Preservation resources – Preserve The Nati http://preservethenati.org/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:48:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://preservethenati.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/nati.png Preservation resources – Preserve The Nati http://preservethenati.org/ 32 32 Watch: No additional resources for children orphaned by Covid https://preservethenati.org/watch-no-additional-resources-for-children-orphaned-by-covid/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/watch-no-additional-resources-for-children-orphaned-by-covid/ Through Sarah Varney and Jason Kane, PBS NewsHour December 1, 2021 Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News and Jason Kane, PBS NewsHour The number of deaths in the United States from covid-19 has exceeded 778,000. Tens of thousands of children, some of whom are orphans, are left behind after the death of their parents or a […]]]>


The number of deaths in the United States from covid-19 has exceeded 778,000. Tens of thousands of children, some of whom are orphans, are left behind after the death of their parents or a grandparent who cared for them. In this report, co-produced with PBS NewsHour, KHN correspondent Sarah Varney examines the risks these grieving children face to their well-being, both short and long term. No concerted government effort exists to help the 140,000 or so children who have lost a parent, or even to identify them.

Betty Hamilton of Eastman, Ga., Welcomed her five grandsons, aged 4 to 10, after their father died suddenly from covid in August. They had already lost their mother in a car accident years ago. Without government financial assistance, except food stamps and Medicaid, she struggles to provide the essentials: feed and clothe them as they grow.

But for these children and countless others, unmet emotional needs seem the greatest risk. Stressful events can be “biologically ingrained,” says one expert, and their unresolved grief and depression can haunt them throughout their lives, leaving them economically disadvantaged.


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Senator DeCoite releases resources for Maui residents facing deer impacts https://preservethenati.org/senator-decoite-releases-resources-for-maui-residents-facing-deer-impacts/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 18:47:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/senator-decoite-releases-resources-for-maui-residents-facing-deer-impacts/ November 28, 2021, 8:47 a.m. HST PC: Hawai’i DLNR In collaboration with state and county agencies, Senator Lynn DeCoite (District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka’i, Lāna’i and Kaho’olawe) strives to provide the public with information and Resources on who to contact for axis deer issues. See below for questions relating to: Live […]]]>

November 28, 2021, 8:47 a.m. HST

PC: Hawai’i DLNR

In collaboration with state and county agencies, Senator Lynn DeCoite (District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka’i, Lāna’i and Kaho’olawe) strives to provide the public with information and Resources on who to contact for axis deer issues.

See below for questions relating to:

Live deer injured – Deer which have been injured, for example by collisions with vehicles, and which are still alive, pose a threat to public safety. If you encounter a live injured deer, stay away from the animal. Call immediately:

  • During regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., call the Maui branch of the Forestry and Wildlife Division at 808-984-8100
  • After hours and on weekends, call the Conservation and Resource Enforcement Division at 808-873-3990 or the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400. DOFAW will immediately dispatch a qualified specialist to secure and safely capture the animal.

Dead deerThe proper disposal of dead deer and carcasses is the responsibility of the landowner. Carcasses must be buried or removed. If burial or removal is not possible, carcasses can be covered with lime, available at local garden centers and hardware stores. If a deer carcass needs to be disposed of, contact:

  • Private lands: Contact the owner.
  • Government Property: Contact the responsible government agency that manages the property in question.
  • National Highways: Contact the Department of Transportation, Highways Division at 808-270-7466.
  • County Roads: Contact the Department of Public Works at 808-270-7869.

Pest deer – The deer is a wild animal which is both a resource and a potential pest. For problems with deer on:

  • Private Land: Landowners are responsible for any deer found on their land. State wildlife laws do not limit the seasons, days, or number of deer that may be harvested on private land when in compliance with applicable hunting regulations and state gun laws. fire. In cases where harvest is not possible, property owners may wish to employ professional wildlife control contractors or fence their property to keep deer out.
  • Government land: The management agency is responsible for deer on government land. Government land managers who need assistance can contact DOFAW for technical assistance or interagency advice.
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“I would like to thank the Governor again for his support in granting my request to issue an Emergency Proclamation to help Maui County deal with the drought and its effects on the deer population,” said the Senator DeCoite. “I hope these resources and information will be of benefit to the public as we continue to work to find a more permanent solution in the future.”

