GRAZIA USA REVEALS FIRST-EVER DIGITAL COVER FEATURING SUPERSTAR KEKE PALMER

KEKE: BOSS LADY TENDENCIES

The multi-talented personality is featured as the publisher continues to break boundaries with a digital-first video cover of the star launching on TikTok.

At Grazia USA we view everything through the lens of optimism, joy, and ambition. As I planned my first digital covers, I sought out women like Keke Palmer that celebrated all these ideas.”

— David Thielebeule, Grazia USA Editor in Chief

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. edition of Mondadori Group’s fabled brand Grazia announced the first of its three digital covers to celebrate New York Fashion Week, with a first-ever video cover featuring Keke Palmer to mark the publisher’s strategic partnership with TikTok.

The multi-talented star was photographed by Texas Isaiah, a first-generation Black Indigenous American photographer and contemporary artist born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the 2019 recipient of the Getty Images: Where We Stand Creative Bursary grant. The video was directed by Curtis Taylor Jr., a director and cinematographer from St. Louis. Palmer was styled by Chris Horan.

Grazia USA Editor in Chief David Thielebeule noted, “At Grazia USA we view everything through the lens of optimism, joy, and ambition. As I planned my first digital covers, I sought out women like Keke Palmer that celebrated all these ideas. Each of our cover stars has also continued to evolve and really thrive throughout the pandemic, which I find extremely inspirational – and hope our users will, as well.”

Palmer was recently signed to star in famed director Jordan Peele’s next tops-secret project. She also is currently launching Foodtastic, a new 11-episode unscripted competition series on Disney Plus featuring challenges revolving around Disney-inspired foods. Palmer explained that “[Disney] embraces my ideas and they allow me to stretch my wings, they allow me to fly because they trust me as a talent. I think that’s huge. When you are trusted to be who you are and the things you say are valued, and they can make a difference.”

The project also allows her to be a part of the culinary world, a hobby she appreciated during quarantine. “Whether you're nourishing yourself or you're cooking for others, you can just zone out on your own and you don't really have to do anything, just focus, and then you're sharing and giving to others and fulfilling others.” Palmer also said that “anything that's telling me what to do, step by step, or giving me some type of order to follow through with, I love that. For a moment, the pressure of ‘creating’ is off.”

Palmer has found a strong social media following with her commitment to authenticity. Learning how to navigate the bad with the good comes down to cultivating her own confidence. “I do turn off any of the derogatory things on my page in my settings,” she explained. “But I think for the most part I really try to focus on making sure that I can control myself, because you are never going to be able to control other people or stop other people from saying things to you, whether it be online or in the real world. So the best thing you can do is make it to where you’re so strong that the things that people say to you don't affect you.”

With her new show and upcoming projects, the star is focused on mentorship. “I don't want to always be Keke Palmer, the star. I want to be able to encourage other people and create platforms for others to grow and shine the way that others have seen me do,” she explained.

Having just launched three months ago, graziamagazine.com already has amassed 2.2 million users for the month of January alone, establishing itself as the fastest growing publisher in the fashion category, with almost 50% of the audience women aged 18-34. The brand’s social reach, defined as the total number of people to reach across all of Grazia USA’s various social media networks, was 3.1 million in the month of January.

As part of its roll-out strategy, Grazia USA also will publish a 400+ page quarterly print edition, beginning in September 2021.

Grazia USA is published under a licensing agreement with Pantheon Media Group, LLC (PMG).

ABOUT GRAZIA:
Grazia is Italy’s fashion bible, published by the Mondadori Group. For more than 80 years, Grazia has remained in step with changing tastes season after season, style after style. At the top end of quality and design, Grazia is the most accomplished ambassador of the “Made in Italy” brand and is a preferred advertising vehicle for designer, fashion, and beauty companies. Thanks to its experience, excellence and brand value, Grazia is the first Italian weekly magazine to extend its successful formula abroad, creating the most dynamic network on the market with 21 editions worldwide in 23 countries.

