“THE SOLIDARITY CRACKS” / MY WORK SUPPORTING  “TOP OF THE WORLD MISSION, NEPAL” TO HELP 65 ORPHANS AND DESTITUTE CHILDREN IN NEED OF URGENT SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Interlaced stories and destinies / The Solidarity Cracks  © Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions, 2014

Interlaced stories and destinies / The Solidarity Cracks © Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions, 2014

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 GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER (*)

Mount Everest TOP OF THE WORLD Mission, Chaired by Rajendra Nhisutu, Motivational Speaker and Programmes Organiser on CLIMB FOR CAUSES, REACHING THE UNREACHED through HIMALAYA MOUNT EVEREST TOWER ORGANISATION (HIMET), are co-operating with UK based ACT GROUP (ART-CULTURE-TOURISM), voluntary community society,  based Beeston, Nottingham, UK, to spearhead an urgent UK /international charity appeal. This particular and humanitarian appeal is focusing on Nottingham and East Midlands public and its educational universities, colleges and schools, to help 65 orphans and destitute children, whose parents and family members have been killed by current wars prevailing in Nepal.  Also Nepal’s recent floods and land/mud slides there have magnified this plight.

Since April this year, these children have been bereft of their continued schooling at Mt Everest Top of the World Mission Head Quarters and Camp base, because of insufficient funding.  They need essential supplies to re-start their schooling needs such as books, basic stationery supplies, school uniforms and tuition fees and further financial support to help them continue for several years without further appeal.

Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairman, comments :“At first let me give very big thanks to Sis Marysia Zipser and this BBC great service to be able to present this plea from Nepal.  I am Rajendra Nhisutu, a local resident of Kathmandu, Nepal and founder and chairperson of the Himalaya Mt. Everest Tower Organization which is entirely volunteer-based, multi-denominational, non-governmental, non-profit making and social development as a tax exempted NGO in Nepal. I had served a few years as a Mission Coordinator around the Asian countries. Since 2011, I fully served and led wholeheartedly the ‘Mission Team’ from Kathmandu valley to the most remote parts of Nepal. Because the majority of Nepalese parents have and are dying from AIDS aged between ages of 30 – 50, and during the past ten years of CIVIL WAR ((The Nepalese Civil War labelled the People’s War by the Maoists Communist Party) there was an armed conflict between government forces and Maoist fighters in Nepal lasting from 1996 until 2006), famine persecutions and natural disasters have followed. Though there are many vulnerable needy children, we have been seriously caring for mainly 65 critical Orphaned and Destitute Children with little resources we are allowed. Hence, I have come to kindly ‘APPEAL’ for our 65 of Orphaned and Vulnerable Destitute Children of Western Part of Nepal who are missing school since 15th April, 2014 (2nd Baisakh, 2071 BC) in Nepal because we cannot manage to raise the necessary funding.  I am looking for help towards their admission fees, books, stationary and uniforms for 65 children. Your help towards this noble cause will bring, to these lost vulnerable children of Nepal, an opportunity to re-join school. I will send in details update with a big thank you letter from our organization along with the video clips and photographs of the children with very much thanking words from their mouths with tearful joy. I will always be here to assist whatsoever as have detailed mentioned by respected Sis Marysia Zipser. I look forward to receive your help through this your precious great esteemed BBC services. Faithfully yours, Agape, Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairperson For Himalaya Mt. Everest Tower Organization, Kathmandu, Nepal ”

 

We are also currently seeking British Council help for this in London and Nepal and are awaiting their legal processes to authorise and activate. We desperately are seeking financial aid to buy these essential school supplies to make these children happy again.  They so enjoy their schooling and want to learn English and our cultures so that they can learn to live and learn in a country where there are no more restraints and hopefully no more wars.  It is my particular mission to supply 65 paper-back copies of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince & Other Stories” for them to read and learn English and to appreciate the English language from one of Britain’s greatest children’s story writers and playwright who knew and wrote about human suffering.”

