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train stations are almost magnets for homeless people" Khaled said "When I’d be waiting for trains walking to and from the train station I came into contact with a lot of them"He talked with them bought them coffee and over time developed relationships with them"I essentially developed a very deep understanding of their needs" said Khaled who recently got his PhD in law It hit him that for the homeless even basic necessities are hard to access and the limited hours for drop-in services at day shelters meant people had to schedule their days around visits to the shelter making it hard to hold a stable job or see family regularly"I realized that there had to be a more effective way of getting at least the bare necessities to them" he saidThat’s how he hit on the idea of a vending machine for the homeless: a 24/7 pit stop where people can access free food clothing and other basic suppliesThe first vending machine launched this month in a shopping center in Nottingham stocked full of supplies like water fresh fruit energy bars chips and sandwiches as well as socks toothpaste toothbrushes and even books The machine was installed by Action Hunger a charity directed by KhaledThe initiative has been close to two years in the making Back in early 2016 he had toyed with the idea of installing stocked fridges in cities across the UK But fridges posed challenges for keeping track of supplies so he switched gears and focused his attention on vending machines instead He devoted weekends and evenings to the project all the while working toward his PhD"I speculatively approached over 50 manufacturers across England and Europe – most ignored my proposal a few politely declined and just before I was about to give up and try to raise funds to buy a machine instead [N&W Global Vending] responded to my letter and invited me to pitch the idea to them" he said "They came on board almost immediately afterwards"N&W Global Vending one of the world’s largest vending companies gave Khaled a 10000-pound or about $13000 machine for free Meanwhile Khaled reached out to the Friary a day center serving the homeless in the Nottingham area Now as a partner organization to Action Hunger the Friary gives out keycards to its patrons which are programmed to permit up to three items being dispensed per day Users have to show up at the Friary once a week to continue receiving access to the keycards The idea is users do not become dependent on the machines and are working toward a long-term plan for getting off the streets Khaled explained He wants Action Hunger’s low-cost vending machines which are restocked daily by volunteers to complement other existing services and believes continued engagement with local support services is key to ending the cycle of homelessnessKhaled hopes to expand quickly across the country as well as across Europe and the United States A machine will be installed in New York City in February followed by San Francisco Seattle and Los Angeles Action Hunger has partnered up with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine a food rescue nonprofit based in New York City and is also in talks with Tyson FoodsOver the next month Khaled and his team will monitor which products in the machine are in highest demand and which aren’t as highly sought after In the longer term they want to crunch data from the keycards to figure out whether giving someone access to free basic necessities contributes to helping them get off the street"Homelessness has become so accepted in our society that we often don’t even look at these people" Khaled said He hopes Action Hunger’s vending machines will represent a step toward a sustainable long-term solution to homelessness Even still he wishes homelessness had never become such a seemingly intractable issue in the first place"In an ideal world I would never have needed to start this charity" he said "I would love nothing more than to shutter this charity next week"Author information:Mary Hui recently graduated from Princeton University and is a reporting intern covering social issuesThere is a palpable confusion and tension among journalists in Osun State as two leading members of the profession were last week transferred from the newsroom to the classroom The duo Mr Adeyemi Aboderin and Mrs Tunrayo Ayegbayo were both employees of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation in Ibokun and Osogbo stations respectively before the transfer While Aboderin is the incumbent Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Osun Ayegbayo is the current Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in the state However mixed reactions have trailed the transfer of journalists who have put in over two decades of service in the profession A source in one of the stations who pleaded anonymity because of the civil service rule alleged that the transfer was done in bad faith mainly to spite the individuals and create confusion among journalists in the state According to the source it is an antic of the government to silence some dissenting voices in the media which they first put to test in the state-owned station “This is a lopsided transfer to say the least no logical explanation can justify this error it is odd as it is bizzare; it is indeed a conscious affront on the media in the state “I believe that the government is test running its instrument of repression against the media as gubernatorial election in the state draws near it is pertinent for us to be vigilant and resist such antics” Meanwhile moving to justify the action of the government the Commissioner for Science and Technology in the state Mr Remi Omowaye through a social media platform explained that the development is a fallout of a “harmonisation policy” “The transfer is in line with the harmonisation policy aimed at strengthening the Osun Civil Service Those with Education qualifications over 300 in number; have been moved to the classroom No hard feelings” Omowaye wrote on WhatsApp fans and everyone taking part 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