ABOUT PANTHEON MEDIA GROUP, LLC:
Pantheon Media Group (PMG) is an independent next-generation media company that brings one of the most prestigious European fashion magazines to the biggest fashion market in the world. PMG is the exclusive publisher of Grazia USA, the latest franchise of the iconic fashion bible,
first launched in Italy in 1938 by the Mondadori Group. Also uniquely focused on beauty, culture, society, status, celebrity, and luxury, Grazia USA publishes digitally first and later in print, with the release of the first of its quarterly 400-page magazines in 2021. Grazia USA does more than just inform and inspire an educated audience of influential readers: It is unlike anything the fashion industry in the United States has ever seen. We do not serve readers, we serve users. PMG is a 360-degree media business that is poised for the future, broadening storytelling into virtual and augmented reality, video, television, audio, e-commerce, live events, branded content, innovative advertising solutions and beyond. PMG is headquartered in New York City.

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Little Kitchen Academy Announces “How Can I Help” A Global Philanthropic Initiative Supporting Four Notable Causes

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Montessori-inspired cooking school for children

How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy sign on chalkboard with 4 glass jars and logos of Chefs for Humanity, PHIT America, Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone

How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy Philanthropic Initiative

How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy supporting Chefs For Humanity, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone, and PHIT America

Our students are invited to discover, develop, and refine their senses through their work, which in turn helps them contribute to their environment.”

— Felicity Curin, Little Kitchen Academy Founder, President, and COO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, February 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy supporting Chefs For Humanity, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone, and PHIT America, will be empowering students to learn about giving back and making a difference by putting the choice in their hands.

Today Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages three through teen, announced the launch of their philanthropic initiative “How Can I Help.” How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy is an initiative that puts the power of giving into the hands of the (LKA) students.

Every class, in every location, students will learn about LKA’s charitable partners, be given the chance to ask ‘how can I help,’ feel empowered to make a choice about what matters most to them, and understand that they can make the world a better place. LKA will donate $1 on behalf of every student to the charity they choose. LKA has partnered with four notable charities for this program: Chefs for Humanity, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone (for LKA locations in Canada), and PHIT America (for LKA locations in the US). Each student will learn about the important work that each of these organizations do and how they can help others by choosing to support that work.

“When sharing the LKA ‘why’ I often hear myself reminding people that we aren’t just a cooking school. We are so much more. We are providing an opportunity for our students to develop their confidence and independence through the art of cooking. The food is literally the ‘icing on the cake.’” said Felicity Curin, Little Kitchen Academy Founder, President, and COO. “Our students are invited to discover, develop, and refine their senses through their work, which in turn helps them contribute to their environment.”

Little Kitchen Academy’s Montessori-inspired education values the development of the whole child — physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. With that in mind, each LKA location will continue to provide learning with this new component added to the curriculum, giving students the independence to learn about people who need help, the organizations working to provide that help, and inviting them to help make the world a happier, healthier place. LKA has always been committed to giving back to the community, and with How Can I Help, they can see the added opportunity to help create a generation that cares about the world around them and feels empowered to give back.

Says Brian Curin, CEO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy, “We are so grateful to provide a healthy, all-inclusive environment free from judgment for children to become independent and empowered to make responsible eating choices, learn about sustainability and circular economy, brush up on social etiquette, and now understand and embrace the power of giving and the impact they can have in helping others with their choices.”

Each charitable partner was chosen with mindfulness for causes that resonate with students, share the LKA core values, have the ability to deliver deep and meaningful impact on society, possess a wide-reach with short and long-term programs, and have a fierce desire to change lives from scratch.

“I’m so excited about How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy and thrilled that Chefs for Humanity is one of the charities the students will learn about and have the opportunity to support,” said Iron Chef Cat Cora, founder of Chefs for Humanity and LKA Ambassador and Honorary Head of Recipe Development. “I started Chefs for Humanity in the wake of the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami, so it’s really meaningful to me that the students will learn about our disaster relief efforts and how they can help kids just like them living through a disaster like a flood, hurricane, or pandemic.”