This is one important humanitarian campaign which appeals internationally, not only to Nottingham, Midlands and UK. By return of donations amounting to $10,000 (UK equivalent £6000), this Mission can immediately re-start this urgent schooling of 65 children. In return for donations to this Mission, Rajendra Nhisutu will organise for individuals and company employees to visit Mt Everest base camp to meet and talk with the children and to also climb Mt Everest with his experienced guide team, and respective company logo banners will be erected at Mt Everest Top and at the Mission camp.  There will be much global publicity for their own charities and causes if they contribute.

 

Contact:  

Marysia Zipser  Mob 07899 798487                         Email: marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk

Rajendra Nhisutu   Mob  +97709843097740 Email: mounteveresttower@gmail.com

Skype:  nhisutu

 

THE CHARITY CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-65-orphaned-and-destitute-children-of-nepal

 

Please see background profiles on Linkedin for Marysia Zipser and Rajendra Nhisutu

Websites:

http://www.mission2nepal.org/

http://www.mounteveresttower.org.np/orphaned-and-destitute-children-of-nepal/

http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/2nd-act-networking-event-at-beeston-nottingham-uk-embracing-creativity-performers-and-art-from-around-the-globe/

 

Dori Kirchmair   http://dori2k.wordpress.com/   Dori has been invited to speak 1st November at International Peace Conference in Kathmandu with her “Resonance” story

 

 

(*) International Events Mgr & Arts/Heritage Tourism Promoter, Founder of ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), Beeston, Nottingham, UK and Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairman, Himalaya Mt. Everest Tower Organisation ‘HIMET’ Nepal.

 

“BLOODY ASPHALT”: MY WORK SUPPORTING “30.000 LIVES TO SAVE” EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN AGAINST ROAD ACCIDENTS

Bloody Asphalt – by Roberto Alborghetti, Collage 70×50, Framed, 2012 (created with hundred of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters) – Supporting “30.000 Lives to Save” European Campaign.

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Bloody Asphalt / 30.000 Lives to Save”

Collage by Roberto Alborghetti

Supporting The European Road Safety Charter campaign

50×70, 2012

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This work – “Bloody Asphalt” – is dedicated to road victims and it supports the “30.000 lives to save” campaign. It’s not a canvas reproducing details from torn posters images, but it’s a collage I’ve created with hundreds of paper pieces from decomposed and ripped publicity posters I’ve collected along the streets… Black and red are the pre-eminent colors suggesting a road scene after  an accident. Abstract and reality to raise attention for an important  cause…          

The European Road Safety Charter has launched the “30. 000 lives to save”  campaign that has a key message: “No more victims on the roads”. The campaign, that uses an integrated application on Facebook (causes.com) as a platform, invites citizens to follow its cause by clicking on a single button. The objective is to reach 30. 000 individual participations who believe that road safety should be a priority for all. In 2011, an estimate of 30. 000 people lost their lives on European Roads. That is why, the European Road Safety Charter wants to take a step further and encourage a more active participation of citizens in road safety related topics.

The Charter wants to prove that there are more than 30 000 people who believe that there should be “NO MORE VICTIMS ON THE ROADS!”

 

FUERTEVENTURA (BIOSPHERE RESERVE) SAYS “NO” TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION (SPAIN) TO ALLOW OIL EXPLORATION IN THE SEA

© Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Fuerteventura is one of the islands wich make the Canary archipelago, a set of islands whose climate, geological, marine and botanical peculiarities have set apart as an area of exceptional natural interest. In order to protect it, a law has been passed, the Law of  Natural Areas in the Canaries, limiting human activity in certain zones. These zones are divided into Nature and Rural Parks, Nature Reserves, Nature Monuments, Protected Landscapes, and Areas of Scientific Interest. In Fuerteventura these areas are the Corralejo, Lobos and Jandia Nature Parks, che Betancuria Rural Park, the Malpais de is Arena, Montaña de Tindaya, Caldera de Gairía, Cuchillos de Vigán, Montaña  Cardón and Ajuy Nature Monuments; the Maipais Grande and Valebrón Protected Landscapes, and the Playa del Matorral which is an Ares of Scientific Interest.

