Pears Foundation’s grants from 2011-2015 182 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Pears Foundation grants £2.5m to Anna Freud Centre Pears Foundation is to donate £2.5 million towards the development of a new centre of excellence in children’s mental health. It will be be situated on a site currently owned by the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross, central London.It will “bring together the best people and organisations in neuroscience, mental health and education” to work directly with children and their families. It will develop new treatments, interventions and approaches” informed by the most recent scientific discoveries” to deliver better mental health services on a local, national and international level.At full capacity the school will offer intensive, tailored psychological and educational support for up to 48 children aged between 5 and 14 who are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream school, and their families.At the heart of the centre of excellence is the Family School which is being specifically supported by Pears Foundation. It will be the first setting of its kind where mental health is completely integrated into children’s education and the entire family is supported.Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair of the Pears Foundation, said:“We are really excited and proud to be working with The Anna Freud Centre and having our family’s name associated with a ground-breaking facility like the centre of excellence and the school which will lie at its heart. This will really boost our ongoing commitment to developing understanding of the challenges children face today and how they can be supported.”Construction of the new school is due to start later this year with the aim of it opening its doors for the start of the new academic year in September 2018. The charity is continuing a fundraising campaign to make the rest of the centre of excellence a reality. Tagged with: Funding mental health 181 total views, 3 views today Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Pears Foundation is an independent British family foundation rooted in Jewish values. Led by the Pears family with the support of a full-time professional team, the Foundation invests around £15 million each year in a range of charitable organisations and causes. It focuses on understanding complex issues, engaging people in achieving social progress and promoting wellbeing. Howard Lake | 2 May 2016 | News
The member of the BH taekwondo club “Zlatni ljiljan” Ela Ćibo won 3rd place in the juniors category up to 59 kilos at the European club taekwondo championship 2014 held in Antalya, Turkey – reports Anadolu Agency.The championship is held between 21 – 29 November. Fighting for the second place, Ela lost from a rival from Spain.Zlatni ljiljan is the first club which brought B&H the golden medal in an Olympic sport. It was in 2009 when this club’s member Mirnesa Fetahović became European champion in the category up to 33 kilos. Besides that, the members of this club won one silver and, with Ela’s medal, four bronze medals.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)
Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player. The Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player.
Several commemoratives stamps were on Thursday unveiled in honour of the 100th Birth Anniversary of famous Guyanese composer Valarie Roadway.In a simple event held in the auditorium of the National Library, some who had personally known Roadway and others who had heard of her gathered to reflect on her life.Roadway had composed several National Songs, including “O Beautiful Guyana,” “Kanaïma,” “Hymn for Guyana’s Children,” “Arise, Guyana,” and “Guyana the Free”.She also put to music the famed Guyanese Independence poem by Martin Carter, “Let Freedom Awaken.”Roadway, who had also been a teacher, died in 1970. She was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) for her contributions to the country.Earlier this year, Government commissioned the Valerie Rodway House on Carmichael Street in Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The house was previously the home of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and had been an annex to the Governor’s House.Delivering remarks, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes noted that Guyana’s history is sprinkled with contributions from remarkable women, one of whom was Roadway.The Minister noted that the event is the celebration of the great strides that Roadway had made to the development of Guyana with respect to its identity.“She was a Guyanese who never got tired of the beauty of our country, a true lady to who everything was a thing of beauty. Every sound had a musical note; she wrote about it, she put music to it, and in the 1960s helped to bring about a period in Guyana’s history when national songs were sung by everyone and all the time,” Hughes reflected.The Minister further encouraged Guyanese to read a short biography on the life of Roadway written by Dr Vibert Cambridge and published. According to her, it would increase appreciation for the composer.“…to read a portion of the article, titled Women in History, and I quote: ‘Her music gave the words of our poets a special kind of majesty. She probably selected poems that encouraged and nurtured positive values, service to the nation, respect of our heritage, and the creation of a caring society’, end quote”, the Minister paraphrased.Speaking on behalf of the Rodway family, a niece of Roadway reflected on the life of her aunt. She revealed that event though Roadway died when she was just 12 years old, her memories of her aunt entail music.“I do remember going to her house for Christmas carols, and I remember visiting (an) event when she was in a choir; but from the time she was a small child, she used to make up music, I remember my uncle saying. And her music was really prolific during the last 10 years of her life; and as you can see, her music transcends time, it is as current now as it was back then,” the woman reflected.Over time, becoming one of Guyana’s most celebrated patriotic and classical music composers, Roadway’s work is widely known and valued for its qualities of diversity, national pride and commitment.