Senator Lynn DeCoite


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Odisha Water Resources Department and UNICEF team up for better water management – The New Indian Express https://preservethenati.org/odisha-water-resources-department-and-unicef-team-up-for-better-water-management-the-new-indian-express/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 04:31:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/odisha-water-resources-department-and-unicef-team-up-for-better-water-management-the-new-indian-express/ Through Express news service BHUBANEWAR: The Department of Water Resources (DoWR) and UNICEF on Wednesday signed a Letter of Understanding (LoA) to collaborate on the department’s communication and policy initiatives. The effort aims to engage with the community on sustainable water management, prudent water use, equity in water distribution, water conservation, women in as the […]]]>

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BHUBANEWAR: The Department of Water Resources (DoWR) and UNICEF on Wednesday signed a Letter of Understanding (LoA) to collaborate on the department’s communication and policy initiatives. The effort aims to engage with the community on sustainable water management, prudent water use, equity in water distribution, water conservation, women in as the main stakeholders in water governance and participatory irrigation management.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary of Water Resources, Anu Garg, said that the department, for the first time since its inception, is unleashing its soft power through increased community engagement in water governance. , water conservation and keeping water clean.

Launching a “Youth4Water” website for this purpose, Garg said that the overhaul of the state’s water policy, the development of the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) as a center of excellence, the “Youth4Water” and “Mo Nadi” campaigns are the key elements of the collaboration with UNICEF.

Signing the letter of agreement, UNICEF Field Officer Monika Nielsen said: “Large-scale urbanization, changing cultural patterns and industrial growth have forced us to think more strategically about water and communication and working to achieve the SDGs. As the challenges continue to evolve in different sectors, there is a greater emphasis on communication to address a few of these challenges. “


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DCR needs funding to preserve our invaluable conservation resources – Lowell Sun https://preservethenati.org/dcr-needs-funding-to-preserve-our-invaluable-conservation-resources-lowell-sun/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:04:44 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/dcr-needs-funding-to-preserve-our-invaluable-conservation-resources-lowell-sun/ DCR needs funding to preserve our invaluable conservation resources We are writing to address the lack of adequate budget support in recent years for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, which has created a crisis situation in one of the Commonwealth’s most precious resources: our state parks, our trails, forests and conservation lands. As a […]]]>

DCR needs funding to preserve our invaluable conservation resources

We are writing to address the lack of adequate budget support in recent years for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, which has created a crisis situation in one of the Commonwealth’s most precious resources: our state parks, our trails, forests and conservation lands.

As a group of volunteers founded to support DCR, Friends of the Nashua River Rail Trail are painfully aware of this reality as it impacts the citizens who use the trail. From trail surface conditions to lack of routine maintenance, NRRT serves as the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” to the general lack of budget support for DCR as it impacts all of the agency’s resources. Understanding this basic reality, we were extremely dismayed to see Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to spend $ 100 million in federal ARPA relief money for DCR drastically reduced. Much of that funding would have gone to address deferred maintenance and infrastructure support for resources that are essential to the quality of life here in the Commonwealth.

As the state seeks to position itself as a destination for innovative businesses and employment opportunities, it cannot lose sight of the importance that our recreational resources play in this equation. Here in the Nashoba Valley, we are keenly aware of the importance of the NRRT as well as other DCR parks and forests to the quality of life in the region. And they’re a critical part of why businesses choose to locate here. Failure to adequately support DCR is short-sighted when viewed in the larger context of the role its resources play in the overall vitality of our cities in the region.

It is embarrassing that Massachusetts ranks last out of the 50 states for the amount spent on our parks and recreational assets. We respectfully request that you encourage the Senate / House conference committee members to review the allocation of ARPA relief funds and provide DCR with the funding it needs to preserve our invaluable conservation resources.

