Winners Of Merck Foundation “Stay at Home” Media Awards 2020

The Merck Foundation has announced the winners of the “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 for Ghana and for Nigeria.

The theme of the awards was ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’ with the aim to separate facts from myths and misconceptions.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation stated:

“I am very proud of our winners from Ghana and Nigeria who helped to educate the communities about Covid-19 through their exceptional work by frequently covering this topic in their respective countries. I have always believed that Media can play a very important role in sensitizing people about sensitive issues such as Coronavirus global pandemic. Big congratulations to all the winners.

The valuable contribution from the winners in sensitizing their respective communities about Covid-19 has encouraged us to additionally reward them all to become Merck Foundation Alumni and provide them with one-year access to online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’. The MasterClass is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course in English that can be accessed anywhere with the Internet. This is to motivate passionate journalists to continue writing and advocating for social, economic and health issues across their countries.”

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Hamzat Bala Lawal, Benjamin John & Olabukunola Williams Emerge 2020 Malala Fund Education Champions

Hamzat Bala Lawal, Benjamin John and Olabukunola Williams emerge among 22 new advocates from six countries into the Education Champion Network 2020 Cohort by Malala Fund.

This is the the largest new cohort since the programme launched in 2017. The year 2020 also marks the Education Champion Network’s expansion into Ethiopia.

Malala Fund’s Education Champion Network invests in local leaders to accelerate progress towards girls’ secondary education around the world. These individuals best understand the needs of girls in their community, the barriers that keep them out of school and how to overcome these obstacles.

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Dr. Christopher Imumolen Receives World Greatness Award 2020

Dr. Christopher Imumolen has emerged one of the successful awardees of the prestigious World Greatness Award by the World Greatness University.

He was honoured under the “Creators of Greatness” category.

Dr. Christopher Imumolen joins other Humanitarian Icons who were shortlisted out of over 500 nominations.

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