For more information on the How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy initiative, visit
www.littlekitchenacademy.com/how-can-i-help

About Little Kitchen Academy
Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) is the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen, focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the concept was co-founded by proven global brand and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur Brian Curin, his wife, Montessori-trained, culinary expert, and visionary Felicity Curin, and social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, on the belief that by empowering children with practical life skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment, they and their company will affect positive lifestyle changes that result in a healthier world. True to its mission, LKA lives to create a more educated, able and healthy society through mindful, healthy eating choices, and is committed to changing lives, from scratch to consumption. LKA has forged strategic global partnerships with Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries, and Location3. Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venue is located at 3744 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit littlekitchenacademy.com

About Chefs for Humanity
Chefs for Humanity (CFN) is an organization that empowers families in need. CFH, with the activation of food communities and culinary professionals, works together to raise funds and provide essential resources for important emergency and humanitarian aid during crises such as hurricanes, wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. We also provide nutrition and hunger education through our outreach and collaborations with partners around the globe. We as an organization have instilled faith in thousands and are committed to providing the same support and impact to countless others throughout the world. For more information, please visit chefsforhumanity.org

About The Global FoodBanking Network
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international non-profit organization that nourishes the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks in more than 40 countries. GFN focuses on combating hunger and preventing food waste by providing expertise, directing resources, sharing knowledge and developing connections that increase efficiency, ensure food safety and reach more people facing hunger. Last year, GFN member food banks rescued over 900 million kilograms of food and grocery products and redirected it to feed 16.9 million people through a network of more than 56,000 social service and community-based organizations. For more information, please visit foodbanking.org

About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country's virtual care expert, we give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone or through text or in self-directed supports in any moment of crisis or need. Through our digital transformation, we envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most, however they need it. Kids Help Phone gratefully relies on the generosity of donors, volunteers, stakeholder partners, corporate partners and governments to fuel and fund our programs. Learn more at KidsHelpPhone.ca

About PHIT America
PHIT America is a national 'Movement' to greatly improve the physical and mental health of 50 million children in the USA by providing all kids with increased physical activity programs and helping children afford to play organized sports. Through its established physical activity programs, PHIT America has introduced over half a million kids to regular physical activity in schools. PHIT America is led by Sports Industry Hall of Fame member, Jim Baugh. For more information, please visit PHITAmerica.org

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Desperate Balinese Overwhelming Charities

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Villagers in Bali relying more and more on local charities to survive

Dean Keddell, chef & owner of two Bali restaurants, doing what he can to support locals

With borders closed to tourists, Bali's economy is crashing along with jobs and cash for food, shelter and other necessities.

I am watching the destruction of Bali as we knew it & feel absolutely helpless. With my restaurants virtually at a standstill, my staff are watching near-empty seats with growing fear on their faces.”

— Dean Keddell

SEMINYAK, BALI, INDONESIA, February 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is an even more insidious disease than Covid creeping up on the people of Bali.

Since the borders were closed and the tourism industry collapsed, locals no longer have jobs. Our Balinese neighbours and friends, Ketut and Made are in trouble. They have been forced to return to their villages to eke out survival with no cash flow. Instead of sending money back home, they are now home with no money to give.

Charities are being called upon to do more and more but even they are on the edge of collapse. Again, no cashflow is bringing them to their knees. With no visitors to the island, many of the charities are unable to do their usual fundraising activities and, with more and more locals turning to them for support, they are desperate for help.

Local chef and restaurant owner, Dean Keddell, said, "I have been watching the destruction of the island around me and felt absolutely helpless. With my own two restaurants, Ginger Moon Canteen and Jackson Lily's virtually at a standstill, I have had to lay off a large proportion of my staff. Those who are left stand day by day watching near-empty seats with more and more fear on their faces."

To turn that around, Dean started a project to collect family and local recipes to produce a Balinese cookbook. Eight months later, the book is over 400 pages long and is filled with recipes from the basics of Indonesian cooking to Dean's more sophisticated ones from his restaurant, as well as stunning photography and stories about family and village life throughout the island.

Dean started a Chuffed crowdfunder campaign to raise money for five of the neediest charities in Bali to help support their infrastructures. These charities are a lifeline to Bali's most vulnerable families who are finding basic living unsustainable in a Covid world.

With only two weeks to go, the crowd-funder, https://chuffed.org/project/bali-needs-our-help,

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Different Types of Kitchen Islands and Their Benefits

BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, February 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Do you need more counter space, or maybe extra storage? Have you been exploring how to make your kitchen more sociable? What about a kitchen island? Yardley Kitchen and Bath is regarded as one of the most dependable kitchen and bath remodeling contractors, not only with quality service, but reliable advice! We are here give examples of 3 common kitchen island designs and their benefits.

