Nov 30, 2020

Project Update

In the communities we serve in Tanzania, the main problems faced by schoolgirls in terms of hygiene and sanitation are:  pads are too expensive to buy on a monthly basis, causing absenteeism where girls stay at home rather than attending school when menstruating. 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.

It is against this backdrop that the organization opted to provide reusable sanitary pads which are more compelling to the girls because it is hygienically approved, affordable, high-quality, and reusable.

During this reporting period, a total of 10 (ten) girls benefited from the supply of reusable sanitary pads and we look forward to providing an additional support for twenty girls by the next reporting period.

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.

Nov 16, 2020

Project Update

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."

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.

It is against this background that AID continues to provide support to both primary and secondary school children, especially the Girl Child.

Funds raised on the GlobalGiving platform during the current report circle, the organization was able to provide additonal support for food, school uniforms, and books to 10 children in Njiro, Arusha.

We are so grateful to our partners and friends who continue to donate their hard-earned cash towards this project. Through your generous support, you are impacting the lives of children, especially the Girl Child in Arusha, Tanzania. 

Oct 3, 2020

Project Update

AID Sierra Leone continues to provide safe drinking water in rural communities in the country. With the generous support of our partners and friends, we constructed a water point for a community of about 150 people in Waterloo, Western Area Rural District of the country.

In Sierra Leone, only 57% of the country'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.

The organization has been engaging these 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.

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.

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