Ex-inmates as firefighters, public speaking for refugees, telehealth in Nigeria
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Today’s edition of Squirrel News looks at California’s plan to reintegrate ex-inmates into firefighting positions, how young refugees are becoming a part of the political conversation in the UK, and the use of technology to digitise healthcare in Africa.
The bill that makes ex-inmates eligible for firefighting jobs
The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill allowing for inmate firefighters’ records expunged, so as to clear the path for firefighter jobs upon release.
I needed to stand up’: young refugees learn to take on MPs and the UK media
The voices of young asylum seekers have been absent from the debate over their futures – until a charity decided to teach them public speaking
Source: The Guardian
A startup is using telehealth to provide access to healthcare for rural Nigerian communities
Helium health, a pan-African tech firm, is looking beyond just telehealth, it is also offering health care financing for other hospitals through loans.
The startup delivering critical drugs to African countries
A Ghanaian startup,mPharma, has been building reliable supply chains for prescription medications to try to improve healthcare and supply of critical drugs in Africa.
Siberia: the strides being made by Navalny’s supporters
Navalny’s supporters attained victories in city council votes during the regional elections in Russia. The strategy of smart voting was found to have worked, with the chairwoman of a district election commission admitting it allowed for more engagement.
New employment law effectively ends Qatar’s exploitative kafala system
Workers will be able switch jobs without employers’ permission, but rights groups say measure does not go far enough
Source: The Guardian
The Kenyan women leading the uprising against police violence
Considering the rising cases of Kenyan police brutality in the last decade, women have decided to create a space for themselves outside of the patriarchy.
Source: The New Humanitarian
How the Lebanese diaspora is combating food insecurity at home
FoodBlessed runs multiple meal centers, delivering about 1,000 meals a day to those in dire need.
Source: Yes Magazine
The great-grandmother opposing president Lukashenko
A 73-year-old great grandmother has become an unlikely hero for demonstrators as protests reach into their fourth week in Belarus.
The girl scout camp combining STEM and sustainable architecture
Camp Trivera, the first of its kind, will serve as an educational and community center for the future female leaders of tomorrow in an outdoor setting.
First Squirrel News Event: Rethinking News
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Source: Squirrel News