Fuerteventura is now facing central government’s decision (Spain) to allow oil exploration in the Canary Islands. The debate is open. And local people and associations are raising protests.

Natalia Evora, Environment and Trasports Councillor in Fuerteventura, said to “Fuerteventura Magazine Hoy” : “First of all we must remember that in 21st Century we must speak of energies that do not pollute and we therefore think oil has become an obsolete industry… We must take into account the great damage and risks that this would create in our marine element, for biodiversity and for tourism…The Islands that are Biosphere Reserves, such as Fuerteventura, are creating another energy model and not one that is already being eliminated in many countries because of the problems it has created… An oil spill would immediately close the desalination plants that provide the water we consume”.

Greenpeace told that the planned oil spill – located in deep waters, at 3000 meters – would required 500 boats to act immediately in order to contain it. Fuerteventura doesn’t have the structure to be able to defend itself immediately against such a disaster…   

TECHNOLOGIES AND CREATIVITY TO IMPROVE AUTISM EDUCATION IN INDIA

Great need to improve autism education in India’, say researchers Academics from the University of Birmingham are in India sharing their expertise in the area of special educational needs, and autism in particular. Typically 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum. While general awareness of autism has grown in India in recent times various misconceptions still exist. The public and some professionals need better understanding of what it means to have autism and how it affects people. There is also a need to share notions of  ‘best practice’ in the education of children and young people on the autism spectrum. 

Joining volunteers from the charity Hope & Compassion and colleagues from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Birmingham academics will impart skills and knowledge to people with limited access to training in autism, and introduce new technologies and equipment to help engage children who are hard to reach.  The group will be running seminars and conducting training with practitioners and parents. Additionally, they will undertake teaching sessions with children using interactive software (Reactickles and Somantics), which is specifically designed for children with autism.

The visit will also strengthen existing partnerships and create new collaborations with academics at the University of Delhi, Khalsa College, the charity Action for Autism and Pingalwara Charitable Society, as well as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (a local government initiative for children with special educational needs and disabilities). Dr Karen Guldberg, Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies and Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research at the University of Birmingham, said: “We hope to set up sustainable networks and partnerships and will undertake a training needs analysis with a sample of parents and teachers. This will identify how we might be able to offer meaningful, long-term partnership and support.”

Manpreet Kaur from the charity Hope & Compassion, said: It is with the help of volunteers and academics that we are now able to bring new knowledge and research into areas that normally would not cater for the various disabilities.  This enables progression and development for children, families, carers and institutions.”

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The University of Birmingham was established in 1900 and was the UK’s first   civic university where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis.  A founding member of the Russell Group, it is one of the United Kingdom’s internationally acclaimed research–intensive universities.  The University’s work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 4,000 international students from nearly 150 different countries.  The University of Birmingham’s engagement with India spans over 100 years.   The first Indian students came to Birmingham in 1909 to study degrees in Mining and Commerce and there are now more than 1000 Indian alumni.  The University currently has over 180 students from India studying a wide range of   subjects – at all levels from foundation to doctoral research.   The University’s India Office opened in New Delhi in 2009.  This was the first overseas office of the University of Birmingham and has been established to maintain partnerships with local providers, support the alumni in India, further consolidate research collaborations and provide local services to those students who wish to study at the University.  For further information please visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk

Hope & Compassion is a charity that works with other organisations abroad to improve the lives of children with special educational needs and their families living in poverty in developing countries. At the heart of Hope and   Compassion is a team of experienced professionals from the UK, qualified in education and specialist therapies. The countries abroad where we are working have very few practitioners with equivalent qualifications, so we are sharing our skills and best practice to train project staff abroad. We work with local charities to train and educate their members of staff, giving a lasting legacy of high quality skills and experience abroad.  For further information, visit: www.hopecompassion.org