30 March 2015The Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan in the Tshwane suburb of Rosslyn is expected to radically transform the economy.“Established automotive companies are extremely important to our drive to radically transform our economy and foster increased participation by women, youth and black people,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said before the centre was launched on 25 March.The centre, the second in South Africa, is aimed at establishing and nurturing small- and medium-sized enterprises that can supply components to Nissan South Africa’s production line, while they receive training on meeting international standards for automotive parts and components.“We must view this initiative within the broader context of the need to re- industrialise our economy and increase local production on a grand scale,” Makhura said.Only 35% of the components and parts used to make vehicles in South Africa is produced locally; the balance is imported. Gauteng’s car makers spend nearly R8- billion a year on imports for automotive parts, components and accessories.Job creationThe automotive industry is one of the sectors earmarked by Gauteng government for inclusive growth and job creation. The first Automotive Incubation Centre was launched in 2011 at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s manufacturing plant in Silverton, also in Tshwane.The incubation centre was established by the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), itself a unit of the Gauteng department of economic development.Speaking at the launch, Makhura said the provincial government’s partnership with the automotive industry was moving from one level to another. “We are bound together on the hip. It started and it cannot end; it can only grow from strength to strength.”The industry had committed itself to working with the government towards the revitalisation of the township economy. “I want those township mechanics to be trained here; those are the people we want to service our government cars. The new generation of players in the automotive industry are going to come from the township. I always emphasise that black economic empowerment will be more sustainable when it is premised on entrepreneurs,” Makhura said.Mike Whitfield, the managing director of Nissan South Africa, said the launch of the Automotive Incubation Centre proved the true power of public-private partnerships. “The automotive industry is gearing to reach the target of 1.2 million vehicles per year by 2020 – critical to reaching the target is the development of the scarce skills at factory level and throughout the value chain and reliable local suppliers.”Government supportGauteng’s MEC for economic development, environment, agriculture and rural development, Lebogang Maile, said the initiative was part of the provincial government’s plans to support the automotive sector in the Northern Development Corridor anchored around Tshwane through the AIDC.“The 10-pillar programme of radical transformation, modernisation and re- industrialisation is about bringing the National Development Plan to life,” Maile said.According to the AIDC, broad-based black economic empowerment entrepreneurs at the centre are earmarked to supply components directly to the production line for the next generation one-ton pick-up, which will start production in early 2017. The facility at Nissan is intended to replicate the centre at Ford, and will include the lessons learned from the first incubation facility.One of the major lessons was for a pre-incubation process. This will involve the identification of 20 potential BEE entrepreneurs that will be pre-incubated for a 12- month period, after which a final choice and appointment will be made. The Nissan centre will also operate as a multi-incubation model incubator, namely, a mix of tier one component suppliers linked to the incubatees and original equipment manufacturers linked to the incubatees.Nissan’s engineers will support the incubation process by providing their technical expertise to the incubatees during the incubation process. Construction of the AIDC’s 10 000m² Automotive Incubation Centre (Nissan) is under way and scheduled for completion in June.SAinfo reporter
Johannesburg’s Sacred Heart College has a long history of opening its doors to the most vulnerable children. Under the apartheid regime it educated children of all colours. Today, as home to Three2Six, it offers refugee children the chance of an education they may otherwise be denied.Like their pupils, teachers at Three2Six were once refugees themselves. Their common history makes it easier to build trust and understanding between pupil and teacher. (Image: Three2Six)Sulaiman PhilipThe administrative office of Three2Six, a foundation school for refugee children, is up a steep flight of stairs. With its door wide open, you can hear the students of Sacred Heart College exuberantly head to waiting cars or to extra-murals.Esther Munonoka, co-ordinator of the school, is disturbed by a tentative knock and timid voice. The former teacher, and refugee from Rwanda, excuses herself and talks calmly and peacefully to the young girl, whose unease melts away. Munonoka speaks whisper soft but confidently as she explains the challenges and successes of the programme, which is now entering its tenth year.Named for the hours the school runs, Three2Six offers refugee children the opportunity to get an education. It is designed as a bridge for refugee children before they enter the South African education system. Students at Three2Six are tutored in three foundation courses – English, maths and life skills – up to Grade 6.Munonoka explains: “We want to prepare our children to enter government schools. We give them a grounding that allows them to integrate into schools in their own communities.”Classrooms buzz with languages from across Africa – smatterings of Shona, French and Swahili – until classes begin. Pupils who have been at the school longer encourage newer children to speak English only. The teachers, all of them refugees, are able to help pupils overcome language and cultural barriers.Munonoka describes her charges as friendly, responsible and hardworking. To casual observers other adjectives come to