Friends of the NRRT
Irv Rockwood and Marion Stoddard of Ayer
Pepperell’s Sue Edwards, Gerald Couper, Robert Cataldo and Bill Watson
Nick Miller, Peter Cunningham, Duane Cromwell and Rick Muehlke of Groton
The authors of the letter serve on the Ayer Select board, the Groton Select board, the Pepperell Select board and the Dunstable board of Selectmen.


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North County Town Hall Focuses on Government Resources | Local News https://preservethenati.org/north-county-town-hall-focuses-on-government-resources-local-news/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/north-county-town-hall-focuses-on-government-resources-local-news/ From policing to public works, a theme began to emerge Wednesday night at a North County town hall: personnel and funding are major issues when it comes to getting things done. Councilor Shalonda Webb, District 4, began the evening by emphasizing the need for collaboration between the various departments in St. Louis County. District 4 […]]]>

From policing to public works, a theme began to emerge Wednesday night at a North County town hall: personnel and funding are major issues when it comes to getting things done.

Councilor Shalonda Webb, District 4, began the evening by emphasizing the need for collaboration between the various departments in St. Louis County. District 4 encompasses Florissant north to Pelican Island and east to the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

In her introduction, she indicated that she is in partnership with the police department and that she believes the community can see a major transformation in public safety by working together.

“We must take ownership of our affairs and we must work together, in collaboration, to find a solution,” she said, stressing that the burden was not only on law enforcement.

Police service issues were the focus of the presentation portion of the two-hour event, while questions submitted focused more on traffic issues, abandoned buildings and other issues.

Captain Tim Cunningham, Commander of the North County Precinct, gave a presentation on the latest crime statistics, the precinct’s plan to move from 10-hour officer shifts to 12-hour shifts and what police are doing to tackle violent crime and the widespread use of firearms.

Acting Police Chief Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory took over in August when Mary Barton has resigned after 16 months of controversy and conflict. He spoke briefly at the town hall event and answered a few questions later that night.

“I have a lot of personal interests in North County. I have lived in North County since 1974, ”said Gregory. “… I hear gunshots at night. It concerns me as much as you.

Cunningham said the two most common concerns he has heard from the community are speed and the lack of police presence in the housing estates, something he hopes to curb with longer shifts that would give officers longer. time to be present in otherwise neglected areas.

Other concerns included unlicensed vehicles, commercial vehicles in neighborhoods, illegal parking, abandoned vehicles, and unlicensed businesses in restricted areas.

Throughout the presentation, the Captain made it clear that these law enforcement issues are a daunting task to resolve with the resources they currently have.

“Staffing, recruiting and retention is a deep conversation right now,” Cunningham said.

Carl Becker, head of the St. Louis County human resources division, spoke of the government’s efforts to fill all 75 vacant officer positions in the department, a number expected to rise to around 100 by the start of the year. next due to factors such as expected retirements. The St. Louis County Police Department funded 972 sworn officer positions.

“So as you can see from these numbers, we have quite a challenge ahead of us when it comes to recruiting,” Becker said.

He said that before recruiting, the department should focus on retaining the officers it has.

“One way to do this is through compensation, and I’m very happy to say that we’ve had great support from City Councilor Webb and the rest of County Council when it comes to compensation,” said Becker.

He said the department should also continue to treat its employees well and mentioned the new agent welfare unit created by the agency to help them cope with workplace trauma.

“Like I said, it’s a great police service,” Becker said. “… They’re not just great officers. They are great people and I am proud to be able to work with them and represent the police service.


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PM Narendra Modi in UP https://preservethenati.org/pm-narendra-modi-in-up/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:17:08 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/pm-narendra-modi-in-up/ Prime Minister Modi was speaking in UP’s Mahoba while inaugurating a multitude of projects. Mahoba (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused previous state and central governments of devastating the Bundelkhand region by ceding its resources and forests to mafia elements who “plundered” them. “The governments that were there in Delhi and in UP […]]]>

Prime Minister Modi was speaking in UP’s Mahoba while inaugurating a multitude of projects.

