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:

Oct 23, 2019

Brielle is our Inspiration for What Can Be Achieved

Happy Brielle in 2019!
Happy Brielle in 2019!

We wanted to share with you an update about a special girl who means a lot to Asia America Initiative and all of our donor family. 

Because of your generosity, Brielle is doing very well and is now in First Grade!

In 2016, three-year-old Brielle battled a rare disease that destroyed her liver. To survive she needed a liver transplant within 6 months. Her donor was her mother, a new medical school graduate. Without adequate surgical facilities in their Philippine homeland, Brielle and her family found doctors at a children's hospital in Taiwan who specialized in sensitive pediatric surgeries.  They agreed to perform the surgery.  

This very special project was an international model of donor kindness and corporate social responsibility. At a time of much disharmony and rampant suffering across the world, Baby Brielle's survival has given people hope that every life matters -- and sometimes miracles are generated through the kindness of strangers. Her mother Lissette, who provided part of her own 'matching" liver for the transplant, said, "We believe miracles can happen. Each funder is a miracle for our little girl" and it was true. In March of 2017, Brielle achieved that miracle. 

At Asia America Initiative, Brielle is our inspiration for what can be achieved when people who care come together to make it happen.

With you as part of our team, our project, Cancer treatment for 20 children and 30 women Children, provides support for families that arrive at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao. The House of Hope children's cancer center's mission is: "Better access to treatment through adequate preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, promote psychosocial and spiritual support, and environmental protection." We wholeheartedly agree. Healing from cancer involves more than medicine; it requires a positive frame of mind. This is especially important for young children who need care and guidance. For child patients, our art programs and toy distributions build a joyful attitude to embrace life and enhance their healing process.

Our partner hospitals provide cancer medication free of charge in a systematic manner, we complement that by giving the children undergoing cancer treatment nutrition to fully recover, We also maintain a grassroots partnership with the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders who, in Brielle's case, helped to establish the partnership with the medical specialists in Taiwan. 

Teamwork leads to victory over fear. This holistic program can inspire entire communities to rise above life's challenges with kindness and love - as Brielle's survival has proved. 

If you would like to continue your support of our project for children struggling to overcome cancer and other serious illnesses, please click on the link below which will take you directly to our Global Giving page. 

 Cancer treatment for 20 children and 30 women Children

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