Table Kitchen Island

Table kitchen islands are the most common of all the designs we will discuss. Simply, this is a fixed kitchen island that provides extra counterspace and a new area for meals and social events. Have you ever found yourself not having enough space on your counter to prepare for a large meal? Well, problem solved!

Double-Tiered Kitchen Island

The main benefits of a double-tiered kitchen island is that it separates the dining area from the preparation area. If you're using the island for cooking, the raised top can keep any food splatter away from the dining area. Double-tiered kitchen islands allow not only more seating for guests, but a more intimate dining experience with a new modern kitchen design!

Rolling Kitchen Island

A rolling kitchen island, which is also known as a 'portable kitchen island', is a kitchen island on casters. Different from a table kitchen island that remains in the same position, rolling kitchen islands are able to be moved and positioned however you want, depending on what you need it for at the time! This not only allows you to have the extra storage and preparation space you've been searching for, rolling kitchen islands also provide a unique experience since you're able to set it however you desire. Rolling kitchen islands are also significantly more cost effective then a table kitchen islands, as they do not require a kitchen island installation service.

Finding new ways to upgrade your kitchens look can sometimes seem like a chore, but these simple designs will surely add a new and trendy feel while also providing the extra space you need. Make sure to contact your local kitchen contractors for any and all questions you may have for your upcoming project!

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Simple Kitchen Remodel Ideas

LEVITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, February 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to kitchen renovations, the first question most people find themselves asking is, where do I start? You may have ideas for your entire kitchen, but it's usually much easier to begin simple with some small kitchen remodeling ideas. Luckily, Turn Key Inc is your top of the line general contractor in Levittown, PA and we're here to help with some quick ideas!

Backsplash Installation

Not only is backsplash an easy place to start, it's also a very attractive way to revamp your kitchen! You would be surprised at what an amazing update to your backsplash can do if your kitchen is slightly outdated. Backsplash also helps keeps the walls and structure of your kitchen from getting dirty and provides an easy to clean surface at the same time.

Flooring Replacement

As most of us have noticed, the kitchen is usually one of the most used areas in our home. With that being said, scuffs and marks on your floor are to be expected simply because of all the traffic going through this part of our home. Replacing your flooring in your kitchen will not only add a new dynamic to your cooking area, it's also time for a fresh start and to get rid of all of those multi-year old marks that have been left due to the amount of use!

Countertop Resurfacing

When thinking of countertops during your kitchen remodeling plans, most people always go straight to replacement. However, resurfacing your countertops is not only a quicker way to add some extra style to your kitchen, it's also MUCH more cost effective. Where a countertop replacement job is roughly $1,500 – $4,000, the average countertop resurfacing project is only $300 – $500!

Cabinet Refinishing

Cabinet refinishing is arguably the quickest and most convenient way to get the new look to your kitchen you've been searching for. While refinishing your cabinets will add a clean appearance to your kitchen, the average job usually takes only 2 to 3 days, where the average cabinet replacement venture can take up to 4 full weeks. Imagine not being to use your kitchen cabinets for an entire month!

Revamping your kitchen may seem like a never-ending task, these simple ideas will kick start the rest of the renovation process and give you a good idea of what your new and approved cooking and dining area could look like. Make sure to contact your local kitchen contractors for any and all questions you may have for your upcoming project!

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Missing Person Investigators from Lauth Investigations International Join the Search for Missing Mother Crystal Fry

Crystal Fry has been missing from Baltimore since November 2020. Lauth Investigations International has joined the search.

Crystal Fry has been missing from Baltimore since November 2020. Lauth Investigations International has joined the search.

BALTIMORE , MARYLAND , UNITED STATES, February 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lauth Investigations International has joined the search for missing Baltimore mother, Crystal Fry. Crystal was last heard from in November 2020 after her home was broken into. In the time period following the break-in, she was staying with the father of one of her children until her front door could be repaired. Shortly after, she lost contact with her family and has not been seen since.
Crystal’s disappearance has left a hole in the lives of her three daughters, with whom she was very close. Since she filed the missing person report, Crystal’s own mother, Teresa Silverman, has been searching for her daughter non-stop. After 90 days with no case progression, she’s contracted the missing person investigators of Lauth Investigations International to assist with the search. When she spoke to Lauth investigators, Teresa described her daughter as a beautiful mother who was always stepping up to help out, “She’s caring. If anything’s wrong, she steps right in and tries to help take care of people. She loves her girls to death.” Teresa advised Lauth Investigators that Crystal would never have gone this long without contacting her children, claiming that holidays and special occasions were very important to her. Crystal also shared passions for baking and cooking with her girls, who have been missing their mother for over three months.
Lauth Investigations International is a family-owned and operated private investigation firm with over 30 years of experience investigating missing person cases. Members of the media are invited to speak with a representative for Lauth Investigations about our involvement in the search.

