The poverty profile in Sierra Leone affirms that young people, between the ages of 15 and 35 are among the poorest of the poor. Many of them are illiterate, school dropouts, unemployed and idle, living in deplorable conditions in and around the Freetown community.
We continue to support poor and unemployed youths who are victims of many unfortunate circumstances, the very awkward situation in which these youths find themselves need immediate special attention, most certainly if given an opportunity by offering them special training for jobs and some skills to enable them become self-reliant.
In addition to existing resources, we have been able to use the funds raised through the Global Giving platform to provide skills training for 15 youths in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The organization truly appreciate the support of our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Your precious donations contributed greatly in helping young people in Sierra Leone rise above extreme poverty and also be able to secure much needed intrepreneurship skills.
Sep 7, 2017
By Sylvanus Murray - Executive Director
Distribution of Food and Non-Food Items and the provision of psychosocial support to flood victims
Objective of Activity:
To provide emergency support to 225 household and an estimated number of 806 affected people and their families in the form of food and non-food items.
Several communities on the outskirts of and within Freetown were severely impacted. Worst affected were the communities in the direct path of the mudslide that originated at Mount Sugar Loaf in Regent and Kaningo. The complexity of the disaster left every institution and service providers confused as to how they could respond swiftly. AID Sierra Leone a registered non-governmental organization in its emergency plan mobilized its staffs and volunteers as to how they could respond to the needs of affected women, children and young people.
The mudslide and flooding in August worsened the status of youth in various ways. Youth could not fully access gainful employment or run businesses, a factor that put especially young women and girls at greater risk of sexual exploitation in order to secure income to meet their essential needs.
A team of AID Sierra Leone staff conducted rapid assessment in order to figure-out what can be done to address the immediate needs of the affected people. Key amongst the findings from the assessment revealed that the affected families requires food and non-food items and more importantly psychosocial support that would enhance their coping mechanism and resilient.
Level of Accomplishment/Achievements
Provided food and non-food items to an estimated number of 225 household that comprised 806 affected people including children, women and youth.
Made a cash donation towards feeding for the day.
AID Sierra Leone staffs and volunteers conducted counseling and psychosocial support service to survivors/victims as they were completely destitute.
Raised awareness on safe hygiene practices and how they could protect vulnerable groups residing in internally displaced camps from other abuse that might tend to occur while residing in internally displaced camps.
We are so grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting lives and giving hope to the hopeless.
Jul 14, 2017
By Mohamed Bah - Programme Manager
In Tanzania, nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls are not attending school. Between 2004 and 2010, even though pregnancy among Tanzanian girls aged 15 to 19 years fell by about 12%, still, more than 40% of young women begin having children by age 18, and the country has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. (UNICEF) Girls in urban areas of Tanzania were eight times more likely to finish secondary education than girls in rural areas.
AID Tanzania continues to provide tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books to primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania. Funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform helped us provide additional books and other school supplies for 50 primary school girls.
We're also reaching out to other rural communities outside Arusha, precisely, Moshi. Like Arusha, there are so many girls in Moshi who're in dare need of support to enable them go to school and have quality medical services.
We continue to thank our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting the lives of young gilrls in Arusha, Tanzania.