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FRESH FM TO PROMOTE SELF-CARE AND PROSTATE HEALTH

1500 who cares logo“1500 Who Cares” led by Owen Wynter, Founder FRESH FM, a new digital music station and well known local DJ. FRESH FM will play good music and encourage more African and Caribbean men to access their local GPs  for a PSA screening test. Owen Wynter said ” More and more of my friends are now experiencing health issues, we need to take self-care seriously and inform ourselves.

“Health Chat” supported by RAFFA on FRESH FM will feature men sharing their experiences and lessons learned about themselves and cultural attitudes towards healthier living. Listeners will be connected directly to health professionals and practitioners who can provide information, advice and support for self-care and reducing stress. Rudi Page, CEO, RAFFA, stated ” we are delighted that FRESH FM will help us to get the message across to African and Caribbean men, music is a powerful medium, DJs and entertainers  are important members of our Health & Wellbeing Team.

For more information: admin@raffa.org.uk

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUPPORTED BY RAFFA

Print“Women in Leadership”(WIL) was founded by Eula Clarke, “Woman of the Year” award winner 2007. The Barclays award recognises extraordinary women who have demonstrated examples of excellence in their field or women who are truly inspirational of all ages and occupations who simply made a difference.

“Women in Leadership” supported by RAFFA,  builds on the Women in leadership and Diversity Recommendations which has a broad focus on improving women’s leadership contribution in wider society.

Rudi Page, CEO, RAFFA, stated “we have chosen four priority areas for our relationship with WIL: Business, Health, International Development and Non-executive roles,  our approach will be to highlight women with a proven track record of achievement and are willing role models.  There will be a series of networking events, workshops and masterclasses for women who wish to develop their knowledge, skills  and networks within the four priority areas. Future plans include new awards for  Women in Leadership and the inaugural  Mary Seacole Health Entrepreneur Award 2015″.

The next event will take place on Wed 19th November at Lighter Life Harrow, 55 Peel Rd Harrow, Middx, HA3 7QT.

For more information, please contact Eula Clarke on womenlead@raffa.org.uk

Prostate Health Dialogue aligns with UN Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024

Prostate Health Dialogue aims to enable men to share experiences through fellowship and provide self-care peer support to access primary care and screening services.

Prostate Health Dialogue is a self-reliant approach to physical and spiritual health improvement supported by research and development.

Prostate Health “self-care” Dialogues provides opportunities for Assisted self-care management and education to encourage prevention and behaviour change.

Prostate Health Dialogue will launch the “Decade for Prostate Health” is aligned with United Nations Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024.

For more information: admin@raffa.org.uk

 

SOLAR ERA LAUNCH CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR AFRICA

Africa Growth and Energy Solutions Ltd/trading as Solar Era  is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of an Autumn crowd funding campaign to raise funds for a renewable energy rural electrification (RERE) programme in Africa.

Africa Growth and Energy Solutions Ltd/trading as Solar Era are developing solar, biomass and hydropower projects in Africa and have a rural electrification programme in Cameroon that will bring small scale hydropower to the South West region.

Sola Era work with local communities to bring electricity, followed by training and capacity building for  agricultural development, including solar dryers and humidity controlled storage for cocoa, local processing with entrepreneurship training as part of an International Labour Organisation (ILO) certified programme. Sola Era also work with governments and organisations such as  the UNDP.

If you would like more information:

RAFFA@solarera.eu

COGOP and RAFFA become members of the Council of Leaders



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