Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com)the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany has released the eighth episode of its television program ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ on Saturday, June 4, 2022 on KTN, Kenya, repeated on all Wednesday and also Sunday June 5 on NTV, Uganda, rebroadcast every Thursday. “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” also airs on GH One TV in Ghana, every Sunday at 2 p.m. The eighth episode of the TV show tackled the important topic of “sustainability is a shared responsibility”. Previous episodes have covered diabetes prevention, tackling infertility stigma, supporting girls’ education, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and coronavirus health awareness. The TV program received great reviews from viewers and social media followers.
‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ is a pan-African television show conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation to feature prominent fashion designers, singers and guests from various fields with the aim of raising awareness and creating a culture change across Africa. The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation expressed, “I am glad to present to you the eighth episode of ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’, with this episode, we aim to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental protection through our ‘Fashion and Art’ community. with Purpose”. I am very happy that this episode aired close to World Environment Day 2022 which is celebrated on June 5 every year. I have always believed that fashion and art can be used as powerful tools to address and raise awareness of pressing social and health issues in our beloved Africa and beyond. Fashion and art have a purpose beyond entertainment and beauty and we need to make the most of these platforms to champion the causes we work for every day. Merck Foundation works closely with media and art communities across Africa to address and raise awareness on sensitive social and health issues such as diabetes awareness, breaking the stigma of infertility, putting end child marriage, stop FGM, stop GBV, support girls’ education and women’s empowerment and many more. . Together we can be the voice of the voiceless and bring about positive change in our communities that will lead to culture change in Africa.
The show airs on:
– Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; reruns Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. (EAT)
– Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (EAT) on NTV Uganda; rebroadcasts Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. (EAT)
– Every Sunday at 2 p.m. on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; rebroadcasts Mondays at 1:30 p.m. (GMT)
Watch the promo of ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ here: https://bit.ly/3xA3kYH
“’Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ has received an overwhelming response from our viewers watching the show on TV. Our social media is also flooded with beautiful posts from our followers around the world. All this attention is very valuable and inspiring to do more and better. I’m sure future episodes will be well received as well,” added Dr Rasha Kelej
Globally, the textile and apparel sector is one of the largest segments of the economy, contributing nearly $2.4 trillion to manufacturing and employing nearly 300 million people worldwide. worldwide. Fashion is a big contributor to climate change. The fashion industry accounts for around 8-10% of global carbon emissions and nearly 20% of wastewater. This means that the fashion industry consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined.
Sustainable fashion is a term for clothes that are created and consumed in a way that can be, quite literally, sustainable, while protecting both the environment and those who produce the clothes. This is why reducing CO2 emissions, fighting overproduction, reducing pollution and waste, supporting biodiversity and ensuring that garment workers receive a fair wage and enjoy safe working conditions are all essential to the reach of sustainability.
“Sustainable fashion is a term used more and more these days, because we all become aware of the serious environmental impact of our clothes. I am so proud that the local fashion industry across Africa is exploring new sustainable solutions and tapping into more traditional ones, which will empower them financially and protect the environment,” said Senator, Dr. Rasha.
This episode featured Nana Kwabena Anoff, African artist in sustainable artwho exhibited his unique and remarkable works of art made of sustainable materials; Dr Sabrina Devi Ramamy Iranah, Director of the Institute of Fashion and Design, Mauritius and Jean Luc Emile, Editor-in-Chief, Defimedia Group, Mauritius. Young Mauritian fashion designers – Desire Cedric Vincent and Deena Appaddo are also featured, who showcased their recyclable fashion designs with messages about environmental sustainability during this episode.
Senator, Dr. Rasha further explained: “At Merck Foundation, we strongly believe that young people have many untapped capacities. We wish to unleash such capacities that would empower and enable them to lead the sustainable development and green environmental agenda for their countries and encourage others to lead sustainable lifestyles and adapt to the impact of change. climatic. “Sustainability is a shared responsibility”.
“I am very happy to present you all the episodes to come from the TV show ‘OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation’. So stay tuned and be prepared to be informed, stay healthy and be entertained!” Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.
Watch episode 1 here: https://bit.ly/3Q8UPw0
Watch episode 2 here: https://bit.ly/39gGAoi
Watch episode 3 here: https://bit.ly/3NzWdG6
Watch episode 4 here: https://bit.ly/3NZst5s
Watch episode 5 here: https://bit.ly/3MyEeif
Watch episode 6 here: https://bit.ly/3mp8t0t
Watch episode 7 here: https://bit.ly/3aFMHTh
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