Mahoba (UP):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused previous state and central governments of devastating the Bundelkhand region by ceding its resources and forests to mafia elements who “plundered” them.

“The governments that were there in Delhi and in UP spared no effort to devastate this region in turn,” Prime Minister said in Mahoba as he inaugurated a series of projects aimed at ending the water scarcity in the arid Bundelkhand region.

“It is not withheld from anyone that the jungles and the resources were handed over to the Mafia. The way these people behaved with Bundelkhand will not be forgotten by the people here,” he said.

“Much has been said and done in the name of”nalkoop“And hand pumps, but previous governments had not indicated how water could be made available in the absence of groundwater,” said the Prime Minister.

“Now when the bulldozer is used against the (elemental) mafia, some people are screaming for joy. But whatever they try to do, the development of the UP and the Bundelkhand will not stop, ”said the Prime Minister.

“The question is how this area, which was an example of water conservation in the past, has turned into a center of exodus and water-related problems,” the prime minister said.

“Why weren’t people ready to marry their daughters here and girls here wish they were married in areas where there is water? ” He asked.

Attack the “pariwarwadis“(Dynastic) governments, he said, have thirsted most villages in the UP for decades, but the government of“ ”karma-yogis“In two years, he gave tap water to 30 lakhs,” said Prime Minister Modi, praising the work of the government of Yogi Adityanath in the parched region.

“The governments of”pariwarwadis“Kept children and girls without clean drinking water, but the twin-engine government created separate toilets in schools,” he said.

They made announcements on behalf of the farmers but not a paisa used to reach them, he said.

“In the name of the ponds ribbons were cut but the ‘commission’ was taken in the embankment digging works and there was corruption in the drought relief works,” the prime minister said. Modi.

“Those in the government pillaged the Bundelkhand and benefited their families without caring for yours by crying for every drop of water,” he said, citing the example of the Arjun Sahayak project, which he launched today. hui, as an example of their work culture.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and is posted from a syndicated feed.)


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Natural Delights Launches New Business Resources on Its Website https://preservethenati.org/natural-delights-launches-new-business-resources-on-its-website/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:40:22 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/natural-delights-launches-new-business-resources-on-its-website/ YUMA, AZ – Natural delights® continues to lead the charge for the growth of the Medjool date category with its new Commercial resources page, which provides easy access to category information and an extensive library of marketing tools and resources for retailers. Over the past year, Natural Delights has grown by almost 10% in its […]]]>

YUMA, AZ Natural delights® continues to lead the charge for the growth of the Medjool date category with its new Commercial resources page, which provides easy access to category information and an extensive library of marketing tools and resources for retailers.

Over the past year, Natural Delights has grown by almost 10% in its distribution – the largest in the category – and increased its weekly sales per store by 21%. It is because of the brand’s commitment to retail marketing programs that it is also transforming the product 24% faster than the next leading brand.

Retailers interested in increasing the sales and visibility of their Medjool Date program may find these tools useful on the new Business Resources page:

Category overview – with downloadable buyer profiles and category data

Certifications – with certified information on partners and sustainability practices

Images and logos – with high resolution downloadable files for easy access and use

Retail play books – with downloadable resources aligned with the brand’s marketing activations throughout the year

Point of sale – downloadable point of sale material and ordering information

Sales sheets – with important details and specifications of the product and the sender

Commercial contacts – with photos, contact information and regions to easily connect with the right member of the sales team

“No one in the Medjool date category provides the level of retail information and tools that we are,” said David Baxter, Director of Marketing for Natural Delights. “We are committed to working with retailer marketing departments to increase consumption of Medjool dates and believe this new resource page will provide timely and relevant information to do so even more effectively. “

Natural Delights invests in a strong marketing program every year to engage and educate buyers and incentivize to buy. Now, with their website’s Trade Resources page, retailers have instant access to this information.