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Parents Express Appreciation for Discovery Academy’s Programs that Help Transform Troubled Teens

The kids know that they are loved and that they have a team cheering them on and wanting them to be successful.”

— Stephanie Mevius

PROVO, UT, US, February 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Discovery Academy, located in Provo, Utah, is a top therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens. We help teens develop relationships, respect, and responsibility through a combination of therapy, residential living, and academic strategies that help them identify and develop their strengths. Read some recent reviews from parents about their children’s experiences at Discovery Academy.

“Our relationship has begun to heal.”
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Our daughter was struggling with relationships, school, following rules and expectations and more. We love her so much and were really worried about her future. We are so grateful for this program and her therapist. This is the first time that she has gotten engaged in family therapy and we have seen big changes in her. She has gained confidence, has been passing her classes in school, is learning to be honest and take accountability for her actions, and our relationship has begun to heal. We will be forever grateful and recommend them to anyone looking for help for their son or daughter.

—Alta Swarnes

“The therapists and staff are in tune to working with teens.”
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We were very pleased with the team that worked with us and our son at Discovery Academy. We feel our son had a very successful 10-month stay. The therapists and staff were in tune to working with teens. The therapist that worked with our son had a great sense of humor and always eased our anxieties on our weekly call. Our son liked and respected him rather quickly. During his stay the therapist and staff worked with our son on coping skills, and the time away gave him a chance to mature a bit and catch up on school. It was a much needed time out for the whole family.

As hard as it was for our son to be away from home, he actually enjoyed much of his stay. He made some great friends with the other students and also the staff of the home he was in.

He would actually love to go back for a visit! It’s an extremely hard decision to drop off your child and entrust their care to strangers, but we felt comfortable from day 1 that Discovery Academy was equipped to handle everything.

—Kelly O.

“Children are given opportunities to flourish with confidence.”
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I have had the distinct privilege of interacting with staff and attendees of the Discovery Academy in Provo, Utah. I have been impressed and touched with the connection that is being made with the children, helping them discover their innate power and potential to overcome the inevitable trials that life brings. Through innovative efforts with art, music, film and theatre, as well as effective therapy and structure, children are given opportunities to flourish with confidence. They are given tools to learn how to cope and develop life skills that will serve them for a lifetime. I have attended the parent seminars that include coordinated performance by the kids. The performances are a testament of the amazing coordinated efforts of the talented team who were able to help the performers find their true light. Discovery Academy is amazing.

—Gail Forsythe

“Discovery teaches how to have healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, how to do hard things.”
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Discovery [Academy] provides tools and resources to help kids that have had a rough life succeed. If they choose to. It's not easy, but worth the work. Discovery teaches how to have healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, how to do hard things, and so much more. The residential staff, teachers, therapists, and of course the cooking staff help the kids know that they are loved and that they have a team cheering them on and wanting them to be successful.

—Stephanie Mevius

“I’m so grateful we’ve had Discovery Academy to turn to get help for our troubled, traumatized daughter.”
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I cannot say enough good things about the care and support our daughter has received from the entire staff at Discovery Academy. We've received personal and responsive care from the Admissions Director to our daughter's therapist, teachers and medical staff. The parent seminars provide an extra level of support and a networking opportunity for parents. Our daughter has benefited from weekly individual, and family, therapy, DBT skills and experiential therapy. Her safety and well-being are clearly their priority as much as they are ours. I'm so grateful we've had Discovery Academy to turn to get help for our troubled, traumatized daughter.