STOP THE PLASTIC INVASION ON OUR SHORES: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE LAUNCHES THE 17TH “OCEAN INITIATIVES”

  Dear defenders of our shores, river banks, lakesides and seabed, save the dates of 22, 23, 24, and March 25, 2012. The archetypal symbol for the protection and preservation of our coastlines in the fight against aquatic waste, Surfrider Foundation Europe is organising the 17th Ocean Initiatives. This year the target is the plastic that represents from 60 to 90% of the waste found (sources: Ocean Initiatives and UNEP report 2011). Ocean Initiatives integrate into the Rise Above Plastics campaign (RAP) launched by Surfrider US and embraced by the rest of the global network. RAP highlights the inevitable consequences of the plastic invasion on our ecosystems if we do not put a stop to it fast. The objective of the Rise Above Plastics campaign is to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on the marine environment by raising people’s awareness to the dangers of plastic pollution, and by advocating the reduction of their use. The solution lies in the rule of the 4 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle.

 Through these operations, Surfrider Foundation Europe aims at raising awareness, mobilizing citizens and public authorities to take action against the scourge of aquatic litter. Dear defenders of oceans, lakes, rivers and seabed, save the dates of 22, 23, 24, and March 25, 2012. Hundreds of operations throughout Europe and the world on beaches, lakes, rivers and seabed will be simultaneously organized by volunteers and local chapters. The extent of your mobilisation will also determine the impact and weight the demands of Surfrider Foundation Europe can have on the national and European institutions. With the support of Surfrider’s Head Office, every citizen has the opportunity to get involved in the fight against aquatic waste by organizing or participating in a clean-up operation. Surfrider Foundation Europe is responsible for coordinating the various operations, to provide logistical support to each volunteer and report on the event.

Event’s posters are available online; all information on Ocean Initiatives is available at: www.oceaninitiatives.org

ABOUT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE

Surfrider Foundation Europe is an environmental non-profit making organisation (conforming to the French law passed in 1901) created in 1990 in France (Biarritz). In the course of its existence it has acquired real expertise in researching environmental issues, campaigning on the local scale as well as creating and disseminating educational tools. Today it brings together a network of 1700 volunteers, 10000 members and over 45000 supporters with around forty local branches, active in 12 European countries. For more information: www.surfrider.eu

SOS STOPOILSPILL / VIDEOCLIP

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/s-o-s-stopoilspill-my-artworks-against-offshore-oil-rig-activities/

STOP ALL’INVASIONE DI PLASTICA SULLE COSTE: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE LANCIA LA 17A EDIZIONE DI “INIZIATIVE OCEANICHE”

Appuntamento per tutti i difensori delle nostre coste, argini, fiumi e fondali marini il 22, 23, 24, e 25 marzo 2012. Simbolo per eccellenza della protezione e salvaguardia del nostro litorale, per lottare contro i rifiuti acquatici, Surfrider Foundation Europa organizza la 17ima edizione delle Iniziative Oceaniche. Quest’anno l’obiettivo è la plastica che rappresenta dal 60 al 90% dei rifiuti (fonti: Iniziative Oceaniche e rapporto dell’UNEP 2011).

Le Iniziative Oceaniches’integrano alla campagna Rise Above Plastics (RAP – Riduciamo la nostra impronta di plastica!) lanciata da Surfrider Stati Uniti e impiegata dal resto della rete mondiale. RAP spiega quali sono le conseguenze di questa invasione nelle nostre coste se non interveniamo rapidamente. L’obiettivo della campagna Rise Above Plastics è di ridurre l’impatto della plastica a unico utilizzo sull’ambiente marino sensibilizzando sul tema dei pericoli dell’inquinamento plastico e indicando come poterlo ridurre alla base. Come soluzione, la regola delle 4 R: rifiutiamo, riduciamo, riutilizziamo e ricicliamo. Surfrider Foundation Europe ambisce attraverso queste operazioni a sensibilizzare e mobilizzare i cittadini e i poteri pubblici al fine di lottare contro il flagello dei rifiuti acquatici.

