Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, launched the 11th episode of its TV show “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” at 2 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2022 on GH One TV, Ghana, repeated on Monday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. The rest of the 15 episodes will air on GH One TV Ghana every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and repeat every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The TV show is also broadcast on KTN, Kenya and NTV, Uganda, LNTV, Liberia, and is also posted on all of the Merck Foundation’s and KTN’s social media channels, NTV, GH One TV and LNTV.
The eleventh episode of “Our Africa from the Merck Foundation” raises awareness on a very important issue of “Supporting Girls’ Education”.
The episode talks about the importance of enabling girls’ access to education and how a lack of education is at the root of many of the underlying challenges girls face.
Previous episodes of the show have addressed the importance of early detection and prevention of diabetes, breaking the stigma of infertility, stopping child marriage, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM), awareness on the health of the coronavirus, stop gender violence, empowerment of women and Sustainability and recycled fashion respectively.
Viewers and social media followers in Africa and beyond have been sharing a great response to the TV show and the themes highlighted in each episode.
Watch the 11th episode promo here: https://bit.ly/3S6BaxT Watch the 11th episode here: https://bit.ly/3SbruSM ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ is a Pan-African TV show conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation, will feature African fashion designers, singers and leading experts from various domains with the aim of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa.
The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.
Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said, “We have been receiving excellent feedback from our fans and viewers of the Merck Foundation’s ‘Our Africa’ TV show.
I would like to thank you all for the immense love that you are showering us with and for recognizing our effort.
Through our TV show, we have been addressing different social and health issues through our ‘Fashion and Art with a Purpose’ Community, making it informative and entertaining at the same time”.
The show airs on the following TV channels: – Every Saturday at 5:30 pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; rebroadcast Wednesday at 6:30 am (EAT) – Every Saturday at 6 pm (GMT) on LNTV, Liberia; rebroadcast on Sunday at 4:30 pm (GMT) – Every Sunday at 6:30 pm (EAT) on NTV Uganda; broadcast Thursday at 4:00 pm (EAT) – Every Sunday at 2 pm on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; rebroadcast Monday at 1:30 p.m. Head of Glamor magazine from South Africa and popular singer Blaze from Mozambique.
Fashion designers Alberto from Mozambique and Anuja Bharti from Ghana, who is also the winner of the 2020 Merck Foundation Fashion Awards, showcased their designs displaying strong messages about “Yes to Girls’ Education” and “Girls, not girlfriends.”
“I firmly believe in girls’ education.
When girls are educated, their countries become more powerful, stronger and prosperous.
I realize that more support is needed as there are many brilliant girls who are struggling financially and socially to meet their educational needs.
Therefore, we started “Educating Linda”, a pan-African program that is adapted to each country to contribute to the future of these girls as part of the “More than a mother” campaign of the Merck Foundation”, explained Senator Kelej.
Through the ‘Educating Linda’ program, the Merck Foundation has been supporting the education of some of the underprivileged but bright girls by providing scholarships and grants that can cover school fees, school uniforms and other essentials, including notebooks, pens and mathematical tools, so they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams.
In addition to the “Educating Linda” program, the Merck Foundation has also announced the MARS Awards to appreciate and recognize ‘Best Female African Researchers’ and ‘Best Young African Researcher’.
The aim is to empower African women and young researchers, improve their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej further emphasized: “In partnership with African First Ladies, we have been building healthcare capacity through training healthcare providers in many medical specialties.
Of the total of 1,334 scholarships, more than 590 scholarships have been awarded to female doctors in critical and neglected specialties.
This is a great achievement for us.” In addition, the Merck Foundation has published many inspiring children’s storybooks and songs to support girls’ education.
Watch, share and subscribe to the Portuguese song “Tu Podes Sim”, which means “Yes, You Can” in English by Blaze and Tamyris Moiane, Mozambican singers in English here: https://bit.ly/3S9I714 2 Watch, share and subscribe to the song “ABC, 123” by Sean K from Namibia here: https://bit.ly/3Q3R225 3.
Watch, share and subscribe to the song “Girl Can” here, sung by two singers celebrities, Irene and Cwezi from Liberia and Ghana respectively: https://bit.ly/3zhRIKH 4.
Watch, share and subscribe to the song “Like Them” here, sung by Kenneth, a famous singer from Uganda: https:// bit.ly/3cRBgcg 5.
Watch, share and subscribe to the song “Take Me to School” here, sung by Wezi, an Afro-soul singer from Zambia, to support girls’ education: https://bit.ly /3BpADkw 6.
Read the Jackline Rescue Storybook here: https: //bit.ly/3BpMHlI 7.
Read the Educating Linda Storybook, here: https://bit.ly/3vt0sfX 8.
Read Ride Into The Future here : https://bit.ly/3cR6PTM “E I am very excited to bring you the next episode of ‘OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation ‘ TV Show. So stay tuned and get ready to get informed, stay healthy and be entertained!” concluded Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.
You can watch all previous episodes by checking the following links: Watch Episode 1 here: https://bit.ly/3Bs0kRF Watch Episode 2 here: https://bit.ly/3bdDyC6 Watch Episode 3 here: https:/ /bit.ly/3JiY412 Watch episode 4 here: https://bit.ly/3S6CbGd Watch episode 5 here: https://bit.ly/3SaRMEA Watch episode 6 here: https://bit.ly/ 3Sfjjof Watch episode 7 here: https://bit.ly/3bdDDpo Watch episode 8 here: https://bit.ly/3PXj2EQ Watch episode 9 here: https://bit.ly/3cRBX5m Watch episode 10 here: https://bit.ly/3BrU6RK