Teenage pregnancies and school dropouts among girls in Kenya are alarming. The covid pandemic which kept children out of school has further aggravated the situation. Family health programs and service delivery gave also been downscaled due to low funding resulting from donor fatigue and global financial shocks. The need to build local solutions to support girls avoid being nabbed in this racket of early sex by enhancing critical life skills is therefore paramount.
With funds from the GlobalGiving platform and other local sources, AID Kenya carried out awareness-raising campaigns in a bid to help curb the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies and girls dropping out of school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to thank all those who contributed their hard-earned cash towards this project. Together, we're inspiring positive change and development in the lives of our girls.
Dec 16, 2020
By Mostafa Ahmed - Project Leader
The COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis has made a tremendous cross-sectoral impact across most of the countries around the world. The entire social, economic, and cultural structure is gradually transforming into an unexpected reality. Poor communities in Egypt have become more vulnerable to the basic issues of livelihood, hunger, housing, and shelter. There are currently over 96,400 confirmed cases with 5,160 deaths in the country and the numbers keep rising in an alarming fashion.
Funds raised on the GlobalGiving platform are being used by the organization to embark on the following activities across the country to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 1. Increase community awareness on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 diseases; 2. Reduce panicking and disinformation caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease and 3. Ensuring the supply of basic resources such as masks, food, and shelter to the poorest and the needy.
The Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) Egypt team is grateful for all the support and contributions of friends and partners towards this project. We say a big THANK YOU and we look forward to your continued support. Together, we're making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 in Egypt.
Nov 30, 2020
By Leila Mushtaq - Country Director
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.