Appuntamento a tutti i difensori degli oceani, laghi, fiumi e fondali marini il 22, 23, 24, e 25 marzo 2012. Centinaia di operazioni ovunque in Europa e nel mondo in spiagge, laghi, fiumi e fondali marini saranno simultaneamente organizzate da volontari e dalle antenne locali. Da questa mobilitazione dipendono l’impatto e il peso delle rivendicazioni di Surfrider di fronte alle istituzioni nazionali ed europee. Con l’appoggio della sede di Surfrider, tutti i cittadini hanno la possibilità d’impegnarsi per combattere i rifiuti acquatici organizzando o partecipando a un’operazione di pulizia. Surfrider Foundation Europa s’incarica della coordinazione delle differenti operazioni, di apportare un sostegno logistico a ciascun volontario e di promuovere l’evento. Tutte le informazioni riguardanti le Iniziative Oceaniche sono disponibili sul sito: www.oceaninitiatives.org

 

Surfrider Foundation Europeè un’associazione ambientalista (legge francese 1901) creata nel 1990 in Francia (Biarritz). Durante il corso della sua esistenza, ha sviluppato una reale competenza nel campo della ricerca, azione locale come anche nella creazione e diffusione di strumenti pedagogici. Oggi l’associazione unisce una rete di 1700 volontari, 10000 aderenti, più di 45000 simpatizzanti di una quarantina di antenne locali attive in 12 paesi d’Europa.

Per maggiori informazioni: www.surfrider.eu

 

 

PUPILS VOICES TRY STOPPIN’ THE MASSACRE OF ACCIDENTS AT WORK

 

 Yesterday it was one of the busiest days for this blog. People were really struck by “Mydaddy” clip which focuses attention on the dramatic “war report” about a year (2011) of accidents at works in Italy (1,170 deads and over 775,000 injuries). The problem affects not only Italy, but all the so called “civilized world”. The numbers of deathes and injuries are really impressive, often forgotten by the media themselves, who give titles to the phenomenon only in the presence of emotional or numeric high-impact tragedies.

For this reason it is urgent to raise voice and the guard. Even with a message. How “Mydaddy” clip does. The videoclip supports “First in Safety”, an Italian social campaign for the prevention of accidents at work which invites schools – and young people – to confront the problem. This campaign – at its 10th edition – is promoted by ROSSINI TRADING Spa, ANMIL (the italian Association for injured people) and OKAY! monthly magazine. It’s unique in Italy and Europe and maybe in the global world (at least for continuity, originality and effectiveness).

“Mydaddy” videoclip was conceived and produced by Roberto Alborghetti, reporter, writer and visual artist, with the participation of talented students of the second class of the Primary School “P.Mazzi” in Piancastagnaio (Siena). Uploaded on YouTube and VodPod– also in special version with English subtitles – and shared by multiple sites, the clip has become a sort of original spot not only for “First in Safety” campaign, but also for its aim to support the prevention message. Disarmingly simple yet remarkably effective, the video was made at the end of an educational workshop.

The pupils produced drawings on school safety and discussed about workplace injuries that involved mom and dad (from here the title). The clip – made in collaboration with the School Institute in Piancastagnaio, the Municipality of Piancastagnaio (with the major Fabrizio Agnorelli) and Osa non-profit organization (with President Nicola Cirocco) – is an original document on what school may and must do about prevention of accidents at work. As stated in the videoclip final message, “prevention is the lethal weapon to stop the war bulletin” of the deaths and injuries at work.

 

 

English Edition :

 

http://vodpod.com/watch/15988056-mydaddy-wounded-so-much?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 

http://youtu.be/9BWd4Ll-KQw

 

 

Versione Italiana – YouTube link :

http://youtu.be/6DMWmluQauo