According to a survey by WASH-Net and partners, 57% of Sierra Leone's population has access to safe drinking water. 30% of all schools are without running water and 14% of all under 5 child deaths are due to diarrhea and other water-related illnesses. Women and girls are particularly affected by spending time and energy on water collection on a daily basis.
In an effort to change the narrative in a positive light, the organization has been engaging communities in sensitization drive via face-to-face, radio, and TV on the importance of the wells constructed and how they can manage it well to ensure ownership.
With the generous support of our partners and friends, we constructed a water point for a community of about 200 people in the Western Area Rural District of the country.
We thank all those 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.
Jan 15, 2021
By Kenedy Anjejo - Country Director
Teenage pregnancies and school dropouts among girls in Kenya are alarming. The covid pandemic which kept children out of school has further aggravated the situation. Family health programs and service delivery gave also been downscaled due to low funding resulting from donor fatigue and global financial shocks. The need to build local solutions to support girls avoid being nabbed in this racket of early sex by enhancing critical life skills is therefore paramount.
With funds from the GlobalGiving platform and other local sources, AID Kenya carried out awareness-raising campaigns in a bid to help curb the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies and girls dropping out of school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to thank all those who contributed their hard-earned cash towards this project. Together, we're inspiring positive change and development in the lives of our girls.
Dec 16, 2020
By Mostafa Ahmed - Project Leader
The COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis has made a tremendous cross-sectoral impact across most of the countries around the world. The entire social, economic, and cultural structure is gradually transforming into an unexpected reality. Poor communities in Egypt have become more vulnerable to the basic issues of livelihood, hunger, housing, and shelter. There are currently over 96,400 confirmed cases with 5,160 deaths in the country and the numbers keep rising in an alarming fashion.
Funds raised on the GlobalGiving platform are being used by the organization to embark on the following activities across the country to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 1. Increase community awareness on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 diseases; 2. Reduce panicking and disinformation caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease and 3. Ensuring the supply of basic resources such as masks, food, and shelter to the poorest and the needy.
The Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) Egypt team is grateful for all the support and contributions of friends and partners towards this project. We say a big THANK YOU and we look forward to your continued support. Together, we're making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 in Egypt.