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Imagine a newspaper section where a brand’s success can be measured by its good deeds, wouldn’t a brand want to do more good deeds? …And if a reader of the section can see how much good they create by reading the section, wouldn’t the reader read the section severally to create more good?

sdgSUPPORTERS is a people first section of Friday Nation and Standard offline newspapers. The section, being compiled by WPP-Scangroup Kenya, creates a direct economic link between consumers, brands, and social good deeds. Like a typical newspaper section, sdgSUPPORTERS informs readers and connect buyers and sellers. But what sets it apart is that each edition of the section informs about another village or school that has already received water, toilets and reusable sanitary towels. When scanned with phone cameras, adverts in the section play on the phone screens messages about schools / villages that will also receive water, toilets and towels –– click to see the brand, Nairobi Waldorf School, that is on photo above. 

To do good as a reader of the section:

– Click to Post a Cause tonominates a school or village for sdgSUPPORTERS Project. Title of your post shall be “sdgSUPPORTERS – (name of the school or village). At end of Post a Cause is a provision for you to widely share your post for transparency and accountability.

– On your phone, click GooglePlay or AppStore to install free PizzzAR to be able to see on your phone screen 7 video replies to your nomination when you scan with your phone camera adverts in sdgSUPPORTERS –– click to see how replies play on phone screens. 

– By sms or WhatsApp (+254704415723), claim what you nominated for, on the day when your 7th reply is conveyed, to make RaHa bring to the nominee what you nominated for.

– Soon after your nominee gets what you nominated for, you get a domestic rainwater harvesting tank/barrel/butt for your home. You get this once, even though you may nominate several schools/villages in separate posts.

sdgSUPPORTERS, Where Readers & Brands Do Good!

Imagine a newspaper section where a brand’s success can be measured by its good deeds, wouldn’t a brand want to do more good deeds? …And if a reader of the section can see how much good they create by reading the section, wouldn’t the reader read the section severally to create more good?

sdgSUPPORTERS is a people first section of Friday Nation and Standard offline newspapers. The section is being compiled by WPP-Scangroup Kenya. The section creates a direct economic link between consumers, brands, and social good deeds. Like a typical newspaper section, sdgSUPPORTERS informs readers and connect buyers and sellers. But what sets it apart is that each edition of the section informs about another village or school that has already received water, toilets and reusable sanitary towels. When adverts in it are scanned with phone cameras, messages play on the phone screens about schools / villages that will also receive the same –– click to see brand, Nairobi Waldorf School, which is on photo above. 

By discussing about a water-starved / toilet- less / sanitary-towel-less school or village on sms or WhatsApp (+254704415723), comment on this post, email (raha@raha.solutions), …; a reader nominates the school or village for sdgSUPPORTERS Project.

By clicking on GooglePlay or AppStore, the reader installs PizzzAR for free on their phone. Now the reader is able to see on their phone screen 7 video replies to their nomination when they scan with their phone camera adverts in sdgSUPPORTERS. 

By sending sms or WhatsApp (+254704415723) on the day when their 7th reply is conveyed to claim what they nominated for, the reader makes RaHa to bring to the nominee what the nominee was nominated for.

Soon after the nominee gets what they were nominated for, the reader gets a domestic rainwater harvesting tank/barrel/butt for their home

sdgSUPPORTERS, Where Readers & Brands Do Good!

Hello!

Do you know there is a child who has to interrupt her studies due to lack of sanitary towels? Or sacrifices precious learning time to carry water to school? Yet another is facing severe drought?

Change this today! 

Simply open this post on your phone and click GooglePlay or AppStore to install PizzzAR for free.

Sms / WhatsApp (+254704415723), comment on this post, email (raha@raha.solutions)…; about a water-starved / toilet-

less / sanitary-towel-less school / village to nominate them for sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! Project.

7 video replies to your nomination play on your phone screen when you point some adverts in sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! with your phone camera. sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! is a section of Friday Nation and Standard newspapers to be compiled by WPP-Scangroup Kenya when you nominate. 

On the day you watch your 7th reply, sms / WhatsApp (+254704415723) to claim what you nominated for and your nominee gets what you nominated for.

Soon after your nominee gets what you nominated for, you get a domestic rainwater harvesting tank/barrel/butt for your home.  

So what are you waiting for? Install PizzzAR for free, nominate and spread joy with your phone today.

Hello!

People are water starved and schools don’t have toilets. As a result girls have to drop out of school as soon as they start menstruating. This is so unfair. Lack of toilets, water, sanitary towels, and just being born a girl, are enough to keep families locked in poverty for generations.

“Now it is time for us to lead the way”

For free, install PizzzAR on your phone by clicking GooglePlay

If your phone is iPhone, install PizzzAR by clicking AppStore .

