Asia America Initiative

The mission of AAI is to build hope and empower communities afflicted by armed conflict and severe poverty. We believe that peace, security and respect for human dignity are inseparable. Our goal is to develop programs as sustainable models that can be replicated globally. Our people-to-people initiatives integrate health, education, arts and livelihood as a basis for mediation. By building Hope, we overcome the hatred propagated by terror organizations. The success of these cost-effective models shows that empowering impoverished and conflict-plagued communities strengthens international security, stability and peace.
Sep 12, 2013

Postcard from GlobalGiving's Visit

The following is an e-postcard from Zamil Akhtar, a GlobalGiving Representative in the Philippines:

Pauline is the sweetest little girl you will ever meet. She’s always smiling, slightly shy, and abundantly playful. But if not for Asia America Initiative’s cancer treatment program, she may not be alive. To treat the disease she suffers from requires a new medicine that costs thousands of dollars a week – her parents make about $200 a month. With help from a pharmaceutical company, Asia America Initiative has arranged to have her treated, and also provides art classes for her and other children in the program. 

Sep 12, 2013

Postcard from GlobalGiving's Visit

The following is an e-postcard from Zamil Akhtar, a GlobalGiving Representative in the Philippines:

Mindanao rarely had typhoons and then it had three – one after another. The people were not ready, and the devastation was enormous. Relief has taken a long time, but what I saw in Davao City was impressive. Communities had been resettled away from vulnerable zones, and houses had been rebuilt. Families were provided with medical care and relief supplies. The community leaders in Mindanao -- poorest part of the Philippines -- know that a lot more must be done, and Asia America Initiative is lending an essential hand by providing the direction and funding necessary to get things back to normal.

Sep 3, 2013

Hygiene kits and school aid to flooded communities in Philippines

AAI  assisting more than 5,000 people in Cateel.
AAI assisting more than 5,000 people in Cateel.

Through August 2013, the Philippines remains one of the most flood ravaged counties in the world.  Relentless typhoons and other tropical storms continuously ravage the island nation.  More than 1 million people remain washed out of their homes, with many families living in makeshift shelters.  In response, with assistance from generous Global Giving donors, since June AAI and our partners from International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated [IPI] Foundation have turned less than $500 in cash donations into $20,000 of hygiene kits for more than 1,000 families or 5,000 men, women and children.

In mid-August 2013, AAI provided hygiene and other supplies for IPI Foundation to conduct relief missions into the rural mountainous area outside of Davao city, such as in Cateel. IPI provided trucks and humanitarian supplies,  One Wold Inistute provided wheelchairs, and privatecompanies provided sea transport from Manila to Davao. We are currently making an effort to raise an additional $2,500. to better assist an additional 5,000 persons, including a large number of grandparents, who often are the hearts and souls of their extended families.  We hope you can join us in this much-needed and urgent activity. 

For many families, AAI and IPI are the only hope.
For many families, AAI and IPI are the only hope.
Grandparents are heart and soul of many families.
Grandparents are heart and soul of many families.
In many schools all books destroyed.
In many schools all books destroyed.
AAI provides books while IPI and OWI build roofs.
AAI provides books while IPI and OWI build roofs.
To save one person is to save the world.
To save one person is to save the world.

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