Various estimates indicate that unemployment is the highest among youth especially between the ages of 18 and 35 across Sierra Leone, especially in the rural community of Waterloo. The poverty profile affirms that young adults - especially between the ages of 15 and 24 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 Area.
In an effort to help curb these challenges, we have been providing regular entrepreneurship training programs to help youth become self-reliant and also contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities.
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.
Mar 1, 2016
Updates on Ebola Orphans Aid Project
By Sylvanus Murray - President
Since our last project report, our organization provided additional support with food, clothing, school items and trauma counselling for 10 Orphans in the western area of Freetown and 5 in the northern region of Makeni. We were also able to provide school items and food for 5 orphans in a new region - Kono. Throughout the period under review, we also continued our sensitization programs on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans.
An Ebola Orphan caregiver who received some school items and food supplies from us in respect of one orphan under her care has this to say:
"I am so happy and grateful for the books, uniforms, pencils, pens and food I received from AID Sierra Leone for one of the orphans by the name of Fatmata Kamara, presently under my care here in Makeni. May God continue to bless and provide for AID Sierra Leone so that they can continue supporting Ebola Orphans in Makeni and other parts of the country."
We would also like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash in support of Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone through the GlobalGiving platform.
Jan 29, 2016
Girls Education in Tanzania Updates
By Sylvanus Murray - President
Primary school enrollment in Africa is among the lowest in the world. 33 million children do not go to school and 18 million of these are 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.
Our organization is currently providing tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books, to about 50 girls in the Arusha rural community, Tanzania. Funds raised so far through the Global Giving platform have enabled us provide additional books and other school materials for 5 primary school girls.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.