Sms / WhatsApp (+254704415723), comment on this post, email (raha@raha.solutions)…; about a water-starved / toilet- less / sanitary-towel-less school / village to nominate them for sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! Project.

7 video replies to your nomination will play on your phone screen when you scan with your phone camera some adverts in sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! sdgSUPPORTERS WasteNoAds! is a section of Friday Nation and Standard newspapers that WPP-Scangroup Kenya will start compiling when you nominate. 

On the day you watch your 7th reply, sms / WhatsApp (+254704415723) to claim what you nominated for and your nominee gets what you nominated for.

Soon after your nominee gets what you nominated for, you get a domestic rainwater harvesting tank/barrel/butt for your home.  

So what are you waiting for? Install PizzzAR for free, nominate and spread joy with your phone today.

Menstruation, a natural process in all healthy woman, keeps girls away from school.

You can now stop this, barter your adverts for girls’ time in school, see details

What is companies could get rain water purification facilities, each of the size of a small domestic fridge, for advertising?

They Could!

Consequently, many in the low income settlements would get plenty of low cost municipal water, especially during rainy season. See how and what the facility is.

What if a village could get rainwater harvesting system for every 7 adverts published in local leading dailies?

They could!

Many villages and schools in the villages, currently water-starving, could have close clean water systems, see how.

We couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you — just moments ago, Elmouhib Imane joined us.
She said ” I am Imane, I came from Morocco to work with RaHa Solution. I always had interest in water preservation. For me, coming to Kenya is a great opportunity to know more about the issues that people are facing when it comes to getting clean water, sanitation and hygiene services. I have come to work in order to improve their living standard.
I can’t wait to leave an impact in Kenya.”

We have just had a chat with parent and children at Gatina Primary School, Gatina Ward, Nairobi.

Just before talking with the parents, we distributed pieces of Safepad to the girls and asked them to feel it. As they were at it we said that ‘in her lifetime, an average woman uses 11,000 tampons, pads and panty liners that make up 200,000 tonnes of waste a year. If the waste does not clog storm water drains, it ends up in the ocean where it stays for 500 years while decomposing’. We then asked them whether they would use reusable Safepad. They said YES in unison. Being light, luxurious and stretchy; we were not surprised by a question – does it leak.

Another question was – will it not smell. This question was brought about by our instruction that soap is not needed in washing Safepad. Smell indicates presence of bacteria, fungi and the like. Safepad is designed with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology based on a treatment that leaves a positively charged layer on the fabric. This layer attracts and kills the negatively charged microbes, like bacteria and fungi. The treatment does not contain any harmful chemicals.

Turning to parents, we quickly pointed out that switching from single use plastic isn’t as easy as we think, it often means thinking a bit more about what we buy. We asked them to think about the lots of money they would spend in 4 years on the huge amount of disposable plastic jettisoned into the environment. Why do we, without thinking, pick tampons from  supermarket, put them into our handbag and dump related plastic wrapper into the bin?

It was difficult for the parents to accept fact that tampons and sanitary items are found in rivers, lakes and ocean. Besides the plastic wrappers an individual pad can contain up to four plastic bags’ worth of plastic.

They allowed us to distribute Safepad to the kids.

REPORT BY ANITA LUKORITO

Kyuasini Primary Boarding School is officially opened today. This initiative is as a result of joint efforts between several associations including  Action Aid and Raha Solutions. The boarding school  is now expected to admit more than 200 boys and girls according to the headteacher Mr Kennedy Kitilu.

Spearheading the launch; Raha supplied water and they will continue refilling with water the water tanks in the school. They will also build Sani Solar toilets and distribute reusable safepad to the girls. 

“We appeal to Safaricom PLC to support in-kind. Branding our water tanks with their good name will enable us and many others who are like us to get water, toilets and safepad from RaHa. We are admitting 200 students but we expect more by end of this year”, Mr Kitilu said. The headteacher hopes for further expansion as the community has responded positively to the idea.

As compared to the past, education is now seen as a vital tool among the people. Kyuasini, located in Makueni county, has had poor attendance of students. The surrounding community was so immersed in cultural practices that devalued education.

However, with the determination of the school head and several associations, the boarding school has changed the negative concept. Girls were the overly affected gender with the number of early pregnancies and sexual assault cases on the rise.

“The local community is responding so well to this idea in contrast to what was there before.  Parents have now opted to taking their girls to school instead of early marriages. The  negative traditions are slowly fading away. “, Mr Kitulu added.

The school will need more amenities as more students get admitted. Items like mattresses and beds will be needed to help accommodate more students. 

According to the headteacher, students are to be admitted every week and the facilities may not be substantial enough to meet up the demand. Regarding this, the appeal for any assistance to help continues, the course will be of importance.

As much as girls will benefit most from the boarding facility, boys will also be at a better fit.   Being a part of the program will not only impact on the school but also on the wider community.