—Valerie Chenoweth

Contact Discovery Academy
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SUMMER LYAN'S "OUT OF DARKNESS" CLIMBS THE INDEPENDENT GLOBAL AIRPLAY CHART FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

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SUMMER LYAN

MUSIC FOR YOUR SOUL

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SUMMER LYAN

SUMMER LYAN'S "OUT OF DARKNESS"

Music is food to your soul”

— summer lyan

MIRAMAR, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In less than two months post-release, the smash hit, debut single "OUT OF DARKNESS", written, sung and produced by Haitian Sensation Emmanuel Francois, also known as "Summer Lyan" began its 10-week climb on the charts. The uptempo, positive, Pop tune then climbed to the #66 spot in the second week and rose to the #64 spot on week three.

The official music video for "OUT OF DARKNESS" AVAILABLE NOW ON YOUTUBE

Summer Lyan is currently in the Depth Sound Studio cooking up a breathtaking, electrifying, show-stopping, 6 track EP titled "RISE ABOVE".
"OUT OF DARKNESS", was released on 10.10.2020. The ingenious, feel-good song is intricately laced with memorable lyrics that are awe-inspiring and uplifting to all who hear it.

Summer Lyan is an Independent Artist managed by Mel Melody Music International. They've linked up with Musgrove Music Distribution Label which has proven to be a great collaboration from inception.

The single is available on all Digital Platforms including; Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, Pandora, Deezer, Shazam, etc.
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Ignite Power releases its 2020 Impact Report, demonstrating the vast effects of electricity access in Sub Saharan Africa

Ignite Impact Report 2020

Ignite Impact Report 2020

Hearing how access to power has changed our customers' lives is the most humbling experience, and the reason for us to do what we do”

— Gil Karie, Ignite’s Innovation Director

KIGALI, RWANDA, February 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ignite Power is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 Impact Report, encompassing testimonials from the company’s customers in the most remote villages across Sub Saharan Africa. The report focuses on various categories, including education, safety, health, income, and family life, while analyzing the effects that electricity access has had on everyday living in the region.

Ignite has been operating throughout the Sub Saharan region since 2014, and has already provided more than 1.5 million people with sustainable life-enabling solutions including Solar Home Systems, solar irrigation pumps, clean cooking stoves, solar home appliances, and more. The company provides its customers with the most affordable price plans in Africa, and has already created 3,500 job opportunities in remote communities, with inclusiveness and gender equality leading every step of its way.

“Having electricity at home is a life-changing event that most of us today take for granted”, says Gil Karie, Ignite’s Innovation Director. “For hundreds of millions of people across the most rural villages of Sub Saharan Africa, electricity is all but obvious. Talking to some of our customers and hearing how access to power has changed their lives is the most humbling experience, and the reason for us to do what we do”.

In this report, Ignite's team focused on Rwanda's last-mile villages in the Gisagara, Nyamagabe, Ruhango, and Kivomo districts throughout a month-long tour. The company’s agents spoke to dozens of families, visiting their homes, farms, and small businesses, while gathering meaningful testimonials (“Before having light we used petrol for lighting, heating, and cooking purposes, and risked burning the house. We also lit this battery-operated stick and used it as a torch to see at night”. Said Celestine Nkundabern, 45, a farmer from the Kabunjwiri village in Gisagara. “Now with the Solar Home System we feel much safer.”)

While all customers highlighted the importance of home electricity, some of the testimonials left the team surprised, due to the unexpected impact of the solar system. Mukande, 31, a farmer from Kabunjwiri had one of those stories. “Now with the lights, we sleep much better”, she surprised Ignite’s agents. “We used to sleep with the cows before, because it wasn’t safe to leave them outside due to the many thefts going on after dark”. Mukande points out the family’s cow grazing grass next to her son. “Now, thanks to the light we keep them outside, and everybody has more room to sleep comfortably”.

Despite tremendous efforts made by local governments, global NGOs and various companies in the past decade, there are still more than 770 million people across Africa that are living without electricity access in their homes, and 75% of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a share that has risen over recent years, according to the IEA. COVID-19 and its many implications is now pushing countries across Africa away from achieving universal access due to shifting financial priorities of both governments and the local population, and Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit the hardest.

“Electricity is an essential building block of human development, as shown in the report”, says Karie. “It is crucial for education, gender equality, economic development, and many other factors that have been, and still are badly hit by the pandemic. Continued investment in the off-grid solar sector is vital for hundreds of millions of people in rural areas across Sub Saharan Africa”.

