Items filtered by date: Saturday, 28 November 2020

Merck Foundation Marks World Science Day Through Empowering Women

 Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, marks World Science Day through their Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS Awards 2020 for best Young African Researchers and best Women African Researchers.

Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans (2019, 2020) explains, "Merck Foundation empowers Women and Youth in Scientific Research through "MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards" and "MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards".

Merck Foundation started these awards in 2015.

"We will announce the MARS 2020 Winners before the end of this year. The winners will be eligible for a scholarship of training programs to advance their skills and standard in scientific research" Dr Rasha Kelej added.

Merck Foundation launches these awards to recognize the outstanding contribution of African Youth and Female Scientists to empower them in research and advance their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This program is in partnership with the African Union and African Ministries of Health, Science, Education, and Gender.

Merck Foundation's STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) partners with global and local institutions and organizations to empower women and young people in the areas of science and technology. Merck Foundation believes that education is an important factor in promoting economic well-being in Africa.

Merck Foundation has celebrated over 40 winners of Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS Awards in the past editions, from 18 African Countries including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

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Zumba Your Way To Good Health At Speke Resort Munyonyo

We have all, at some point in life, danced to a good tune, because of a good reason and mood. We dance at parties, night clubs and our living rooms. We dance to lift our spirits and mojo; now, with Zumba, you can dance to get your fitness levels up.

And Speke Resort is giving you the opportunity to Zumba your way to good health during the outdoor Zumba classes that happen every Monday evening between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the Speke Resort Wellness Centre for just Shs30, 000 per person.

Ajit Singh, a manager at Speke Resort, said Zumba is a great dance-cardio option that's an immersive experience for anyone and is not only effective but allows you to express yourself while getting in shape.

“Speke Resort Munyonyo brings you outdoor Zumba classes to be in shape with style. Give your calories one last dance with our outdoor Zumba classes every Monday at our wellness center,” Ajit said. 

“Our wellness center has officially re-opened, be sure to fit in some fitness time so you can stay sharp,” he added.

Experts say Zumba gives you a calorie-burning cardiovascular workout in the atmosphere of a dance party. And because Zumba dancing burns calories so quickly, it can help you lose a significant amount of weight in one month.

Zumba targets lots of different muscle groups at once for total body toning. Boosts your heart health. You not only get aerobic benefits (it really gets your heart rate up), you also get anaerobic benefits – the kind that helps you maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system. Helps you de-stress.

Zumba dance has over the years gained momentum in Uganda having been introduced to the world by a Colombian dancer and cyclist/choreographer Alberto “Beto” “Power Pedal” Perez during the 1990s.

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