mind: resilient, wary and aware. For them South Africa, and Sacred Heart, represent something we take for granted. Normal and safe, a place where they are free to learn, released from the fear of roaming bands of armed men. It’s a place that allows them to be children again.Some of the students may be undocumented, but Munonoka will not say. Or care. Unless the students and their parents want them to know. When they are in the classroom, the teachers teach. However, Three2Six does offer help, where it can, to families to get their immigration status legalised.For many, Sacred Heart is a safe zone, but Three2Six staff are well aware of the fears that drive life outside its gate. Whenever there is violence directed at immigrant communities, Munonoka and her staff are upsettingly conscious of it. The classes are small, so when even one child stays away, it is painfully obvious.Violence, sadly, is nothing new to many of the children who attend Three2Six. “Speaking generally, our children and their parents are escaping war, genocide, and persecution. They are looking for something we take for granted, an opportunity to learn. Some have walked from the DRC or crossed from Zimbabwe. We take the trust they put in us, to look after their children, very seriously.”At Three2Six refugee children get the chance to be kids again. (Image: Three2Six)For immigrant children, Three2Six is the lodestar. They attend religiously and parents are involved despite their circumstances. Administrators lament that their success has made them a choice for South African parents eager for their children to benefit from the educational grounding.“We have had some scary experiences because we won’t take in South African citizens. Our argument is the government is required to provide for the citizens of this country. We see ourselves as a partner of the government to help with a problem – we have an overwhelming number of refugees – that has overwhelmed them.”Hunger is also commonplace among the 275 children that Three2Six educates, with 300 on their waiting list. As Munonoka points out: “You can’t learn if you’re hungry.” The school provides students with a meal a day and has, over the course of its existence, served more than 350,000 meals.Sacred Heart College supplies school uniforms to the children. Often the uniform is among the few items of clothing the child possesses. (Image: Three2Six)A history of caringGiving Three2Six a home fits in with Sacred Heart’s long history of social engagement. In 1976, in defiance of the apartheid government, the school opened its doors to all races. It has been a beacon whose identity is wrapped up in its social justice activism.Colin Northmore, head of Sacred Heart College, explains that Three2Six would not exist if not for the work done by Bishop Paul Verryn at Johannesburg’s Central Methodist Church in 2003. “He called me and asked for help with the children who had taken refuge in the church after the first wave of xenophobia. We tried to help, we tried to do some teacher training, we tried to help with some of their other initiatives but they all collapsed.”While he takes as gospel the morality of doing something, Northmore believes that the work of the Central Methodist Church failed because there was no long-term plan in place. “At the time one of our brothers (Sacred Heart is one of 403 Marist Brothers schools spanning the globe) from Brazil was passing through and spoke about a programme they were running. They had a fee-paying school in the morning and a fee-free school in the afternoon and an adult education programme in the evening.“One of the defining features of that school was they did not use the same staff. All of these ideas coalesced and led to us asking: where is the social injustice in Johannesburg. That’s where Three2Six was born.”Reaching outThe project helps documented and undocumented migrants who would otherwise struggle to gain access to education. Northmore stresses that the programme is not a school but a bridging programme. He believes South Africa’s future is best served by allowing migrants to integrate into society.“We are not best served if migrants lock themselves in their own enclaves, or if South Africans build walls around themselves. We do not benefit from one another if we lock ourselves away out of fear or a lack of understanding.”Building understandingIf there was criticism, Northmore explains, opinions were quickly changed as children began playing and talking to each other. Understanding grew as Three2Six children were made to feel welcome on the bucolic grounds of Sacred Heart. “Our afternoon children are encouraged to use the sports fields as well, to be normal kids, to laugh and play. To have a normal childhood.”Watch: Precieuse: a refugee’s story. An animated biographical story created by the children of the Three2Six school at Sacred Heart CollegeNorthmore believes the well-heeled students of Sacred Heart have benefitted as much as the refugee children they have welcomed into their world. Kindness and respect, he believes, triggers understanding and opens up the possibility of transformation on both sides.“My parents are very proud of this project. The mothers of my day school noticed that some of our students weren’t eating their meals; they were packing them up and taking them home. So they started a food parcel project that now feeds a hundred families every month.”Now in its tenth year, Three2Six has spread to two other campuses and has been nominated for a JFK Humanitarian Award. The programme, one of a handful across the globe, is being recognised for its work in solving a growing problem – migration and how to accommodate refugees in an urban setting.“It’s a significant intervention into this problem in the world. How do you accommodate people moving to cities? And Three2Six is one small part of the answer to that question.“You need to understand something about Sacred Heart. We are one of the most diverse communities you will find. We are trying to fulfil the dream of what South Africa could become. My children already engage with difference.”What Munonoka, Northmore and the children of Sacred Heart and Three2Six have created is a community committed to embracing and celebrating all that makes us different.
EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 24: General view of the Breslin Student Event Center as the Michigan State Spartans play against the Santa Clara Broncos on November 24, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Michigan State lost to Illinois Saturday night, but at least one Spartans fan may have been too distracted to notice. The below video, which has now gone viral, shows a MSU supporter somewhat infatuated with the female standing in front of him in the stands. He seemingly can’t believe his eyes when he looks at her backside.Discreet, he is not. The below video seems appropriate.
Approximately 60 engineering graduates, who are benefiting from skills upgrading in China, will be engaged in the expansion of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart bauxite refinery and development of the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St. Elizabeth, when they return to the island.The projects together represent investment of approximately US$6 billion by Chinese entity JISCO, generating approximately 60,000 jobs.The graduates, from the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (UTEC) and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) were sent to China in March on a one-year engineering course.Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, who is wrapping up a two-week visit to China, said the young people will have key positions at the bauxite company.The Minister, who was speaking in an interview with JIS News, said that training is part of the agreement signed with the Chinese firm in order to ensure exchange of skills and knowledge.“We intend to develop that process of continuation so that we can identify skills that are required and to train ahead of time, so that Jamaicans will be able to extend the skills that are necessary to all the changes in the mining industry,” he told JIS News.The Minister said that part of his visit to China is to examine areas of investment for Jamaicans in the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone.The project is pivotal to Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative, which is being spearheaded by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA). The graduates, from the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (UTEC) and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) were sent to China in March on a one-year engineering course. The projects together represent investment of approximately US$6 billion by Chinese entity JISCO, generating approximately 60,000 jobs. Approximately 60 engineering graduates, who are benefiting from skills upgrading in China, will be engaged in the expansion of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart bauxite refinery and development of the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St. Elizabeth, when they return to the island. Story Highlights
VANCOUVER – Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced it has entered a five-year agreement to supply pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis.The company said Monday that it will provide the pharmacy with four strains of dried marijuana flower in two different sizes and four cannabis oils. All 12 products will carry the Aphria brand name.The deal comes after many months of discussions and is subject to Health Canada approving the application of the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), to dispense medical marijuana. Loblaw applied for a licence in October 2016, but neither company can say if or when that application will be approved.If granted, Aphria (TSX:APH) said it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online. Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail.The agreement is expected to have a positive material impact on Aphria’s medical sales revenue, said Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld during a conference call with analysts shortly after the news was announced.“We have an opportunity to grow as Shoppers Drug Mart grows,” he said, adding Aphria’s committed to not entering discussions or making any business transactions with other national pharmacy banners in excess of a certain size.If the federal government changes the rules to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana in stores, Neufeld said, “the home run turns into a grand slam.”The company’s stock closed nearly two per cent higher on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. It gained 22 cents to $11.62.Aphria is one of several voices advocating for pharmacies to be permitted to distribute medical cannabis.Loblaw has previously said it believes pharmacists and pharmacies should play a role in medical marijuana distribution, and posted a job ad for a medical marijuana brand manager as Shoppers Drug Mart last month.“We have been very transparent in our view,” said Catherine Thomas, a spokeswoman, in an email.“As the federal and provincial governments finalize their respective cannabis frameworks, we remain optimistic that they will allow pharmacists in stores, in communities to apply their professional care to medical cannabis patients.”The Aphria deal is one of several recent agreements between marijuana producers and pharmacies.Maricann Group Inc. announced last month it entered into a letter of intent with Lovell Drugs Ltd. to be its primary and exclusive provider of medical cannabis. Lovell Drugs has a dozen pharmacies across Ontario.Earlier this year, CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. signed a letter of intent with member-owned co-operative PharmaChoice to be its exclusive medical cannabis distributor and to train its pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The deal is on hold until the first legislation change that allows pharmacies to distribute medical cannabis and will be completed within 60 days of that change.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,169.28, up 9.78 points).RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up nine cents, or 12.2 per cent, to 83 cents on 46.1 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 58 cents, or 4.54 per cent, to $12.19 on 36.4 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Metals. Down seven cents, or 21.9 per cent, to 25 cents on 7.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 54 cents, or 2.76 per cent, to $19 on 7.6 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 74 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $42.17 on 4.9 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Metals. Down three cents, or 3.95 per cent, to 73 cents on 4.67 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX:CHR). Down four cents, or 0.5 per cent, to $7.61. Chorus Aviation says it has signed a deal to perform heavy maintenance work for Latvia’s airBaltic. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. Under the deal, Jazz Technical Services will provide airframe maintenance for airBaltic’s 12 Q400 NextGen aircraft. The work will be done at its facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.