In the near future, Ignite is expected to expand its operations and enter new districts in its countries of operations, as well as in new countries across the SSA, planning to reach millions of added customers in the coming years. “We believe that electricity is a basic human right, which is deserved by all, regardless of their location or economical status”, says Karie. “Through these meaningful testimonials we witness the immense effect that this access entails, and the millions of lives that are changed every year. together with our partners and supporters, we are now ready to expand operations and impact further, and lead Africa into an inclusive and sustainable future".

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Ignite is the fastest-growing Pan-African developer, distributor, and financier of life-enabling technologies, providing customers across the SSA region with state-of-the-art solutions to their every-day needs. Its mission is to empower hundreds of millions of people by utilizing advanced technologies, smart financing models, and extensive on-field operations, leading Africa into a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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Ignite Power secures funding from the BRILHO programme to expand operations throughout Mozambique

"Ready to scale operations further and impact millions more"

“Ready to scale operations further and impact millions more”

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We believe that electricity is a basic human right, which is deserved by all; With the help of the BRILHO programme, we are able to create an impact on a national scale”

— Arthur Houston, Ignite Power Managing Director

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE, February 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ignite Power is pleased to announce a new collaboration and funding with the BRILHO – Energy Africa Mozambique programme (“BRILHO”). The new collaboration with the programme, which is funded by UK Aid and implemented by SNV (the Netherlands Development Organisation), is aimed at expanding Ignite’s operations throughout the country, connecting tens of thousands of families to clean, sustainable electricity and improved cooking solutions in their homes for the first time.

Ignite has been operating throughout the Sub Saharan region since 2014, and has already connected more than 1.5 million people to sustainable and clean electricity. The company provides its customers with the most affordable price plans in Africa, and has already created 3,500 job opportunities in remote communities, with inclusiveness and gender equality leading every step of the way.

The company launched operations in Mozambique in 2019, signing a $48M project with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, which has been working vigorously to supply the country's entire population with a steady supply of electricity by 2030 as part of the National Electrification Strategy. The project’s initial purpose is to connect 1.8 million people, 1.2 million of whom are children, to clean and sustainable power; with the latest developments and funding procured in recent months, these numbers can grow much higher.

“Since the initial deployment of the Mozambique project, we were able to reach and connect thousands of households in remote communities, and are now ready to expand and scale operations further”, says Arthur Houston, Ignite Power Managing Director. “With leading global entities such as the BRILHO programme on our side, we can establish greater impact and reach millions more, supporting the government’s goal to achieve universal electricity access by 2030”.

Despite tremendous efforts made by the government in the past years, more than 70% of the population in the country, about 20 million people, still live without access to electricity. The collaboration and funding with the BRILHO programme allow further expansion throughout the country, reaching new provinces.

According to Houston, in the near future, Ignite will enter Niassa and Nampula provinces and expand operations in Zambezia province: “We believe that electricity is a basic human right, which is deserved by all, regardless of their location or economical status. With the help of the BRILHO programme, we are able to reach tens of thousands of families in remote communities, creating an impact on a national scale and supporting Mozambique into an inclusive and sustainable future”.

“We are very enthusiastic about this collaboration with Ignite, which is well-aligned with our mandate and has the potential to improve the quality of life of thousands of Mozambican families and spark the local economic development opportunities by improving the access to solar home systems and improved cooking solutions”, said Javier Ayala, BRILHO Programme – Team Leader.

About Ignite Power

Ignite is the fastest-growing Pan-African developer, distributor, and financier of life-enabling technologies, providing customers across the SSA region with state-of-the-art solutions to their every-day needs. Its mission is to empower hundreds of millions of people by utilizing advanced technologies, smart financing models, and extensive on-field operations, leading Africa into a more sustainable and inclusive future.

About BRILHO (Funded by: UK Aid, Implemented by: SNV)

BRILHO is a programme funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), to be implemented over five years (2019-2024) by a team led by SNV Netherlands Development Organization. BRILHO is a programme mandated to stimulate the private sector to focus their efforts, innovative ability and resources to develop and invest in quality and affordable off-grid energy products, systems and services, in order to improve the lives of low-income people in Mozambique and spark local economic development synergies through productive use of energy, while delivering commercial benefits for the private sector.

For more information, please contact:

BRILHO:
o Dércio Pedro
o +258 21 486 790
o dpedro@snv.org
o www.BrilhoMoz.com

Gil Karie
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Source: EIN Presswire