)/nominee(s) get UHC that they are nominated for; and,
- up to 5% of value of the UHC goes to the Emergency Program, the ‘Build a Next & Better Normal’ or the ‘Help Build Latrines’.
Click on ‘Accelerate UHC with Receipts… &c ’ and you will start by selecting and or nominating village(s) and school(s).
Nominees / selectees get medical covers, premiums for which RaHa Solutions pay. From advert below, you see that nominees (in Kenya) currently get 2 types of medical cover, one called ‘WoteAfya’ and the other is called ‘AfyaPoa’. We are looking for similar medical cover in / for other countries.
Nominees / selectees also get Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RaHa Systems), one of which consists of a gutter system, a Zincalume steel water storage tank, a rainwater filter, a leaf separator, a down pipe with calm intake and associated skilled labour –– where rainfall is scarce, nominees get equipped boreholes.
Nominees / selectees have started getting UHC. From informercial below, you can see some beneficiaries. Click on the informercial to read it more easily.
When we take action together, we are powerful.
On April 23rd, Tent of Testimonies (TOT) Agreed to Accelerate Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).
From a list of nominees, RaHa selects for UHC. Selectees get medical covers that RaHa pays premiums for –– the covers are provided by various companies, including Insurance For All (IFA). RaHa also builds rainwater harvesting systems and toilets and gives reusable sanitary towels to villages and schools in rural and peri urban areas that get nominated for the same.
TOT’s Pst. Dr. Fred Akama and RaHa’s Titi Kadu signed an MOU where TOT vets and nominates its members UHC. TOT want their nominees to get AfyaPoa, a Micro Insurance Product initiated and sold by IFA, designed for the less fortunate in the community. IFA’s C.E.O, Mr. John Paul Otieno, was present during the signing.
Using their Testimony Tv for publicity, TOT will then start vetting and nominating members of other churches –– these are members that are excluded from quality health care coverage.
On April 6th, activists on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior took the first-ever action at sea against companies preparing to mine the Pacific Ocean’s seabed. The ship in the background is owned by DeepGreen — a Canadian mining company that’s spearheading the drive to mine the biodiverse, barely understood deep sea ecosystem.
And for the first time ever, major companies like BMW, Volvo, Google, and Samsung have pledged to exclude ocean-mined minerals from their supply chains until the associated risks are better understood.
The pledge serves as a direct counter to mining companies’ claims that kick-starting this whole new ocean-destroying industry would help meet demand for minerals.
Greenpeace is celebrating this news with … friends at the WWF, who prepared the pledge in question. At the start of … campaign against deep-sea mining last year, Greenpeace called on Google to swear off ocean-mined minerals for good.
We know more about the surface of Mars than the deep ocean, and both governments and corporations have a role to play in preventing a literal race to the bottom!
Last month in Paris, Greenpeace France activists entered the Charles De Gaulle airport to paint a plane green and deploy banners to shine a light on greenwashing in the aviation industry.
To protest the French government’s most recent weak climate bill, Greenpeace activists did what lobbyists wish they could do — ‘greenwash’ air transport.
Over the past several months, the French government has been pushing the narrative that carbon compensation and hypothetical “green planes” could be the solution to minimizing aviation’s role in the climate crisis. The proposed law also aims to limit airport expansions, but contains so many loopholes that it allows all current expansion plans to continue. This despite a recent public consultation that found substantial public support for air traffic reduction to curb emissions.
Around the world, Greenpeace is demanding that governments step up their climate ambitions and build back fossil free. That will mean reducing short-haul flights, cancelling new airport extensions, and developing sustainable transportation alternatives. Onwards!
One Less Excuse Decision-makers can use to Stall Transition to a Green Economy
A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the use of federal power to impose a carbon tax across Canada is, in fact, constitutional. This is fantastic news for …[Canada, and the world]…, and it means [Canada’s] provincial governments can accelerate, but no longer impede, federal action to deal with the climate crisis.
Over the past three years, the carbon tax faced bitter opposition from provinces like Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Now that Ottawa has the constitutional authority to decide on the issue, let’s make sure our governments put their energy into more constructive things — like putting a greater price on pollution and exploring other policy options to further address the climate emergency.
With one less barrier to passing strong, Canada-wide climate legislation, there’s one less excuse decision-makers can use to stall the transition to a green economy.
WHAT ABOUT OUR FUTURE
Here’s some good news if you’re looking to feel hopeful and inspired.
On Thursday, April 29th, you’re invited to an online screening of the new, award-winning short film ‘What About Our Future?’. Featuring Greta Thunberg and David Suzuki, this short doc follows young environmental activists, the Sustainabiliteens, as they organise the largest protest in Vancouver’s history. This is not to be missed.
We are happy to inform you that Kenya Urban Roads Authority responded positively, regarding building toilets on roads in Kericho County (see self explanatory twitter conversation above).
Public toilets that are poorly located generate a sense of neglect, attracting vandalism, anti-social behaviour and social disorder. And lack of available and appropriate facilities at the right time encourages fouling, and treating diseases associated with open defecation such as typhoid, dysentery or cholera is a significant and costly task.
These issues, if not tackled effectively, can generate a cycle of decline, leading to more entrenched social problems, and seriously impairing quality of place and quality of life for local people.
Others have seen this reality before. HIGHWAY ACT 1980 Part VII Provision of Special Facilities for Highways states that “…112 Provision of picnic sites and public conveniences for users of trunk roads (1) The Minister may provide on land adjoining, or in the vicinity of, a trunk road that is not a special road a picnic site for motorists and others likely to use the road with space for parking vehicles and a means of access to and from a highway. An area of any such land as aforesaid in which there are, or are to be, provided such a picnic site, parking space and means of access as aforesaid is in this Act referred to as a “trunk road picnic area “.
“(2) The Minister may erect buildings and execute works on a trunk road picnic area for the purpose of providing all or any of the following:— (a) parking places for vehicles, (b) a means of access to or from the area from or to a highway, (c) public sanitary conveniences (including lavatories), and…”
“…(5) The Minister may provide public sanitary conveniences (including lavatories) in proper and convenient situations on or under land forming part of a trunk road that is not a special road, or adjoining, or in the vicinity of, such a road and may manage such conveniences…”