Sierra Leone continues to be ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world, ccording to the UN Human Development Index. Within this frame of generalized poverty, women come worse off and have been found to be poorer than men. This is due to gender disparities existing with respect to access to and control of a range of assets including direct productive assets such as land and macro credit, human capital assets including education and health, etc.
It is against this backdrop that AID Sierra Leone continues to provide support to poor and less-privileged women in the country by offering them much needed skills to enable them create jobs for themselves thereby becoming self-reliant.
From the funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform, the organization provided skills training programs for 15 women in the Waterloo Rural District. Our sensitization programs in relation to women's empowerment, discrimination and abuse continue to positively impact the lives of women in the country.
We're grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Together, we're changing the lives of poor and disadvantaged women in Sierra Leone.
Apr 13, 2017
By Sylvanus Murray - Executive Director
In Sierra Leone, the poverty profile affirms that young people, especially 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 Western Rural District.
In a bid to help curb these challenges, AID Sierra Leone have been providing regular entrepreneurship training programs to help youth become self-reliant and also contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities.
In addition to existing resources, we have been able to use funds raised through the Global Giving platform to provide skills training for an additional 5 youths within the Wellington community in Freetown.
We continue to thank our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Your precious donations contributed greatly in helping youths in Sierra Leone rise above extreme poverty and also be able to secure much needed entrepreneurship skills.
Jan 17, 2017
By Donald Kalokoh - Program Manager
AID has been providing tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books to primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania. Funds raised through the Global Giving platform helped us provide additional books and other school supplies for 20 of these girls.
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.
It is against this backdrop that we're focusing on supporting the less-privileged girls, especially those in rural areas as they face the greatest challenge in acquiring any form of education.
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 the lives of young girls in Arusha, Tanzania. Thank you!