Jul 19, 2021

Project Update

The challenges faced by schoolgirls in rural Tanzania are enormous, especially in the areas of hygiene and sanitation. Most school-going girls during their menstruations are not able to attend school simply because they could not afford to buy sanitary pads on a monthly basis due to a lack of adequate resources.

The following continues to serve as additional challenges; Inadequate waste disposal facilities, Lack of privacy for changing menstrual materials, Leakage from poor-quality protection materials, Limited education about the facts of menstruation, Fear caused by cultural myths, Embarrassment, and low self-esteem.

In tackling some of these problems, AID Tanzania opted to provide reusable sanitary pads which are more compelling to the girls because it is hygienically approved, affordable, high-quality, and reusable.

The organization was able to provide 100 reusable sanitary pads to girls during this reporting period. AID Tanzania has also been providing counseling activities for these girls, their teachers, and their parents.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.

Jul 9, 2021

Project Update

Education has no substitute, one is either educated or not. As an advocacy and development-oriented organization, the Advocacy Initiative for Development’s commitment and work around education and its related issues remain a priority. As a very vital component of a nation’s sustainable growth, we believe it must be embraced by all.

According to the 11th Tanzania Economic Update, "girls’ educational attainment, child marriage, and early childbearing are all closely related. Once a girl is married, it is very difficult for her to remain in school. Indeed, less than 1% of girls aged 15-19 are both in school and married. Conversely, keeping girls in school is probably the best way to reduce child marriage and, indirectly, early childbearing, since child marriage is the likely cause of about two-thirds of all instances of early childbearing. Ending child marriage and achieving universal secondary completion for girls could reduce fertility rates nationally by more than one-fourth, thereby contributing to reducing population growth and improving standards of living through a higher gross domestic product per capita."

In light of the above, AID Tanzania continues to provide support to both primary and secondary school children, especially the Girl Child.

Funds raised on the GlobalGiving platform and other sources during the current report circle enabled the organization to provide additional support to over 200 primary and secondary school girls with assorted school items including books, pens, etc.

To our partners and friends who continue to donate their hard-earned cash towards this project, we say a big thank you. Through your generous support, you are impacting the lives of children, especially the Girl Child in Tanzania. 

Jun 1, 2021

Project Update

With the generous support of partners and friends through the GlobalGiving platform,  AID Sierra Leone was able to construct a water point for a community of about 250 residents. The organization continues to use its low-cost technologies to providing safe drinking water in rural communities in the country which includes a wide range of low-cost options such as hand-drilled wells, rainwater harvesting systems, etc. 

The organization has also been engaging the communities we serve in sensitization drives via face-to-face, radio, and TV on the importance of the wells constructed and how they can manage it well to ensure ownership for sustainability.

We are grateful to the partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project via the GlobalGiving platform. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting lives and communities.

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