“We expect this part of our website to continue to grow as retailers share what is useful and what they would like to see more of in the future,” Baxter added.

For more information on natural delicacies, visit natural pleasures.com or contact Neil Merritt at neil.merritt@bvdg.com or (949) 226-9971.

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Natural delights® Medjool Dates, the leading brand of Medjool dates in the country, is a naturally sweet whole fresh fruit grown in the Bard Valley at the intersection of Arizona, California and Mexico, where its very specific growing conditions are met. Water conservation, sustainable energy and connection with their community are the pillars of their organization. Bard Valley date growers are the industry leaders in agriculture and best harvesting practices. Each farm goes through the same rigorous certification process to ensure that every Medjool Natural Delights date is cultivated to exacting standards. For more information on the natural delights of the Bard Valley, please visit natural pleasures.com.


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Develop policies to prevent the exploitation of natural resources – WSO Dir Paolo Bray in government https://preservethenati.org/develop-policies-to-prevent-the-exploitation-of-natural-resources-wso-dir-paolo-bray-in-government/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:31:13 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/develop-policies-to-prevent-the-exploitation-of-natural-resources-wso-dir-paolo-bray-in-government/ According to the World Bank’s Country Environmental Analysis (CEA), environmental degradation costs Ghana $ 6.3 billion per year, or nearly 11% of Ghana’s GDP in 2017. Poor land management further leads to land degradation, costing over US $ 500 million per year and leading to deforestation costing Ghana US $ 400 million per year. “The […]]]>

According to the World Bank’s Country Environmental Analysis (CEA), environmental degradation costs Ghana $ 6.3 billion per year, or nearly 11% of Ghana’s GDP in 2017. Poor land management further leads to land degradation, costing over US $ 500 million per year and leading to deforestation costing Ghana US $ 400 million per year.

“The government should set limits on the exploitation of natural resources while motivating and supporting local and foreign businesses in the transition to sustainable operations to preserve the country’s natural resources,” said the founder and director of the World Sustainability Organization, Paolo Bray.

Over the past 30 years, an increase in the price and production of cocoa, gold and oil has helped transform Ghana: real GDP growth has quadrupled, extreme poverty has halved and, in 2011, Ghana upgraded to lower middle income country status.

However, despite the economic successes recorded, five million hectares of forest were lost between 2001 and 2015. Over the past decade, artisanal gold mining has aggravated degradation; as streams and rivers were dug to find gold.

A world leader in sustainable certification programs, Paolo Bray added that “the efforts of the Government of Ghana to crack down on illegal mining are commendable, and the ban on illegal mining operations has yielded results. However, the government should also proactively promote major conservation initiatives, develop policies to prevent degradation, expand protected areas and integrate them with the needs of communities.

He called for urgent action to prevent the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on vulnerable people in Ghana.

The World Sustainability Organization is a global organization whose primary goal is the conservation of ecosystems, aiming to protect critical habitats and globally threatened species through sustainability certifications – Friend of the sea and Friend of the Earth and related conservation and outreach projects, is headquartered in Italy.


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UNESCO mobilizes support, partnerships and resources for Lebanon’s five-year education plan https://preservethenati.org/unesco-mobilizes-support-partnerships-and-resources-for-lebanons-five-year-education-plan/ https://preservethenati.org/unesco-mobilizes-support-partnerships-and-resources-for-lebanons-five-year-education-plan/#respond Wed, 10 Nov 2021 14:41:12 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/unesco-mobilizes-support-partnerships-and-resources-for-lebanons-five-year-education-plan/ UNESCO education officials and Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Abbas Halabi today held a meeting with high-level representatives of UNESCO Member States at headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the General Conference. The meeting aimed to mobilize international partnerships and resources, as well as technical and […]]]>

UNESCO education officials and Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Abbas Halabi today held a meeting with high-level representatives of UNESCO Member States at headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the General Conference. The meeting aimed to mobilize international partnerships and resources, as well as technical and institutional support for the achievement of the Five-Year General Education Plan for Lebanon (5YP), and as an integral part of the flagship initiative of the ‘UNESCO Li Beirut. A letter of intent was signed at the end of the event by UNESCO and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, to confirm UNESCO’s additional support to 5YP, through expertise in ‘technical assistance and specialized support for the effective implementation of several key components of 5YP. .

