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Oct 24, 2019

Families in Disaster Areas Receive Long-Term Health and Hygiene Care

Children proudly displaying a new toothbrush
Children proudly displaying a new toothbrush

AAI has a rare mission and you are part of our team. We focus on continued support long after an initial disaster. Outside assistance is often bountiful immediately but then diminishes as the weeks go by. This is the time frame that is critical to recovery within a community.  

Typhoon Mangkut now ranks as the 4th costliest typhoon in the Philippines. More than 200 people died or were missing, and more than 105,000 became homeless. A year later, AAI continues to support displaced families in countryside areas that recover more slowly. Resources there are often unavailable and farms damaged may take years to recover. When housing is in ruins or gone, families become hopelessly displaced and packed into flimsy and crowded shelters.  

Recently, Asia America Initiative co-sponsored a Health Fair that included some schools affected by the storm and other natural and manmade disasters. 

AAI partnered with local military units and civilian groups on Sulu island including schools, the fire department, the police department, the rural health agency, and local government officials. The event provided basic medical assistance and health and hygiene services.  

A total of 540 children benefited by the feeding program, 86 children received a free haircut, 50 people had a free dental check-up and 263 people received a free medical check-up and consultation including medicines and vitamins.

Events like these reach into communities to find families that are still in need.  Compassion by partner service agencies is vital to keeping an area stable and to deter violence. We believe that the pride of community ownership keeps people in a positive frame of mind and enthusiastic about building a better future. 

We also want to let you know, we will be combining this project with our long term relief project #15262 Food and Shelter for Philippine Typhoon Survivors.

Your continued support is essential to encourage communities to stand together to improve their quality of life after natural or man-made disasters strike. We will continue sending you reports on our progress as part of our long term project and to let you know you are part of our team. Also, you may prefer making a monthly donation instead. Global Giving is generously providing a 100% match for your initial donation. It's a great way to double your impact!

Please click here to access our long term project. - 15262 Food and Shelter for Philippine Typhoon Survivors.

We thank you again for your concern and assistance to families impacted after devastating natural calamities.

Wishing you a happy holiday season.

Distribution of hygiene kits
Distribution of hygiene kits
Children receiving vitamins
Children receiving vitamins
Teachers helping with distribution
Teachers helping with distribution
Boys receiving haircuts
Boys receiving haircuts
Hygiene items in kit
Hygiene items in kit

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Oct 24, 2019

Global Hand Washing Day Celebrated by Students

AAI Mini Nurses prepare for Global Handwashing Day
AAI Mini Nurses prepare for Global Handwashing Day

On October 15th, AAI supported schools celebrated Global Handwashing Day!

With the motto: "Clean Hands for All", this annual event celebrated in schools across the world "advocates to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap." The impact in Asia America's Philippine schools emphasizes the celebration as an "effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives."

Our teams of dedicated AAI Mini Nurses demonstrated good hygiene routines to their fellow students.  Consistent with their pledge of service, they are always ready to assist and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

"We are raising the consciousness of community by the school children developing habits that are fundamental to disease prevention,"
said Nurse Shareen, head of the office for Health and Nutrition Services in Jolo, Sulu.

Asia America Initiative prioritizes teachers and parents at our elementary schools to build clean water systems. With WASH facilities at each school, we promote adequate nutrition through school lunches cooked by volunteer mothers. School-based gardens provide fresh vegetables for lunch using drip irrigation from clean water tanks. Soaps and other hygiene products improve children's overall health for better classroom performance and fewer days absent due to sanitation deficiencies.

The long-term impact of this program is to improve health and school conditions. 

Your continued support is essential in keeping communities healthy and improving their quality of life. We want to let you know about an opportunity. You may prefer to make a monthly donation and Global Giving is generously providing a 100% match for your initial donation. It's a great way to double your impact!

Please follow this link: Clean Water, WASH & Nutrition for 500 Muslim Girls

Splish-splash, soaps in hand and ready, steady, go
Splish-splash, soaps in hand and ready, steady, go
A Mini Nurse assists a young student
A Mini Nurse assists a young student
Children are happy at the hand washing station !
Children are happy at the hand washing station !
Good hand-washing can be done anywhere
Good hand-washing can be done anywhere
Good job students!
Good job students!
Clean hands are important in crowded classrooms
Clean hands are important in crowded classrooms
Students gathered around AAI clean water tank
Students gathered around AAI clean water tank

Links:

Oct 24, 2019

Global Hand Washing Day Celebrated by Students

AAI Mini Nurses prepare for Global Handwashing Day
AAI Mini Nurses prepare for Global Handwashing Day

On October 15th, AAI supported schools celebrated Global Handwashing Day!

With the motto: "Clean Hands for All", this annual  event celebrated in schools across the world "advocates to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap. The impact in Asia America's Philippine schools emphasizes the celbration as an "effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives."

Our teams of dedicated AAI Mini Nurses demonstrated good hygiene routines to their fellow students.  Consistent with their pledge of service, they are always ready to assist and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

"We are raising the consciousness of of community by the school children developing habits that are fundamental to disease prevention," said Nurse Shareen, head of the office for Health and Nutrition Services in Jolo, Sulu.

Asia America Initiative prioritizes teachers and parents at our elementary schools to build clean water systems. With WASH facilities at each school, we promote adequate nutrition through school lunches cooked by volunteer mothers. School-based gardens provide fresh vegetables for lunch using drip irrigation from clean water tanks. Soaps and other hygiene products improve children's overall health for better classroom performance and less days absent due to sanitation deficiencies," 

The long-term impact of this program is to improve health and school conditions. 

We also want to let you know, we will be combining this project with our long term relief project Unite Inter-Faith Children via Education and Water.

Your continued support is essential in keeping communities healthy and improving their quality of life. We will continue sending you reports on our progress as part of our long term project. Also, you may prefer making a monthly donation instead. Global Giving is generously providing a 100% match for your initial donation. It's a great way to double your impact!

Please click here to access our long term project - Unite Inter-Faith Children via Education and Water

Splish-splash, soaps in hand and ready, steady, go
Splish-splash, soaps in hand and ready, steady, go
A Mini Nurse assists a young student
A Mini Nurse assists a young student
Children are happy at the hand washing station !
Children are happy at the hand washing station !
Good hand-washing can be done anywhere
Good hand-washing can be done anywhere
Good job students!
Good job students!
Clean hands are important in crowded classrooms
Clean hands are important in crowded classrooms
Students gathered around AAI clean water tank
Students gathered around AAI clean water tank

Links:

 
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