AID Sierra Leone provided additional school and food items to 5 orphans in the northern region of Makeni. Five other orphans in Freetown also received school and councelling supports. The organization continued providing sensitization programs on stigmatization, marginalization and abuse in respect of Ebola Orphans in the country.
Even though resources to support children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus are limited, our organization is determined and committed to providing much needed food, clothing, school materials, and social counselling to orphans in Sierra Leone.
The organization is grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash in support of Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone through the GlobalGiving platform.
Apr 26, 2016
By Sylvanus Murray - President
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-priviledged girls, especially those in rural areas as they face the greatest challenge in acquiring any form of education.
We are currently providing tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books to 15 primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania. Funds raised through the Global Giving platform have enabled us provide additional books and other school supplies for 10 of these girls.
We're 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 gilrls in Arusha, Tanzania.
Apr 18, 2016
By Sylvanus Murray - President
According to the UN Human Development Index, Sierra Leone is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world. 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.
In view of the above, our organization continues to provide support to women in Sierra Leone by offering them much needed skills that would enable them create jobs for themselves thereby becoming self-reliant.
Funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform enabled us provide women's empowerment and human rights training programs for at least 5 rural community 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 would like to thank our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Together, we're changing the lives of women in Sierra Leone.