The 5YP was developed by the Ministry of Education with the specialized expertise of the UNESCO Beirut Office and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning. It was launched by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Lebanon in August 2021, during the visit of UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini. This is the first nationwide education sector plan for Lebanon and will support a more resilient education system through coordinated action around strategic goals and critical reforms. The plan focuses on the public sector while seeking synergies with the private school sector, on opportunities to improve access and learning outcomes, and on providing a framework for public-private initiatives that bring innovation to the delivery of educational services. In the signed letter of intent, UNESCO pledged to provide additional specialist support to the 5YP, through technical assistance aimed at ensuring high quality coordination, aid harmonization, reporting progress, monitoring and evaluation. He also indicated that UNESCO has made basic resources available to respond to the tasks at hand and has started the recruitment of experts in full coordination with the Ministry and will continue to extend its support.

In his speech, Minister Abbas Halabi said “with 5YP we are moving from a crisis response mode to medium and long term interventions”. He cited the pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis and the explosions in the port of Beirut as an ongoing crisis that has affected the education sector in Lebanon, thanking UNESCO for its role in rehabilitating more than 100 schools under Li Beirut. He explained: “Our 5YP is the bearer of an inclusive global approach, the preservation of the quality of education in the public and private sectors but also the sustainability of current economic models, while remaining aware of the evolutions for the preservation of quality multilingualism. . This plan will offer equal opportunities to all children residing in Lebanese territory to access a quality education, and will take full account of marginalized or vulnerable populations, migrant students or students in need.

“We are in the process of developing a similar plan for higher education with the support of UNESCO,” he added, “but I am well aware that the action of the ministry is largely dependent on the technical implication. and financial support of all donors and that their support to the school sector is essential and decisive in the process of national reconstruction. The preservation and development of our national education system, as well as the future of all our children, are my top priorities, hence the importance of UNESCO’s coordinating role ”.

Addressing the participants, UNESCO ADG for Education Stefania Giannini recalled that “there is a real risk of a learning disaster in Lebanon; vulnerable children and young people may never return to school ”. “As an international community, we cannot let this happen,” she said. We urgently need to work together to get the Lebanese education system back on track by protecting and increasing funding for the sector. The country needs a medium and long term strategy that prioritizes education as a driver of sustainable development. With the 5YP, we have a well-designed, realistic and comprehensive strategy to meet the needs of children and youth in Lebanon. The presence of an inclusive, sector-wide education response plan led and owned by the government and endorsed by all key partners is the only solution to effectively address the complexity of the current crisis.

Special guest of the event, Nasser Faqih representing Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, stressed that “Lebanon needs the world’s attention”. “It is a country that hosts the highest number of refugees per capita and invests in the education of both refugees and marginalized children, while facing multiple crises on its own,” he said. declared. This 5YP provides a roadmap and an incentive to the international community to concretely help children and young people on the soils of Lebanon to access quality lifelong education, which is a fundamental requirement for Lebanon to remain strong, to rebuild its to come up. This is an opportunity to show international solidarity. If not now when? ”

In her remarks, Costanza Farina, Director of the UNESCO Beirut Office, described the 5YP as “the first concrete achievement of Li Beirut’s new strategic approach,” which was presented on October 29 at a meeting of information at UNESCO Headquarters, and where the actual results of the initiative have been reported and its vision for the future. Farina said that “UNESCO has been privileged to have supported the development of 5YP”.

The session included a presentation of the plan by Fadi Yarak, Director General of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and remarks from representatives of member states.

