IIMSAM strategic partner hare Krishna one of the world’s largest renowned humanitarian organizations with independent centers in over 60 countries including 50 centers in the United States. Paying dividends with humanitarian concrete deeds via the “food for life program” in support of the IIMSAM Sh. Zayed free spirulina distribution center in Kisumu-Kenya which has now re-opened as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has been eased by the government in mid-June 2020.
(Shown in pictures above taken on 23 June 2020 recipients at the Sh. Zayed Free Spirulina Distribution Centre. Kisumu – Kenya)
Since re-opening in mid-June the sh.zayed spirulina/food feeding center has 600-700 daily beneficiaries. The demands is unprecedented due to food shortages.
Comments by the IIMSAM Secretary-General Remigio Maradona for the IIMSAM Newsletter:
“On behalf of the IIMSAM and our Secretariat in Kisumu, I want to express my sincere gratitude for Mr. Balakrishna Das, Head of the Food for Life programme and the Hare Krishna organization. This unprecedented scale of continuous humanitarian aid to all our spirulina recipients to our Centre is remarkable, to say the least.” “It reaffirms my belief that when we work together, amazing things happen.” “This Humanitarianism is in line with the Hare Krishnas’ initiatives in supporting the needy and the disadvantaged members of the society through their Food For Life Programme globally and above all rendering in-discriminative service to all. Thus, a demonstration with concrete deeds in line with IIMSAM’s humanitarian initiatives in the fight to eradicate malnutrition globally using Spirulina superfood hence ensured a quality life for everybody globally.” “IIMSAM’s Sh. Zayed Centre in Kisumu has a primary school and feeds all-inclusive children from all religions. The demand for these services is enormous. Excellent work can be accomplished with the teamwork of dedicated support from kind-hearted people. So far, we have recorded a lot of success with tangible results since re-opening our Centre from the Covid-19 Haitus.
IIMSAM’ PROLIFIC GOODWILL AMBASSADOR (CELEBRITY-POPULARLY KNOWN AS K2.) MR. KARIM GHARBI CONTRIBUTES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WHICH HAS HELD THE WORLD CAPTIVE IN 2020 THUS FAR.
In a noble initiative to support Tunisia state’s effort to prevent coronavirus, today, the IIMSAM Global Goodwill Ambasador,businessman and celebrity rapper Karim Gharbi (AKA) K2 has provided several protective tools and materials to the central civil protection agents on Lyon Street in the capital of Tunisia. The Global Goodwill Ambassador K2, who is currently residing in the UAE, has donated many protective methods(eg. Masks and other items for the benefit of children with cancer living in Al-Azizia Othmana Hospital.
Since 2017 IIMSAM’s Global Goodwill Ambassador “K2” has been assisting the IIMSAM IGO in the fight against acute malnutrition, the world’s number one killer by championing the IIMSAM cause in support of the IIMSAM Mandate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030. To achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched by the UN in September of 2015 and to be
reached by 2030. In particular, in the purview of IIMSAM’S Mandate SDG# 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. His massive appeal to young people from all over the world makes him a catalyst in mobilizing action through the “Rap Hunger/Malnutrition” Advocacy and Awareness Campaign and sponsored by entities from the private, non-profit and music sector contributed to a groundbreaking one of its kind
advocacy RAP Stars filled Video (By K2 ) entitled “ONE WORLD.” Ft DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Kevinho,
IIMSAM’S SHEIKH ZAYED CENTRE’S TRAINEE MR. DICKSON OKOTH AGOGO A CIVIL SERVANT FOR THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, SPEARS HIS OWN SPIRULINA PROGRAMME IN TAITA KENYA SAVING LIVES! BY INNITIATING A LIFE SAVING SPIRULINA PROGRAMME IN TAITA TAVETA COUNTY – NEIGHBOURING VOI IN THE COAST REGION – THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA.
From left to right Photo:In dark-red shirt: Mr Dickson Okoth Agogo of Taita Taveta County-Republic of Kenya.
IIMSAM trained Mr. Dickson Okoth Agogo makes good of the Spirulina production (cultivation), distribution and information dissemination skills gained from IIMSAM training the year 2015 to help save lives of residents of Taita Taveta County. The county situated in the coastal region of the Republic of Kenya neighboring Voi is 800 Kilometers from IIMSAM Zayed Center in Kisumu. It has according to National Drought Management Authority of Taita Taveta malnutrition levels from sample children of 5 years and less of 2.5 to 3%. The figures are definitely much higher for other sample categories. Dickson works with the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of extension services Taita Taveta. He was inspired by the knowledge he has on the capability of spirulina as a handy solution to health problems, above all the fight against malnutrition hence his direct contribution in seeing the residents of the county live to the standards of individually achieving a more fulfilling healthier life. This was a difficult personal and fiscal challenge that he overcame with tenacity and the willingness to help an impoverished and malnourished population. He reports a popular Spirulina feeding programme with high demand for the same in the region. He has managed to cultivate, produce and or harvest in the magnitude of an average of 5 Kilograms of wet Spirulina daily which is 500 doses at the service of a total 200 beneficiaries to consume in a day thus about 65 adults and 135 children in the ratio 1:2. He has been seeking support and has been instrumental though making frantic efforts to raise funds to expand the programme to meet the rising local demand. Availability of resources will help more than quadruple the distribution of Spirulina to the needy. This is an opportunity for IIMSAM to expand beyond Kisumu within Kenya.