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.
Support a New Year of Life for baby Brielle
 
In the Philippines, 4-year old Brielle needs a liver transplant surgery to save her life from a rare illness. The surgery will be conducted in a Taiwan hospital specializing in children's diseases. Her doctors say, without this surgery in early 2017, it is unlikely that Brielle can survive. Half of the cost has been donated by local charities. AAI, through GlobalGiving donors, has raised $4,200 to help pay the surgery costs. Now we must raise $8,500 for post-surgical medicines and care.
Clean Water, WASH & Nutrition for 300 Muslim Girls
 
Poverty, hunger, communal violence and limited public health plague Muslim Mindanao, Philippines. Sulu Province remains near the bottom of the UN's worldwide Human Development Index. A school-aged population of some 350,000 children are mostly impoverished and suffering from hunger. Female students are often most affected. We will assist 3 schools with a total of 300 girls to build effective clean water systems, WASH facilities and adequate nutrition essential for educational progress.
Cancer treatment for 20 children and 30 women
 
In 2014, 49 of our first 50 patients in Manila became cancer free. We are now adding Hope Center in Davao, Mindanao to help doctors provide life saving medicines and nutrition for 400 additional children with cancer and the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders in manila for 100 children with genetic diseases, whose families earn less than $5 per day. The program includes nutrition, art supplies, story books and toys to instill positive attitudes, love and care. project reportread updates from the field
Support 50 Muslim Girls to Become Nurses
 
Around the world Muslim Women and Girls have been denied education and the opportunity to support their families and communities. This program provides quality education to 50 college students in a predominantly Muslim province to achieve their dream in a nursing career. project reportread updates from the field
Unite Inter-Faith Children via Education and Water
 
In the Philippines, religious conflict and natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan during 2013-15 have caused suffering of millions of Filipino children. This program empowers elementary schools in regions where children are victims of natural and man-made disasters. Inter-faith community efforts teach students the value of cooperation. We provide clean water and hygiene tools. We support literacy, livelihood, gardening, and school lunches by parents to enhance health, economic progress and peace project reportread updates from the field
Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors
 
In November 2013, close to 9 million people in the Philippines were devastated by the cataclysmic super typhoon Haiyan [also named Yolanda]. Asia America Initiative with our local partners continue to conduct long-term emergency relief and provide food and water to thousands of families. We purchase basic foods in bulk in local markets along with hygiene supplies, medicines and other life-saving services. We seek to surpass our initial goal was 5,000 families or 30,000 persons, mostly children. project reportread updates from the field
Christmas toys for 350 Children with cancer
 
The House of Hope in Davao, Philippines is linked to the Southern Mindanao Medical Center. It is the only cancer treatment center for children among the 20 million residents of the Mindanao region. The Center currently serves more than 3,500 children with various forms of cancer. Many are in later stages due to severe poverty of their families and lack of public health. This Christmas we seek to bring the healing joy of a gift exchange of toys among 350 children under age twelve. project reportread updates from the field
Clean Water & Hygiene for 200 Children in Mindanao
 
Lack of clean water for drinking and hand-washing is a major cause of illness for children in tropical areas of the world. It is also a major cause of elementary school absences and poor academic performance due to fevers and lack of concentration. The United Nations rates Mindanao Region , Philippines near the bottom of the global Human Development Index. This program will fund a 500 gallon water tank, wash basins and garden irrigation to improve the health, hunger and hygiene at a model school
Provide a Christmas Miracle for Baby Brielle
 
In the Philippines 4-year old Brielle has a life-threatening illness that requires an emergency liver transplant surgery. Treatment will be conducted in a regional hospital specializing in children's rare diseases. Her doctors say, without this surgery it is unlikely that Brielle can survive. The cost of the surgery has been raised by AAI and local charities. Now, AAI has pledged to raise an additional $1,200 out of the $20,000 needed for hospital expenses still needed to save her life. project reportread updates from the field
Christmas Toys for 50 children with cancer
 
The House of Hope in Davao, Philippines is linked to the Southern Mindanao Medical Center. It is the only cancer treatment center for children among the 20 million residents of the Mindanao region. The Center currently serves more than 3,500 children with various forms of cancer. Many are in later stages due to severe poverty of their families and lack of public health. This Christmas we seek to bring the healing joy of a gift exchange of toys among 50 children who have never owned toys.
 
   

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