Lebanon has reacted to major shocks, notably the Syrian crisis, which brought more than 1.2 million Syrians displaced into the country between 2011 and 2015. This was followed by socio-economic instability from 2019, coupled with the COVID 19 pandemic. The devastating impact of the explosions at the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 added an additional negative dimension to the very precarious situation. As a result, the level of poverty and the degree of vulnerability of Lebanese, displaced and refugee communities have increased. A growing proportion of children living in Lebanon are at risk of losing or never realizing their right to access quality education.

Li Beirut is a flagship international initiative launched from Beirut by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, in the aftermath of the explosions, on August 27, 2020, to support the rehabilitation of schools, historic heritage buildings, museums, galleries and the creative industry, all of which suffered significant damage in the deadly explosions.


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Pa Department of Health: Mental Health Resources Available Online for Students | Education https://preservethenati.org/pa-department-of-health-mental-health-resources-available-online-for-students-education/ https://preservethenati.org/pa-department-of-health-mental-health-resources-available-online-for-students-education/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/pa-department-of-health-mental-health-resources-available-online-for-students-education/ Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student suicide rates have skyrocketed – likely due to the massive lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic. According to NBC News, emergency room visits increased by 22.3% for potential suicides in children between 12 and 17 years of age in the summer of 2020 […]]]>

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student suicide rates have skyrocketed – likely due to the massive lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic.

According to NBC News, emergency room visits increased by 22.3% for potential suicides in children between 12 and 17 years of age in the summer of 2020 compared to 2019, according to results published in the CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”.

To support the mental and emotional health and well-being of students and educators across the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has said it wants to reiterate the availability of online resources now that the season holidays are approaching, when many people may find themselves in a more fragile state of mind.

“The Wolf administration is committed to preserving and promoting the health of the whole student, which includes mental health, behavioral health and emotional health as well as physical health,” the secretary told Education, Dr. Noe Ortega.

According to a press release from the ministry, PDE offers a set of resources and materials on its website on topics that include Mental Health, socio-emotional well-being, self-care, mourning and loss, equity and inclusion, dealing with the emotions of your youth when you are stressed, and family resources among other topics.

As part of a broader roadmap for school leaders and communities, PDE has developed a Staff and student well-being guide to communicate with stakeholders and select universal practices to assess, monitor and support the social and emotional needs of staff and students.

Mental health is as important as physical health, according to PDE, and that’s why they prioritize it. The health ministry stressed that this time of year can be particularly stressful for high school students, students returning from college, and children and families isolated due to weather or illness.

“Feelings of loneliness have been shown to have a negative impact on the mental well-being of adults and our young people and this has recently been highlighted. With most students returning to classrooms, we have seen a natural decrease in loneliness as students reconnect with their peers and educators. Schools do an admirable job of promoting this connection, ”said Dr. Dana Milakovic, mental wellness and trauma expert at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

“As we enter the holiday season, it is important to be aware that our staff, students and families may have experienced loss or increased stress over the past year, which will impact the sense of well-being and can trigger feelings of isolation while on vacation. school breaks. At a time of year when mental health needs are increasing, it is important to recognize that not only is it okay to ask for help, but there are resources available to you, even during the holidays, ”added Milakovic.

Last year, the Wolf administration launched Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, a multi-agency initiative to end the stigma behind mental health and expand access to comprehensive support services across the Commonwealth.

“We encourage schools and communities to use the helpful resources available to them and, most importantly, to talk to a trusted adult or peer if they have mental health issues,” Ortega said.

In addition to these resources, there are various state and national support services that can offer 24/7 help.

The The National Institute of Mental Health has information on its website educate individuals on best mental health practices and strategies. The National lifeline for suicide prevention (1-800-273-8255) offers free and confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

The Addiction and Mental Health Administration National Helpline (1-800-662-4357) also offers a free, confidential, 24/7 national treatment referral and information for individuals and families experiencing mental and / or health related disorders. substance use.

The Trevor project (1-866-488-7386) is a national, confidential, 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBTQIA youth aged 25 and under.

The trans lifeline (1-877-565-8860) is a nationwide confidential crisis response hotline managed by the trans community that helps trans people through emotional and financial support.

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